It was time to dust off my Jack Lalanne juicer and get back into drinking fresh squeeze vegetable and fruit juice, as often as possible. When it was just one child, I was able to juice pretty often. I actually loved juicing. I loved it so much. I took a video of my little guy (8 months at the time) drinking a whole bottle of green juice. He loved it too!
But when my daughter came along, the juicer went under the sink, never to be heard of again. My health certainly took a back seat due to the increase of children (one that still does not easily sleep through the night), a full time outside the home job, wife/home duties, and everything else! When listed out it does not seem like that big of a deal, but honesty, having two children, versus one, has kicked my butt x 100000! But it is what it is, and I love them both so much, I couldn’t imagine a single day without them.
Yet, my health is also my baby, and I need to start treating myself well, each and every single day.
This morning, I walked my son to the school bus, my husband took my daughter to school, and I had a few minutes, before I had to get myself to work, to juice! I juiced: baby carrots, romaine lettuce, kale, apples, clementine to create a delicious juice!!! Everything went through the juicer really easy, and the cleanup like always takes time, but it is not impossible.
It felt SO GOOD to have this fresh juice in my system. I actually can’t wait to do it again. I’m going to hit up the farmer’s market again this afternoon, and perhaps juice for dinner.