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Apple Beet Carrot Juice Mustaches

I think I’m finally ready to talk about it. It’s been a few days since Thanksgiving and the shame has passed.

People. There was no “intuitive eating”. There was no portion control whatsoever. In general, there was no restraint. I ate until my back hurt. That’s not an exaggeration.

This was the first Thanksgiving in my memory that I have not eaten real turkey. So it’s possible that I overcompensated for this “loss” by eating 4 days worth of calories in side dishes.

I tried really hard not to snack too much earlier in the day, so by the time dinner rolled around, I was starving. Yeah, I was hungry. Maybe that was it.

Or maybe, just maybe, the food was so darn good that I chose not to have any self control.

Regardless, I feel slothful. I feel tired. I do not feel pretty. I need a detox.

And here’s lunch.


Apple-Beet-Carrot Juice
2 apples
3 beets
2 large carrots
1 small piece of ginger
1/2 lemon
Large handful of Spinach

Process all in a juicer. Serve over ice.

Remember when I tried my juice fast?

I learned a lot that day. Mainly, I need food. Food that I chew. However, I did feel great that day physically, and one meal out of a day of normal eats works great for a juice meal.

I did feel better after my concoction today.

And then we picked up the mail. J Man grabbed a catalog and noting the attractive model on the back declared, “That looks like you, Mommy!”

I do love that boy…

Another reason I love my kids (as if I needed another reason…)?

The pink mustaches of kids willingly drinking apple-beet-carrot juice.




6 responses »

  1. The side dishes are always the best part, so I’m glad you ate your fill! And what a great post to honour the end of Movember! :-}

  2. Yum! This sounds so great! I am always up for juice:)

  3. Hi there. At first, I thought: When did starbucks start serving fresh juice? Then I realized you just used their cup. 😀 That looks like a really delicious recipe. May I ask what kind of juicer you used? I’m in the process of buying a juicer, and I can’t decide between the breville bje510xl and the 800Jexl. Fingers crossed you use one of these two models. Thanks.


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