I’ve Missed You

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I have had a sick baby on my hands for over a week. That means not much gets done around the house, let alone this blog. It is a miracle to have the dishes washed and food on the table. Speaking of food, my juicing was put on hold for a handful of days because of it. Like I have said before, it is crazy how your body craves a refreshing cup of ice, fruit, and veggies.

To get myself back into juicing mode I made sure to add an orange and some blackberries, just because those are some of my favorite things to juice. Oranges are so refreshing and I know I shouldn’t juice them so much since they are loaded with sugar but, they are just too delicious.

So here I am, hopefully back to juicing and back to blogging a few things I’ve been up to besides taking care of a sick toddler. Talk to you soon!

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Orange You Glad I Didn’t Say Banana

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This juicing thing has started to grow on me. It is so refreshing and surprisingly filling. I find myself wanting to juice more often and days that I haven’t juiced, I feel like I am missing out. Not only has juicing become a new healthy change in our eating, but I have also tried to load each meal with more veggies than meat. You’d be surprised at how quickly your body gets used to healthier eating. I find that when I eat greasy, fried foods it messes up my insides and I feel miserable. The bloating, the gas, the icky sluggish feeling I get…it’s bad. One of these days I would like to give it up completely.

So back to my juice of the day, here we have a medley of carrots, kale, oranges, and blueberries. We bought a huge bag of oranges and carrots, so I have been adding both to my juice concoctions lately. This particular juice was delicious and really pretty as it was coming out of the spout.

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Pretty little rainbow of flavors.

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Of course my juice isn’t complete without Star Wars.

Here is the simple combination of the day which makes about 2 cups of juice:

2 Oranges

3 Medium Carrots

3 Large Kale Stems

A Girl Sized Handful of Blueberries (that one is for you dad)

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Cheers to another successful juice!

Note: You should never juice a banana in your juice machine. If you want banana, use the blender to add it to the juice.

Brown Juice

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When I first started juicing, I juiced mostly fruits. I found that I couldn’t really go wrong with the sweet juicy stuff. Lately, I have decided to increase my veggie intake and get rid of some fruits. This time around resulted in some brown juice.

[kale, cucumber, sweet potato, apple and blueberries]

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It looked more like an iced coffee drink than a veggie/fruit juice (if only it tasted like that too). But to be fair, the juice was actually pretty good. Maybe one of these days I will attempt a veggie only juice.

The Revin

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Today was my first time to make a green juice. Thankfully I was able to get a juice recipe from my sister and brother-in-law.

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It looks absolutely disgusting but I must say it is quite delicious.

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I have decided to call this juice concoction The Revin, which is the Hollywood name combo I would give my sister and brother-in-law. Before we jump to the recipe, I need to mention a few things. This recipe is good enough for one person. Also, I have decided that I am not a big fan of celery, so for those celery haters out there, I would suggest that you either leave it out or only add half a celery stick.

The Revin

1 large kale leaf

1 medium carrot

1 celery stick – or just eliminate and substitute with another kale leaf or carrot

1 Gala apple

1 handful of green grapes – about 1/2 cup

1/4  slice of a small lime

1/4 inch of ginger

1/2 a piece of a pineapple ring

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Cheers to my first green juice!

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He tried it but decided to stick with his watermelon, peach, grape bowl instead.

Good ol’ Jack

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Juicing. I guess this is the cool new thing that everyone is doing these days, including myself. A family member of mine had an unused juicer lying around and graciously gave it me for free! I love a good hand-me-down.

I had been hearing a lot about this juicing stuff and thought, hey! why not give it a try. So I bought a bunch of fruits and veggies and made up my own little concoction. I was told to should start off with the sweeter stuff and then work my way up to the greens, since they bring about a whole different flavor that some may have to acquire a taste for.

My goal is to eat a big ol’ breakfast, juice for lunch and then eat some dinner. We’ll see how this plays out.

But before I leave, here is my sweet concoction recipe…

1 Pear

1 Apple

2 Carrots (large)

5 Strawberries

1/4 Grapefruit (small)

Enjoy!