Juicing is an awesome way to get a variety of fruits and veggies into your diet. Some other benefits include:
*Juicing helps your body to absorb all the nutrients from the veggies. Think about it, the juicing process sort of pre-digests the veggies, so your body uses less energy trying to get the nutrients.*
*Juicing helps you eat enough servings of veggies. You can pack quite a few vegetables in a tall glass of juice, rather than try to cram them all in a salad. And think of how long it takes to eat those veggies, compared to a quick glass of juice.*
*Variety! Juicing is a fun way to play with different combinations of veggies, using your favorite fruits and veggies to mask the flavor of healthy, yet not so tasty vegetables.*
I am so excited to incorporate juicing into my (almost) daily life.
We're running a little low on produce. Shane and I don't get paid till the 10th, wah! So I made due and got ready for my first juice!
|The color of the juices are so vibrant as they flow out!|
|Not so pretty all combined. But oh so delicious.|
|We need more counter space!|
Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed using my new juicer.
There is not really prep for the produce, except for washing since it basically fit. I just had to rip off leaves of romaine and roll them into a ball. And I cut the apple in half since it was a little wide. It's pretty awesome that I could leave the seeds in the apples, and when I use grapes I can leave on the stems!
Washing the juicer took less than 10 minutes, and I'm sure as I get more accustomed to assembling/taking it apart, it will be even quicker.
Although the Jack LaLanne Power Juicer, boasts 30% less pulp, I still had a good amount of pulp in the container, which is a good thing. No complaints here! I put it in the fridge and then tossed it with my salads this week for lunch. No waste!
It's not loud, so I think I could juice in the morning. After I hit the supermarket and actually have produce to juice, I'll let you know ;)
Quick Shred update.
Monday: Rest- I was so sore from yoga/ Level 2.
Tuesday: AM- 2 miles on treadmill, made my legs feel so much better and loosened up my muscles PM- Level 2 Shred
Level 2 is kicking my butt! In level 1 I didn't really break a sweat. No more of that. I get home at 6:30 work out, and was super sweaty when I went to pick up Shane at 7. Yes, I skipped the cool down, threw on a hoodie and ran out like a hot mess.
It's almost hump day. Thank goodness because it has been crazy busy in my classroom this past week!