I won’t go into the reasons why I haven’t posted in awhile, but they are good ones, I promise. I blame school and it is doing a nice job of filling up my time, which leaves little to no time to write blog posts! On a happy note,my hard work has paid off and I have been accepted into Virginia Tech for this coming fall! I am so stoked and equally scared at the same time. It’s a bummer to have to move and leave all the things I have come to love in Charlottesville, but Blacksburg, Va here I come.
On a completely separate topic, I have been thinking about doing another 3-day juice cleanse mainly because I have been feeling bloated and have put on some weight. I’m going to wait until after finals to do it since I like to pair it with lots of yoga and meditation, and well school is the complete opposite.
Although I eat healthy and exercise about 3 times a week, the injury to my left shin is still bothering me, even after 4 months. After countless doctor appointments, x-rays,and MRIs, I am finally doing physical therapy and hopefully it will do the trick. So since I have been injured for over 4 months now, that means 4+months of no running/ any kind activity that involves repetitive pounding of my feet. I have to say it has been an extremely humbling experience. I used to think that if I missed one day of working out I’d be doomed forever. Rest is good, and now I am ready to get back to it, especially since it’s hiking season!!!
On Saturday I was feeling snacky (real word? Probably not but I’m using it anyway ) so instead of eating an entire bag of tortilla chips (I have been craving these recently), I made a green juice. This is not a “normal” green juice recipe since I was trying to use the last of my veggies. Let me know what you think!
Don’t mind the A&P flashcards and dirty desk in the background
The Greenest of Green Juices
A great juice to make when you need a boost of caffeine-free energy. Also a great way to use up those veggies in your fridge!
Makes: 4 cups
3 Large collard green leaves, stalks and all
2 Broccoli stems, cut into 1″ rounds
1 Head of celery
1 Large unpeeled cucumber, cut into about 4 pieces
1 Large apple, cut into 4 pieces (do not remove core or seeds)
1 Inch piece of ginger
1 Large orange, peel removed
Prepare all ingredients and run through juicer. At the end squeeze bag full of juice pulp to make sure all the juice has been extracted. I use a mesh paint strainer bag that I bought at the hardware store for under $1 and it works great!
Until next time…