I'm happy to FINALLY have a chance to participate in the amazing Katie & Steph's link-up this week.
Even if it IS a semi-failed pin! ;)
Jared and I have been wanting to try all these "green" juices we see everywhere so we finally got brave and decided to give one a try. We tried to find one that didn't sound absolutely repulsive (I'm sorry-- the ones with beets in them scare me to death!) We stumbled upon one from the Dr. Oz show... and I love me some Dr. Oz so we went with his recipe.
1 apple (we threw in another half of one because I was scared!)
2 large handfuls of baby spinach
2-3 ribs of chopped celery
1/2 inch ginger root (first time we ever bought this)
1 'bunch' parsley
Juice from 1/2 lime
Juice of 1/4 lemon
I got this bad boy -who I feel needs a name btw- for Christmas and I was SO excited to make the drink in here, thinking it would be perfect. Unfortunately, it just couldn't quite liquefy all the ingredients as well as you'd want it to. Trust me, we puree'd the crap out of them, but the end result was still a little thicker than what you would ideally want to drink.
Yum! Look at all those tasty ingredients though!!
So despite the texture not being what I'd like (hint-hint, I'll take a "real" juicer for my birthday... anyone? anyone?) but I was SO SURPRISED at how good it tasted!!! If you know me and my blog, you know it's always a struggle for me to eat healthy and stay on track. I swear every Mexican restaurant I pass calls my name!! Jared and I have really been making the effort lately to lead a healthier lifestyle- and it's definitely a challenge, but has been so worth it. I am proud to say that since Christmas I'm down ALMOST 10 pounds.
And since juicing all my veggies and fruits doesn't taste as bad as I imagined it to be,
then I can definitely do this again! :)
Do you have a favorite 'green drink' recipe I should try next??