Sunday, July 31, 2011

Juicing... fruit and veggies

So I've been juicing for two days now (though I have had a bit of other food during that time), and it's actually been kind of fun - finding new flavors and going through the prep work of juicing for every meal. Amanda and I did a lot of work together today - hit the farmers market for some produce that we can purchase from local farmers, then to Whole Foods for the rest, washing and cutting up fruits and veggies, and making a blended soup for lunches for the next few days. It was really nice to do that together. We'd gotten out of the habit of making meals together over the last month or so, and I'm looking forward to juicing together.

Side note - every time I say or type juicing, I can't help but think of steroids....I assure everyone we are not doing 'roids. :)

Last night I went to hang out with some friends, and I went the whole night with just one container of Naked juice, a couple bottles of water, and a handful of raw veggies. They were eating steak and grilled corn and drinking wine, but I completely abstained and felt good about it! Though I won't lie, that steak looked delicious! :)

Here are a couple photos of the drinks I've had so far:

 This one was made with a beet, carrots, celery, and apples. Apparently too many beets can actually do some crazy stuff to the body (like paralyze the vocal chords), so you've got to juice it with other things to cut down the strength. This was my first real juice and it was quite tasty!

 This was my breakfast yesterday and consisted of two apples, an orange, and three plums.

Dinner tonight - kale, spinach, 1 granny smith apple, 1 gala apple, 1 stalk celery, 1.5 carrots. The apples really made this drink - it was quite tasty! I also had a half of a bottle of Naked juice that was left over from earlier today just now for a snack before bed.

Tomorrow morning I'll be making our breakfast while Amanda is on her way home from her overnight 12 hr shift. I think I'll make something with plums, nectarines, grapes, apples, and probably a celery thrown in for good measure. Then soup for lunch while at work and another juice for dinner!

Finishing up my herbal laxative tea now (TMI? too bad), and settling in to bed with an episode of Eureka and Warehouse 13. I might make it through one of them before dozing off...

1 comment:

  1. I stumbled on your blog quite by accident when looking for something else with a similar name, and felt I had to comment. I have done the same thing ... started a blog not so much for other people (well sort of - long explanation)but to try and keep myself honest and on track. I figured I couldn't put food into my mouth if my fingers were busy typing. :-) Is it working? Meh!! Good luck with your journey to healther eating and keep blogging!