Long-Weekend Reboot: an introduction to juicing

So I'm really excited about today's post!!  Many of you probably read my comprehensive post on juicing recently, which talks about juicing for weightloss, improved health, and to nix sugar.  I am all for doing a 15 day Reboot at some point in your life, but you might want to start with this Long-Weekend Reboot if you've never juiced before.  We are moving to the mountains in less than 3 weeks (eeeeeeeek!!!) so my mom is flying to Colorado to help me pack.  She suggested doing a mini-Reboot while she was in town (since she's never juiced before). And I loved the idea!!  It will be a great jumpstart to the #operationpantsfit and a great resource for you!

Why Juice?

Juicing is a great way to get extra nutrients and vitamins that you normally wouldn't because they are condensed/extracted.  A large pile of vegetables and fruits becomes one nutrient-loaded glass of juice.  And what I found is that by juicing, my cravings for sugar disappeared.  Poof. Gone.

Less than $10/day per Person:

This 4 day Long-Weekend Reboot came out to less than $10/day per person!  To keep costs down, feel free to substitute.  If Gala apples are $0.49/lb, but the shopping list calls for Pink Lady apples at $1.99/lb, feel free to buy the cheaper ones!

Now my fridge is stocked and ready to go!

So, here is the Long-Weekend Reboot plan:

Thursday Night:


  • B - Maple baked Apples & Pears: 2 pears, 2 apples, 1 Tbsp maple syrup, 6 tsp water, 1/2 tsp cinnamon, 2 Tbsp golden raisins.  Combine & Microwave for 2 minutes until fruit is soft.
  • L - Qdoba Salad (we'll be out at the inspection of the new house that day, so I scheduled lunch out at Qdoba): black beans, grilled red peppers, onions, and squash, and tomatoes over lettuce.
  • Snack - Carrots dipped in hummus
  • D - Spaghetti squash with tomato sauce + blueberries
  • Bedtime - Hot Green Tea




  • B - Purple Princess Juice: 6 cups purple grapes, 2 apples, 1/2 cup blackberries, 1/2 cup blueberries, 1 cucumber.
  • L - Spinach Salad with bell peppers, tomatoes, corn, refriend black beans, and roasted red pepper vinegarette.

**Make sure you HYDRATE!!**

Drink lots of water: 64 - 100 ounces a day!

Download the shopping list for the Long-Weekend Reboot hereThe grocery list is for 2 people.  If you are going to do this alone, cut all values in half.

PS.  I know it's silly, BUT...** Disclaimer - I AM NOT A DOCTOR!!!!  This blog is just documentation about what I am doing for my own weight-loss journey, and is meant to be used only as a reference.  Anyone considering a diet or juice fast should consult their doctor first. **

PPS. Next week we'll be back to the regular Healthy Living Thirsty Thursday programming, featuring the new Purple Princess Juice described above.  But if you have a drink recipe to link up today, feel free!