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Discover Juicing

Recently, I have discovered a love for juicing. Not the high-sugar, corn syrup filled, artificially colored and flavored juices at the store, but freshly juiced fruits and vegetables. I've been making one fruit and veggie juice in the mornings to have with a hard boiled egg and toast with peanut butter and I have felt so great!

As the new year has begun, I have been bombarded with ways to lose weight here and there and while I've definitely been tempted with a bunch of the quick fixes (aka diet pills, cleanses, and liquid-only diets), I've opted to try to just continue to alter my diet to a more Paleo style of eating, which has included my desire to pack as many nutrients into a drink as possible in the morning.

I was initially introduced to the idea of juicing through the documentary, "Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead" which follows an extremely unhealthy, overweight man around the country as he goes on a juice-only diet for 60 days, vowing to become healthier and get off the medications that are keeping him alive. While, I didn't want to necessarily follow suit in drinking only juice for 60 days, I figured that I don't eat enough fruits and veggies (or in general) and this would be a great way for me to get some awesome nutrients.

I started doing this about three weeks ago and have been experimenting a lot, especially with the fresh produce that we get at the farmers markets. I've discovered some yummy recipes and some not so yummy recipes, and I'm continuing to look for more. My favorite recipe so far has been 1 whole grapefruit, 1 pear, 1 cup of kale, 5 mint leaves, and 1/2 cup pineapple. I'm also looking forward to trying these recipes from Babble along with continuing to search for more yummy combinations.

Do any of you guys juice? Are there any go-to recipes that you LOVE?

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