Saturday, February 2, 2013

Adventures in Juicing!!

Due to some recent health issues of mine we've revisited the topic of juicing. It'll be good for weightloss, but also just an easy way to incorporate more fresh fruits & veggies. And avoiding added sugars and carbs. It's not going to be easy, since I love food...and junk food. But I'm really committed to getting better things in my system!

Yesterday we went to Bed Bath & Beyond, and using one of their awesome 20% off coupons we purchased a Breville juicer! We used it for the first time tonight... ah-maz-ing! First, that thing has power! Second, we have NEVER juiced before so we weren't really sure on fruit/veggie combos to make a yummy juice. It was SO simple!

Here's our first step into juicing:

CarAppEar Juice
  • 4 carrots
  • 1 large apple
  • 1 pear
yield: 15oz of juice

It turned out so fantastic, my husband chugged most of it and I whipped up another batch right away! Our Pumpkin & Junebug even enjoyed a few sips =)


  1. Yum! We got a Breville juicer a couple of weeks ago, too. I haven't had a bad drink yet! Our go to seems to be carrots, a handful of spinach, an apple, and a couple of strawberries. We also threw a banana in there one time... I was like, can you juice a banana? We'll find out! Sure enough the banana added tons of flavor. We eat tons of fruit already so our drinks tend to have mostly veggies with a fruit or two thrown in there for flavor.

  2. I had been saving the bananas for smoothies, so good to know they work well, too! I think I was scared the veggie-heavy ones wouldn't taste good to me, so we eased into it =)