Tag Archives: Homemade

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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Gyro-ish

Not quite a gyro, not quite sure what to call it. Recipe by my boyfriend, C!
Cost: ~$6 for 3 of these bad boys (assuming you have all the spices already)
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Skill level: Advanced beginner (only because of the chicken)

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Wanna be gyro

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Secret sauce ingredients

Sauce Ingredients:
• Plain greek yogurt
• Salt – only a little
• Pepper – season until desired
• Thyme – season until desired
• Garlic powder – season until desired
• Lime juice – 1/2 lime
• Fish sauce – 3/4 tablespoon
• Cilantro – finely chopped

Sauce instructions:
1. Mix ingredients into yogurt
2. Store in air tight container to keep fresh for later use!
** Sauce should be good for 3-5 days. Throw out if it smells or looks funky

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Chicken spices

Chicken spices:
• Salt
• Pepper
• Cayenne pepper
• Oregano
• Basil
• Parsley
• Thyme
• Garlic powder
• Olive oil (I usually use a spray)
• Chicken tenderloin (or breast, but we used tenderloin)

Chicken instructions:
1. Wash chicken
2. Season chicken with ingredients above for 15 minutes or longer
3. Grill chicken on stove or grill (we used a George Foreman) for 10-15 minutes until center is white (cut it to make sure or use a meat thermometer)
4. Remove from grill, cut into pieces

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Mmmm chicken

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Wanna be bread

Extra ingredients:
• Lettuce – chopped
***I actually like to use arugula but I didn’t have any at this time 🙂
• Green onions – chopped
• Red onions – chopped and grilled
• Sandwich slims – toasted
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Nomz

Voila!

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Short and Sweet – April 8

Okay so my last post didn’t really get as many hits as my previous posts, so I’ll keep it short and sweet because I have some reading to do. Last week I ate A LOT of junk food. Don’t judge me! It was delicious. But yeah, I need to get that out of my system haha.

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Detox Water

Ingredients:

Left:
• 1 Thinly sliced apple
• 1 Cinnamon stick
• Water

Right:
• Mint leaves
• 1/2 cucumber
• 1 Lemon (thinly sliced)
• Water

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Chicken

Baked Chicken Breast

Ingredients:
• Chicken breast
• Mrs. Dash Table Blend spice
• 2 cloves of garlic
• Drizzle with olive oil

Cooking Instructions:
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
2. Put chicken in baking dish or pan
3. Pop it in the oven for 20-25 minutes

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Vegetable Hummus Wrap

Ingredients:
•Wrap of your choice (I used Mission’s Zesty Garlic Herb wrap because I couldn’t find the 100 calorie ones at the store)
•Hummus of your choice (I used roasted pepper)
• Vegetables of your choice (I used baby spinach, shredded carrots, peas, avocado)
• Lime Juice

Cooking Instructions

1. Spread the hummus on the wrap (I used 2 table spoons)
2. Evenly spread the vegetables on the wrap
3. Roll the wrap tightly
4. Cut into pieces (optional)

TIP! If you’re going to cut it into pieces, cut them into thicker pieces. It’s really hard to cut them in thinner pieces. Also, roll it REALLY tightly or it will fall apart.

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Half of my meals for the week… I’ll be making salmon later this week.
Also made mango salsa (ish) to eat with my chicken!

Mango Salsa:

Ingredients
• 2 small mangos
• 1 tomato
• 1 large avocado
• Cilantro
• Lime juice
• Sea salt
• Ground pepper

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Also made these beauts to snack on. They are DELICIOUS!

Ingredients:
• 2 ripe bananas
• Greek yogurt
• Crushed almonds
• Cinnamon (optional)
• Popsicle sticks

Cooking Instructions

1. Peel and cut bananas in half
2. Cover bananas in yogurt
3. Cover bananas in almonds
4. Sprinkle cinnamon on
5. Freeze

These were kind of difficult to make haha. I had to crush the almonds myself with a ladle. I couldn’t figure out how to effectively coat the bananas in yogurt. Eventually I just figured it was easier to dump spoonfuls of yogurt on it and spread it around with the spoon. Dipping the banana in the yogurt did not work out for me.

OH! You can also mix the cinnamon into the yogurt before you put the yogurt on the banana if you want…

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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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