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How do I get Protein During a Juice Fast

How do I get Protein During a Juice Fast?

How do I get Protein During a Juice Fast

How do I get Protein During a Juice Fast? This is a question that I find being asked a lot lately. I always respond by saying you get protein from the many fruits and vegetables you’re juicing. Most people assume that protein comes only from sources like meat but they don’t realize there are so many healthy fruits and vegetables that have good quality proteins in them such as kale, spinach, or romaine lettuce. Fresh greens don’t have as much protein as meats, but you have to take into consideration that you’re juicing them in greater quantities compared to if you were eating them raw.

So, How do I get Protein During a Juice Fast?

Since you can’t really juice a steak you’ll have to settle for fruits and vegetables to get your protein during a juice fast. Broccoli is a good example of a something you can juice to get protein. One cup of broccoli gives roughly 4-5g of protein. I use a lot of spinach in my juice recipes as spinach contains about 5-6g of protein per cup. Kale, watercress, collard greens and turnip greens are also veggies that have a decent amount of protein in them and should be included in your juice fast.

How do I get protein during a juice fast from fruits? You’ll be interested to know that some fruits also contain proteins. Fruits such as peaches, strawberries and cherries contain protein. Banana’s, papayas, and even kiwi contain proteins. So it’s safe to say you can get protein by using certain fruits in your juices.

Mixing a good variety of protein rich fruits and vegetables in your juices will ensure you get plenty of protein in your juice diet. So if you were wondering how do I get protein during a juice fast, I hope I helped to clarify the answer.

Protein Powder During a Juice Fast?

Even though you get plenty of protein during a juice fast, people who work out or are extremely active may also consider adding a protein powder to their juices. I don’t mean run out and buy the first protein powder that you come across. If you feel the need to add protein to your juices, make sure you are adding only pure unflavored protein isolate. After all, the point of juicing is to cleanse your body, and if you use a flavored Wal-Mart bought protein powder, it’s going to have much more than just protein in it.

How do I get Protein During a Juice Fast?

If you’re still not sure about it or feel you will need more protein in your diet then there’s another option. You can juice throughout the day and add a light meal with a protein for dinner. A good example of this would be to juice throughout the day and have a light salad with a chicken breast for dinner. This is a good way to ease into juicing while still getting the nutritional benefits of it.

I hope this helped answer the question on how do I get protein during a juice fast.  Just remember that you don’t NEED meat to get protein. Look at a horse for example. Horses are walking masses of muscle but I’ve never seen a carnivorous horse before. They don’t eat meat and never will, but they take in enough protein to maintain their muscle mass and health. Happy juicing!

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  1. You mentioned bananas are you blending those and adding them to fresh pressed juice?

    • Monique, I just add them into the juicer. Some juicers specify not to use bananas. In this case, simply don’t use the banana or find a substitute. Cheers!

  2. When you say 1 cup of broccoli do you mean 1 cup of juice or one cup whole vegtables?

  3. I need help to see if I am juicing right. In the morning around 6:30am when I wake up I drink 8 ounces of water with the juice of one lemon. And have one cup of decaffe coffee with 1 tablespoon of Milk and 1 tablespoon of raw sugar. At 9am I do my first juicing. I do 4 cups of spinach, 3 leaves of kale, 1 stalk of celery, 1/4 head of cabbage, 1 tablespoon of flax seeds that i grind myself, and 1 apple. Then for lunch I have a large salad of mixed greans with tomatoes and onions. Afternoon snack I have a Kiwi Fruit and 10 almonds, then for dinner I juice again this time I do a Smoothie – I 1/4 cups of strawberries, 1/4 cup of fresh pineapple chunks, 1 apple, 5 cups of spinach and 1 tablespoon of flax seeds that i grind myself. Then for snack in the evening I eat about 5 cups of homade Kale chips.
    Am I juicing right, and am I getting enough protein. I have been on the for two weeks. I feel so much better. I would like to stay on this diet for the rest of my life. I have been a coke aholic for 20 years, I have not had a coke in 2 weeks.
    I have lost 7 pounds, like i said I feel so much better and I drink at least 5 bottles of water thru out the day. Elaine Tharp

    • I am no dietician, but I can make a few suggestions:

      1) Your daily calorie intake is very low. Your muscle is likely catabolizing itself for energy, which means you might be loosing weight, but it is muscle. The less muscle you have the less fat your body burns on a minute by minute basis. Juice more greens and greens only because…

      2) Your daily sugar intake is high. Suggestion #1… have fruit only once per day. (This is aside from lemon to help cut the “green” and sometimes bitter flavor of the vegetables. Suggestion #2… Slowly cut that tablespoon of sugar down all the way would be ideal… little by little you might be able to handle it.

      3) Add protein… throw some nuts on your salad!

      4) Yay!!! Stay Coke free!!!!!! Nice work! In time you won’t even miss it.

      5) Eat more greens!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. You mentioned one cup of broccoli gives roughly 4-5g of protein. In juicing, you are not consuming the entire plant, in fact it seems a lot of plant matter is shredded and discarded, so how much protein is actually in the juice it self, not the un processed plant? Are the essential amino acids covered in a typical juice diet? Vit b12?

    • using a nutribullet you keep all the protein. Every part of what you put in the butribullet is drank. Great juicer!!!

  5. Do the fruits and vegetables juiced have to all be organic?

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