My Juicing Experience – Why I’m doing it and Recipes I’ve Tried
Again, so sorry for not posting very often. I think the push I’m going to need to make posts more often is to challenge myself to post a blog every day for the month of February! SO YES, here is my official claim to blog every day for the month of February!
For now.. I talk about juicing..
Lately, I have been obsessed with watching RissRose2 and BenjiMantv on YouTube and they both love to juice and it has really opened my eyes to the lifestyle. After researching different juicers I found them to be a little pricey for the ones that were actually worth it so I kind of gave up on the idea for a bit. My mom knew of my interest in the subject matter and asked me more about it and what I’ve researched. After about 5 minutes my mom was so convinced she bough us a juicer!!!!
The juicer I own is the Breville Juice Fountain. I believe it is the 850 watt model. Let’s just say… DAMN IT’S AMAZING!!!
The power that this sucker has is cuhhhhrazy! You don’t have to do anything to your fruits and veggies prior to juicing them, just wash them and stick them in! Unless, they are beets, that big tree has to come off first haha. It costed us on Amazon.com $160.00 no shipping or tax!!!
I busted it out right away and my mom went to the store and immediately stocked up on a bunch of different fruits and veggies.
The reason I wanted to try this was for one, I’m still trying to lose weight and I also want to start living a more healthy lifestyle and a big part of that for me is changing what I put into my body. Because, let’s face it, you are what you eat! I also felt as though I needed to cleanse my body of all the junk which includes fast food, alcohol and just negativity.
The first day we juiced I won’t life I did get a headache and felt really hungry for real food. And by the way, I’m not JUST having juice, I am also eating solid food high in protein, low in carbs, just not as much as in amount of times and portions. I believe having all those servings of raw fruits and veggies at once twice a day was just literally shock to my system!
Today was my second day of juicing and after my morning juice (I’m trying to have a juice in the am for breakfast and one with dinner) I went to the gym and did feel slightly weaker AFTER the workout which consisted of 20 min cardio and 15 mins sauna. (I was in a rush haha)
All in all, I am loving this experience and plan to keep up with it as much as possible since I started it on my days off when I had nothing to do! haha but I don’t see why I can’t keep it up even when working.
Here are my recipes I’ve tried and my thoughts:
2 beets (stem off)
2 large unpeeled carrots
2 red apples
2 stocks of celery
chunk of ginger
Splash of 100% strawberry kiwi Dole Juice
I really enjoyed this one! The splash of juice really helped offset the taste of beet which at first smelled really pungent and tasted somewhat bitter. (more apple could have helped as well as it covers up many bad flavors) And it’s a pretty red color!
4 stocks of celery
Handful of spinach
1 small lime
2 green apples
1 green apple
1 red bell pepper
1 green bell pepper
Splash of grape flavored bubbly water
This one was harder to swallow, I won’t lie! After adding the bubbly water though it tasted so good!!!!
Orange Carrot Juice
4 large carrots
1 red apple
5 small organes (peeled)
1 chunk of ginger
2 stocks of celery
MY FAVORITE! Be sure to add the banana first as it will be mostly pulp and no juice, the other fruits and veggies will push the banana out so you can taste it i the juice. This is great for the morning!!
Well there it is, my first thoughts on how I enjoy juicing and some recipes, I will surely be back to share some more!
xoxo – Megster!