I made a juice around 7am and it's now 9am. I feel great! I have more energy than I usually have in the mornings. We'll see if it lasts all day.
I've had a Jack LaLanne juicer for a few months but I've only used it a couple of times (honestly because I would rather starve to death than have to clean the damn thing more than every once in a while). I brought it out this morning and got it all ready and juiced my little heart out. I made a green juice this morning (recipe to follow) just because it seems to be really popular and one that everyone likes. I was pleasantly surprised!! It was really good, with just the right amount of sweetness. I used a lot of vegetables and several fruits, so I feel like I took in several servings of fruits and veggies this morning already. Once I had my juice, Jameson and Lawton couldn't stop drinking it, but I wasn't really crazy about them drinking it with the energy superfood powder in it (as if they need more energy), so I made them their own and they are full of vitamins for today as well! It's always great when the boys like healthy foods. You'll never hear me complain about that. :)
This is the recipe that I used for my juice:
2 big handfuls of spinach leaves
2 big handfuls of kale
1 stalk of broccoli
About 1/4 bunch of parsley
1 inch of fresh ginger
1 apple, cored
Handful of mixed frozen fruits, thawed (pineapple and mango)
1 scoop of Amazing Greens Superfood Energy Powder
You can play with the ingredients as much as you'd like. I have a feeling this would be hard to screw up! I will gradually add less and less fruit as I get used to the taste of a bunch of vegetables.
I'll keep you updated as I continue to juice! I would love to do a juice fast but I'm not crazy about doing that while I'm breastfeeding. Once Lawton is weaned, I'll try it for sure! For now, I'll juice in the mornings and eat clean for the rest of the day. I expect to have a LOT more energy and hopefully to drop a few pounds.
Until next time...