The other day I finally bought a juicer (awwww after all these weeks I was talking about juicers with my husband, haha)
I was so excited to received it!! 😀 Yay! Finally I’m able to do juices to, not only smoothies (but hey, I love smoothies.. a lot!)I decided to buy an Omega 8005 juicer because the reviews were very good and that I trust that brand. I’m reading the juicing book that I bought at the same time and also looking all over the internet to find cool and delicious ideas. If you have some, please share them with me, hehe!
This morning I found a website that calculate everything there is inside the juice you’re making, I mean, vitamins, calories.. You just have to click HERE. They have tons of awesome recipes, but the calculator tool is just fantastic!
With that, I was able to learn that in the 3 1/4 cups of juice I made, there was:
– 307 calories,
29% Daily Value (DV) of potassium,
– 260% DV of Vitamin C,
– 20% DV of iron
– 15% DV of Calcium
– 56 % DV of Vitamin A
– 5 g of proteins
and much more.
How awesome is that!?!
It was the first time I was really juicing, well not really.. back in the days I had a very basic juicer but it was working like crap, haha! So first time for the real deal. Next time, I’ll go smoother on the carrots.. hahaha! What a STRONG taste!!!!! My husband loved the juice a lot. I found it very good, but very strong.
It’s just the beginning of a love story between me and the juicer 😉
Today I start the second week of my new life, exercising, juicing, eating less, awww I feel AWESOME! Last time I weighted myself (4 days after starting) I was already at -2 pounds. YAY! Each day I want to do more and more exercise, I’m so motivated, it’s making me happier! I’m doing the P90 program, squat challenge and elliptical each day.
I took pictures at the beginning, can’t wait to take new ones after 1 month 🙂
3 1/4 cups
* 1 large carrot
* 3 kiwis
* 1 apple
* 1 orange
* 1 pear
* A large slice of watermelon (about the size of two apples)
* Wash, peel (for the orange and the watermelon), core (for the apple and the pear) and cut the fruits.
* Juice. (To prevent your juicer to be clogged, juice smooth things, then something hard like a carrot, then another smooth fruit.)
* Serve and Enjoy.
You can store the juice between 24-48 hours in a glass container in the refrigerator.