12.19.2013

Juicing

My parents got me a juicer last year for Christmas. I'd used it a few times over the year but I never let myself dive into juicing. While I was at my parents over Thanksgiving I watched the Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead documentary with a couple of my siblings. It sparked my interest a lot more and made me want to try this thing out. I decided I would juice for breakfast and lunch for as long as I could stand it. I did it for about a week and decided that we really couldn't afford for me to juice twice a day. I was still buying all the same groceries for Jordan and then the added veggies and fruits, it just didn't make sense. So I cut it to once a day, usually breakfast after I work out. I've really enjoyed it and definitely noticed extra energy. I thought it would be a hard taste to acquire but it hasn't been. It's possible that because I juiced a bit over the year it's made it easier, but either way. I started out getting my recipes from the documentary website. But now I've just been making them up with what I have in the fridge. Pineapple has recently been my favorite thing to add to my juices. I also really like kale because it doesn't change the flavor much but I think it's the energy booster I've been feeling. You really cannot mess up juicing once you get the hang of what portions work best. If you have any favorite recipes, let me know! I'm always wanting to try new ones.

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  1. Ah... thanks for reminding me to do more juicing at home. I was doing it every morning for a couple of months and then it got really cold and I substituted the juicing for a bowl of porridge with blueberries and raspberries. I need to go back to good old juicing and doing yoga. I think these will be for sure my top 2 things to do in the new year. Thanks for this lovely post and keep going! x

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  2. I need to get me a juicer! There are just so many things you can try and everything I've tried, I've loved it!
    With the exception of spinach..I couldn't do it.
    Beautiful photos, by the way!

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  3. Okay this is a good one, especially if you need a boost of energy: kale, celery, lime, green apple, ginger root (only a little). It looks like you have probably already had something similar. It's more of a lunch time smoothy because it's kind of spicy with the ginger, but I really liked it. It was one of my go-to juices.

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    1. I have probably tried something similar but not exact. I will definitely try it.

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  4. that documentary is the best and so is juicing! i like adding a little ginger to mine for the extra kick :)

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  5. Apple, Carrot, Kale, Chard, Spinach, and Lemon is my go to when I am not feeling experimental! Always yummy.

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  7. So Danny did ten days of juicing completely after we watched that documentary. He lost ten pounds but felt horrible. He had no energy and felt like he definitely needed more fiber, which you get rid of when you juice. I have no idea how that guy did it for so long. He also gained it back once he started on solids again. I think you are smart only doing it once a day or so. We like smoothies with frozen berries, spinach, ground flax, banana and coconut water. See you soon!

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  8. Oh I've been looking to do a juice cleanse! I'm glad to hear it wasn't too painful!

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