-What is the difference between juicing and blending? Is one better than the other?
They both serve different purposes! Juicing does not include the fiber, while blending does. Without the fiber, your cells are able to absorb all of the nutrients from the green juice immediately with little to no digestion required. On the contrary, blending smoothies or soups does require digestion with the fiber, but also may keep one fuller longer if that’s what you’re looking for. I always recommend having a green juice as the first thing you put into your body, followed by a green smoothie (if you choose) afterwards once you feel the need for something more, at least 30-60 minutes after your take in your juice so it can exit the stomach before introducing any other food. I hope this helps!
If you have any questions, please email me or leave a comment here so I can answer it :0)
I have Celiac’s and am also Lactose intolerant…aka I have to avoid all gluten and dairy products (which most isn’t good for your body anyway, as I’m sure you know 😉 ). I have a lot of problem even digesting the food I can eat, so I’m not transitioning to an all liquid diet. If you could give me a day of liquid diet eating, like breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snack that you recommend, that would be fantastic, and MUCH APPRECIATED!!
Signed, tummy troubles
Hi Michelle! Are you juicing in the mornings on an empty stomach and practicing food combining? That should help tremendously! If you want to try a liquid diet temporarily, you can start with vegetable juices for breakfast, green smoothies for lunch, and blended salads or soups for dinner. Homemade avocado or coconut based puddings for dessert are very easy to digest as well. Stay tuned for recipes!
And if you’re up for it, you can try a juice fast to help reset your system. I’m on my Spring fast right now-the more the merrier!
oops, **now transitioning to a liquid diet
First off… I adore your website!! I am a huge believer in green juices just as much as you are & I am a fellow flight attendant. I have a few questions for you regarding your regime on the road. How do you juice on the road? Do you pre-pack your juices or do you bring a juicer with you? What kind of juicer can I possibly bring with me on the road? Honestly, any further information about how you pack your fruits/veggies and types of travel juicers would be amazing!
Thank you SO much for this awesome little blog of yours and your FB page!! It’s inspiring!!
All the best,
Hi Kristin- I’m glad you found me! When I’m on the road, I bring norwalk pressed juices with me and locate local juice bars nearby. I work on a private jet, so I just keep my juices on ice in flight, then pack in an insulated bag with ice packs until I get to my hotel. I always bring my Nutri Bullet with me so I can whip up green smoothies, raw soups, puddings, etc. in my hotel room or on the plane. If I’m juice fasting, I’ll bring my citrus juicer instead so I can make fresh orange/grapefruit juice! Hope this helps 🙂
Thank you for getting back to me Christina!!! I need to start bringing my juices on the road with me!!! You are quite the inspiration 🙂
Glad I could help! xoxo
Thank you for doing what you do and sharing it. I’m hoping you could give me some advice. I’m really struggling right now with choosing how to eat. I went 100% overnight about 3 weeks ago. I’m researching these fruit mono meals and on the contrary the way of Ayurveda. I saw on the contrary bc for my pitta vatta body type it’s saying I shouldn’t have raw foods.
My personal experience- having trouble with severe belly bloat and constipation.
I’m just looking for a regimen that’s best for my body and support from a professional like you. Im open and willing to try anything but I would like to be fully raw. I like the concept. Although I love cooked meals lol.
Thanks for your time.
Hi Jenna! Thanks for finding me 🙂 I went through the SAME exact thing almost 8 years ago and it wasn’t pretty. I was really sick for almost an entire year because I didn’t know what was going on or how to fix it. I would hate for you to go through the same thing! Learn from my mistakes and trial/error process 😉
I don’t recommend going 100% overnight, even though it can be tempting at times. The transition process into a high raw diet is so so important for vibrant health and success with this lifestyle. We must honor where we are. Eating all raw until dinner might work for you as a transition phase, but again it depends where you currently are and I don’t know enough about you to help determine that. 🙂
Enemas and colonics are also highly effective and extremely useful in this process of eliminating the waste that the hydrating and alkaline raw foods are trying to bring up- especially if constipation and bloating are present. It’s a game changer for sure! That’s one of the things that I waited too long to do because I didn’t know any better. As soon as I incorporated them, my health completely turned around and I wasn’t sick anymore. The body cannot eliminate all the years of improper eating on its own just yet, and those tools are so important if you make a big change in your diet/lifestyle for the better. Think of raw food and juices as the soap and the colonics/enemas as the shower. Once the waste is removed from the body, life force energy can flow and things work as they are supposed to.
I’ve been meaning to make a YouTube video on this, and you’ve inspired me to get on it!
If you need further assistance or want help with a transition diet/food plan, we can get it all figured out via a private phone or skype session. 🙂 Just let me know, I am here for you!