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Posted: 1/1/2012 2:41:51 PM
This is a good one to start with the veggies because it is sweet.  


Another one I like:

2 whole stocks of Broccoli 
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4 packed cups of spinach or Kale 
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Posted: 1/1/2012 2:42:35 PM
some recipe links I have used
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Posted: 1/2/2012 1:07:10 AM
Also don't forgo the veggies in the first week. If you ad greens you will not feel as hungry. Also if you are 100% fruit then you aren't getting all of the nutrients you need. The sugar in fruit is not bad but it will cause your blood sugar to spike. Also if you go citrus you may have some gastro issues.

My wife was not so keen on the greens but we remedied that wit a half inch or inch chunk of ginger root that really masks the bad taste of the greens. I also use horseradish and peppers to make stuff taste better. You will find what you like and don't like but I definitely reccomend ginger root. It is a must have for us
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Posted: 1/22/2012 11:20:51 AM
i'm getting my feet wet with the juicer

tried my first green drink, and surprisingly it was actually good. I have reservations about drinking te fruity juice recipes, as they can contain almost a days worth of carbs in one drink, and that much fructose seems bad to me

i bought almost a weeks worth of juicing produce for 11$ last week

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when you juice kale, do you remove the stem? i did once and didn't the other time, and didn't see much any difference

i was going to post the link to jointherebbot, but saw you already posted it. My mom watched some movie/doc that pushed that site, and their recipes seem nice and easy

And club was asking about satiety, i drank a green drink for a late breakfast on friday, and the first time i thought about being hungry again, was late night and i had been getting all hungried up for awhile at that point

i got a box of about 70 oranges for 4$, so i've been juicing an OJ with my bfst lately. Beats out the 1$ per orange i had been paying, BUT the cara cara oranges might actually be worth it, if you've never had, you better get on them, sooooo friggin good
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Posted: 1/24/2012 12:51:08 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by be easy:

i'm getting my feet wet with the juicer

tried my first green drink, and surprisingly it was actually good. I have reservations about drinking te fruity juice recipes, as they can contain almost a days worth of carbs in one drink, and that much fructose seems bad to me

i bought almost a weeks worth of juicing produce for 11$ last week

farmers auctions

when you juice kale, do you remove the stem? i did once and didn't the other time, and didn't see much any difference

i was going to post the link to jointherebbot, but saw you already posted it. My mom watched some movie/doc that pushed that site, and their recipes seem nice and easy

And club was asking about satiety, i drank a green drink for a late breakfast on friday, and the first time i thought about being hungry again, was late night and i had been getting all hungried up for awhile at that point

i got a box of about 70 oranges for 4$, so i've been juicing an OJ with my bfst lately. Beats out the 1$ per orange i had been paying, BUT the cara cara oranges might actually be worth it, if you've never had, you better get on them, sooooo friggin good


a week's worth of produce for $11 is awesome.  i just bought $25 worth yesterday, and i'll be lucky if it lasts a week.  as for juicing kale, i always leave the stems in.  not really sure if it makes a difference either way.

a side not for everyone though... not sure what brand/model of juicer they have, but i've tried 3 different juicers.  the Omega VRT350 is by far the best one i come across.  however, it is also the most expensive one.  i think it was a little over $300 at Bed Bath and Beyond after using a 20% off coupon that we got in the mail.  we also tried one made by Cuisinart and the Jack Lalanne (sp?) one, and they are terrible compared to this one.  they waste so much juice, it's not even funny.  there was one point when using the Jack L one, where it kept shooting out the spinach, and not one drop of spinach juice came out.  i even took the residual and put it back through, but nothing.  the Cuisinart one wasn't quite as wasteful as the Jack L, but it is by far the biggest pain in the behind to clean of the 3 that we've used. 

the Omega isn't too bad to clean, and it definitely extracts the most juice by a mile.  it's also easy to collect the residual veggies separately.  so, we actually have leftover spinach and cucumber residual, in case we want to make spinach dip or tzatziki sauce.  my fiancee has also used the residual carrot to make carrot cupcakes in the past.  the one knock on it is that it takes much longer to juice with the Omega.  it runs at about 80rpm, while the others are like 3000rpm or something crazy.  this is probably why it extracts so much more juice.  it is much more expensive, but i feel like it will pay for itself by not wasting so much fruits and veggies.  the only other one that we want to try is the Breville.  we hear great things about it, but it wasn't available at the BB&B store near us.  so, we actually threw it on our wedding registry, and if it is a good juicer, we're going to return our Omega. 

if you guys give the Omega a try, let me know what you think.   
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Posted: 1/25/2012 9:53:32 AM
My buddy who I have convinced to go on a 10 day juice fast went right out and bought the most expensive juicer he could find.  The Omega (something or other)  cost him about $220.  

He brought it over and we gave it a try.  Not only was there about double the juice, but the juice was not pulpy, frothy or gross. And (as stated above)  the spinach ACTUALLY JUICED. 

I have been using the Jack LeLane, and have found that after a while it gets more and more pulpy,  not sure why,  probably something to do with the screen or blade.  Either way I am in the market for a new juicer, and I think I am definitely getting an Omega./  I think it might have been the 

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Posted: 4/3/2012 10:29:30 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by rick3117:

My buddy who I have convinced to go on a 10 day juice fast went right out and bought the most expensive juicer he could find.  The Omega (something or other)  cost him about $220.  

He brought it over and we gave it a try.  Not only was there about double the juice, but the juice was not pulpy, frothy or gross. And (as stated above)  the spinach ACTUALLY JUICED. 

I have been using the Jack LeLane, and have found that after a while it gets more and more pulpy,  not sure why,  probably something to do with the screen or blade.  Either way I am in the market for a new juicer, and I think I am definitely getting an Omega./  I think it might have been the 

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I know it's been awhile since you've been in here but did you ever buy the Omega Juicer? I also have the Jack Lelane Juicer and having the same problem with spinach. I need something that can juice spinach but also wheat grass.
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Posted: 4/5/2012 6:57:23 AM
No, I never did. I want to eventually.  Money got tight here for a while.  

I am still using the Jack lelane, and have found that if you rinse the spinach with freezing cold water it juices better.  


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Posted: 4/5/2012 1:23:00 PM
How's the juice diet treat the toilet, a mess?
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Posted: 4/5/2012 3:37:25 PM
Tried juicing but I prefer the blender.

Similar ingredients just more of a smoothie consistency.

Benefit from the fiber and definitely increases my vegetable intake which I am lacking.
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Posted: 4/6/2012 1:25:48 PM

Tried a version of The Warrior Diet and Low Carb gigs.

Felt like garbage.

Was very moody.

Threw some pasta in there, cheese, meat....and I feel pretty good.

Remember the Juice Guy.....One day he had 9 ' eyebrows.

Can even workout a little hung over.....diet's important....

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Posted: 4/7/2012 9:33:40 AM
QUOTE Originally Posted by glenndef62:

Tried a version of The Warrior Diet and Low Carb gigs.

Felt like garbage.

Was very moody.

Threw some pasta in there, cheese, meat....and I feel pretty good.

Remember the Juice Guy.....One day he had 9 ' eyebrows.

Can even workout a little hung over.....diet's important....



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Posted: 4/11/2012 9:48:57 AM
okie dokie rick, i'm gonna give this a go. Loaded up on kale/spinach/celery/cukes at the farmers market .  I've had the Green Drink before, and it's really not half bad. Finishing up the meats i have in the fridge today, and starting tomm. Any suggestions?
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Posted: 4/11/2012 9:53:18 AM
QUOTE Originally Posted by be easy:

okie dokie rick, i'm gonna give this a go. Loaded up on kale/spinach/celery/cukes at the farmers market .  I've had the Green Drink before, and it's really not half bad. Finishing up the meats i have in the fridge today, and starting tomm. Any suggestions?


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weighed in at 233 this morning. Had dieted my way down to 218 before thanksgiving last year,,,,ate for the holidays and slipped up thru NYE. Started working out more this year, and with strict carb regulation, havent been able to get below 224

i'm not real hung up on the weight, i feel good, and my body has still been reshaping for the better. Enough of the people that i get my info from on nutrition, are big fans of a juicing detox, so i figured i'd give it a whirl. Still doesn't make complete sense to me why it would work for weight loss (fat loss), especially at the pace rick experienced, but there's one way to find out what it will do for me,,,,,,

my aim is the Green Drink from the jointhereboot recipes, one in the morning and one at night. Rick, were you 100% strict with this as your diet? or can i sneak in an avocado or two for breakfast on my 15 hour work day
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Posted: 4/11/2012 12:03:59 PM
what are you doing for protein?
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Posted: 4/12/2012 11:44:07 AM
QUOTE Originally Posted by ClubDirt:

what are you doing for protein?


you mean now? or during a juice fast
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during the juice fast.
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Posted: 4/14/2012 8:01:14 AM
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weighed in at 233 this morning. Had dieted my way down to 218 before thanksgiving last year,,,,ate for the holidays and slipped up thru NYE. Started working out more this year, and with strict carb regulation, havent been able to get below 224

i'm not real hung up on the weight, i feel good, and my body has still been reshaping for the better. Enough of the people that i get my info from on nutrition, are big fans of a juicing detox, so i figured i'd give it a whirl. Still doesn't make complete sense to me why it would work for weight loss (fat loss), especially at the pace rick experienced, but there's one way to find out what it will do for me,,,,,,

my aim is the Green Drink from the jointhereboot recipes, one in the morning and one at night. Rick, were you 100% strict with this as your diet? or can i sneak in an avocado or two for breakfast on my 15 hour work day

Sorry, Just saw your posts today. 

It is all about what you want to do. I am still juicing 2 meals a day, and am still losing (at a slower rate).  I would definitely encourage you to try a 7-10 day complete fast.  It is pretty amazing how you feel, look etc. It is also smart to ease into it.  It prevents falling off the wagon.  

Everything down to your skin seems rejuvenated. 
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Posted: 4/14/2012 8:04:22 AM
QUOTE Originally Posted by be easy:

okie dokie rick, i'm gonna give this a go. Loaded up on kale/spinach/celery/cukes at the farmers market .  I've had the Green Drink before, and it's really not half bad. Finishing up the meats i have in the fridge today, and starting tomm. Any suggestions?

If you are juicing heavy greens,  I would definitely recommend ginger root.  It is a must for me.  
Only juice about a half an inch per 16 ounces (it is strong as hell).  It gives the juice a really satisfying flavor, and masks the more bitter tastes (like Kale) , plus It regulates stomach acid so you do not get an upset stomach. 
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Posted: 4/14/2012 8:07:43 AM
QUOTE Originally Posted by ClubDirt:

what are you doing for protein?


Kale, Broccoli, Spinach etc have a good amount of protein.  

During a juice fast you are not getting a 1:1 ratio of protein to lbs. but it is not like you are going without.  

The 2nd fast I did, I was lifting on and off. 3 days a week.  I would take a protein shake (27 Grams) 140 Cal,  after each workout. 
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Posted: 4/14/2012 8:34:00 AM
Good stuff Rick. I also watched that doco when it aired about a month or 2 ago down here in Australia and was quite pleased by the outcome of the reboot juice diet.

It makes sense.....most people eat alot of junk which includes sugas, flour/wheat etc. and not enough healthy foods such as fruits and veg which has alot of nutrients that our body naturally needs. So if all you consume are veg and fruits, especially alot of greens it's only natural that your body, mind and spirit benefits significantly from it. It ultimately nourishes our body and feeds it what it needs rather than injecting it with the horrible stuff some eat everyday .

I'm currently juicing for my wife who has gained weight after having 2 kids. Atm i am juicing apples, carrots, celery, tomatoes, spinach, ginger, beetroot, oranges and some mint.


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Posted: 4/14/2012 11:15:24 AM
It is also smart to ease into it.  It prevents falling off the wagon.  

probably good advice lol. my coworkers wife just had their first baby, and ended up having to do a c-section, so i have begun picking up some hours for him and will have to do more for the next two weeks. So , for now i'll just juice thru the produce i have when i can, and see if i get a 7 day window soon where i can attempt the fast

I have to say, the first day that i had juice for bfast, after working out, i felt hungry all day. My carb intake is normally very low and my energy burn is very 'fat-adaptive', so i can often go all day (like yesterday up at 5am and worked till 7pm, first bite of food at 730pm) and not feel hungry or drained, so maybe it was just a mental thing about preparing myself to be hungry.
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QUOTE Originally Posted by rick3117:


Kale, Broccoli, Spinach etc have a good amount of protein.  

During a juice fast you are not getting a 1:1 ratio of protein to lbs. but it is not like you are going without.  

The 2nd fast I did, I was lifting on and off. 3 days a week.  I would take a protein shake (27 Grams) 140 Cal,  after each workout. 




what are you using for protein powder in your shake?
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Posted: 4/14/2012 5:25:43 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by be easy:

It is also smart to ease into it.  It prevents falling off the wagon.  

probably good advice lol. my coworkers wife just had their first baby, and ended up having to do a c-section, so i have begun picking up some hours for him and will have to do more for the next two weeks. So , for now i'll just juice thru the produce i have when i can, and see if i get a 7 day window soon where i can attempt the fast

I have to say, the first day that i had juice for bfast, after working out, i felt hungry all day. My carb intake is normally very low and my energy burn is very 'fat-adaptive', so i can often go all day (like yesterday up at 5am and worked till 7pm, first bite of food at 730pm) and not feel hungry or drained, so maybe it was just a mental thing about preparing myself to be hungry.

-I just started a new job where I am working long hours, and I found that if I juice for 3 days it keeps pretty well, and I take it in, in mason jars in a cooler with a ice pack to keep it cold.  

- If you are using a lot of fruit, then it will make you more hungry.  lots of apples, oranges, beets,  etc.  will cause a spike in blood sugar.  If you find yourself in this situation you could try using more greens, or the Ginger root.   Also keep really well hydrated.  If you are the least bit dehydrated then it could feel like hunger.  


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