Yes, There Is Such a Thing as “Stupid Juice”

FOOD

So it’s been four days, and I’m sure you don’t want to know in detail absolutely everything I’ve eaten, so here are a few highlights….

Smoothies and/or juices every morning.  Tortilla soup, tofu stir fry, lots of BAS’s, and a raw collard wrap were the highlights.  Very clean, at least half raw, nothing processed, gluten-free.  I’ve had a really demanding week, and good and healthy fuel certainly powers me through it.

pineapple, kale, and ginger in my to-go blender cup (pre blending of course!)
pineapple, kale, and ginger in my to-go blender cup (pre blending of course!)
green smoothie to go!
green smoothie to go!
1 lb of carrots en route to the juicer.  I used the pulp for a different dish, and saved the carrot juice to use as a soup base tomorrow.
1 lb of carrots en route to the juicer. I used the pulp for a different dish, and saved the carrot juice to use as a soup base tomorrow.
sunflower seeds, lemon juice, garlic, and sea salt in the food processor.
sunflower seeds, lemon juice, garlic, and sea salt in the food processor.
carrot pulp, sunflower seed paste, parsley, and chopped onion.  Mix together to put in sammich wraps.
carrot pulp, sunflower seed paste, parsley, and chopped onion. Mix together to put in sammich wraps.
collard leaf, shredded lettuce, and tomatoes into the sammich wrap
collard leaf, shredded lettuce, and tomatoes into the sammich wrap
lunch!  Light, filling, and perfect.  Full recipe in Ani's Raw Food Kitchen.
lunch! Light, filling, and perfect. Full recipe in Ani’s Raw Food Kitchen.
tofu, garlic, onion, and asparagus getting an oil-free stir fry
tofu, garlic, onion, and asparagus getting an oil-free stir fry
add in some brown rice and gluten-free soy sauce (tamari)
add in some brown rice and gluten-free soy sauce (tamari)
baked taquitos (sounds fancy...just refried beans in a corn tortilla and baked in convection for 10 minutes!  Serve on a bed of lettuce, salsa, and guac.
baked taquitos (sounds fancy…just refried beans in a corn tortilla and baked in convection for 10 minutes! Serve on a bed of lettuce, salsa, and guac.
it's apparently National Hot Chocolate Day today.  Sounds good to me...used the rest of my homemade soymilk, frothed it up, mixed with vegan chocolate and a little agave.
it’s apparently National Hot Chocolate Day today. Sounds good to me…used the rest of my homemade soymilk, frothed it up, mixed with vegan chocolate and a little agave.

FITNESS

All of my workouts this week have been at home.  Every day has been at least 10 hr days – some more – so no fitting in gym time unfortunately.

Zumba on the Xbox and runs.  I have a Nike Kinect game coming (renting it via my husband and son’s video game rental ala Netflix – called GameFly – to see if I like it).  It’s gotten high ratings and is very “functional fitness” based – so body weight strength training exercises.  With the project work I have on my plate right now, these 10+ hr days seem to be in the cards for a long time, so any ability to shift workouts at home will be very helpful!

LIFE

Yeah, busy week.  Fantastic week – but busy.  It’s weird, I had one of those weeks where waking up every morning (even the two I had to be up at 5am to make ridiculously early morning meetings) was easy.  Here’s hoping I don’t jinx myself, but this past week has been hectic, productive, and really really rewarding.

There was only one blight on my week, and that was Tuesday evening.  I think all three of my children woke up and drank the stupid juice – because by the end of the day, all three were grounded.  Very long story, but in a nutshell – two lazy students and one who “accidentally” smacked a kid in the privates with her instrument at school and got lunchtime detention for a week.  And stuck her sisters tweezers in a light socket.

I’m used to one kid at a time completely losing their minds, but all three that come to a head on the same day?  Ugh.  Anyway, I know have 3 cells phones, 3 iPads, and 3 children managing to get along with each other because they have no other outlets.  Kind of fun, actually.

So other than kids being idiotic, it’s been a stellar week!  Thankfully D and I have massages scheduled for Sunday afternoon.  We need it!

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RunCrissieRun

I am a 43 year old busy career mom & full time student who is attempting to find her inner athlete, be a vegan in a non-vegan household, and find a way to balance it all without going crazy! I love to cook, read, run, do yoga, travel, and learn as many new things as I can - which often gets me in trouble.... I am passionate about life in general, and if I didn't write about it, I'd probably implode.

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