Mama’s House…

60 Days of JuiceSeptember 14-November 13

We all have that one person that motivates us to reach for the moon, stars and beyond.

For me that’s my Mama. There isn’t too much I can say that I want to do for my businesses and she isn’t in my corner cheering me on. I have learned so much about myself over the last few years. It’s amusing no matter how much I once fought it, I am Linda’s daughter and we are very much alike.

Our mannerisms, the constant song in our hearts. (I can’t sing a lick, as my husband often tells me but I always do anyways lol.) We laugh too much, smile too hard, and believe the best in everyone. I even get my love of journals and pens from her, yep she’s the one who created the stationery habit.  She makes me believe in myself and has helped me stay focused on building It Starts With Juice to where it is today.

Getting older brings many things into focus, and to know she is so proud of me makes me beyond proud of myself and I want to cross one of the biggest goals off my list.

60 Day Juice Fast, ah my old friend we meet again. I have tried to complete this process and always end up changing my mind after a few days, sliding into my semi fast mode. (Juice for the majority of the day, then a healthy dinner.) There is always a reason to not fully commit, and I feel ready to take it head on. My birthday just passed which meant most of August was spent in celebration(read too many carbs, sugar, and other naughty tasty things.) Panama City and New Orleans were great, and I could live in New Orleans cafes.

I am committed to juice fast from September 14-November 13.

This will include:

*At least 64 ounces of juice per day

*At least one gallon of water daily

*Journaling daily, Blogging 2-3x a week

*Sharing recipes 2-3x a week

*At least 30 minutes of exercise each day.

*Veggies only as snacks when needed

*3 Free Passes

(Vision Board Event, Anniversary,?)

Pretty simple.I know that discipline and keeping new recipes coming will be my hardest task, but I accept the challenge.

Who motivates you to attempt to the impossible? What big project are you working on ? I’d love to hear from you :).

Staying Hydrated!!!


Hi guys!!!! In the summer as always temperatures rise and staying properly hydrated is even more important than normally.  Especially when trying to lose weight, water retention can stall weight loss so here are a few tips on keeping cool, hydrated and the scale and inches moving.

Pineapple: Pineapples are a refreshingly sweet treat on hot summer days, to say the least. Just shy of being 90% water, pineapples provide the enzyme bromelain which can aid in digestion and may help prevent inflammation (a common woe of being in the heat too long). Couple it with refreshing watermelon and you have a match made in heaven. Watermelon is the ultimate summertime staple at 92% water and it contains rehydrating electrolytes such as salts calcium, magnesium, potassium and sodium.

Take one mini watermelon and one pineapple and run them through your juicer, depending in size this makes about 32-56 ounces of deliciousness. Squeeze a lemon or lime for extra tartness.

Another tip would be to start your day with 20-32 ounces of lemon water, some prefer it warm, but I’ve learned over time its a personal preference. If you are a ginger fan add a little in to deal with bloating as well.

I hope you all are staying cool out there!!!

 

Kale’in It


Hey guys.Today’s recipe is:

4-6 Celery Stalks

2 Navel Oranges

2 Apples

6-8 Kale Leaves

1 Lemon

Above recipe makes about 32 ounces, varying by juicer. If you are not a fan of celery start out with 2-3 stalks and add in a cucumber to increase juice output.

How are you guys doing??? Comment and let me know how your detoxes are going?

Thirsty Tuesday- Fuel

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1 Large Bunch Kale(7-8 Leaves)

3-4 Apples

2 Medium Cucumbers

2 Cups Strawberries

1 Lemon

Juice and enjoy!!!

Tips-

Strawberries and kale will give you the least juice so sandwich them between harder fruits and veggies such as the cucumbers or apples to get the most juice. The recipe above yields about 32 ounces and I use a Norwalk 280.

Thirsty Tuesday – Shock Tart

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Happy Tuesday guys! Today’s recipe is Shocktart which is a delicious summer blend.If you are on medication substitute the grapefruit for more oranges.

Recipe:
2 Red or Pink Grapefruits
1 Cup Strawberries
2 Oranges
1 Lime

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Recipe makes about 32 ounces. If you want a sweeter juice use only 1 grapefruit and increase to 4 oranges.
Enjoy!!!

Kirribean Punch

Kiribbean Punch
(Recipe for 48 Ounces)
4-6 Kiwis
1 Head of Kale
1/2 Pineapple
1 Lime
(A Cucumber can be added if more liquid is needed.)
Perfect summer juice and cucumbers can be added to give that extra oomph for hydration.
What are you having today?

Green Energy

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Green Energy
To Make 48 Oz.

1 Bunch Kale
3 Red Apples
3 Green Apples
1 Large Cucumber
1 Head Romaine Lettuce
1 Lime

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Juice and enjoy.

Today has been a busy day for consults, so just having juice to grab was a big help. Dinner is shaping up to be a salad and finishing up work on some other projects.

Enjoy the juice!!!

Watermelon – Lemon – Lime Juice

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Ahh…watermelon juice is going to be a staple this summer. Super simple to make and there are so many different combinations. My favorite way to buy is from the trucks that pop up all over summer. I found this little stand a few weeks ago and the cutest old man runs it.

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While organic is great, local is even better. I know that the produce is fresh and I’m helping local farmers, a win win. These giant beauties are only $4 and one entire watermelon can make a gallon of juice, squeeze some lemon and lime juice in and chill. Delicious!

On a smaller scale, in case you don’t need a gallon of juice:

1/4 medium watermelon, rind included if organic.
1/2 Lemon
1/2 Lime

Juice and enjoy.

Sweet Beat

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Sweet Beet
(Makes enough for 32 ounces)

2 Large Cucumbers
2 Large Beets, peeled
1-2 cups Strawberries
2 Navel Oranges
1 Lemon

Juice and enjoy! Cut the cucumber into 3 to 4 pieces and use the sandwich method to get the most of the strawberries.  The flavor for this is mildly sweet and a great way to get the benefits of having beets without an overpowering taste.

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Sweet Beet
(Makes enough for 32 ounces)

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2 Large Cucumbers
2 Large Beets, peeled
1-2 cups Strawberries
2 Navel Oranges
1 Lemon

Juice and enjoy! Cut the cucumber into 3 to 4 pieces and use the sandwich method to get the most of the strawberries.  The flavor for this is mildly sweet and a great way to get the benefits of having beets without an overpowering taste.

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