I’ve been on a juice kick ever since I watched the documentary, Sick, Fat, and Nearly Dead. I’ve not committed to the Reboot program or anything just yet (that’s the juicing detox diet that successfully reserved the subject Joe Cross’ obesity and other symptoms he once suffered) but the juices that he enjoyed in the film looked so good that I started craving them!
The healthy concoction that I was particularly interested in was the Green Juice with kale, spinach, cucumber, celery, apple, and ginger root. It looked delicious and I like all the vegetables individually (maybe except for cucumber) or in salads, but I was slightly intimidated by the idea of juicing them all together.
Luckily, I was able to try something very similar at Real Food Daily in Santa Monica over the weekend. I ordered Sweet Green, with cucumber, celery, kale, parsley, spinach, and apple (and I added a ginger root) … and it was SO delicious! The sweetness of the apple and the spiciness of the ginger roots cut through the bitterness of kale, making the juice incredibly refreshing and tasty … and sweet! I’m totally going to start making Green Juice at home now! 🙂
While at our favorite vegan organic restaurant, I had my favorite Tofu BBQ Chopped salad with mountains of chopped seasonal vegetables, cashew cheese, and Romaine lettuce, topped with a generous serving of BBQ tofu blocks. My sister’s Basic Four with Garlicky Greens, Seitan, quinoa, and seaweed salad looked mighty delicious too.
Here’s my previous post on Real Food Daily (the La Cienega location).
Real Food Daily
514 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90401
haha my brother in law and i watched that movie together and was thinking about doing the juice detox! but i am so weak and Aaron refuses to do it so I would be solo… booo!
Hi Remi! I am weak too … LOL. I’m not doing the full-blown program (yet) but I started incorporating some juicing in my daily diet. So far so good! Good luck if you decide to do it! You’ll do great!
Yay! Let’s go back there again soon 🙂
Both those meals look so delicious! I wish there were some nice vegan restaurants where I live… But I probably have to travel to Sante Monica to enjoy some tasty meal 😀
Yeah, I’m so luck to live in the LA area where there are so many good vegan restaurants! I hope you’ll come visit! I’ve been doing less meat and more vegetables lately (I’m hoping to eliminate all meat soon) and your blog gives me such great ideas!
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I’ve watched that movie. Really enjoyed it and was thinking about the detox myself but so far can’t afford it. It’s actually not that cheap to make all those juices. Too bad. I really like vegetable and fruit juices and smoothies…, but once a day or even less often. Maybe someday I’ll be able to do that 10 days (or even longer) detox.