JustJuiced

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02 Jun JustJuiced

A few months ago Mr. Cute and I sat down to watch a documentary I’ve been meaning to watch for a while now, Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead. I don’t consider myself to be fat (although I definitely managed to collect some winter-speck this winter), I’m not sick as far as I know, and I really hope I’m not dying, and yet this movie brought both hubby and I to decide and give juicing a go. We didn’t go all extreme about it, but for about a month or so, replaced at least one meal with either a juice or a shake, and I made sure to also have a nice hearty salad or veggie based meal for either lunch or dinner.

I have to say I highly enjoyed this experience, and am totally planning on doing it again real soon. I felt more energetic and awake, didn’t feel heavy and tired after eating, and got to experiment with flavors and combinations of fruits and veggies like never before. I’m not going to lie, sometimes it was hard to decide to sit there and sip my juice while the rest of the family was having beautiful carbs I love oh so much, but on the other hand, every time I was hungry, I found myself craving the shakes or salads more than anything else.

So that was the good, now for the bad and the ugly: My stomach ulcer did not like the juices 🙁 
So what I did was mix juicing and shake in order to have something a bit thicker to line my stomach walls. That did the trick just fine, but next time I decide to do it, I’ll have to research a bit more about it ulcer-wise, as having an ulcer attack is NOT a fun thing at all. But if you’re in good health this should not be an issue at all.

The first thing you want to do is get well prepared beforehand. Buy lots of organic fruits and vegetables, and make sure to have all the lovely additions at hand as well. Note: I got all of my fresh ingredients from farmy.ch and dry additions from Free From Supermarket. I highly recommend going organic when trying this out, as you want to get the most out of your fruits and veg.

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Free From Delivery

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Farmy Delivery

Here are some of the juices, shakes, and veggie meals we have made and really enjoyed. I hope you enjoy them as well!

 

Bloody Juice aka Unicorn Puke 🙂
This was the first juice we tried, and it was love at first sight!
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Beets (the “regular” red ones are the sweetest)
Celery sticks
Carrots
Apples
Spinach
ginger
Wheat grass
A drop of olive oil

 

Leftover Patties
When juicing, there is so much “rubbish” left over! You can potentially make anything you want from it, from veggie filled omelets, to savory muffins, lasagna or pie. I chose to make patties. I’ve added a few non-vegan things in there, but you could easily replace them and do it properly 🙂LeftoverJuicePatties_pic

Leftover juice “rubbish” from above recipe
Chickpea flour
kefir (can be replaced with water or replacement milk)
Eggs (can be replaced by bananas and/or avocado)
Spices: turmeric, ground coriander seeds, salt and pepper

I ended up frying them as my oven was being cleaned at that moment, but I find it easier to just preheat the oven, grease a formed lined with baking paper, and popping it in there. Less work, less smoke, and healthier!

 

Green Breakfast Shake
This one came out nice and thick. Feel free to add ice/water to loosen it up a bit. We love thick shakes at home.Green-Shake_pic

Bananas
Apples
Kefir (can be replaced with water or replacement milk)
Spinach
Wheat grass
Chia seeds

Grill-vegBBQ

We had a lovely sunny weekend and decided to go BBQ in the garden. I just sliced one of each colored beet I had, carrots, sweet potato and mushrooms. Drizzled plenty of olive oil, salt and pepper, and crushed about 3 or 4 cloves of garlic. We brought along some sauerkraut, olives, and some bread and Cornatur wieners for the boys. I can’t wait to do this every week!

 

Antioxidant-Bomb Shake
Can’t go wrong with a shake like that. Soon good!! Just make sure you have a spoon because this one gets thicker as time passes 🙂Berry-shake

Strawberries
Blueberries
Apples
Mint leaves
cinnamon

 

Tuna-Salad_picTuna Salad
so I know, I’m supposed to be telling you all about only having fruit/veg consumption, but I made a crazy delicious tuna salad, I had to share it with you guys here. I grabbed a can of tuna, chopped half a cucumber, a handful homemade fermented cucumbers (can be replaced by pickles), olives, and spring onions. Added nice organic olive oil mayo, mustard, salt and pepper. But no, I didn’t stop there. I hard boiled some beautiful farm eggs, tossed a handful of cherry tomatoes and lettuce, and tossed a mixture of seeds all over it. A beautiful lunch to share with my beautiful hubby.

 

Halva Heaven
One word. OMG!Tahini-shake

Bananas
Pears
Dates
Tahini
Kefir (can be replaced with water, coconut water or replacement milk)

 

Veggie Bomb
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Celery
Spinach
Apples
Mint leaves
Basil Leaves
Wheat Grass
A drop of olive oil

 

An Interesting Choice
This one was, umm, interesting. I don’t know if by then I also feared what my stomach might have to say about it, which might have been why I was drinking in with caution…Interesting

Spinach
Carrots
Radishes
Cabbage
Ginger
A drop of olive oil

 

Mango Heaven Shake
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Bananas
Carrot Juice
A drop of olive oil

 

All in all I really recommend trying to add some juices and shakes to your daily diet. Nothing wrong with giving our bodies what they need and want, in the simplest way, shape and form. Enjoy!

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