Friday, June 10, 2011

Juicing is yummy. :)

I have been trying really really hard lately to focus on my health and to get myself back on track.I've been working out 5 times a week and watching every single thing that I eat more closely. Really examining what I put in my body and taking note of how that food makes me really feel. One of the things I have added to my routine maybe 2 or 3 times a week is juice. The nutrient rush I get from drinking this fresh and colorful and yummy cocktail of natural goodness is amazing. Maybe (a big maybe) even more of a rush than coffee. The beauty of the natural colors of fresh strawberries or organic carrots makes me wonder why in the world artificial colors even exist. I took a quick picture of the juice I made the other day which included...strawberries, blueberries, carrots, apples, oranges and a little spinach... for the nutrients don't really taste it at all. Of course when I mixed it the colors were not the same but the taste made up for that big time. Not only does the juice make me full and satisfied it really really helps digestion and makes such a difference in my day.

The only downfall to juicing is that it is time consuming and when buying organic fruits and veggies it is a little expensive but the way I look at it ... my health and the health of my family is FAR more important than having things. So we sacrifice fancy anything and we eat well.

Tons of fresh fruit and veggies and very little processed food all make real differences in the way we feel. Of course there are days when pizza or a Friday fish fry is just what has to happen but for the most part eating with a conscious 80% of the time makes real real changes in your mood and body. Changes that are well worth the extra money spent.

I know that it is not possible for everyone to do this but making the choice to eat well often comes with sacrifices that are easy to make when you start to research food and how it really affects our health. Grow a garden, compost, buy from local farmers, visit your farmer's markets...I promise that you will feel better not only from the food but from the feeling of doing good for you, your family and your community.


Unknown said...

That looks so pretty - and delicious!!!
It really is amazing how our bodies tell us what the good foods are.

Kathy said...

hiya sweet girl, so happy for you in this adventure you are undertaking, it is not easy...I am doing the same. (except the juicing But this looks really beautiful! I am feeling so much better now that I am working out again...I have a long ways to go sister, and ain't getting no younger... yay us!

Jenny Petricek said...

Very interesting! I know this is something me and my family also need to learn about...we do not eat nearly as healthily as we should! I've been trying to forego the junk for more fruit...this is the best time of the year for strawberries, peaches, and pineapples!

Sarah Emily Jones said...

This looks and sounds like a great idea! :) Thanks for sharing.