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Juice January 2016

Juice January

To celebrate Juice January’s 4th year, I thought I would make sure that we have some pretty wonderful juice recipes. As always, I will include some fun and healthy light meal options. Let’s make this the best year ever. I want to hear from you: I want to hear how it’s going, some of your favorite concoctions, and some of your favorite resources. Let’s make 2016 the best Juice January ever!

I am still rockin’ the Nutribullet, and loving it.

For those of you just joining us, here’s the way it works:

I do this program for 21 days, and combined with exercise, it’s a great way to jump start the year.

Here’s how you get started:

Start on January 1st and end on the 21st. Drink plenty of water along with the juice.
*and no alcohol for 21 days. {Yep that’s right!  No drinkies, and you know that’s a killer for me.}

Your daily regimen:

Breakfast – Drink tea or coffee (limit 1 cup). *You may eat 1 cup plain yogurt + 1/2 cup cereal or 1 egg scrambled. 1 8 oz. glass of water.

*Make your juice right after breakfast! The Nutribullet comes with several containers, so you can make a few recipes and transport your juice if you’re on the go.

10:00 a.m. Snack – 2 cups Juice

12:00 p.m. Lunch – 2 cups Juice

2:00 p.m. Midday Snack – 2 cups Juice

Dinner (5:30- 6:30) – Make a mixed salad and add 1 cup serving of protein. Try chicken, lean beef or fish, and saute fresh vegetables with 2 teaspoons olive oil. I will be sharing lots of healthy and yummy recipes and bringing back a few from previous years that I loved. I will have a couple of guests posting recipes as well.

I also love soup as a dinner option, and I will be posting yummy, healthy recipes along the way along with some of my favorite juice recipes.

I like having some protein for breakfast and for dinner as well. I have found this is a pleasant way to pass the 21 days without starving. This is a 21 day regime that I do, but please be advised that you should be in good health to try this juice semi-fast. I continue to do my exercise regimen, and you should be working out as well. You will be amazed at the energy level you have! I will say that the first week is hard, but the second week is much easier, so hang in there, and by week 3 it’s enjoyable!

Basic Juice Recipe
Kale and Apple Ginger Juice

You will need:

– 1 cup of kale
– 1 apple with the peel
– 1 inch piece of ginger
– 1/4 cup water + 1/4 cup ice

Preparation:

Place all the ingriedients into your NutriBullet or juicer. Process for 30 seconds and enjoy!

To grow your own kale, you can just pop some kale plants into a few pots. I have a garden, and kale has a substantial presence since it’s one of my favorite vegetables.

Let me know how it goes, and comment with any questions you might have about the recipes. I would love to hear what you do for your January Juicing.

Happy juicing; I look forward to hearing from you!

Image from Williams Sonoma

Photo: Con Poulos

Styling : Alison Attenborough

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21 days of Juicing!!! I feel like a kid!

I’m done I’m done whew!!!!!! 21 days done and done….I don’t know about you but I feel great. I have more energy and my skin is glowing, and I have a skip in my step.
I come away from this thinking that I will continue juicing all year at least twice a week. I love the way I feel.
21 days whizzed by, thank you for all of you who joined me especially thanks for my BFF Wendy it was a blast having you juice by my side everyday, it made juicing so much fun.

Happy Juicing, let me know how it went for you!

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