Carrot orange juice to kick off 2016

Hi guys!! Happy Thirsty Thursday!! Are you guys thirsty?  I sure am!

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I’m sure you would like a post about a yummy cocktail I made, but today I’ve got something even better!  In all honesty, I don’t do cocktails.  I’m a wine and champagne type of girl.  But to kick off the new year on a healthy note, I pulled out the old juicer and got to work.  

I really should juice more often, but it is quite the process with cleaning the fruits and veggies, peeling ones with thicker skin, and cleaning each part of the juicer.  The actual juicing of the fruits and vegetables, now that is the easy part! 

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I am ready to make another batch.  This juice is tangy, but well-balanced with the carrots.  And the ginger is so good for an upset stomach while adding yummy flavor too.  You just can’t beat a homemade juice… so much healthier and more flavorful than anything you can find in the grocery store. The color is pretty great too 🙂

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Started the day with a glass of the carrot orange juice and a big smoothie (spinach, banana, frozen berries, mango, and a little orange juice for a smoothie consistency).  

I saw this on social media the other day and really liked the message.  All those little choices throughout the day really add up.  Fuel your body right because you only have one  🙂

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I don’t often eat greek yogurt, but my husband needed some for a recipe so I am using up the leftovers.  I told you I don’t let food go to waste 😉  This was a snack of greek yogurt with craisins and a little drizzle of honey.  

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Okay, so my husband… he is a funny guy.  He really enjoys all his toys (gopro, drone, boat, etc.) and recently ordered a bunch of fun extras for his gopro because he got a really good deal on them.  One of the gopro additions is a body strap to hold the gopro so you can video from your chest (yes, he has the dorky head mount too…).  I came in the door the other day to find him like this… and he asked me if I thought it was okay to wear it to his tennis practice with a new tennis group.  No honey, it is not okay.  I’m not sure that would make the best first impression 😉

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He seriously keeps me laughing all day.  He recently shaved off his beard (it needed to go), but kept a creepy mustache with “handle bars.”  He came downstairs after shaving and tried to keep a straight face.  As soon as we made eye contact, we both died laughing.  I don’t have a picture, but trust me, you do not want to see that mustache.  

While the hubby was at tennis, I caught up on the craziness on The Bachelor.  This show… it is just too much 😉

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And another clean-out-the-fridge kind of dinner… omelette (1 egg 3 egg whites, sauteed broccoli and cauliflower) topped with avocado and a side of burnt (oops) kale chips (olive oil, salt, pepper, lots of nutritional yeast) and roasted sweet potatoes.  It did the job! 

Questions:

  1. Do you have a juicer? Any favorite recipes?
  2. Are you a yogurt person?  Plain or with toppings?
  3. Do you watch The Bachelor? What do you think so far?

4 thoughts on “Carrot orange juice to kick off 2016

  1. i got a juicer when i got married and ive never used it. i hate how much produce you have to buy for a small amount of juice….i need to just use it anyway!! Maybe ill try this recipe out!

    i love greek yogurt with honey and cinnamon added!

    I didnt watch thebachelor but i watched the biggest loser! new season!

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  2. I love my juicer but it is a lot of work. And yes, you have to buy so much for such little juice. That’s why I really love the carrot one because I usually can find good deals on carrots in bulk. That Greek yogurt combo sounds so good!!

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