Sunday, 22 May 2016

Juicing Fast

My daughter Emma and I have been on a juice fast for the past 30 days.  We've been juicing raw vegetables (and a few fruits) each day - which has been our only source of nutrition.  Apart from glorious weight loss, this has helped with restful and deeper sleep for longer periods of time.  It has also improved our general well being.

Our regular 'liquid gold' - (actually - green) daily juice has consisted of orange juice mid-morning and a combination of Silverbeet, rainbow chard, kale, parsley, carrot, celery, cucumber, fennel and lemon for subsequent 'meals'.

When we receive the fruit and vegetable delivery, we've separated, portioned it and wrapped it in BPA free Glad Wrap *tm.  The skill is finding appropriate spaces and packing it in the fridge:








At the same time, we've been harvesting abundant fruits and vegetables from our own garden, which we've hardly managed to even give away.





Some years ago, I read a book by Jackie French -"Backyard Self Sufficiency" and remember how she wrote that it wasn't the planting or nurturing of food that was the hard work, but the harvesting and processing of the 'fruits of labour'.  I never thought it would happen in my own yard.  I never thought it would happen to me.

But it did.







After many - MANY - gardening failures, persistence and time itself has given us great rewards.