What a great way to start a Monday. LOTS of juice with fresh fruits and veggies. I made enough for breakfast and lunch. 10 Carrots, 6 celery, 2 cucumbers, 1 radish, 4 apples, 1 pear, handful of fresh green beans and asparagus. I really was good and more pulp than I usually get in my juices. I have never tried to juice green beans or asparagus but it came out fine. I was going to add another carrot just in case it was a little bitter but did not have to.
I brought my “juicing bible” to the store with me, to pick out a new juice for tomorrow. I can’t say I am stuck with the same juice everyday because I change out some of the ingredients. But I really like this one and tend to make it a lot. Of course, it will have to include the same fruits and veggies my husband just bought so they don’t go bad and I don’t want to go back to the store. hmm what to do.
Do you have a favorite juice or your goto juice? Feel free to share.
What exercise have you done today? At -14 this morning, I walked the dog 3/4 miles around the block and walked my 1/2 mile to the store. By the time I was walking to the store it was 15 degrees. Good thing was no wind. Still have to walk my 1/2 mile back to the car and another 3/4 mile walk with the dog tonight. May add 20 minutes on the rowing maching before watching the finale for biggest loser. Don’t miss that. That show this year has really motivated my. Last year, not so much with all the fighting and back stabbing.
I started the morning with my Cranberry, grape and pineapple and added an apple. It was delicious. Had about 4 oz as my husband decided he wanted to cook breakfast this morning. I added the apple to this today just to see if the bitterness of the cranberries was better. Yes it was! What is your favorite morning juice?
How lucky am I? Egglands best and egg beaters with sauteed onions. Turkey bacon and freshly squeezed juice to start my Friday off.
I also juiced the following to bring to my store for the days food.
I peal the cucumber because the skin is waxy. If you get organic veggies, you don’t have the waxy skin. I core the apples and pear, wash all the fruit well.
I juiced the above right after the cranberry juice and somehow this juice was sweeter that it usually is. I had left over and my husband had it for lunch and mentioned it too. I think some of the fruit from the morning was still in the machine. I am not complaining, it was great.
Once I finish the juice, I fill the container with water to get the rest of the pulp that may still be inside.
I know there are a lot of blogs out here about being healthy, but this is my decision and my blog. I will try to add daily, what I am doing, what recipes I use and how I feel.
This decision changed around Christmas. A time of year where everyone over eats. Way overeats. Party after party, snack, cookies, pie, turkey, …more food that a person eats in a week and we consume in a day. I felt sick…tired and wanted to change, but did not know exactly how.
I am a fan of the Biggest Loser, I don’t have that much to lose, but the show motivates me to get off my butt and do something. I live in a beautiful area where they are many activities that normal people don’t get to do that close by. My husband was feeling the same way, so that was really helpful. To have a buddy to work with. At home, we have a treadmill, rowing machine, weight machine, work out balls, with weights.
We walk our dog around the 3/4 mile block twice a day. She get a shorter walk at night. I park 1/2 mile from my store in Lake Placid and that gives me another 1 mile to my day.
Today – February 27, 2013 my breakfast juice was
1 cup frozen cranberries, thawed about 15 minutes
1 cup fresh grapes
2 slices of fresh pineapples.
It made almost 8 ounces and it was still a little bitey, but very good. Cranberries are a great food to keep in your regular diet.
For the day I juiced:
8 stalks celery
This made a full V8 container of juice. I bring 32 ounces to the store with me. The rest stays in the sealed container and my husband drinks it for his juice. It is great to save the pulp that comes from the fruits and veggies and use them in meat loaf and sweet breads.