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.
Alarm goes off at 7:30 AM, snooze once…Drink 1 glass of water. I can smell the coffee…I know, when you juice you are supposed to give up the coffee. I can not yet. I have cut the coffee way down, and water it way down. 10 cups of water and 5 scoops of the Java. I drink 1 cup in the morning and 2 in the evening. Hubby has 1 in the morning and we both like it weak.
I don’t miss the cereal and milk I have always had for breakfast. We do make breakfast 1 or 2 mornings a week. Generally egg beaters, onions and spinach with morning star veggie sausage. I do not miss the cheese we used to put in the omelettes. I really thought I would miss cheese. Of all the foods I no longer eat, I thought I would really crave this the most. I find that it’s a mind over matter issue. If you don’t mind…it does not matter.
I have lost between 1.5 and 2 pounds a week. It is gradual and that works for me. This is a change I can and will live with. I am not starving, I walk more and my snacks are veggies more than fruit. I love fruit and am a dessert person too. I find that if bananas are going bad, get put into the freezer and taken out when I need a smoothie. They are perfect.
I timed myself for 1 week from start to finish. Getting the veggies from the fridge, washing, cutting ends off, pealing cucumbers, juicing, cleaning juicer. I have it down to 20 minutes. My daily juice is mostly the same, just a couple of changes if I feel like a Kiwi instead of a pear, more radish. I need to find a glass container air tight to store the extra juice that does not fit in my 32 oz bottle I bring to the store with me. I used a bottle from the V8 but find even putting that in the dish washer it does not really come clean. Dumped that container recently.
Imagine my surprise to open the freezer and “NO CRANBERRIES”. That changed the breakfast juice to the juice I drink all day. I just added more veggies so I would have enough for the day.
10 carrots, 10 celery, 2 cucumbers, 2 radishes, 4 apples, 1 pear, 2 tangelos. I have blueberries I was going to add into this juice, just was not sure if I wanted more fruit. So I skipped it for today.
I did add a slice of lemon and 1/2 in ginger to my 32oz container. I love this combo, the ginger and lemon, aide in digestion and add to the flavor. When my veggies are gone, I add water to the container with the lemon and ginger and I have flavored water without all the added high glucose corn syrup. No calories in my water.
I drink about 8 8oz cups of water starting with a cup before I get out of bed. Then a cup before my juice, 32 oz after my juice, another 8oz with dinner, 8oz before bed. I really notice that my skin is getting smoother. It’s not oily, just smooth and more clear. What a great find. I am looking for different recipes for my day off of work. Something with Broccoli. Maybe carrots, apple and broccoli? Have you done this?
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.