Monday, January 9, 2012

Heavenly Apple Juice

Craig and I finally tried the juicer out last night and we went through a whole bag of green apples.

Craig juicing

apple juice and juicer

apple juice

We both had medium sized glasses to drink and were so full! In fact, we could not eat much of our actual dinner because of it.

apple juice from juicer


The weird experience we both had was a buzz in our heads. I had a bunch of energy for a while and then it went downhill.

It was our first experience juicing and despite the messy process, we loved it. The juice was amazing and Craig loves juice, so I am happy if he drinks something more pure once in a while. I can't wait to try out new recipes with carrots, beets, cucumbers, kale and spinach (not all in one juice, but combined in various ways of course).

I had a case of the Mondays, so after work, I had a big salad for dinner, ate some of this glorious chocolate and looked through the February issue of Glamour that came in the mail today. Aaah, that helped ease my Monday blues.

Trader Joe's dark chocolate and Glamour February 2012 magazine

A short nap and workout after that also helped. Nirvana's Smells Like Teen Spirit got me up to about 18 mph on the bike and it felt great. I rowed and lifted weights too and then called it a night at the gym. My hips are killing me from running and walking on the treadmill yesterday, so I took it somewhat easy. I've never experienced hip pain like I had today and it's not fun. Foam rolling and using a rolling pin kind of eased the pain. I just hope I wake up tomorrow and it's not as bad.

Do you juice? If so, what's your favorite combination? My favorite cafe bought juice had beets, lime juice, apple and strawberries. Yum!


  1. Not gonna lie, juicing skeeves me out a little! Not the apple juice you made, but the whole combining tons of fruits and vegetables. Not sure if I could handle it!!!

    I hope your hip is feeling better today!

  2. i love juicing too! my favorite combinations always include apples, ginger, and some kind of citrus (usually a peeled lemon). and then whatever else i throw in there! :)

    glad you like the chocolate - it is my all-time favorite!

  3. I am probably the last food blogger on the planet to not drink smoothies or green monsters - although I do know if you use kale in a smoothie - don't puree the stem because it makes the drink too bitter. I found you through Jen's blog - hi Jen!

  4. I love juice but refuse to buy it because of how much sugar is in the storebought versions. Maybe I need a juicer...

    Oy about the injury! Be careful!

  5. Jenn (Stephens) Van HaaftenJanuary 12, 2012 at 6:52 AM

    Apple and carrot is a really good combo. My in-laws do that a lot when we visit.