"Choosing trust over doubt gets me burned once in a while, but I'd rather be singed than hardened." -Victoria Monfort

Friday, September 07, 2012

Juicing My Way to Health...

"Mean Green Juice"

 I have been on a Netflix documentary kick latley. I've run out of scary movies to watch, so... why not?

I watched this movie, "Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead" last weekend, and it inspired me to start juicing!

I am not going to go on a "juice diet" like he does in the movie, because it is just not for me. Knowing that just as diets don't work for me, neither would the absence of chewing and swallowing food work for me in the quest of losing my final 15lbs. 

But the more movies I watch about food, the more they inspire me to eat even more healthy. And that is my goal!

I have been partaking in the mean green, as featured in the film, and I have to say...I feel fabulous! The first day I honestly felt like I had a few glasses of wine, I felt fab-yooo-licious!!

There are a bunch of ways to get on board to "rebooting" your system at the website for the movie. (you can also watch the full length movie for free here)

I'm opting for eating breakfast as usual, (egg beaters, turkey bacon, and a carb - whole wheat toast or an english muffin) and having a mean green juice for my two snacks during the day, and having my regular healthy lunch, and dinner. Weight loss would be a plus, but I'm mainly looking to see how my energy level, and overall sense of well being changes.

So far, I have felt as though I am having too much caffeine. sort of jittery..I have cut out my morning coffee, so this is interesting!

I'll keep posted about how I feel after adding in all these new nutrients each day!!

Want the recipe?

1 cucumber
2 green apples
piece of ginger (to taste)
4 celery stalks
6 kale leaves
1/2 a lemon

I didn't think it was bad at all, but I let a few co-workers try it and they were not on board. But they also are not healthy eaters. It's a bit sweet, but mostly it's "green".

Do you juice? 


Rachel said...

I recommend kale, carrot and apple together! :) LOVE it! :) We're big juicers!

Debbie @ Live from La Quinta said...

I loved that movie. I haven't actually gotten around to juicing yet, but I'd like to. Good for you for getting going on it right away. I'll be interested to see how it goes.

Teena in Toronto said...

I used to have a juicer and loved it. My fav was apple and ginger ... yum!

Fizzgig said...

i did this wknd carrot, kale, and apple. YUM! Then cucumber, kale, and carrot with lemon also was a winner but the carrot and apple together was so sweet!!

I'm hoping all the extra vitamens will do wonders!!

i'm not looking forward to when mine dies out, they cost so much!!

Teena in Toronto said...

Mine was hard to clean ... plus it was time consuming getting everything ready.