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Of situations worried over are actually worth it. Everything’s fine for today.

Except the weather. Florida is number one in moody weather. The other day I was concerned I couldn’t go running because on my lunch break an ominous black cloud hovered over my house. Rain occurred and then a few hours later I was running in sunny, hot, humid weather at 6 pm.

Now, about 30 minutes before going to work at the new satellite office it is pouring down rain. My scrubs are going to get wet and I may very well catch a cold. Thanks florida.

Side note on me running: I do. If you told me a year or so ago I would be running twice, soon to be three times, a week I would look at you like you were bat shit and bid you a good day. I was never much of a runner and on the few occasions I did in my high school/ college days I thought I was dying. I still think I am, but I enjoy dying a little more than I thought I would.

I even like dying so much I am torturing myself by training for a half marathon in October (yikes). Wish me luck.

It won’t be easy, but it will be worth it.
Plus I’ll get an awesome bumper sticker.

Worth it.

Be a better you

So, I recently dove into the world of “juicing” (fruits and veggies not steroids) and although I blame the wedding and not wanting to gain weight, it’s also because I just want to be a better, healthier me. I have so many people give me crap for trying to be healthy because apparently I’m “skinny enough.” Those of us skinny bitches know that its not always about being skinny; its about feeling good about yourself and taking care of your body. You only have one!

As for this post, I just wanted to share some of the recipes I have made and how I make juicing easy and quick!

Warning: Always wash your fruit before you juice! Especially in America, land of pesticides. If you want to start juicing, you should eat solid foods as well unless you’re doing a detox for a week. Its very unhealthy to drink nothing but liquids, though it is more nutritious to make it yourself instead of store buying juice.

What I do is make two types of juice in the morning. I eat breakfast (with juice), lunch, and small dinner. I drink my second juice between breakfast and dinner just whenever I get the urge to eat something (I’m a bored eater so juicing is AWESOME.)

I use a nutribullet, nut milk bags, and whatever is in these recipes.

Measurements are based on the large nutribullet container, which I always fill up passed the max fill line (teehee). And regular water instead of coconut water is fine I just like coconut water because it is more hydrating. If on a budget that week Ill use regular water, too. Also, I LOVE ginger root so you don’t have to use nearly as much as I do unless you love it too.

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1/2 container kale
1 Bartlett pear
2 tbsp on lemon juice
Fill with coconut water to ‘max fill’ line
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1/2 container kale
8-10 blackberries
4-6 strawberries
1/2 banana
Fill with coconut water to ‘max fill’ line
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1/3 container spinach
6-8 strawberries (depending on size)
The rest of container pineapple
Cocoa powder
Fill with coconut water to ‘max fill’ line
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1/3 container watercrest
1 granny smith apple
1/2 orange
1″ ginger root
Fill with coconut water to ‘max fill’ line
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1/2 container Watermelon
1 Cucumber
Fill with coconut water to ‘max fill’ line
^ not my favorite but I really like strong flavors
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1/3 container carrots
1 banana
1 gala apple
2tbsp lemon juice
Fill with coconut water to ‘max fill’ line
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1/2 container carrots
5-6 strawberries
1 banana
Fill with coconut water to ‘max fill’ line
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1/2 container carrots
4-6 peach slices
1″ ginger
2 tbsp lemon
Fill with coconut water to ‘max fill’ line
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1 granny smith apple
1/2 orange
1/2 banana
1/3 cucumber
2 tbsp lemon juice
1 tbsp green tea powder (yum)
Fill with coconut water to ‘max fill’ line
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1/2 container carrot
1 orange
1/3 cucumber
2 tbsp lemon juice
Fill with coconut water to ‘max fill’ line
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1 tomato
6-8 strawberries
1/2 banana
Fill with coconut water to ‘max fill’ line

Don’t forget when juicing you want to drink it within 24 hrs of making it! Otherwise nutritional value decreases and it starts to go bad. If juicing for a later period find a container that is well sealed and try to get your juice all the way to the top to keep oxygen from getting to it and making it go bad faster.

Happy juicing everyone~