Thursday, February 9, 2012

Juicing For Health

Last October Ron ordered a juicer. He did a lot of research and found the one with the best reviews and lowest cost --making sure we would actually use the thing. It really was not that expensive and, so far, it has worked even juices greens well. Ron and I are sliding towards that big number.....and it does not begin with a 2, 3 or 4! :-) Ron turns that big milestone this year and he is very proud if it. (I love his attitude...I'm not quite as enthusiastic about that number as he is...I'm just not going to think about.)

Anyway.....The above picture is of one of the first recipes out of his juicer. Sweet potatoes, an apple, carrots, and some greens. I had some Cinnamon from an Amish Farm that I had visited in Kansas and we sprinkled some on. It was so delicious!!! The kids loved it.

Ron does everything in a big way. He went into research mode and specifically looked into recipes that would focus in on each of our health concerns. I'm so appreciative of that. He researched the heck out of my health and it's "female" in nature if you get my drift. I think he knows more about me that I do. So he added black strap molasses (organic, unsulfered) to our mix along with some Apple cider Vinegar (organic, with the mother...are you laughing? We were until we researched...."the mother" all makes sense) to a few of our juices.

He quickly learned it was going to take a whole lot of produce to make a pitcher of juice....because he can't just make one glass. Remember...everything in a big way! But with our house full, it does not sit in the refrigerator long. Andrew and Christian have asthma and allergies so he researched that. We've made some big changes to their diet and they have been fairly compliant.
In November we had some very good friends stop by for a night. They have a big organic farm and they brought us TONS of fresh produce to include a lot of beets. I was not too excited about the beets but Ron loved them and they are so healthy. I wish I had a picture of the big pumpkin they was huge!!! Yes....Ron juiced most of that too! It was good! They also brought us a BUNCH of apples! Apples make every juice palatable. Especially the greens.

When Adam came home in December we introduced him to the juicer (I should come up with a cute name for him (the juicier....not Adam) since he has become such a huge part of our family. Adam loves to make fun of a polite, sarcastic kind of way ....and he had some funny things to say about our altered diet (and our age). But he had fun juicing with Ron (we all take turns...Lucey is his most faithful helper) and quickly enjoyed sipping juice with us.

Like I said....Ron can't just make one glass or one pitcher...he makes two and three pitchers at a time. I just let him go with it. He also does all the clean up. I love my guy!!!
Kay--if you are reading this I wanted you to know I specifically was thinking of you and your juicing when I wrote this post. If we still lived across the street...we would have to swap recipes and sip juice together! Please know I think about you and pray for you all the time! We miss you both! I hope you don't mind me asking all those who stop by here today to say a prayer for you. That was on my heart! xoxo


  1. Dear Beth,

    Thank you for visiting me.

    You have a beautiful family.

    You are so pretty and so is your blog.

    I look forward to getting to know you!

  2. I'm visiting your blog at the suggestion of "South Shore
    Mommy" who said she thought we had similar interests and that I might enjoy it. Which I do. You have a beautiful family and such a precious little girl.

    I have a question. Would you mind telling me the name of the juicer you got. I've been thinking about getting one but haven't wanted to spend the money, especially if I don't end up using it much.

    Have a blessed day,

  3. Thanks for the juicer info. Looking forward to trying it.

    Wish you were able to make it to Pearl Event II.

    Have a blessed day.

  4. I loved the juicer story! I am envious you have one. I just throw everything in a blender right now. Even greens are tastey combined with the right ingredients. I like using sugar free almond milk.

  5. I enjoyed Adam so much in class. Please tell him "Hi" for me and I will remember him in my prayers for all he is taking on right now. What a great young man. God has special plans for him! Some people are only in our lives for a short time but leave a big impact. Adam is certainly one of those people in my life. God bless you for being such good parents to him.


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