Last week Neal and I received our first Christmas present from my parents! I was overjoyed when we received it, especially because it was from Williams-Sonoma. The card on the package read “Ashley and Neal enjoy this gift on your continued healthy quest” making opening the gift even more exciting.
My parents got us a Breville Juicer, which is something Neal and I have been eyeballing since we got engaged.
First thing Saturday morning I ran to the grocery store to buy a handful of produce. I picked up carrots, pineapples, apples, pears, oranges, persimmons, lemons, limes, and fresh ginger.
Next I cracked open The Juicing Bible to see what juices I could make. Obviously I could just create my own but I thought to start I’d get ideas for juicing books.
For my first juice I decided to make pineapple, apple, pear, and cantaloupe juice.
Assembling the Breville Juicer was easy and with the flick of a switch it was time to start juicing. Each fruit produces a different amount of juice, so it was interesting to see what fruit would yield the most.
1 baby pineapple, 1 cup of cantaloupe, 2 pears, and 1 apple made 2 full glasses of juice.
Neal and I absolutely loved our first juice and are pumped to make more this week!
I had heard a lot of people complain about cleanup, but honestly, it wasn’t that bad. It does take some time, so I do think I’ll have to plan out my juicing that way I can clean everything up right away. It doesn’t look like juicing on the go will not be in my future.
This week I’m focusing on eating lots of produce before Neal and I head to Texas for Christmas. I have a lot of produce to use up so I am going to enjoy juice everyday and will be having salads at least once a day. My goal this week is to stay away from sweets as I know the temptations are going to be everywhere as we approach Christmas.
|Monday||Homemade juice||Salad with ham||Panera with Becky||Arc trainer and weight lifting|
|Tuesday||Homemade juice||Work lunch||Holiday party||Elliptical and running|
|Wednesday||Homemade juice||Homemade juice||Salad with ham||Sports conditioning class|
|Thursday||Homemade juice||Homemade juice||Salad with grilled chicken||—|
|Friday||Homemade juice||Homemade juice||Salad with grilled chicken||Arc trainer and weight lifting|
|Saturday||Homemade juice||Lunch with Friends||Kitchen clean out (make something out of what we have)||Elliptical and running|
|Sunday||Homemade juice||Lunch with Friends||Kitchen clean out (make something out of what we have)||—|
I will also be taking snacks to work, including hard boiled eggs, fruit, veggies, and oatmeal. I am going to eat snacks as needed.
It’s not a traditional week, but I feel that I need a little detox before going into my trip to Texas.