I’ve been feeling a little under the weather lately and just trying to do what I can to rest and heal. The last week has consisted of a lot of fruits and veggies…and too much Downton Abbey that I care to admit. If you know me, you’ll know its very hard for me to sit still or stay inside all day, but a lot of this week has consisted of just that. Rest is probably the best thing one could do to get to feeling better faster. In the midst of resting, though, I do try and get a little activity put into my day and I do feel better than I would staying on the couch all day. This morning, that consisted of a walk with Sadie while listening to the Amy Poehler’s audiobook “Yes Please”, which Amy reads herself with such wittiness. I felt like I could walk all morning with sunshine and fresh air and humor… I think I kinda like audiobooks!
Another thing I’ve relied on to feel better has been my Ninja blender and Organic Apple Cider vinegar. Fresh fruits and veggies blended into smoothies are so smooth on a sore throat and just make one feel like they’re getting healthier with each sip. Apple Cider vinegar has been my go-to lately for when Paul or I are feeling ill because of its acidic properties that most germs can’t survive. Look up some of it’s other benefits which include everything from curing hiccups to helping with indigestion. I’ve been trying to include a small amount of apple cider vinegar in my diet every day by either adding it to smoothies, salad dressing, or a little water or tea. I’ve noticed a large improvement in my reflux and bloating since doing this, and am thrilled to not have to be on reflux medication.
So, like I said, I’ve been craving fresh juice lately! I’ve never considered buying a juicer due to it being just another item in the kitchen you only use every once in a while. As I mentioned in another post, I’ve been making my own almond milk lately and using a cheesecloth. I’ve seen people using a nut milk bag to make different milks and wanted to give it a try. It looked so much easier and cleaner and more durable than cheesecloth. After looking more into it, I realized that a nut milk bag really has far more uses than just making nut milk. So, here we are, the first go at making juice with just a blender and a nut milk bag!
The wonderful thing about making juice is that…
- you can use whatever fruits and veggies you have in the fridge at hand
- you know exactly what goes into your juice
- you can make it to your liking, including and excluding those fruits and veggies you don’t like
Today I went for a green juice with kale, green apple, celery, pineapple, and carrot with just a dash of lime juice. What a treat!
So there you have it, a beautiful, wholesome green juice…I’m feeling better already!
- 1 Granny Smith apple
- 1 peeled large carrot
- 1/2 cup pineapple
- 2 celery stalks
- 1 inch ginger root
- juice of 1 lime
- 2 Tbs of Apple Cider Vinegar
- 2 cups of water
- Add all ingredients to a powerful blender and blend on high for 2 minutes.
- Place your nut bag over a bowl and pour juice into the nut bag.
- Squeeze as much liquid from the nut bag as possible to extract all the juice.
- Pour into two glasses and enjoy!
PS: No need to throw away your juice pulp…be creative and add to a future smoothie for some extra fiber. Simply bag and freeze for a future use.