Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Green Machine Juice Fast

 M and I started day 1 of the Green Machine Juice Fast, inspired by the documentary Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead

 We scored a Breville Juicer at half price and started juicing!

 One day supply for 2 people. You need to drink 4 16-20oz glasses per day.

Breakfast: Day 1.

I wanted to write about our experience here because I feel like it will keep me more accountable to publicly state that I am doing this. We're setting out to do 10 days to start, possibly longer if we feel good on Day 10. I have to be honest, the juice isn't delicious, but it's drinkable and totally healthy. We've made it through Day 1, and as you read this are beginning Day 2. I'll keep you posted on how we are holding up.

If you're interested in learning more about the benefits of the juice fast, you can check out

Here is the recipe we are using for our Green Machine. This recipe makes one 16-20oz serving:
6 Kale Leaves
1 Cucumber
4 Celery Stalks
2 Green Apples
1/2 a Lemon
1 small piece of Ginger Root

Have you ever tried this fast? Have you watched the documentary? Do you think we're totally nuts-o?


  1. I've seen it but it was Crazy Sexy Cancer that got me into juicing. I've blogged a lot about "cleanse", "detox", etc and posted a bunch of recipes. I juice more days then I don't. Looking forward to hearing how you do and how you feel! Good luck!

    p.s. my two favorites are: 1. greens (kale, chard, etc), cuke, lime, basil, 2 apples and 2. greens (head of lettuce, kale, etc), maybe a cuke, ginger, lemon, 2 apples. I always run my stuff through twice, especially in the winter. Happy juicing!

  2. i wish you guys luck! fasts and cleanses are so healthy but i can never stick with them more than a few days. i am excited to check out the website however, looks like a great thing to try.

  3. I do not think you are nutso at all, and instead totally admire you. We (myself and my fella) have watched that documentary, but have never taken the jump to do an actual fast. We will have juices or green smoothies, but never as our only food intake...yet. I look forward to seeing how it goes for you all.


  4. we watched that documentary and have talked about doing the fast. just need a juicer. i'll be interested to see how you guys do!

  5. Does anyone know if you can buy the juice on-line or in stores?

  6. Hi I watched the documentary and decided to start juicing...I bought a Breville Juicer on Amazon for $100 and I am on my 4th week of the Green Machine!! So far feeling great!! :) I feel more energized and my skin looks great. Stay strong!
    I'm looking forward to hear about your experience. Good Luck!!


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