Day 20 of 21 Juice Challenge: Soda Replacement
As I’m sure you must know…soda places havoc on the body, right? I completely agree and I have at least one a day. Sometimes it’s a 16 oz, sometimes 20 oz, sometimes even 40 oz! I know! I’ve mentioned it before but one of my addictions is Mountain Dew. Ironically, if there’s no Dew, then I’ll take water. I don’t even want any other kind of replacement soda, just a Dew. After 15 years of continuous M.D., I must have a problem I think, perhaps. My morning consists of a cup of coffee followed by a Mountain Dew. I know, hard core caffeine addict…..however, the rest of the day I’m pretty good. You know, water and all.
Since I have been tackling on this juice challenge, I have had to make some changes. I am constantly running to the bathroom with all that water, plus coffee, plus dew plus juice! So I backed out on my Dew. (I just don’t have the heart to tell my coffee no yet….) To replace my soda, I put this fabulous juice recipe in. It hits the “sweet” spot that I so crave. Technically, I’m faking my mind out right? It tastes just as sweet as that Dew and yet it’s filled with nutrients and you know, healthy stuff! That’s what I’ve been missing, the sweet taste. I went back to having a regular Mountain Dew and it didn’t taste right to me or even comforting.
I give Mountain Dew up for two weeks out of the year and every time I go back, I don’t like it. My taste buds have changed. I’m craving new things in replace of it. This juice is perfect for me in satisfying my sweet cravings and giving me the nutritional boost I need for my day!
- 1 cup organic green grapes
- 2-3 cups spinach
Alternate between spinach and grapes and follow your juicer manufacturers instructions.
Benefits of Grapes:
- Asthma fighter! Due to eminent therapeutic value, they are amazing. Plus they add moisture to the lungs
- migraine fighter (pure grape juice)
- Constipation: considered a laxative food
So, what is to this 21-Day Juice Challenge? It’s simple. If you want to participate, you can do so by either juicing every day or when you want! There’s no set time or what should be in your juice! It’s entirely up to you. I simply want to empower you to do something good for yourself. Some people don’t have enough time to eat 5-10 servings of fruit and vegetables a day – some people don’t eat any – this is a fast way to be sure that you are receiving great benefits of juicing! As I have mentioned, you will receive lots of nutrients, vitamins and more.
You may ask why 21 days. Studies have shows that it takes 21 days to create a habit, which means something you do daily. I want this to be a healthier part of our lives together. If you feel compelled, please join me in this journey and we can juice together! What is your favorite juice? Facebook me at https://www.facebook.com/mamapoolecooks and let’s talk or feel free to leave a comment below.
PS I’m not a doctor. Any and all information is from endless hours of research on the internet and through books. You can do that too. See a doctor if you need medical assistance and not my blog.