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Friday, August 1, 2014

Got Juice On the Brain

By blogging I have noticed that I get really excited about things and start them immediatly. Then I find something else I get excited about and start that too.

I told yall HERE that I wanted to get to the end of the Whole30 book to start the meal plan. Well I never got to the end of the book, but I did take note of the useful helps. My mom and step-dad started the meal plan and raved about it, so I still bring the book with me to work everyday with high hopes of getting to the end:) I'll get there, I promise. 

Another thing about that... I like writing about the things that I get excited about because I feel like making it known to the world helps me keep myself accountable. I have always been the type of person to say it and do it, but there is always the occasional.. well maybe just this one time I will do it (example, I eat a stupid tortilla chip when I say no chips). Well since starting this blog I have really held strong to the things I commit to and I love it. Thank you friends for keeping me accountable!

There is something new I am dusting off and going back to. Juicing! I feel such a huge shift in my body when I juice for at least one meal a day. My energy level is much higher and my body feels fresh inside and out. So for that reason I am going to replace my go-to overnight oats for juice in the morning. Because Mike and I workout in the mornings I think I am also going to have at least two hard boiled eggs just to make sure I maintain my protein intake and don't keel over. 

I haven't officially put a time frame to it, but I am going to at least make it to August 22nd. Mike and I leave for our anniversary trip on the 23rd and there is no way I am going to be able to pass up our resort's beautiful breakfast buffet. Our honeymoon resort had fresh juices there, so I know I will be able to get my juice while I'm away as well. 

My base fruits and veggies are:
4 stalks of celery
2 handfuls of kale/spinach combo
1 cucumber (peeled)
1/2 an apple (or one whole if it is on the smaller side & seeded)

My alternating fruits and veggies (not all at the same time):
2 handfuls of baby carrots (or 2 big carrots)
1 handful of pineapple chunks
5 strawberries
1 pear
1 bell pepper
1 sweet potato

This way my breakfast this morning. I should have taken a picture of the outcome last night (I try to juice the night before), but we had friends come over and I didn't get around to it. I could have also taken a picture this morning of me indulging, but I downed it too fast. I'm the worst. I'll work on that and get pics of the actual juice:)

{we have a Breville juicer. my mom got this for me as a birthday present/wedding gift last year and I have loved it ever since}

{i only used half the apple and peeled the cucumber}

There are so many different varieties I want to try. I just need to sit down and find some good recipes and keep those ingredients handy. If you have a go-to recipe please share! I would love to try it!

Happy Friday!!

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