Juicing and Smoothies and You

While juicing and smoothies are health and diet trends that have been around for many, many years, withstanding the test of time, these crazes have only just recently hit an all time popularity high.  It seems every second person I know is juicing or blending or partaking in the latest “cleanse” diet.  If you’re reading this then it’s likely you are also, or that you are at the very least considering it.

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My favourite blend (kale, apple, mint, pineapple) of store bought cold pressed juice. I buy this 0-2 times a month as a treat. Don’t let all the hype fool you – you may find an all natural variety out there with no additives, but these suckers can be loaded with sugar


Out of these three options, why are you drinking your fruits and veggies?

1) To supplement an eating plan and improve health 
2) To lose weight 
3) Because they taste delicious.

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Have You Tried It? Vol. 1 – Grapefruit Essential Oil

I have a friend who is always up on what’s hot in the fitness and health world.  She looks amazing, has a positive attitude, jumps at any chance to try something new, and loves to share her latest discoveries; she had never steered me wrong in the past, so when she raved about kefir milk I just knew I had to try it.  I’m up for trying pretty much anything once – never know when you’ll stumble across your new favourite thing!  And if I don’t like it, I’ll try it again, because maybe I did something wrong the first time.  But this time – the kefir milk incident – I was left vibrating, eyes watering, retching over the sink trying to get it down my second go-round.  I just could.not.do.it.  I spent a week cringing every time I thought of that nausea and pain inducing mess I had ingested, and silently cursed her until all remembrance of that particular experiment had vanquished from my memory.

Getting past that, as stated earlier, she had never led me astray before, so when her and another of my health/fitness guru personal trainer friends started in on essential oils, I was recovered and ready for the latest new thing, so I buckled myself in for another fun round of experimentation, which in turn led to uncovering my newest obsession:  Grapefruit essential oil.

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Grapefruit essential oil. My latest addiction.

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