I don’t usually post photos I see on the internets, but I absolutely love this! — which reminds me, I haven’t done any yoga poses lately. Gotta get back on my game!
So here is the zucchini juice recipe:
- 2 Lg zucchini
- 2 apples
- 1 C spinach
- 1 lime
- 2 cup parsley
I must say that we didn’t follow the instructions to the T. We only used the ingredients with different amounts of each.
We started off with 3 zucchini.
Peeled 2 limes.
A lot of parsley.
Added a piece of ginger. (I like adding ginger to everything)
And after juicing, my mom didn’t like the taste much. So we added a green pear. (she has yet to get used to greens)
And grapes for a bit more sweetness.
… and voilà – fresh, green juice!
Then we poured in mason jars.
And this was left over. Green Wine. Ha! 🙂
So… when will YOU get started?
Well, with so many fruits and veggies in my fridge that I feared would rot in vain, I decided to make a massive juice. Luckily, my mother has been wanting to start a juice cleanse and bought a dozen 8oz mason jars. What I thought would take me but an hour, ended up dragging to three! I didn’t even want to drink any of it by the time I was done. I just wanted to sip on my new white jasmin tea and relax.
So, here’s what I found:
- apples (green and red)
- beet root
- tiny piece of ginger (i found it by surprise)
As I’m nearing the end of such a long and tedious juicing process, I think I may have forced too many carrot chunks at once. The juicer stopped functioning. Noooo, I only had a bit left to finish!
So I took the juicer apart, cleaned everything out, washed it, disconnected and reconnected. Nothing worked. Then I noticed a smokey smell. Great, just what I needed! I broke my juicer, I thought.
So I decided to let it cool and take a short break. I go back to the kitchen to play handywoman, and nothing worked. How absent minded! I realized that the lever to secure the juicer wasn’t lifted, otherwise the machine will just not work.
Woohoo! Finally, I can finish juicing the rest of the stuff.
I’ve never made this much juice all at once before.
I thought maybe it would fit in several jars.
To my surprise, I had to use all 12 jars plus an extra 12oz i had in the dishwasher. I love the color that the beet root gives the juice.
And lastly, i wrapped the mason jars in foil to prevent oxidation. Ideally, I would have dark amber jars, but I cant seem to find them. Oh well, foil works!
Here’s to a delicious and nutritious juice, CHEERS!
I don’t practice yoga like I wish I did, or perhaps like I should. I know all the benefits of yoga (the different types), and I encourage it to any and every one. The problem? I get bored. I really want to like it because I know how beneficial it would be for my breathing and sciatica. But I really get bored out of my mind! My sister suggested I practice Vinyasa Yoga since it flows from position to position instead of keeping a pose for longer periods of time. I have fallen asleep during yoga before, so this type that is a bit more vigorous may be just what I need!
However, I love doing poses often, even if I don’t practice yoga. My sister shows me different ones all the time, and I give them a try, without stretching, without previous attempts… I just try them.
Last night we played tennis, and afterward, she began stretching. Then asked me if I had ever seen the Fish Pose. She showed it to me and I tried it out. Below is the picture.
This morning, I looked up the pose on Google. I didn’t know there were variations of the same pose. So guess what? I will try every variation I see online and take pictures and show you. I’ve just gotta get creative with the places I choose to do them in. This is gonna be fun! 🙂
Matsyasana: The name comes from the Sanskrit words matsya (मत्स्य) meaning “fish” and asana (आसन) meaning “posture” or “seat”. (Source:Wikipedia)