Monday, April 22, 2013

We juicin' everything up in here

Last week, I bought a juicer. And not just any juicer, but the Breville Compact Juicer. THE juicer.

I figured it's probably the only way to keep up with my growing addiction to green juice, spurred in large part by the movie Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead.

Clearly, I couldn't wait to break in my new toy, and if you follow me on Instagram, you've likely already seen these gems:

My first Mean Green juice... a delicious treat post-5k.

Veggies ready to go for three servings of Mean Green and three Apple-Beet-Carrot-Ginger juices for my dad.

This was my first time ever working with beets. I couldn't get over how pretty they were! I mean, seriously, check out the color and patterns!

The prep and finished products of yesterday's juice-stravaganza. I am totally loving the mason jars, and they're fun to drink out of.

So I got onto a juice kick after watching some food documentaries, but I certainly am not planning on juice cleansing. I just like solid food, and I think that it's really up to each of us to develop our own food philosophy. Right now, mine is looking like: limited processed foods, dairy, and gluten, lots of fruits and veggies. Juice fits in, and it certainly can't be doing any harm to up my intake of nutrients. Who knows if detoxing is a real thing or not, but it certainly can't hurt to get more greens!

I figured I'd leave you with the Mean Green juice recipe I've been loving the last couple of days. Taken right from Joe the Juicer, who lost 80 pounds juice fasting!

This is my mean green face.

Mean Green Juice
  • 6 kale leaves
  • 1 cucumber
  • 4 celery stalks, leaves removed
  • 2 green apples, (optional, apple of choice)
  • 1/2 lemon, peeled
  • 1-inch knob ginger root
Add all the above ingredients and juice. I juice the green stuff first, then the apple, then finish with lemon and ginger. I also find that by juicing the kale with the cucumber and celery, you get more juice. Just my two cents!


  1. Yay! I loved juicing. My fiance and I did three days of only juice and then 6 weeks of juicing for breakfast and lunch (I missed solid food- No way could I do 90 days of only juice.) But we loved the results! We both lost some weight, but more importantly I felt so much healthier. My skin looks gorgeous and it helped re-set my out of control sweet tooth back to normal levels. Definitely helped us start eating healthier and loving food even more :) Hope you enjoy your experience!

  2. I have been thinking about juicing ever since I watched Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead. Do you juice them each day, or can you make up a couple days worth at a time and keep them in the fridge?

    1. I usually make enough for two days at a time, but have also drank them up to three days later. Some studies say that the nutrients decrease as time goes on, but the juice still tastes fresh, so I go with it. I haven't had any problems :) Plus, juicing is pretty time consuming, so I like to do as much as I can at a time. Are you planning on doing a full juice fast? I just add them in to supplement the rest of my eating.. And wasn't that movie great?!