Going to Juice ALL THE THINGS


Okay, I have a few days to catch up on! It's been mostly raw foods this week. My typical days are all raw foods until dinner, and then something light and cooked – like soup, grilled or roasted veggies, etc.

On the fun side, I have a new toy! I've been wanting a slow juicer for about a year or so, and after lots of YouTube videos and online reviews, I finally bit the bullet and got one! I went with the Tribest SlowStar. It's the slowest on the market (which means higher quality juice, higher yield from the fruits, veggies, and greens, and drier pulp). It came last night, and I've made three juices already! Last night I made a green juice of romaine, spinach, cucumber, lemon, and apple. This morning I made D a pear and orange drink, and for myself a spinach, red bell pepper, sweet potato, broccoli, and collard. They were all really, really good – and filling!

I've had several green smoothies this week, and today's was pineapple, frozen berries, spinach, and cilantro. I'm really digging cilantro in my smoothies lately!

I've also had a raw cucumber gazpacho soup and a huge BAS with my new favorite salad dressing – olive oil, balsamic vinegar, maple syrup, and cinnamon.


The past few days have been as usual – yoga and runs. YogaGlo and not hot though, as I haven't had any free time away from the house.

Group runs start back up at the end of the month, so I'm really looking forward to those. It'll be the motivation I need to get out and about on a cold weekend morning.


It's been a ridiculously busy, but mostly good week. I will admit I've hit my wits end a few times and let my frustration get the better of me. I've struggled with people being held accountable for their actions (or in one particular case, INaction), and rather than owning it with a simple “I'm sorry”, them trying to turn the tables and deflect any responsibility for their failures. I shouldn't let it get to me, but sometimes I can't help it….

Otherwise, it's been a good week. Lot's of office time, taking R to swim most nights, and chill evenings at home.

A registered for her classes next semester – and is complaining about having to be up by 745! Poor baby…she clearly forgot how early she got up for school her entire life before college! She'll be home next weekend, and we'll have a nice long weekend together – and kids will be changing rooms! A doesn't get to have the biggest room anymore 🙂


I'm looking forward to the weekend, that's for sure. We have a long overdue vegan meet up on Saturday, and AC is going with me! The theme is French food, so I'm going to whip up some Ratatoulle. Should be awesome!



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I am a 45 yo busy career single mom and doctoral student attempting to find her inner athlete, be a gluten-free(ish) vegan, and find a way to balance it all without going crazy! I love to cook, read, run, box, do yoga, dance, 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.

4 thoughts on “Going to Juice ALL THE THINGS

  1. Do you use the pulp in other things?

    Oh and because of my always so curious nature, I will probably spend part of Saturday researching slow juicing, because I’ve not heard of it. LOL

    1. I sometimes use the pulp in soups, muffins, or raw crackers. Depends on what I’m juicing though, and how much I’ve planned in advance!

      All a slow juicer is a masticating kind that runs at a slow RFP to ensure the best quality juice with the highest yield. My fav resources is the Discount Juicers videos on YouTube. They’re very informative.

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