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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~

It’s finally happening…

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I’m watching Doctor Who.

It seems like everyone I talk to is in love with this show, including my sister who is a maniac about it. She quotes it every moment, of every day with her boyfriend and they have the full on dialogue of River and the Doctor memorized for what seems like every episode.

Which annoys the piss out of me.

So, I refused to watch it. Up until last night when I got slightly inebriated (don’t judge me) and decided “WTH! Lets get a netflix account and start watching Doctor Who!”

I’m so unhappy to say I am 3 episodes in and slightly addicted. I’m going to watch the Classic Doctor Who after I’m done with all the episodes on netflix of the new one. It’s just the quirky-ness of the Doctor and how abnormally excited Rose is about everything that gets me. Plus the BBC 90’s Esq feel of the show so far has me all nostalgic, warm and fuzzy inside.

 

Side note: This morning I flavored my own greek yogurt with black berries using the nutribullet Russell’s mom bought me for my birthday. Best decision I’ve ever made. Topped with granola YUM. Breakfast of champions.

That is all 🙂