Well, I did it, I jumped on the juicing bandwagon. This increasingly popular form of veggie-consumption has been something I've been wanting to try for a while, and so I finally caved and made my way to the Macy's basement to pick up a Breville over the weekend.
For me, I'm not interested in replacing meals or fasting.. (truth be told, I don't have the will-power to fast). I just knew that Erik and I were letting our eating habits slide throughout the past few months, and I wanted to put ourselves in the right direction, especially before the holidays arrive!
Years ago, through most of college, I ate a strictly vegan diet. And the truth is, I was never healthier. I felt so much better than I do now, and while I'm not quite prepared to return to that restrictive of a diet, I do want to focus on consuming more amazing veggies..particularly ones that I don't eat regularly (ie. kale, beets..etc.)
So if there are any juicing-pros out there, send me your recipes--please!! Here are 2 that I tried this weekend and have really enjoyed:
In photo 1:
1 beet, 2 stalks of celery, 1 large carrot, 2 apples, 1/2" ginger
In photo 2:
5 leaves of kale, 1 handful of spinach, 1 handful of broccoli,
2 apples, 1 pear, 1/2 lemon, 1/2 lime, 1 handful of grapes, 1 handful of mint
(inspired by Sydney's recipe here)