Thursday, January 17, 2013

Juice for Breakfast

Click here to get an idea of what I'm up to for the next 3 weeks... This magazine just showed up the other day, and I thought it's New Year "action plan" looked pretty good. Today's breakfast was supposed to be a Mango-Tahini Smoothie, but the green grocer was out of mango this week, and I don't fancy a trip to Trader Joe's today.

Have I mentioned Washington's Green Grocer before? I'm sure I have. If we've spoken in person about food, then I know I have. They have a new local-only box that we recently switched to; then I just add on whatever else we need for the week. Since we joined a couple of years ago, they've greatly expanded the selection. If they sold paper goods & toiletries, I might not go to the store at all!

Anyway, back to breakfast! I opted to adjust tomorrow's scheduled breaky for today: 

Pears, cucumbers and ginger from the original recipe are a check, but I also added some mint, a beet and a few carrots that were screaming for my attention. (That's the great thing about juicing - even if a juicer seems expensive, it'll probably save you lots of wasted produce dollars over it's lifetime. It doesn't care if the carrots are a bit limp-ish.)

I peeled/cored and chopped all ingredients because our juicer works better that way, and it was good. I tossed it in a blender with a handful of ice and blueberries and strawberries (juicer's not so efficient with soft fruits)... and it was GREAT.

P.S. The orange thing on top of the mason jar is a cuppow. As long as I'm recommending things, I love that, too!


  1. I was just going to ask how you liked the cuppow! I have one & LOVE it. Massive jars of tea at the library, check :) That juice sounds great--I may have to start bringing some of that to the library too!

  2. Definitely. I don't use the juicer everyday, but whenever I do -- I wonder why I don't use it every day! I love the cuppow, too. Pretty brilliant!

  3. I'm glad you got the magazine!! I don't know if they send a card or what, but I like Whole Living. Just take what you want from it and leave the rest. No guilt if you use real sugar and not agave nectar in everything! ;)