Wednesday, August 17, 2011

A juicy life change...

More than a month ago, TL started talking my ear off about buying a juicer.  I couldn't wrap my head around why, so I kept brushing him off and talking him out of getting one.

Then, we went to visit his brother, Joe.  Joe had already purchased a juicer, weeks before - and he started raving about it and how it's changed his whole idea of nutrition and made him a healthier person.

So I caved.  We bought a juicer.
A breville juicer.
Then, we went to Costco and stocked up on enough fruits and veggies to feed a small village.  {Much cheaper than buying at the grocery store}

Studies have shown that more than 90% of the nutritional value of fruits and vegetables is in the juice.  If you need more information about why juicing is beneficial, look here.

{looks pretty gross... but it's tasty}
{all the leftover pulps, and the juice!}
{it was like Christmas morning when the box showed up at our door}
Here is my main reason why I think juicing may be good for me... to sit down and eat 3 large carrots, 4 leaves of kale, 2 apples, 4 celery stocks, and 15 grapes would be pretty hard for me to do.  But throwing them in a juicer, and drinking it up is fast, tastes good - and filled me up.

And, I have to admit, it's kind of cool to see the food get juiced!

Okay, off my juicing soap box now ;)

38 comments:

BunBun said...

I've been meaning to get into the world of juicing... this may have convinced me to actually do it!

Claire Kiefer said...

I've been really wanting one of these! Some friends of mine have a juicer, and I drink it at their house sometimes . . . amazing! I'm gonna look into the brand y'all got.

JMB said...

Ohhh SISTER :) I think all of your concoctions pictured look delish! Can we talk about your kitchen! It looks like something I would pin on Pinterest :) I miss you times 10!

Caitlin C. said...

I have been wondering about juicers and if people liked them, so thanks for doing this post! I am thinking of getting one.. it sounds amazing and so healthy!

Erika Lee Sears said...

we just bought a juicer too, :) isn't it amazing how full you feel?

Cait said...

omg girl im so jealous. i told my fiance we had to put a juicer on our registry and he thinks im crazy. clearly this is a MUST essential in the kitchen!

Amber said...

I just came across your blog..New follower!

Candace said...

I think the hubs and I might have to invest in one of these. Looks yummy AND most importantly healthy:)

M.R. said...

wow- that spread looks awesome!

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Traci said...

Hmmmm...this looks like a good idea. I may be convinced. It looks like an easy way to "eat" fruits and veggies.

Anna Elder said...

mmm! you should check out the documentary: fat, sick, and nearly dead. it's amazing.

Love and Lilly said...

I've always wanted a juicer! Pass along any delicious recipes :)

Life With Lauren said...

I will be checking this out!

Bobbi said...

I'm going to have to look into getting a juicer now. I need more fruits and veggies.

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

I've never had a juicer but it seems like a good idea and sounds healthy!

Anait said...

Hmmmmmm I've never wanted a juicer but I think you post has just changed my mind. I'm already obsessed with making smoothies! :)

Nantucket Daffodil said...

Yummy. Juicers are awesome. Don't forget organic fruit is a good choice. Costs a little more, but you are so health conscious, it is worth it. Our dr. said especially strawberries. Cheers.

Nicole said...

That is awesome. def. will have to look into getting a juicer.

Virginia Belle said...

This post made me realize that I NEED a juicer! I am so bad about eating fruit and veggies and it looks like having them in juice form will help me get the servings I need. Thanks for sharing!

Katie said...

OK you MUST have read my mind. I was literally on Macy's website yesterday contemplating what juicer to buy. I hear the Breville's are awesome so I need your opinion. I don't necessarily want to spend that much if I don't HAVE to and there's another brand / juicer that will do the same for a little less. Will you give me your opinion?! Is it worth it or have you heard of any others that are just as good? :)thanks chicky!

Kristin said...

Oh fun! I've been contemplating getting a juicer, I'm just afraid I'll never use it! But all your fruit looks so yummy....it's making me think maybe I need to add a juicer to the registry! :)

Ashley said...

we have a juicer and i feel like i dont use it nearly enough! this got me thinking ... I should make one this weekend :)

glad you got one, exciting!!

Blue said...

These juices look amazing! makes me want fruit...

Natasha said...

this is hilarious!!! i think this post officially makes you old...we all get excited about the silliest things, don't we?? ;)

Rachel {Da Paura ♥} said...

Such a great idea, you have me convinced! I'm a huge fan of eating healthy in creative ways and this looks great. :)

xo
Rachel

Ana MF said...

Love this! I'm a juiceholic! I actually love juice much more than soda! A juicer was in my wedding registry and I was SO happy when somebody got that for us haha. Keep on the good work :)

Our Family of Four said...

I need to look into one of those, cause I have the same problem.

missy. said...

my mom has been doing juicing forever. they sometimes can taste a little funny but normally are pretty good! yay for you trying it out!

Jax said...

ha! Love this! I love watching things get blended sooo I bet I'd be really entertained with a juicer! Are there recipes for juices like there are smoothies and stuff? I really have no idea!

Carol {Everyday Delights} said...

I want a juicer so bad!! We actually still have some gift cards to Macys from our wedding, I may have to see if they sell them there!

Michelle said...

I always love your pictures! LOL Sounds like a great idea to have a juicer! And Costco is so much cheaper!

Marisa said...

Ummmm....I might have to get a juicer now. I'm obsessed with the Naked Juices. Seems like this might be cheaper in the long run though.

Sera Pie said...

So cool! I've been thinking about juicing it up lately too, maybe I'll jump on board this train next!

Jess said...

Yay for juicing! I've never done it, but have always been intrigued, so it might be something I try in the next year or two.

Little Rus said...

I'd love to have a juicer simply because I don't think shopbought vegetable juices taste good and it's also nice to have an opportunity to make your own mixes. :) x

Sarah Mina said...

I've never "juiced" before but this looks really neat! I may just have to try it...

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Allison said...

I've done a little juicing - but definitely want to do more! I've been trying so hard to eat more whole foods and raw fruits/veggies, and juicing them would definitely help me fill my quota.
And girl, you weren't kidding about buying all the fruits and veggies at Costco! Good for you guys :)

Courtney B said...

Ok, I am SO glad you posted this! The past couple weeks Eric has been telling me he wants a juicer. I could not for the life of me figure out why he'd be interested in that. But hey, I am all for it now that I see how many fruits and veggies you can cram into a healthy drink :)