If you had told me two months ago that I would be juicing it and loving it. I would have laughed in your face. Pretttty much.
What I did not realize about juicing is that it’s a super easy way to get in those fruits and vegetables. And it’s not just something that super healthy people do. They are just sneaky about getting those fruits and veggies in.
All you have to do is throw in some fruits and veggies and you are good to go! For a non-salad lover I know that juicing is the way to go for me.
I know a lot of people think the Vitamix is super expensive, which it is – but I love it because I get to use the entire fruit/vegetable. Pulp and all.
I have seen a lot of people post about how they use other blenders to juice and go through some complicated process of straining the juice and having leftover pulp that they convert into something else. No thanks.
I have been using the Vitamix for about a month or so now and have no issues with drinking the “pulp”. The smooth consistency does not make it seem like I am drinking a salad.
I also throw in some flax and chia seeds into my juice – another thing I thought I would never do. I have not changed any of my eating habits because I juice. I still eat all my other meals as I would. However, I feel better knowing that I am able to consume various types of nutrients in one drink.
I usually juice in the morning so that I start off my day with the best goodies. My favorite juice combinations always include, lime, grapes, and baby spinach. After that I throw in any combination of bananas, apples ,cucumber, carrots, celery, oranges, pineapples or pomegranate seeds.
It really depends on what I have on hand at home when it comes to what I juice but, it’s a good way to use up extra fruits/veggies before they go bad. I am not the only one at home that drinks the juice, both of my parents enjoy a glass with me (force fed). I don’t have a particular recipe for what I throw into the blender, but after a bit of trial and error I have an idea of what goes well together and what should never be blended together.
Do you juice?
Over the weekend I went to Shilla Bakery located in Annandale, Virginia. They also have a location closer to me here in Maryland that I am excited to checkout!
Shilla Bakery does a fantastic job of blending European and Asian flavors together to create delicious baked goods.
I was a little overwhelmed when I first walked into the bakery. So many yummy goodies to look at! But I quickly found a toothpick and started to sample away.
Gotta love a bakery that is not stingy with the samples. Not only did the bakery have an assortment of cookies, cakes, breads and tarts – they had various flavors of tea and ice cream. I split the taro flavored Boba tea and loved it!
For a quick bite, I also tried the flatbread pizza. Additionally, I brought back a few things for my family to try. The bakery was filled with so many tasty looking items, I wanted to eat them all.
The pineapple pound cake was a huge favorite. What I loved about all the baked goods was how fresh they tasted, the bakery also had so many items out to sample which really helped me pick out what I wanted to purchase.
My parents also liked the jalapeño and mixed vegetable bread – which they used to complement some chicken curry. I am so glad that I found a location near me because there are so many other things that I can’t wait to try.
Happy Wednesday! I am off to teach some fun group fitness classes. Hope your day is going well!