This weekend I ate a lot of bad food. The tipping point came last night when A’ and I were in the search of a good local restaurant with healthy fresh food. We ended up at a restaurant, which I’m not naming, where we ordered a veggie burger. Halfway through A’ was like, this is too good, I bet this thing is fried. What do we find out? It’s a fried veggie burger. Wompwomp. Too much fried in one weekend.
I thought a lot about food this weekend. I was very focused on how I felt this weekend (without my normal veggie intake) verses how I feel during the week when I eat salads for lunch and a well balanced dinner. What I discovered was, without the energy I usually get from veggies, I felt tired and lethargic. Even though I got more sleep this weekend than I usually do (no early long run), I still felt sleepy and grumpy – like real grumpy – like I’m surprised A’ is still married to me.
Monday, I decided, was going to be a day FILLED with vegetables.
First up, Green Juice. I found that recipe on fitsugar.com. A’ went through a Juicing kick after his Smoothie kick, so we have a juicer that has been collecting cobwebs. I decided that this morning was the perfect day to bring it out. We prepared by going to the grocery store Sunday and buying the right foods. Juicing.Is.Expensive. A’ and I modified the recipe for the Green Juice by adding two more apples. This gave us enough juice for the two of us.
Sorry for the horrible picture. At 6am I wasn’t about to make it all pretty.
We each got a juice that size. I had to add a ton of ice cubes because for me warm juice = gross juice. It mostly tasted like apple juice! I was pleasantly surprised.
It’s probably all mental, but I already feel more energized this morning! I would love to make juices all the time but there are a few things holding me back.
- It’s expensive
- I have to buy a lot of produce and keep it in the apartment. Our refrigerator is old and small and I would have no room for anything else.
- I miss having something to bite into in the morning (I could probably get over this).
Have you ever tried making juices? Do you have any good recipes? I think next time I’ll try one with carrots.
Today I am running around like a chicken with my head cut off. I’ll be going to bootcamp at 12. My knee was a little achy yesterday after my run on Saturday so if it starts to bother me I’ll just leave and go on the row machine or something.
I hope you all have a wonderful Monday!