Juice Me

in Arms and Abs Challenge

I ended up laying in bed, reading my murder mystery book, until 11 PM, and then I tossed and turned for hours (obviously being really creeped out by hotel sounds).  So – I woke up late, and the only thing on my mind was JUICE.


I immediately pulled my laptop into bed and started to Google.


When you’re traveling, Google Maps is your friend.  I was searching for a Whole Foods, but found a local place called Healthy Living Natural Foods Market.  Um, yes, please!


This place is only a short drive from my hotel, and they offer fresh-pressed juices.  I love Burlington!


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I ordered the “everything but tomato” juice, which I think included organic carrots, parsley, kale, cucumber, and beets.


The juice was bright red, but it was exactly what I wanted!  I think I need to invest in a juicer.



I also picked up this Danish Sourdough Rye by Hestes’ Hearth, a local bakery.  I loved it – very chewy and nutty.  I had two pieces with my juice.

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Another cool thing about Healthy Living Market?


They had a vegetable garden right in the parking lot!


Unfortunately, it looks like frost has gotten everything.


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A very cool concept though.  I REALLY like Burlington!  Too bad it’s so cold.


Oh – AND.  I did Day 2 of the Arms and Abs Challenge.  It was hard, but I banged out those push-ups! Also, I’m mixing up my crunches with some bicycle crunches because several awesome readers pointed out that crunches only work part of your abdominal wall. 


Off to Ticonderoga for my Operation Beautiful presentation!  PS – Please remember to VOTE for OB to win $10,000 for Girls on the Run!



  • Holly @ couchpotatoathlete November 11, 2010, 9:13 am

    Too bad about the veg gardens — those poor cold peppers 🙁

  • Carolyn @ EatWell. LiveWell. BeWell. November 11, 2010, 9:17 am

    I love Vermont and upstate NY. Saratoga Springs is about 1.25 hours south of Ticonderoga which has a really neat downtown and local HFS.

  • Amanda November 11, 2010, 9:22 am

    I had to tear out my veggie garden a while back. It’s sad to see the garden get killed by frost after putting so much effort in. Luckily I have my home canned goods to get me through the winter! Good Luck on your presentation!

  • Camille November 11, 2010, 9:29 am

    I was in Burlington in January and it was definitely cold, but there was no wind or anything, so it didn’t feel too bad. I would love to live there, unfortunately it’s quite expensive 🙁

  • Jennifer@ knackfornutrition November 11, 2010, 9:31 am

    Isn’t upstate NY glorious!? There is no Whole Foods in my area either (wayyy across the state), but there is a great local co-op that I try to keep in business.
    You should see if there is a Wegmans around you. It is a NY chain of grocery stores and it is quite an experience. Their hot food section is like Whole Foods on steroids!
    Good luck with your presentation!

  • Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday November 11, 2010, 9:31 am

    I’m more of an apple/carrot/celery juice fan.

    I’ve tried beets but just can’t get into it and I really hate the taste of parsley.

    My mom used to put garlic in her juice. Bleh. NOTHING is worse than that.

  • Halley (Blunder Construction) November 11, 2010, 9:32 am

    🙁 That’s the saddest looking garden, poor veggies! I think I need to invest in a juicer as well, I might put it on my Christmas wishlist.

  • Erin D. November 11, 2010, 9:32 am

    I was in northern Vermont for a wedding in August and got to spend a day exploring Burlington on my own. I loved it! Be sure to drive through campus if you have the chance–it’s beautiful!

  • Lauren at KeepItSweet November 11, 2010, 9:32 am

    good luck with your presentation! love the garden in the parking lot

  • Erin November 11, 2010, 9:33 am

    I to am doing the abs/arm challenge and am on the 2nd day of the first week. Instead of doing regular crunches..I lift my legs up in the air to use my lower abdominal muscles as well…I need to do something for the obliques though…It was hard to admit that I could only do 2 push ups…the girly kind :/ We’ll be doing 100 before we know it!!

  • Michele @ Healthy Cultivations November 11, 2010, 9:34 am

    Hotel sounds get to me too. I always travel with a “sound spa” or “noise machine” (as I actually call it). That way, I can always sleep listening to the sounds of falling rain or a waterfall.

    • Caitlin November 11, 2010, 9:35 am

      me too! it’s the ambiance app on iphones!

      • Michele @ Healthy Cultivations November 11, 2010, 9:36 am

        That’s good to know. I don’t have an iphone yet (I’m thinking birthday present for me next year), but it’s nice to know that… of course, there’s an app for that.

  • Lisa Fine - lisasfoods November 11, 2010, 9:35 am

    If you get the chance you must check out Burlington’s food co-op! A very cool place…

  • tina November 11, 2010, 9:38 am

    random fact of the day- so i actually work for a sporting goods company in the “strategic account” area- and we recently realized that most of our large accounts (target, dicks, sports authority) don’t have locations in vermont…. after a little research we learned its because vermont has super strict retailing guidelines in order to try to keep out big box retailers and keep everything local! (hence why there probably wasn’t a closer whole foods). there are walmarts there but they do not carry the same mainstream goods- almost everything is local! anyway, kind of a neat fact! enjoy! 🙂

  • Allie November 11, 2010, 9:45 am

    I LOVE healthy living market!!! 🙂 I’m glad you found it. And I agree with Lisa Fine. City Market (the co op) is awesomeee. SO many reasons to love Burlington, I’m glad you agree. Thanks for coming!

  • katie November 11, 2010, 9:52 am

    Vermont is so unique with all their local retailers. Beet juice is a new obsession- I asked for a juicer for Christmas!

  • Paige (Running Around Normal) November 11, 2010, 9:54 am

    I love how beets automatically turn juice a deep, lovely red color!

  • Sarah @ Sarah's Shaping Up November 11, 2010, 9:57 am

    Vermont looks like my kind of place. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  • Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg November 11, 2010, 9:58 am

    I wish I lived in a place that had a juice bar so close!! Sigh.

  • Kelly November 11, 2010, 10:00 am

    What a cool place!

  • Kristen November 11, 2010, 10:03 am

    If you’re still in Burlignton, you must visit City River Co-Op! http://www.citymarket.coop/ It’s great!

    Also, Klinger’s Bread Company!https://www.klingersbread.com/ Most delicious bread ever! Well, most delicious outside of France 😉

  • Kristen November 11, 2010, 10:06 am

    That market has a great selection of Vermont (and regional) microbrews as well. I’m a big fan of that market and try to stop in anytime I’m in Burlington. Good luck with your presentation!

  • Kristen November 11, 2010, 10:07 am

    ooh- now that I look at he other Kristen’s comment (strange that we posted minutes apart), I’m thinking of the City River Co-op…Great store!

  • Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat November 11, 2010, 10:07 am

    Wow, thank goodness for Google!! That place looks great! 🙂

  • Caitlyn (A Spoonful of Life) November 11, 2010, 10:07 am

    Oooo! I like the idea of adding bicycle sit-ups to the mix! I’ll have to do that next time. Wouldn’t want to uneven abs, now would I?! LOL!

  • Natalia - a side of simple November 11, 2010, 10:12 am

    Have a great presentation!

  • Laurie November 11, 2010, 10:12 am

    Burlington is totally cool, I’m from Boston, so know about their coolness….and COLDness. I guess you can’t have it all. I am thirsty now after looking at your juice. Have a great presentation….I really want to see it one of these days

  • Jenn November 11, 2010, 10:18 am

    I live in the southwest now, but grew up in the Northeast. Your posts are making me feel especially homesick.
    Thanks for the suggestion to try the 100 pushup challenge. I bought the ap for my phone and I am on day 3. I love it! I feel so empowered.

  • Jenn November 11, 2010, 10:18 am

    I live in the southwest now, but grew up in the Northeast. Your posts are making me feel especially homesick.
    Thanks for the suggestion to try the 100 pushup challenge. I bought the ap for my phone and I am on day 3. I love it! I feel so empowered.

  • Kristina @ spabettie November 11, 2010, 10:19 am

    Caitlin, do you love Burlington?? 😀

    have a great presentation today !!

  • Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) November 11, 2010, 10:20 am

    It really sounds like such a nice town. Glad you got your juice and that bread looks beautiful and delicious! Good luck today!

  • Sarah K. @ the Pajama Chef November 11, 2010, 10:22 am

    sleeping in a hotel alone creeps me out too!

  • Kelly November 11, 2010, 10:22 am

    I live in Boston and my husband and I had been debating where to take his family as a Christmas present (we decided to do “event” gifts this year)- Burlington VT, or Newport RI. Newport is closer but Burlington looks gorgeous from your posts!

    • kathleen November 11, 2010, 10:39 am

      woodstock, vt. the most adorable vermont town ever. it’s a 2.5 hour drive from boston (i used to live in boston. i miss it. sigh.) stay at the woodstocker inn. you won’t be disappointed i promise!

      • Kelly November 11, 2010, 8:31 pm

        Thanks! I’ll definitely look into the place and see if its in the budget 🙂 And you should move back to Boston hehe

  • janae @ hungryrunnergirl November 11, 2010, 10:24 am

    Yummy juice! I love chewy, dense, nutty bread! You are making me want to go to Burlington for my next vacation!

  • Rachel November 11, 2010, 10:24 am

    That bread looks tasty. I love bread like that and it sounds like a perfect breakfast with your juice.

    Google Maps and Google Earth are my traveling companions as well. Since my fiance and I don’t have cars we are always looking up the cities we sail into on googlemaps so we know how to get around on our bikes. It comes in handy when all you want is to find the closest internet cafe and grocery store!

  • Heather November 11, 2010, 10:30 am

    I have always wanted to go to Burlington, VT – I live so close to it too!

    I have a juicer but never use it – it is such a pain to clean…

  • kathleen November 11, 2010, 10:34 am

    i admire vermont for it’s anti-big-business attitude.

    • Caitlin November 11, 2010, 6:20 pm

      yes! no big boxes there!

  • Maddie (Healthy Maddie) November 11, 2010, 10:40 am

    Yum that bread looks so chewy and your juice also looks great! I want a juicer too 🙂
    Have a good presentation today!

  • Lily @ Lily's Health Pad November 11, 2010, 10:49 am

    I LOOOOOOVE my Breville juicer. I use it about once a week. It is kind of a beast and a bit annoying to clean as it takes up all the space in the dishwasher.

  • Amber K November 11, 2010, 10:56 am

    Duh, I didn’t even think about doing bicycle crunches! I am going to do that too.

  • Ashlei November 11, 2010, 11:00 am

    I love fresh juice when I’m traveling

  • Mary @ Bites and Bliss November 11, 2010, 11:00 am

    Ahh frozen peppers!! Well, they freeze well chopped up..so maybe they’re still ok? 😛

  • Jamie @ Food in Real Life November 11, 2010, 11:08 am

    I had a horrible night’s sleep too! Those frozen veggies are so sad 🙁 Juice looks great though. I’ve never had fresh veggie juice before.

  • amanda November 11, 2010, 11:18 am

    I love exploring local places like that when traveling, how fun!

  • Alexa @ The Girl In Chucks November 11, 2010, 11:39 am

    The color of juice looks amazing. I wish I didn’t find the taste of beets so icky, because, visually, I find them beautiful.

    Love the vegetable garden idea!


  • Gracie November 11, 2010, 11:47 am

    Burlington is one of my absolute FAVORITE cities. I’m so glad to see you went to American Flatbread!!! Best. Pizza. Ever.

  • Mary (Sisters Running the Kitchen) November 11, 2010, 11:56 am

    I love fresh juice places! Yum…that bread looks delicious, too!

  • Lana November 11, 2010, 12:04 pm

    What a great find! Good thing for modern day technology 😉

  • Maura November 11, 2010, 12:27 pm

    Voting every day!

  • monicanelsonfitness November 11, 2010, 12:28 pm

    brrr it looks cold.
    Glad you found your juice.:)

  • Cora November 11, 2010, 12:42 pm

    I found my tomato garden get killed by frost a while back, I had to tear out all dead plants. It is sad to see them ended like this after putting so much effort in.

  • Clare @ Fitting It All In November 11, 2010, 12:54 pm

    I’ve NEVER had a juice like that and want to so badly! I can’t seem to find where they would make them at our Whole Foods?

    • Caitlin November 11, 2010, 6:22 pm

      Only some WFs have juice bars!

  • Katherine @ Left Coast Contessa November 11, 2010, 1:09 pm

    Good luck at the presentation!

  • Sana November 11, 2010, 1:24 pm

    For some reason MD is not as cold yet! We are usually hit with some frost by mid Nov. I have an awesome presentation!

  • Jenn @ LiveWellFitNow November 11, 2010, 1:25 pm

    Juice is GLORIOUS!

    I jumped on the 100 push up and abs this week as well. Day 2 over here! I hurt. I hurt. 🙂

  • Nicole November 11, 2010, 1:44 pm

    Thanks for the idea … my husband and I are going to try the 100 pushups program!

  • caitie November 11, 2010, 1:49 pm

    one gym group class instructor told us that if you are moving your upper body, you are working your upper abs, and if youre moving your lower body, youre working the lower part!

  • Faith @ lovelyascharged November 11, 2010, 1:50 pm

    I’ve never seen that bread before but it really looks amazing – dense, nutty, seedy…aka PERFECT!

  • Marina November 11, 2010, 2:21 pm

    Bread looks delicious, and that juice sounds great too. Just what I need, refreshing veggies and vitamins, and some amazing carbs.

  • Leah @ Why Deprive? November 11, 2010, 2:33 pm

    I love the vegetable garden in the parking lot idea! It would definitely give me more confidence in what theyre serving.

    Investing in a juicer is SO worth it! My parents gave me their 900 year old juicer, and even though its loud, and takes forever to clean, I LOVE it!

  • Andrea of Care to Eat November 11, 2010, 3:21 pm

    YES – you need a juicer! I used to use mine more, but even though I don’t use it every day, I’m so glad I have it. Just this morning, I started to feel like I was coming down with a cold, so I know I’ll stop at the store on the way home to get oranges and other fruits and veggies to make juice tonight and the rest of the week. Why take “Emercen-C” when you can have the real deal?!

  • Teacherwoman November 11, 2010, 3:58 pm

    Maybe add in the reverse cruches too, so you are working your lower abs as well?! just a thought.

    Sounds like you found a great place! That juice looks yummy!

    • Caitlin November 11, 2010, 6:04 pm

      good idea re: reverse crunches!

  • Megan @ Healthy Hoggin November 11, 2010, 4:57 pm

    So jealous you’re in Vermont! I’ve been dying to visit!!

    Definitely get a juicer– you won’t regret it!! I bought my Breville Juice Fountain almost 5 years ago, and it’s still alive and kicking!! And I use it a LOT! 😉

  • AllieNic @ Frisky Lemon November 11, 2010, 5:15 pm

    I HEART Healthy Living! My parents shop there (sometimes…it’s kind of pricy!) My sister used to work there!! SO many healthy things! It makes shopping so much fun!

  • Heidi - apples under my bed November 11, 2010, 5:41 pm

    That juice and loaf look so delicious!
    Heidi xo

  • Lisa November 11, 2010, 6:12 pm

    I love the idea of their vegetable garden! And in general, I would love to go to that store!

    I’m doing the arms challenge right along with you, although I need to commit to the abs too! 100 pushups? Riiiight.

  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin November 11, 2010, 6:21 pm

    Oh the wonders of Google Maps! 😀 I love how easy it makes it to find what you’re looking for, no matter where you go.

  • Ellen@FirednFabulous November 11, 2010, 6:44 pm

    That is one SERIOUS juice! And yes, bicycle situps are killer, but SO good 🙂

  • Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca) November 12, 2010, 2:10 am

    That juice looks like it is LOADED with nutrients!!

  • Sabine November 12, 2010, 7:19 am

    How cool you eat “rugbrød” from my country.
    In Denamrk we call the Danish Sourdough Rye “Rugbrød” and it is a thing almost every dane eat every day to lunch.

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