Friends, we’ve been juicing and it’s become a full-on family affair! We started with the Carrot, Apple, Ginger and now we’re all about the green juice – every single day. It feels like a huge healthy deal, because the truth is is that this sort of thing (being intentional about food, creating space for it, that sort of thing) is a HUGE struggle for me. Plus, I don’t actually like things like kale, and spinach, and cucumbers, and most green foods.
But this juicing thing is helping, tremendously. I also tend towards skipping meals so it has become an easy way to make sure I’m eating! Hello, convenience + thank you straw! And it’s totally yum, too. Who knew?
Our routine. We have a weekly juicing routine where we juice every Sunday + Wednesday. On both days, we (True, too! He loves to help hand us the veggies) make enough juice to fill six 32oz mason jars. We then divide them between the two of us so we each have three jars of juice to last us until our next juicing day. This works out to be about one 32oz mason jar of green juice, per day, for each of us. I drink half of my jar (16 oz) for a morning snack and the remainder (16oz) in the afternoon.
Now, nobody can convince me to drink something that taste like dirt, no matter how good it is for me. I have to actually like it if I’m going to drink it – and I’m known for being quite picky. Also, because I am especially new at all of this, I need it all to be spelled out for me (what to buy, how much to buy, etc). Enter Lacy. Thank goodness for Lacy and her juicing recipes
. They are all delicious and she tells you (photos included!) what to buy! Our favorite is the kale, romaine, cucumber, apple or pear, lemon and ginger. Do I actually like kale and cucumber? NO! But the other stuff covers up their tastes. We’re also pretty in love with one of her fruit juice recipes called the Melted Popsicle.
Dust off your juicers, friends. It’s totally worth it. I’m feeling pretty great. In addition to juicing. we’re having green smoothies most mornings – more on that soon (also delish!). My next wellness goal is to sweat a bit more every week (hello, exercise!). Small steps, small steps!
Our juicing must haves:
* Juicer – We bought this Juiceman
a couple of months ago when we started juicing. It’s been working just fine but we’ve noticed that it’s getting more and more clogged the more we use it. We’re considering upgrading to a Breville juicer
, but haven’t done so yet.
* Mason Jars – We’re using these
but you can get all sorts
of sizes, depending on your needs.
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