We've been doing our research and looking for healthy food recipes to start using in one week when we go back to food. More to come on that later.
Last month I ran a total of 64 miles which was wayyy more than I ran in July. Juicing has made running a little harder because you run out of "gas" pretty fast. A Twitter friend of mine asked if I would recommend juicing while running and while juicing has helped me in many ways, I had to remind myself of a couple things. 1. I'm a Ginger, not a Doctor. 2. I'm not training hard for an upcoming race. I do have several races on the books but I'm in a mindset of just doing the races for fun and as a way to stay fit; I'm not looking for a PR. So in 140 characters or less I basically told him that. Now here is what you could do, you could add juice to your diet and still get many of the benefits from it. If you do, let me know how it goes!
Here is the recipe:
- 2 Granny Smith Apples
- 1/2 lb Red Seedless Grapes
- 2 Oranges
- 2 Pears
- Wash your juicer and glasses you drank your juice in right away. Sticky fruit and veggies are hard to clean, time consuming, and can discolor your plastic cups or containers if it sits too long.
- Buy Organic fruits and veggies, if you can, for less pesticides, wax, and other junk.
- If you aren't able to buy organic items try peeling the skin off them.
- Peeling everything can take a while. So I've been trying to get everything super clean. I've been filling my sink with water and adding a cup of vinegar to it to help remove dirt, debris, and unwanted chemicals. Then I move the veggies to a water only sink to rinse right before I juice them. (I saw the vinegar trick on the internet somewhere, not my own idea.)
I wanted to share this on my blog but didn't feel as if I had an entire post worth of material for it but...We Made Pickles!
I know it looks pretty labor intensive, but really we made Refrigerator Pickles so it wasn't that bad. They should be ready soon and I'll be sure to let everyone know if they turn out alright or not.
Side Note - Making food while you are juicing is so hard! Especially since I have been craving pickles lately. The smell was amazing and pretty powerful at the same time.
Have any of you ever canned your own food? It sounds like a long process. Is it worth it?