April 11, 2013

My First Juice

My juicer arrived yesterday and I was so excited that I ran to the store and bought a ton of fruits and veggies!  Yesterday morning after spinning I had my first adventure into the juicing world!  Here are some pictures and then the run down follows ...
It arrived!  The Breville!
All set up on the counter!
One tip I got from all my online research was to put a small trash can bag or plastic grocery bag in the pulp bucket for easy disposal.

 Ingredients for my first juice (not including the celery). 
An apple, a pear, carrots, celery, half a lemon and spinach!

 Up close!
 Post juicing pulp.
 A portion of my first juice!  The color is gross but it wasn't half bad!
So how did I like my first juice?  Honestly - it was decent - not great but definitely not bad!  I didn't follow a specific recipe and pretty much just tossed together what I thought would taste good.  The juice tasted initially like apple, followed by an intense celery taste.  I think I definitely added too much celery and will know for next time that a little celery goes a long way.  Since yesterday I have been looking up a bunch of juicing recipes and I'm excited to give some new ones a try. 
I was debating when to drink my juice during the day and I ended up having it at lunch time.  In the morning I had coffee and a bowl of celery, then at 11:45 AM I started to drink the juice.  I drank it slowly and finished around 12:30 PM.  The drink definitely kept me full for a while!  Around 2:30 I ate a peanut butter and banana sandwich (my favorite!) that I had packed that morning.  After that - I was good until dinner!  Moving forward it'll be interesting to see how juicing fits into my daily schedule.  So far I like drinking it for lunch/in the afternoon but I am definitely not opposed to having it in the morning.
In other news - I got my hair cut!  I went into the salon with the anticipation of getting some more layers and shortening my side bangs, but I left with a (longer) bob!  This is the first time I have had short(er) hair in a loooong time, but I really like it!  My hair is shorter in the back and longer and more angled in the front.   We'll see how it works out over the next couple of months but so far so good!  (If only my hair had more volumn, but I believe I may be destined for a life of straight lifeless hair.)  
New hair!

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