How many of you eat much raw fruits and veggies on a daily basis?

The average American does NOT consume the daily recommended amount of fruits and veggies (including myself).

Until now!

Sean and I have been juicing every day now for 6 weeks, and I feel great!!! I start out my day with a big class of juice, then a few hours later I have my Isagenix meal replacement shake. A few hours later I'll have a snack, then it's dinner time. This is the best way to keep your calories down, seriously, it has been so nice.
Here are a few benefits of juicing.

  1. The juice requires hardly any digestion, so all its nutritional goodness gets rapidly into your system.
  2. When you juice, you use more fruits and vegetables than you could actually eat. As a result, you are drinking a densely packed amount of vitamins, minerals and other plant-based nutrients.
  3. Juicing allows you to consume an optimal amount of vegetables in an efficient manner, and you can add a wider variety to your diet. 
We found a wide variety of juicers on Amazon, but this is the one that we bought. 

But you can get a lower Watt one for cheaper.

I'm not going to lie, it does require a little time, probably about 25 min. from
start to finish (clean up and all). Not really that bad, but if you're in a hurry then it might not be that convenient.
One thing I've liked most about juicing is the fact that I can feel good about
getting all my fruits and veggies in each day. Antioxydants are so important,
especially for Cancer prevention.

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Analia said...

I love my juicer, it is so yummy and healthy too! I have to share with you a recipe I have, it is delicius and has many veggies on and my little 4 and 2 year ild love it! I will email you whatever I have a minute to write the e-mail! Thank you!


Kristina P. said...

Can you believe we've never even owned a blender in the 7 years we've been married?

Ailinh Harris said...

I love juicing! My hubs got me a great book for Christmas one year and I LOVE it! So easy and nummers.

Heather said...

Sounds awesome! Can you share some recipes? I know I don't get enough fruits and veggies and this would be a great way for me to do that and shed a few pounds too!

Erin said...

Oooh i am adding to my "to do" list to take a pic of my what is inside of my purse. Not sure how interesting it will be... :) I want a juicer!!!

'Ole Lisa said...

Love juicing too. As an added benefit or sidenote, if you don't have time to juice, Isagenix has wonderful Greens and Fruits to add to shakes. Yum!

Valerie said...

I would love some good recipes. I tried juicing a loooong time ago, and it was nasty tasting.

I'm willing to give it another try!

Candace @ Candace Creations said...

I've been wanting to try this for a while....Odwalla is an expensive habbit! I would need some good recipes though!!!

Renee Weatherford said...

We have a juicer & used it a lot when we got it, but I think the clean-up time really made me quit. I would love to get a vita-mix. I think you've re-inspired me :)

Anonymous said...

I tried "juicing" once. It didnt end well. So, I just buy it at the store.

Heidi said...

mmmm, looks and sounds yummy to me!

carma said...

can't wait to see how the extensions come out!! I'm really bad about getting enough raw veggies :-(

That one girl said...

I LOVE juicing! I just wish I had a private chef to do it for me. I feel like it takes up sooo much time! I guess with everything else we do from scratch, juice sometimes gets pushed to the curb. I think the juicer is going to come out next week for a little Holly cleanse action!

Corine said...

I want a juicer - SO BADLY!!! How do you like yours? I'm looking for one (Ithink I'll check Craigs list for a used one to save money...) but need to figure out which one I want. Please email me if you have a minute. :) corine.miles@gmail.com.

Corine :D

Lindsey said...

ok we have the same juicer, but every time we make something it never turns out tasty...if you have some hints on what tastes good together please let me know! lindseytooolson@gmail.com

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