NO MORE DIETS! Juice away those extra pounds!

I'm not very good at following diets because my life is hectic and I always have something going on. As much as I love being home and I can go a week without leaving the house, my husband absolutely hates it. So, whenever we have any free time he makes us go out, even if we don't really have anywhere to go. I guess you can say that we aren't really settled down and probably won't be until we have kids. Until then, I probably won't be able to go on any real diets, but I did find something that works for me and it actually makes me feel better, refreshed.

Juicing, as everyone knows has been quite popular these days. I was actually introduced with juicing about more then 10 years ago. My mother was always a health freak, forcing us to eat spinach and every other green vegetable that young kids really don't want to eat. My brother and I absolutely hated it and didn't think there was anything worse than eating vegetables, until she introduced us with green juice. Back then she had the original Jack Lalanne Power Juicer, she juiced anything she thought was healthy and put it in front of us, waiting until we chugged it down our throats. It literally tasted like we were drinking grass. If that wasn't bad enough, till this day she still does this and swears by it, raw ginger juice. She takes a large piece of ginger and puts it in the juicer and makes us drink it whenever we have a cold. It's as if she's trying to torture us.

Everyone in my family hates ginger, if we are lucky and she's in a good mood she will mix it with orange juice, but we're usually not that lucky. She swears that it's the natural way to get rid of the cold in just a few days, but I don't know, either way ginger does have a lot of health benefits and it is added to a lot of the popular juice recipes.

So, that is how I was first introduced with juicing, right now it's very popular and there are many different and suprisingly very delicious recipes, ones that don't taste like grass. With all the hype on juicing, there are all different kinds of juicers on the market. I have the Breville Ikon Juice Fountain that was priced for $249 back in 2011 at Bed, Bath and Beyond. You can currently buy it on sale at Crate and Barrel for $159.95

Here is my favorite green juice that I always like to drink. If you want, you can go on a 3 day detox or if you want you can substitute this juice for a meal throughout the day. I do this and when I want to, I do a full day of just juice. You don't really have to follow the exact recipe and can adjust it to your personal taste, which is what I like to do. 


Mean Green Juice

  • 1 cucumber
  • 4 celery stalks
  • 2 apples
  • 6-8 leaves kale
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 1 tbsp ginger

  1. Wash all the produce
  2. Peel the lemon
  3. Juice
  4. Bon apetite!

I don't like ice, so I recommend refrigerating the produce before juicing it, this way your juice will be cold after juicing.

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