Thursday, December 6, 2012

Thirsty Thursday - Juicing

My Hubby had found a "Juice Detox" article in a Men's Health magazine this month and he really wanted to try it.  I was not to sure about this but he was really into it so I thought, heck why not lets give this a try.  It was a 3 day cleanse.  We started on Friday and went through Sunday.  So last Wednesday night we took a trip to the store and bought TONS of produce to juice.  We had read some articles on juicing and got some good ideas.  We got your typical apples, oranges, kiwi, grapefruit, and pears.  We also got spinach, kale, beets, sweet potatoes, cucumbers, tomatoes, celery, and carrots.  We had previously bought a juicer from Bed, Bath, & Beyond.  So we were now ready to juice.  It was fun to see how much juice we could get out of each fruit or veggie.  But we did learn which ones don't mix.  We also learned that cucumbers do not make good juice.  It was very hard to choke down.  Here are some pictures from the juicing process.

It is kind of a messy process but clean-up is a breeze.  All parts are dishwasher safe.  Just rinse and load.

I love to see all the colors.  (From left to right) Grapefruit, celery, spinach, carrots, tomatoes, blackberries, raspberries, and kiwi!

All mixed and ready to drink!

Trust me it taste a lot better than it looks!

We were so hungry on Friday night that we did give in and steam up some veggies and ate them.  We were both fighting the erge to chew something and figured it is only veggies we would have juiced anyways.  We then went all Saturday and Sunday only drinking Juice and then ate dinner on Sunday.  I will say that I felt like I had more energy, and I was "healthier", and I lost 5 pounds!  We are going to definetly continue juicing but just not to that extreme.  If you have any questions about it just let me know.

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