Monday, April 29, 2013

My New Baby!

Hey loveys!

Well - today is Monday, my favourite day of the week! I didn't get a chance to post yesterday because it was an insane day... let me tell you :). You all know what I ended up doing on Saturday during the day, so I'll start on Saturday night when we went out on our double date. It was so much fun!! We met at our local watering hole, Williams Landing, and just chit chated and had some drinks! We stayed out and talked until almost 2am! Then we went to Hero Burger to get some post-drinks food, where I decided I wanted a salmon burger on a gluten-free bun with brie cheese and my usual toppings. Omg it was so good. I think I forgot how much I love burgers. Le sigh.... Here are a couple of photos snapped that night!



Sunday was a fairly insane day. I had plans to meet my friend Katie for coffee however we had a lot to do before that happened. C and I found out that today we were having a couple guys come in to help us redo our kitchen and bathroom, so we had to go out to get the last of the supplies that we needed. We went to Home Depot and they were 1 tile short, so we had to trek over to a Lowes that was down the street... they didn't end up having the tile, so hopefully they don't mess up. Lol. C has known for a while that I've been in the market for a juicer, so he's always keeping his eye out for me. We looked in both Home Depot and Lowes, and neither had a juicer.. so we walked over to Canadian Tire, and they didn't have a good one either. There was a Bed, Bath & Beyond in the area so we dropped in there to check out and see if there was any juicers. Guess what???

My new baby!
THEY HAD A JUICER!!! And we bought it :). It's the Breville Juice Fountain Elite... I'm so excited to finally have a juicer, however it's huge and it sounds like a rocket ship because of the motor, so I only use it on low, I get a bit nervous when it's on high. We also bought The Juicing Bible when we were there so I had lots of juice recipes to try! I bet you're wondering what juices I've made so far? Well, only two, but they're both SO good.

Liquid Salsa


This one is a recipe out of The Juicing Bible and has 2 whole tomatoes, 1/4 of an onion, 1 jalapeno pepper, 6 sprigs of cilantro and half a lime. It literally tastes like salsa. I took it for breakfast but couldn't finish it all. It was good for a little while but sipping on salsa got a bit much lol.


My Own Fruity Juice


This one consists of some stuff in the frige that we wanted to get rid of lol. So in this there is about 1 cup of green grapes, 1 orange, like 6 full strawberries and 2 large chunks of pineapple. It tastes so good!! Haha, I'm going to love this juicing thing. I can't wait to make my first green juice! It's neat to see how the juice separates, it makes me feel good because you know it's fresh, there's no added anything or chemicals or whatever, it's literally just fruits and vegetables! 

I recently wrote a guest blog post for The Healthy Maven about the benefits of juicing so I'm going to summarize it and share some of the benefits with you!

1. Juicing helps you absorb all the nutrients from vegetables/fruits. Because most of us have less than optimum digestion due to some unhealthy food choices, juicing helps the vegetables and fruits pretty much "pre-digest" themselves so that when it gets into your body, it's absorbed rather than flushing it away with bodily wastes.

2. Juicing allows you to consume an optimal amount of vegetables and fruit in an efficient manner. It's a lot easier to drink the juice of 5 apples rather than eat 5 apples. 1 cup of vegetable juice contains about 10g of carbohydrate so if you love your carbs, making some fresh veggie juice is a quick and easy way to get some extra carbs!

3. You can add a wider variety of vegetables and fruits in your diet. This week a friend of mine showed me a picture of beet, apple and ginger root juice that she made. Would you ever think of eating beets, apples and ginger together? You may never eat ginger at all, so juicing allows us to open up the doors to all types of fruits and veggies we wouldn't normally eat and in turn, absorb the nutrients that those foods provide us.

So there you have it! Awesome right? I can't wait to do more juicey experimenting! I will admit that the thing is kind of an annoying pain to clean, but it's pretty much work it. In my next post I'll be showing you all some before and after photos of our kitchen and bathroom! I can't wait to show you, it looks so good!

Q: How was your Monday?
Q: Do you have a juicer?
Q: What's your favourite type of juice to make, if you do have a juicer?

PS - A dear family friend passed away this weekend when he lost his battle with cancer. R.I.P. Gerry - You were one of the nicest people I've ever known, I'm sad to hear of your passing, but glad to know you're in a much better place.... Also, if you see your kitten that I accidentally ran over on your 4-wheeler, tell the poor guy I'm sorry and I cried for 3 days because I felt so bad! Rest in peace, until we meet again! xo

24 comments:

  1. I was at William's Landing on Saturday, too! Nutty. I went to the TFC game in the afternoon and then met up with some friends there later. Such a great spot, especially with the patio in the summer :)

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    1. You weeerrrrrreeee??? Isn't it the most fun! I love it there :)

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  2. I *love* my juicer! I just throw whatever I have in it....my favorite so far is one I call "good morning sunshine". It is 2 mangos, peaches (buying frozen right now), a few chunks of pineapple and about 6-8 strawberries. I feel soooooo much better when I juice!

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    1. Mmmmm I will try that!! Can you juice frozen fruit??? I didn't know that!!!

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    2. Yes! I've been using frozen (obviously let it thaw) though the winter in place of out of season fruits I like to juice....blackberries, blueberries (really juicy & good for you) and I'd like to try cherries. I am now feeling like I need to juice ASAP! :)

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  3. Ooh she's a beauty Sarah! I have a juicer and recently did a series called Juicy Tidbits, which includes about 5 amazing juice recipes that I adore. I also did a video that proves you can make the same juice in a blender and achieve a delicious result! If you'd like, you can check out the whole series and recipes here: http://eat-spin-run-repeat.com/2013/03/11/juicy-tidbits-104-making-green-juice-in-a-blender-video/ Enjoy your new baby!

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    1. OMG! I will have to check that out right away!! I usually end up making smoothies in my blender, and actual juice in my juicer. We'll see! I can't wait to check it all out!

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  4. Can we have a juicing date? I'm so excited you got one! I'm saving up for one. Sort of like your louboutins :)

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    1. LOL we absolutely can!!! Only if we can go to whatever this GLuten Free Garage place is you wrote about!

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    2. I think it only happens once or twice a year :) Next time I hear of a good foodie event I will definitely let you know!

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  5. You'll have to report on how you're liking the Breville in the next few months. I told my husband I wouldn't mind having a juicer in our kitchen, but I've heard so many tips about different brands that I'd like to do a lot more research before buying one of our own.
    It will certainly be awesome to make our own fresh juice, though!

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    1. So far I'm loving it so much! It's loud and industrial but it gets the job done! I think the better the brand and the more expensive, the longer it will last for sure! Good luck!!

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  6. I don't have a juicer but I LOVE making green smoothies in my Vitamix!

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    1. Mmmm... I was addicted to green smoothies, now I love me some green juice!!

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  7. so jealous of your lovely new toy!! I want a juicer so badly. I know id be addicted in a second!!

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    1. You definitely need to save for one - it's AMAZING!

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  8. I wanna get a juicer. My parents have one and they love it. They are so expensive though :(

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  9. I don't have a big juicer - but I have a juicer attachment to my GNC live Well Blender but I haven't tried it yet! I may give it a whirl with some of the things in my fridge - mango, grapefruit, orange, apple sounds kind of good? hmmm...

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    1. Ooo let me know how you like it!! That sounds like it would be so good!

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  10. I am envious of your epic juicer! YUM!!!

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  11. I love juicing! My favorite recipe is 1 apple, a couple of carrots, a small hunk of ginger, 1 beets, a few handfuls of spinach, and a couple pieces of pineapple. So delicious!

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