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Where's the Juice?

By Healthhungry @Healthhungry
Where's the Juice?I can't get enough of this yummy salad right now...  Did you know that eating with the seasons actually helps your body naturally cleanse, and heal?  That's why it's so important to shop at Farmer's Markets for things that are growing in your area!  If you don't have a Farmer's Market yet, you can always ask your friendly produce person at your favorite grocery store  which things are currently in season. Where's the Juice?I love Yogi Herbal Hazelnut Vanilla Tea... it reminds me of coffee. :)  It's still tea drinking weather here in the Pacific NW.  In fact, I have a feeling it's always in season here...
Where's the Juice?These little cookies are the!(Yep, I really did just say that)  They come in a variety of flavors and I haven't had a bad one yet!  Made with simple ingredients, and good for you too - they satisfy the urge to crunch and taste a little something sweet.
 You may be wondering, "Where's the Juice"?  So, let me just address that.  I have done an amazing job of eliminating things that were addictive/harmful from my diet over the past month or so.  To recap, I am eating NO: *fast food *processed food *wheat or *grains of any kind(except rice) NO *sugar *dairy(occasional feta, eggs)
I am also drinking a green smoothie each day for breakfast, and drinking greens throughout the day.  I do not photograph everything I eat without fail. 
Here's the deal:  I was inspired to juice for two reasons, 1)Because everyone says the energy you get, and healing you experience is amazing(good reason!) 2)Because people lose A TON of weight FAST.(not so good reason)  You see, #2 was the true motivator - and it was also why I was most hesitant to juice.   I am cautious of triggering my binge eating by feeling deprived, and that being said,  it's not realistic to maintain that way of eating over a lifetime. 
For now - I feel really good about these changes, and I am working up towards more juicing(not just smoothies).  I am setting myself up for success.  To go from how I was eating, to juicing 2 meals a day is just not what I want to put my mind/body through.  The more I can eat like I am currently, the easier it will be to transition to a period of juicing.  Either way, I am committed to sharing my experience with you, and felt I needed to clarify why you aren't seeing a "juice feast" which I originally stated.
Where's the Juice?My boyfriend is loving the baked yam wedges... and so do I!  I slice them, toss them in olive oil, sea salt, and garlic gold(that's the secret ingredient - try it!) and throw them in the oven on a baking sheet at 425 for about 45 minutes.  YUMMMMMMY!  Meatball approves too.
Where's the Juice?I made chicken salad like the other day, and put it in a rice tortilla... so tasty!
Did somebody say chicken?!
Where's the Juice?
Where's the Juice?In the (Vita)mix this morning:
-2 cups spinach
-1 banana
-1/2 cup blueberries
-1/2 cup pumpkin
-1 scoop protein powder
-1/2 cup almond milk
Don't let the color fool you... it's so good!

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