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A juice even your kids will like. And it’s purple!

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What’s in here? Three scrubbed beets. One Fuji apple. 1/2 peeled lemon, and 1/2 inch peeled fresh ginger. Easy as can be. If your kids want it a little sweeter, you can add another apple or even some pineapple. If they like tart, add some extra lemon. If they love all that sour candy stuff—YUCK–…drop in some extra ginger for a ZING! And if you are curious, ginger has insane health benefits too. It aids in digestion, has anti-inflammatory properties, and can boost metabolism. We love beets because all of its high antioxidant properties which are cell protectors and it is high in iron too. :))

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BEC loves this juicing book. The recipes are simple and the book is informative. Todays recipe is Roots 3 on page 54.

One more thing about your juice. Don’t be afraid to add some ice cubes. I love my juice super cold so I add a bunch of cubes, pour it in a beautiful wine glass….and OH MY GOSH!

XOXOXO,

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Five ridiculously easy steps to get over your fear of juicing!

DISCLAIMER: This is one of the first viddies we filmed.

Rachel, Mary and I LOVE JUICE!!! We all own juicers now……but let me tell you this purchase was a long time in the making. Why? Juicing can be intimidating, stressful, expensive, messy, exhausting…… But if you follow these five simple steps you can do it! You may even become addicted.

1) Grab a friend. (don’t skip this step….I am serious.)

2) Buy these ingredients. Local and organic if possible. Kale, spinach, romaine, parsley, cucumber, celery, apple, lemon. My favorite juice recipe book is from Pressed Juicery.

Greens 2- Pressed Juicery
 
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Serves: 1-2
Ingredients
  • 2-3 Kale Leaves
  • Large Handful of Spinach (I use three)
  • 1 Head Romaine
  • 2 Celery Stalks
  • 1 Large Peeled Cucumber
  • 1 Small Bunch Flat Italian Parsley
  • 1 Fuji Apple (add a second if you want it sweeter)
  • ½ Peeled Lemon
Instructions
  1. Put all ingredients in juicer
  2. Pour into your most beautiful glass
  3. Toast to your friend!
  4. Repeat.

3) Borrow a juicer to see if juicing is for you before you pay the big bucks.

4) Watch this viddie and see how easy it is to just shove it in.

5) Drink and toast (I always put my juice in a beautiful wine glass) to yourself for being freakin amazing.

xoxo,

Mary and Tiffany!

My Juice Cleanse Experience

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I am back to let you know how the cleanse went. Listed are a few side effects that I had… which I have not had in my previous juice cleanses. I am still suspicious that I was fighting a virus due to the fact that most people in my life have been ill the past two weeks.

My cleanse was delivered to my door in a cooler bag with eighteen juices. I chose the three day cleanse 2 which contains green juice(S), citrus, lemon cayenne, and the most delicious dessert like almond drink for dinner. They all vary in natural sugar content and the cold pressed almond drink contains a bit more calories that seemed to settle my stomach for a good nights sleep.

A few things I experienced:

1) Never, ever plan to prepare a great amount of food for others when you are drinking juice. I planned meals like cereal and oatmeal as oppose to eggs and home cooked breakfasts I usually feed my kids. They were happy and content with their favorite cereal in the morning. I prepared their lunch at night while I felt satisfied with my almond drink and had my sweet boyfriend prepared dinners at night. I am thankful I have a guy who prepares delicious, healthy food to hold the fort down.  I did prepare them the easiest crockpot meal on earth that every household should prepare for chicken stew lovers.

2) My hunger would usually strike right around juice #5–mostly because I do not particularly love this blend of spicy lemonade. Don’t get me wrong, I love lemon water with a pinch of cayenne but this one is not my steeze.. Instead, I made my own. This was when our BEC tonic saved my cleanse life. Having a hot water after drinking cold all day is amazing. It sounds so simple but these simple things become strait bliss when you are on juice for days..

3) DO not set yourself up for failure! I reminded myself that many of us may feel like engulfing your furniture at some point during the cleanse. If a few techniques (breathe deep, nap, read a book, anything) do not work then be prepared with a few organic almonds (soaked in water overnight) , a clean and simple soup, or a light smoothie. How do you know when you should have a little “extra’? You will know. Shaky, starving, or “off”… grab a little something. You want this to be a positive experience. The almond drink saved my life every night.

4) Nap. I slept a LOT during my cleanse. If I did not cohabitate with angel children then this would not happen. I think I either napped or fell asleep early to gain an extra 5 hours of sleep each day. I have never experienced this in a cleanse(or life) because I had never been so tired. I freaking missed the most awful (but awesome) show on earth (the RHOBH<– see how I coded that so only the peeps know who KNOW) It was amazing.

5) This is the number that I am still confused about. I had a BANGING headache that would come and go. Now, I could have been fighting off a virus but whatever it was this detox was involved. I started my cleanse because I could feel my body was really off balance and incredibly achy. It subsided after practicing hot yoga. Each time I sweat and moved a bit I felt like a billion bucks. I was on such a high I wanted to write my teacher love notes. This could be different for each person depending on who you are(as far as movement). I do feel like a little sauna action(sweat) to make sure to move the toxins through is important. I would suggest a minimum of a brisk walk each day…

6) Do something for yourself. Get rubbed on by a professional. Getting a massage will help move the toxins through your body…. get a facial with someone who uses natural ingredients. Don’t feel bad. It’s for your health!

7) Each cleanse and each person is different. I feel as though this has been the most successful cleanse I have done yet. I rated my energy levels a 6 (on a scale of 1-10) pre cleanse and yesterday I was feeling a 10. My stomach is feeling a million times better and I have yet to truly break the cleanse. I have had a few more juices, nuts, and a bit of salmon but have not had any added or refined sugar, dairy, or grains. I will eventually be adding things back in but right now my body is just too damn happy.

My skin is brighter, my body feels lighter, and yes it is all rainbows from here. I have revamped my love for hot yoga and have meditation goals for the future.

**always consult a physician before doing a cleanse of any type.

 

xo,

Mary

 

Juice Cleansing

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Just FYI to all, I purchased my first cleanse of 2015 to start on Wednesday. I have a few clients that are trying it this spring so a lot of talk has been going on about juice cleanses. This is early for my first cleanse and I am a bit nervous about drinking cold juice for three days when it is cold but I feel as though I have done them enough to know what to expect by now. I feel juice confident and look forward to it, I think… I have a LOVE/LOVE  relationship with juice cleanses and I will tell you why..

1) I have ailments that bother me- aches and pains that are normal for me this time of year..  when I cleanse I feel like those aches and pains get way better and sometimes go away. Cold pressed Juice is full of nutrients and lacks fiber so my body can focus on healing instead of breaking down fiber. <—-(obviously we love fibrous food on a normal occasion so we can stay full)

2) Our companies are killing it, my family is amazing, and we have so many great things going on NOW and in the future that I want to keep up with! That little cloud surrounding my brain that is hard to break through sometimes, aka. brain fog is creeping up on me. I forgot my address yesterday. I feel as though I am a unicorn and can accomplish anything after I cleanse.

3) My skin is BETTER but it needs some work. The harsh cold temps have made me an ashy mess. I see a difference after a full cleanse. Some true vitamin D and salty air/water could help too ;)

4) Energy on top of my mental focus is a plus. I have to work to keep my energy levels up with my business partners and children so a jump start will not hurt me.

5) With my  clients (I love my girls) jumping on board with the cleanse this spring, I need to be reminded how hard it is! <– that’s when I should say it’s like a LOVE/LOVE/I HATE YOU I NEED FOOD relationship.   I plan on keeping a journal and writing down some techniques on how to be successful because I do not want ANYONE feeling like a failure. Some people may need a little substance and that is ok.

Those are my personal reasons. Now people, although the benefits look wonderful, juice cleanses are not ALL unicorns and rainbows.  For those of you who try it for the first time I have many, MANY suggestions. That will come to you in the future for I will be reminded quickly on Wednesday on those suggestions which I plan to share. Some ask why I do not just make the juice myself… Well, I have tried that before and It is definitely not for me. I love the idea but I almost went insane when we tried it and my girl Tiffany did most of the work. (haha) I value the benefits almost that much (yes, it is expensive) and understand that there is A LOT of fruit and veggies going into that bottle. Juice cleanses are not for everyone and you do no have to juice to have a cleansing experience. Everyone is different!

My juice cleanse is from The Pressed Juicery.    Why do I pick them? The delivery is free but most importantly, these guys are on top of their game with their combinations. It is my favorite juice in the biz. I will keep ya’ll up to date. In the mean time, ask ANY questions below and let me suggest their beautiful book that will teach you everything you need to know about juice! –>  Purchase Here <—-

xo errryone!

Mary


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