Oct 19, Juicing

I never thought I’d write this post- because my intent here was really just to have some fun in my closet and try out different outfits- and now here I am sharing about juicing… but honestly I love juicing so much that I want to share with you, in case you want to give it a try!

My friend Livi turned me on to juicing about 2 1/2 years ago- and I have been hooked ever since. I already had a pretty healthy diet, but juicing was a nice supplement to what I was already eating, and it was a GREAT way to get my daughter to eat veggies!

This is typically what I juice every morning. Can you imagine eating that many veggies in one sitting?

Every morning I make juice for my family. To keep it easy, I make the same thing every day. It takes about 15 minutes- but it so worth it!

I love juicing because it makes me feel healthy. I am more energetic, I think more clearly, my skin looks better and more than anything else, I love that I am filling my body with cancer fighting nutrients.

According to an article from the Mayo Clinic written by Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D., “Some believe that juicing is better than eating whole fruits and vegetables because your body can absorb the nutrients better and it gives your digestive system a rest from digesting fiber. They say juicing can reduce your risk of cancer, boost your immune system, remove toxins from your body, aid digestion and help you lose weight.

The article goes on to say that it’s important for your body to get fiber (which you don’t get when juicing), so they encourage blending as well. Here’s my problem with blending (or making smoothies) the taste! All of those veggies blended together taste awful- so you have to add a ton of fruit to give it some sweetness. With juicing, you don’t need to add as much fruit. I only add one apple and a cup of pineapple. That’s it! Everything else is a vegetable, and it tastes amazing! Honestly, I crave it! Plus, I get fiber in my diet with my other meals, so it’s not a concern to me.

To learn more about juicing , I watched the Netflix show “Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead” which was incredible. However, I wouldn’t recommend going on a complete juice fast for as long as he does! The longest I’ve fasted is 5 days.

If you have any questions about juicing, I am happy to be a resource. I am not an expert, but I am really passionate about it- and would love to chat, exchange recipes, or hear your story!