Jonny still alternates between a fruit/veg smoothie and cereal with almond milk for breakfast, but I've been blazing my own path the past couple of weeks.  It changed when we were at my sister Stephanie's house in Tarrytown, NY for Thanksgiving.  She is a holistic health coach who recently started working with a local caterer/shop to offer juice cleanses.  She made me some delicious juice while I was there and it inspired me to pull the juicer I bought when I dabbled with "raw" a couple years ago from the nether regions of my cabinet and dust it off.  I know juice, rather than the whole fruit, is controversial, but it seems to be working for me.  I love the light feeling in the morning and surprisingly, it t keeps me full until lunchtime.  And not to steal The Big Sexy's over-sharing shtick, my bathroom visits have been quite impressive.   

The mixture I've been making is below.  The great thing is, you can alter quantities and combinations and they all taste pretty good.  This is a variation of Kimberly Snyder's Glowing Green Smoothie from her very interesting book, The Beauty Detox Solution that Vegan Wagoneer "V-secker" gave me.  It was cool to see a lot of similarities to Engine 2, although she takes it a step further and touts food combining.  I'd be curious to know if any readers have had experience/success with that?

Makes a generous serving:

3 large carrots
1 meyer lemon
2 stalks celery
1/2 cucumber
2 leaves of romaine
1/2 head fresh spinach
1/2 asian pear
1 cup parsley
1-2 inches fresh ginger