Juicing Queen

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Have I mentioned how AMAZING my in-laws’ fridge is?  They seriously have every vegetable and fruit imaginable, tons of different cheeses and flavors of hummus, a million condiments… oh, and it’s all organic!  It’s a foodie dream!

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On the way over to my in-laws, I snacked on nuts:

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And when I arrived, my sister-in-law (Sophie) offered to raid the in-laws’ fridge and make Zesty Carrot Juice.  She’s been reading this book on raw foods/juicing and is basically a juicing queen now:

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I’m obviously not into the raw foods movement, but I flipped through the book and it looks like an interesting read!  And it has lots of good Green Monster recipes, so I photocopied those.

 

Sophie put the following ingredients into her juicer for Zesty Carrot Juice (we made 5 servings):

 

  • Carrots (14 large)
  • Ginger (3 – 4 inches)
  • Gala apples (8)
  • Lime (2)
  • Lemon (1)

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The result was nothing short of… AMAZING!

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I NEED MY OWN JUICER.  This was so fresh and delicious.

 

After our juice, the Husband, Sophie, and my mother-in-law headed to the community gym.  I obviously didn’t want to push myself after my 5K, but I did want to do some strength training!

 

I did a combination of leg presses, hamstring curls, tricep pull downs, lat pull downs, bicep curls, push-ups, sit-ups, and bicycle crunches.  I also walked 2.0 miles on the treadmill.   Twas an excellent post-race workout and it probably helped ward off stiffness!

 

We came back and I made a light lunch:

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A hummus and sprouts sammie and raspberries.

 

And a serving of apple crumble, homemade by my mother-in-law:

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Currently, we’re cooking a huge BBQ for dinner.  On the menu is veggie kebobs, veggie burgers, salad, corn on the cob, and more.

 

The Husband set up a nice poolside dining table, but it suddenly started to monsoon and ruined all the dishes!

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Guess we’re eating our BBQ inside!  šŸ™‚

 

Do you juice?  What are some great juicing recipes?

{ 26 comments }

 

  • Deva (Voracious Vorilee) September 12, 2009, 3:19 pm

    I have never juiced, but it intrigues me. Your in-laws' fridge looks stuffed full of so much yummy food – you must be in foodie heaven. Do you happen to have a recipe for that apple crisp? šŸ™‚

  • Maggie September 12, 2009, 3:20 pm

    Sounds like they are foodies too!!

    I love the sandwich idea..must try that at home. My favorite juice is the "apple horse"…ginger, apple, carrot. Its classic and tasty!

    Have a good BBQ,
    Maggie

  • Leianna September 12, 2009, 3:48 pm

    I've never juiced before but that particular one she made looks great!
    Have a great BBQ night at the in-laws!

  • Anonymous September 12, 2009, 3:54 pm

    I juice all the time! It is delicious and so nutrient dense. My only complaint is cleaning it up.
    My favorite juice is:
    2 cucumbers
    2 stalks of celery
    1/2 granny smith apple
    a couple of leaves of kale
    1 lemon
    1 lime

    YUM!

  • Amelia (AC/DC: Highways to Health) September 12, 2009, 3:56 pm

    Foodie's dream indeed! That is one stocked fridge!
    I've never tried juicing. I'd love to find an inexpensive place to buy fresh juice though because I don't think I'm going to invest in the juicing equipment.

  • Marisa (Trim The Fat) September 12, 2009, 3:59 pm

    No, but I think it would be so fun to make your own juices! I am a kitchen gadget addict, so I would love a juicer to add to my current overflowing ridiculous array of gadgets ;P

  • USANDCO September 12, 2009, 4:08 pm

    I juice pretty frequently. I usually do 2-3 carrots, an apple, half a medium beet, handful of spinach, whatever citrus I have on hand (half a grapefruit, an orange, whatever), half a large cucumber, sometimes celery (I find celery really overpowering whenever I use it though). SOO filling and fresh. I need to add ginger to the mix!

  • Sarah @ The Foodie Diaries September 12, 2009, 4:11 pm

    That fridge is a dream come true. Always admire/envy people with perfectly stocked fridges.. Enjoy it!

    -Sarah

  • haya September 12, 2009, 4:15 pm

    yum!!!

    i kind of wish i had a juicer, but i am trying to hold off on buying more appliances for a bit (juicer and waffle iron are at the top of my list).

  • Valerie (College Girl Eats) September 12, 2009, 4:35 pm

    Whoa! Do you just throw the lemons and limes in with the skin on?

  • Steph September 12, 2009, 4:39 pm

    Mmmmm…can I come raid the fridge too? šŸ™‚ Congrats on your race this morning by the way!

  • Lizzy September 12, 2009, 5:08 pm

    my mom has a juicer and loves making all types of things. her favorite would be juicing carrots and pineapple. yes a very odd combo, but trust me its good! šŸ™‚

  • Jenna September 12, 2009, 5:16 pm

    aww girlie you defs got your exercise in today!!
    have fun at the BBQ inside šŸ™‚
    jenna

  • Lauren September 12, 2009, 5:31 pm

    I'm so jealous of the MIL's fridge too! It's a beauty.

    COngrats on the race this morning! I just wanted to give you a huge thanks for all of the inpsiration you've given me over the past year. I'm running my 1st 1/2 tomorrow morning and I owe so much of my running abilites to you! You are the entire reason I started blogging and inspired me to develop my running passion.

    I totally owe so much of this to you and I can't thank you enough!
    šŸ™‚

  • Annamarina (Running Tails) September 12, 2009, 5:33 pm

    We recently go a juicer from Williams Sonoma with some gift cards from our wedding, but I have to be honest and say I haven't used it too much yet. I've been looking for some good recipes, so I will start by trying yours! I've made good ole OJ a couple of times, and it is delicious. So fresh!

  • brandi September 12, 2009, 5:59 pm

    ah, I want a juicer so bad, too! That juice recipe sounds great, and I've seen so many good ones that it makes me want one really bad.

    I'm glad you had a great race!!!! congrats!

  • Michelle @ LifeLifeFully September 12, 2009, 6:12 pm

    BEETS! I know it sounds disgusting but it's so darn good in a juice. Further, they're amazing on salads, grated as a salad base or in sandwhiches/hamburgers.

    BEETS!

    Michelle

  • Caitlin at Healthy Tipping Point September 12, 2009, 6:13 pm

    lauren – THANK YOU!

  • Devan Geselle. N September 12, 2009, 6:37 pm

    definatly an awesome fridge!!
    i love juicing!!

    carrot, apple, ginger
    orange, apple, ginger
    orange, carrot
    beet, cerely, carrot
    beet, carrot, apple, celery

  • cookinfanatic September 12, 2009, 6:40 pm

    Wow – that fridge is packed w/ good stuff! Never juiced before, but that combo sounds deelish šŸ™‚ The BBQ sounds yummy, have a great time!

  • Anonymous September 12, 2009, 6:43 pm

    I love fresh juice! I'm from Mexico and I think it's way easier to buy one everyday (34 oz and like 2 dollars and they use lots of carrots and oranges)
    My favorite combination it's carrot,orange and beet sometimes I ask for "amaranto"(amaranth don't know if that's common in the US) or a piece of banana šŸ™‚

    Anna<3

  • angieinatlanta September 12, 2009, 8:38 pm

    Ah, I'm so jealous that you have access to that fridge AND a juicer! No fair!

    I'm dying to try out juicing; I wish I could just rent a juicer for a weekend!

  • BroccoliHut September 12, 2009, 10:01 pm

    Agreed–your in laws' fridge is fantastic!
    I've never juiced because I fear that it wouldn't keep me full. Did you find it filling enough?

  • jesstyler September 12, 2009, 10:44 pm

    do you think your in-laws would adopt me? Or maybe have another son to spare? That place is foodie heaven! I can't imagine my MIL ever going to a gym šŸ˜‰

  • Thinspired September 13, 2009, 2:35 am

    I love my juicer and have been trying to experiment more with it lately. I tried a beet with carrots and other fruit and veg and that was good. Romaine and cucumber both juice really well. I've even juiced broccoli stalks!

  • Caitlin at Healthy Tipping Point September 13, 2009, 4:44 am

    broc hut – i thought it was just as filling as a green monster (if that makes any sense) LOL

    paltipus – haha no its not healthy key lime pie… but i had a sliver so maybe its halfway healthy? LOL

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