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!!!
1 Large Bunch Kale(7-8 Leaves)
2 Medium Cucumbers
2 Cups Strawberries
Juice and enjoy!!!
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.
To Make 48 Oz.
1 Bunch Kale
3 Red Apples
3 Green Apples
1 Large Cucumber
1 Head Romaine Lettuce
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!!!
Summer is here!!! For me this means a new challenge. I’ll be turning the big 3-0 this year and I have a photoshoot scheduled to celebrate not only the milestone birthday but the launching of my new business, and anniversary of my current. There are 64 days until the big day and besides a few scheduled treat days I will be following my Sip Til Six guidelines:
- Juice until dinner, aiming for 48 ounces minimum.
- Drink one gallon of water daily.
- Exercise 60 minutes every day with active rest on Sunday.
- Journal every day and try to get up 3 recipes a week for the blog.
- Protein and veggies for dinner.
- Complete 10 days of all juice July 1-10 and August 1-10.
Very simple and it works great. I don’t currently have a goal weight to lose but I have my outfits picked for the shoot and I know how I want them to fit :).
So on to today’s dinner meal. I had Detoxifier and Green Lemonade for breakfast and lunch. Dinner will be grilled chicken breast with steamed purple cauliflower and broccoli. Pic will be up on Instagram later(@itstartswithjuice.)
Purple cauliflower has all the benefits of white cauliflower but has the added boost of being anticancer, regulates blood sugar levels, helps to lower body weight, lowers your chance of developing type 2 diabetes, while improving brain function. Plus it just looks great with broccoli.
Where to Buy:Whole Foods
Cost: 3.50 for one very large head.