Good morning and Happy Monday. I apologize for going MIA for a minute there; this weekend I was busy playing catch up with school and spending time with my new internet boyfriend, Polyvore. If you’re Facebook or Pinterest friends with me, you already know how that relationship is going.
Due to the fact that a lot of friends and family have recently joined the Green Juice club (Yay!) and have been asking for good juice recipes, I thought I’d show you how I decide what to juice and how much of it to juice. It’s not an exact science of course, and all of it really depends on your personal taste preferences. So remember to try different combos and if you don’t like something, make a few adjustments next time and see if that fixes it.
Green Juice Equation: 1 part Dark + 2 part Water + 1 acid +1 sweet
Dark Greens include:
- Kale (any variety, but I find the regular curly kale juices better than Lacinto)
- Swiss Chard
- Dandelion Greens
Water Greens have a high water content:
- Romaine hearts
Acid is a lemon or a lime – it will cut your “green” taste pleasantly
Sweet is a small apple or pear
Play around with your combinations until you find one what works well for you. If you make a green juice that you find extremely unpalatable – don’t you dare throw it out! Just add some water, some lemon juice, and a little liquid Stevia. It will be fine! 🙂
The juice I had this morning (above) was missing the second water green. I forgot about the cucumber.
If you’re using a Breville, that’s how I insert my veggies and fruits into it. The apple just pops right in. I love that so.
So, let’s see what else is new…
I put on my sneakers and went to the gym. I flipped out after 30 minutes POSITIVE the gym childcare provider was torturing my son. But she wasn’t. So I will go back. Most definitely.
Sammy and Kitty kept watch.
I caught the boys outside being adorable.
Oh, and I tasted a peach so delicious, it just begged to be drowned in Maker’s Mark.
You’ll have to wait another day for that recipe. I need to perfect it.
Go drink a green juice!
I go in and out of coffee phases.
Most people I know drink coffee to help them wake up in the morning and get some “get up and go.” These days, coffee is a comfort food for me.
I told myself I wouldn’t use sweetened condensed milk in my coffee ANY MORE.
I know it’s bad. You know, with that sugar in it and all.
Sugar is not my friend. Not one bit.
But surely if I don’t eat sugar elsewhere in my life… it can’t be so bad?
It just tastes so good. And makes me feel happy. So yes, I bought another can of sweetened condensed milk this morning. It’s organic.
I’d say you should try it too, but it’s honestly not good for you. And you’ll absolutely get addicted. So.
Anyway, Eli is sleeping and I’ve got a lot to do to prepare for an overnight visitor. I’m making that vegetable korma again – and will measure the ingredients too, so that I can give you another go at it. With more detail.
What do you eat/drink when you need a little comfort?
I’m just kidding. It’s not really mad over here at all.
Amazing plums and peaches from the farmer’s market. Never knew I loved plums until I tried these!
An deliciously fragrant bunch of basil…
Whipped into a simple pesto with Olive oil and Parmesano Reggiano.
More juicy tomatoes to obsess over with mayo and toast.
A cup of coffee acting even more decadent with a fancy new mug and a healthy swirl of whipped cream.
Making a little something that’ll either ruin or completely replace my dinner.
Cooling in the fridge now.
No chance of not being foodgasmic.
No, it’s not a Mad Monday at all.
Not. At. All.
Why good morning! It’s a rainy, yucky Monday over here, but this girl started off the day with a big ol’ smile on her face. Why, you may ask?
I know. A picture of my booty made your day too. You’re welcome.
But seriously, the good news this morning is that I finally fit into the pair of jeans that I leave in my bathroom to taunt and harass me as I pull on yet another pair of gentle-waist pants. They have been jerking up my throne room for a while now, and the last time I attempted to show them what’s what, they didn’t really actually make it halfway up my caboose. As vain and silly as it is, the pulling on, zippering, and buttoning of these jeans has MADE MY DAY.
They may still be a little muffiny on top. It’s OK.
So, I thought, in addition to showing you my rear end, that I’d show you the glamour that is my rainy morning routine. Do you have one of these too? I find that on gloomy days, I crave different things. This morning is not a green smoothie morning!
We start here:
He entertains himself with his toys and the cat’s stick while I clean up in the bathroom (aka brush my teeth, parade around in skinny jeans, etc)
Then we come downstairs and I put my little Zini (his nickname that came from “Manzini” that came from nowhere? A can of tomatoes? I just don’t know) in one of his play stations.
Time for nourishment.
A moment to smell the roses.
Make a bottle. Eli has his last boob feed anywhere from 5:30 – 6:30am, his mid-morning is usually a bottle, and then we are straight boob until the evening.
And now I have anywhere from 5 to 20 minutes in which to surf Facebook, Twitter, my favorite blogs, and perhaps write a blog post of my own.
Yes, I do think of ways to put my son back to sleep almost immediately upon waking up.
It’s really quite rainy but hopefully it’ll clear up enough for an afternoon walk. For now, I’ve got Bob’s Burgers on in the background and I’m going to see how much I can get done in the next 12 – 23 minutes!
Have a great one!