When you hear the word fasting, you might think of denying yourself, going without, or feeling hungry. Green smoothie fasting means making drinks with fresh fruits and vegetables and making them your primary diet. By doing this, you are eliminating meat, dairy, grains, processed foods, high fructose corn syrup, and other things that are difficult for the body to process. Fresh fruits and vegetables are satvic. You do not have to restrict the amount of food you take in.
In this series on food, I am giving you things to think about. I will refer to other sources and use my yoga training but am not giving medical advice. You need to take responsibility for your own health. I recommend consulting your family doctor and getting support for any existing treatments if you start changing your diet.
My green smoothie fast started out as a juice fast. Bela and I watched the movie “Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead” and we both felt inspired by the tremendous health improvements people in the movie experienced. We looked at each other and said, “Let’s do it!” I got out my juicer that I had received as a Christmas gift and we went to the market and bought lots of produce. We got info off the movie “Join the Reboot” web site and started making juice. We felt kind of hungry but very alert. Juicing seemed to give you loads of micronutrients but not much bulk. On the third day, as I demonstrated the juicing to Bela’s son, the juicer ground to a halt while attempting to chew up a beet. The motor was burned out.
We started looking for an affordable replacement to keep on track but Bela had reservations. “I’m too hungry.” “We keep throwing all the fiber away!” So we discussed things and decided to get an industrial strength blender. The blender was secured by midday and we were on to blending smoothies rather than juicing.