Friday, January 11, 2013

what i am eating #11

I love cooking and eating, and I especially love looking at pictures of food!  If you love food as much as I do, please add your food pictures/recipes/food related posts to the linky below.  All you have to do is link back to this blog post.  I look forward to seeing what everyone else is eating this week!

I did a detox last weekend.  It was a 3 day detox through the Hungry For Change documentary website.  It didn't really seem like a detox, which made it 100 times better for me.  I liked to think of it as a kick start to eating healthier.  I have been moving towards a mainly plant-based diet for some time now, and this was a great way to keep working on that path.  It was pretty much a green juice for breakfast, salad for lunch, and soup for dinner.  Overall, really really great.  But, the thing that I wanted to share with you today is the green juice.

I have been making green smoothies for a while now, and my family loves them.  My kids request them all the time, and I couldn't be happier to blend up some kale and fruit for my kids.  I was a little concerned moving towards green juice, mainly because I had heard so many people say that it was bitter and hard to drink with kale in it.  Luckily, I had saved up enough amazon gift cards through my very awesome swagbucks account to purchase a juicer online back in December.  Best. Purchase. Ever.

I absolutely love juicing now, and this juicer is quite good for a mid-range model I think.  I wasn't sure how the rest of my family would feel about juicing, but surprisingly, everyone loves it.  Jack especially.  I will make a juice for me, and he ends up drinking the whole thing.  So now I have to make sure to have enough juice for everyone - which does get kind of pricey.

The benefits of juicing are so many, that I don't mind spending a little extra money in order to keep us healthy.

Green Juice ~ 1 pint

2 large kale leaves
1 cucumber
1 handful parsley
3 celery stalks
1 apple cored
1 lemon peeled

Do you juice?  Have you watched Hungry For Change?  It really is an amazing documentary.  Link up your food posts below!

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  1. Definitely intrigued by the idea of the juicer, looks like a great one!!! Plus so much more economical in the long run then Odwalla or Bolthouse Farms!!!!

  2. Yes, we juice! My husband loves it. I love hearing that your kids like juice, too! That's so great. Your recipe sounds a lot like ours. I haven't ever used lemon but I'll have to try it next time :)

  3. We juice a lot but I've never done a cleanse. My hubby repairs juicers and we test each one with a few glasses of juice, but haven't made a lifestyle of it yet. This is inspiring - the pictures look mouth watering. I linked up my blog, Several Gardens' Farm, a story about buttermilk. But it will be clear I'm no photographer; I so admire story telling with pictures but I don't have the hang of it yet!

  4. OOh sounds great! I've been wanting to juice, but don't have a juicer and know it's sort of I've stuck with the almost daily smoothie. It sounds and looks amazing though and I bet it's an awesome way to get good stuff in the kiddos :)

  5. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week; I hope you’ll join us again!

    Kathy Shea Mormino

    The Chicken Chick


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