Posts tagged #juicing

Staying Healthy in the Winter Months

I've never really gotten the flu shot as an adult. I know many people that swear by it. The one year my family (excluding me) by accident got the flu shot (the hubby was in charge of this) they all ended up getting dreadfully sick. I however, despite taking care of each one of them, did not get sick. Now, I'm no doctor and there is always a risk but I think I've done pretty well without it.

Staying healthy is especially important in the winter months. Now that I am pregnant, I want to be extra careful. It's said that in pregnancy your immune system is not at its fullest. So here are my tips and tricks on staying healthy when everyone else around you is getting caught up in the flu season.

Go Green

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For the extra healthy boost and vitamins, add a green juice to your routine. I like to drink mine in the morning about a half hour before I eat breakfast. Don't forget to chew your juice:) Here is a great go to recipe...

Juice the following...

2 cups of pineapple

2 oranges

2 cucumbers

5 leafs of kale

1/2 inch of peeled fresh ginger root (a little goes a long way)

*Stir in a teaspoon of turmeric after you have juiced for an added punch and extra immune boost!

For more healthy recipes check out 

https://aloha.com/shop/recipes

. They have some amazing ideas!!

De-Stress with Yoga

Exercise and de-stressing are important in keeping your body and your immune system intact. Stress has been linked to illnesses and increases the likelihood of you getting sick so keep that stress level down by a regular yoga routine.

You don't need to go to a yoga class at your gym to accomplish this. Buy a Yoga video and do it at home anytime!

When I first started out I used this beginners yoga video and I highly recommend it! The video I used was

Beginning Yoga with Chrissy Carter

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How do you keep healthy in the winter? Do you have a special remedy or routine?

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Posted on January 7, 2015 and filed under Wellness, Food.

Changes and a Juicing Recipe

Fitness and weight loss is never something I really wanted to write about. Living healthy, yes, but not weight loss. It's a difficult part of me to share. The fact is, I'm embarrassed of my weight and try to hid it. Why would I want to publish it? I'm laughing to myself now. I'm hoping that maybe if I do publish it then it will start to be a lifestyle change I really need.

I do this all the time. I say I will go on this plan or workout more. I set a goal for myself and I get some good momentum going. Then something falls apart and I'm throwing in the towel. This time, it was my period. Yeah that thing that comes regularly once a month and last several days. I didn't remember it being this bad before I had children but it really sucks. I feel like my whole body is drained, my joints ache all over and I feel like I gained ten pounds. It's enough to knock me off track and then I'm back where I started.

It's really time to make the change. The lifestyle change. The hubby and I really want to try for another child but with the complications from the last, It's important that I make some changes. You might be reading a lot more of these posts because I need to start consuming myself with it otherwise this will never happen.

Obsessing is what I do best!

About two months ago I started the Fast Metabolism diet. It actually worked pretty well and I did drop some decent weight. Then the four weeks was up and I thought "I'll just have a cheat week and get back at it". Right, like I needed a whole week to cheat. I never did get back at it. The problem with these "cheats" is that they always throw me back into my food addiction and I literally take a month to work myself out of it.

Moderation never works out for me.

Last month I had surgery on my hand and it's not really back to where it should be. I'm bummed that I still can't do yoga. It just hurts too much. I was told recovery would only be a couple weeks because it was non-invasive but looks like I have a couple more to go.

NO MORE CHEATING!!

So... It's time to

  • Pull out the old trusty Breville and get juicing
  • Get moving on my stationary bike
  • Work in those weights
  • Menu plan and The Fast Metabolism Diet

Try some of these.....

This recipe is really simple and is a great morning pick me up! Pineapple is one of my favorite things to juice!

Ingredients...

2 oranges peeled

2 cucumbers

2 cups of fresh pineapple

Juice on!

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The Skinny on Juicing

We have been in our new home now for about a week and I have barely unpacked!!! I feel the mountains of bags and boxes, which I've realized I am not a very good packer or unpacker, have taken over my life!! One of the first things that I was delighted to dust off was my Breville Juicer!!!

A year ago, I attempted the juice fast by Joe the Juicer. That was the most mind crazing diet I have ever attempted and also the best I have ever felt. Here's the skinny on juicing....

I thought I would share a few of my favorite juice recipes to start your morning right!

Here is one from the 

website

that I absolutely love... Have I told you about my obsession for beet juice. I hate eating beets, but for some reason I love the earthy taste in liquid form!

It's called

Bright Pink-A-Licious Juice!

!!

By Kelly from

Nosh and Nourish

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Ingredients:

1 – 2 

 small b

eets (beetroot), peeled

4 carrots

1 orange, peeled

1 sweet potato, peeled

1/2 lemon, peeled 

Directions:

1.) Wash all ingredients well.

2.) Peel the beets, lemon, oranges and sweet potatoes.

3.) Cut the fruits and veggies into pieces small enough to fit through your juicer chute.

4.) Juice all produce and enjoy over ice.

 I hope you enjoy this one as much as I do!!!

P.S. I always recommend using only

ORGANIC

fruits and vegetables when juicing. It defeats the purpose.

Posted on November 19, 2013 and filed under Wellness.

Winter Blues and Juicing

I despise the winter. I hate the cold and the life outside is so depressing. I clearly don't get a long with this season in the north. I'm sitting here, watching another real estate show in some beautiful Hawaiian location, just wishing for some warm weather and flip flops! Good thing we had our Disney Vacation last week!! Pictures are coming!!

I have been on a juicing diet. Took a break for the holiday's and starting back up full gear for the new year! I know, another resolution.. but really I am going to get healthy and fit for 2013! I will be at my goal health by the time I turn 30 in October!!!

A great way to beat the winter blues is have a extra fresh and healthy juice! I like to start my mornings with more of a fruit than veggie ratio. The sugar gives me a jump start for the morning and replaces the need for coffee! This one is a good balance!

Carrot Apple and Ginger

Yummy food used:
2 Apple
3 Carrots
1/2 inch of fresh Ginger