the power of the juice

with all the insane bodily (and hormonal) changes going on right now,
eating is more often than not just the last thing on my mind - even though I know baby needs eats.
So, Ryan and I have been working hard to get a punch of nutrients whenever and wherever we can.
I seem to be alternating between one really good day and one totally nauseous day,
so we've been sticking to juicing and smoothies on the not-so-good days.


That is a power-packed cup of juice that contains no more than about 70 calories,
but it has so many nutrients in it that even when I'm queasy, I can keep it down.
You might remember that Ryan and I used to juice fast,
and although I'm not fasting anymore, I've been working hard to incorporate this into my routine.
For this green juice, we used:

1 head of curly green kale
1 cup of parsley 
1 cucumber
4 stalks of celery
1 inch of ginger
2 green apples

The ginger and the apple give it a sweetness that masks the earthier flavors,
but they manage to keep the sugar content down.
One think we've learned about juicing is that the more fruit you use, 
the less overall healthy it will be for you.

Other than juicing, I'm sticking to about 5 small meals a day, so long as my stomach can handle them.
Between juicing, smoothies and toast, I seem to have enough energy to run and work out,
which is really my plan for now,
and I've been pounding water like there is no tomorrow - if only to flush my system.

In terms of cravings, baby Moore is weird.
The other day I had the most insane and insatiable craving for chocolate milk...with limes.
Yes, my friends. 
This baby wanted full fat chocolate milk with limes in it.
It should have been disgusting, but it was like heaven in a cup.

So, to spare you guys future nausea, 
I'll refrain from sharing those disgusting bits, and instead just share the delicious juices...
because they're awesome!

7 comments

  1. I never got on board the juicing train. I couldn't find the right blend of something I liked.

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  2. So sorry you are having problems eating a lot of foods but juicing is really good for you too so at least you can jeep that down.

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  3. I've actually never drank veggie juice before!! I really like vegetables but I prefer them in savory dishes. I make a huge pot of veggie soup consisting of about 10 different veggies about once a week here--I love it!

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  4. We recently bought a juicer at a garage sale, but we seriously have no clue how to use it. Any tips? :)

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    PS--Chocolate milk and limes? That's crazy talk! Haha :)

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    1. Google some great juicing recipes and just jump right in! Adding apples as a sweetener really helps the juice taste better, and we tend to keep them high in veggies, low in fruit :)

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  5. Chocolate milk and limes--that makes me laugh so hard, girl, Baby Moore has some interesting taste!!!

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  6. That is officially the weirdest and most awesome craving I have ever heard.

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