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Juicing for Lazies: Round 1

Skill level: Novice

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Juice Juice Juice

This is what I started off with… Unfortunately the orange and grapefruit were molding inside because I waited too long until I got around to using them 😦 Sad… Huge waste! One of my vices.
Also, you’ll notice the carrots are sprouting. Apparently it’s okay to use them if you wash and peel them.

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Post-wash prepping

1. Wash everything
2. Figure out grapefruit and orange are molding, toss (you probably won’t have to go through this)
3. Peel lime
4. Peel carrots, cut in half (not pictured)
5. Cut apples in half (unless they will fit in your juicer whole)
6. Compost the remains (if you can)

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Foamy AF

I bought this juicer on Amazon. It was pretty cheap, probably not the best out there which explains why the juice turns out so separated/foamy.

TIP: You’re supposed to clean the blade/strainer basket and bowl between each juice flavor so the flavors don’t mix (but I never do, of course, because I’m lazy. And if you’re reading this blog you probably won’t either).

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Straining

I need to buy one of those little strainers, but for now I’m improvising and using two colanders for now to help with get rid of the foam.

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Kind of ugly, but you get it!

Left: Apple Ginger Juice
• 6 Gala apples, ginger

Middle: Carrot Ginger Juice
• 5 medium carrot sticks, ginger

Right: Green Apple Lime Ginger Juice
• 1 granny smith apple, 1 lime, ginger

This should give you an idea of how much fruit/veggies you need to produce x amount of juice! As you can see, you kind of need a lot of produce to get a lot of juice… It gets kind of expensive if the items aren’t on sale!

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Clean up, clean upppp

The WORST part about juicing is cleaning the juicer. This is definitely what keeps me from doing it more often.

TIP: Put a plastic bag in the pulp basket to easily get the pulp out of there. Empty the pulp into your compost or trash can then recycle the plastic bag!

The juice keeps for about 3 days. I read that it’s better to fill the juice to the top of the jars!

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Monster Meal Prep – April 22

This is going to be a busy week for me, so I finally prepped MOST of my meals… It’s hard for me to prep all of them because I don’t have good tupperware so my food isn’t as fresh after a few days. I really need to make the investment and just go ahead and buy the the good tupperware!

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Part of what a REAL meal prep should look like. This is only for half of my week.

SORRY FOR THE UGLY PICTURE!!! Terrible lighting in my kitchen…

Top left corner: pork ribs my mom made

Middle left: quinoa

Bottom left corner: tomatoes, cucumber, avocado, lemon juice, pepper, salt

Top middle: 1 large sweet potato (cubed) and sweet onion hash

Left middle: Avocado chicken salad pockets with mandarin oranges

Right middle: Baked chicken with sweet potato quinoa hash

Right: Spinach salad with cucumber, tomato, shredded carrots, baked chicken

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Sweet Potato, Spinach and Quinoa Hash

Ingredients:
1 large sweet potato
Spinach
Quinoa
1 clove minced garlic
1 teaspoon coconut oil
Salt
Pepper

Cooking Instructions:
1. In a skillet over medium heat, warm 1 teaspoon coconut oil
2. Saute cubed sweet potato for about 5 minutes
3. Cover skillet and cook sweet potatoes until desired softness
4. Stir in spinach, garlic, pinch of salt, desired amount of pepper
5. Saute until spinach is wilted.
6. Add 1 cup of cooked quinoa and heat through.

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Salad Pocket

Ingredients:
• Salad pocket
• Hummus
• Spinach
• Avocado
• Chicken

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Cantaloupe with Greek yogurt, blackberries, and crushed almonds

Cooking Instructions:
1. Cut cantaloupe in half
2. Scoop out the seeds
3. Fill with yogurt
4. Add crushed almonds
5. Add blackberries (or any berries)

This was pretty hard to eat actually. The juice kept squirting everywhere! I guess that’s what I get for taking the lazy way and digging the fruit out with a spoon. Maybe next time I’ll just cut the cantaloupe up and add the other stuff on top…

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I won this awesome Life Factory water bottle from a raffle at the Earth Day Carnival at my school! Woo!

HAPPY EARTH DAY!!!!! But remember, every day is Earth Day.

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“Ice Cream” For Breakfast!!

I’ll be having this for breakfast every morning until Miami! Ice cream mmm…

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Just kidding! It’s Greek yogurt. Did I have you fooled?

Greek yogurt + fresh strawberries (frozen works too) + drizzled with honey = YUM

If you’re really trying to be healthy, you can forego the honey. But it does give it a nice kick 🙂

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