Zak had to leave earlier than usual this morning so I had to hit the gym first thing. Out the door just after 6, I split up my time on the cardio equipment between the elliptical, stair climber and wrapping it up with interval sprints on the treadmill, 15 minutes on each. The time just flies by when I do it this way!
After 15 minutes of weights I was on my way home so Zak could get out the door. I had juice on the brain this morning and I realized I had enough produce to make my very own V8 this morning.
My eight vegetables:
After all vegetables were juiced I added a sprinkle of cayenne pepper for an additional kick in the teeth. Tomatoes in juice were SO good – it tasted just like gazpacho! Well duh Alison – it basically was gazpacho in a glass minus the fiber and garlic. Oooo – garlic! I should have made it a V9.
I also whipped out a bag of cranberries I bought for juicing, but decided to make cranberry sauce today instead. I’ll buy another bag for juicing next time.
I basically followed the instructions on the bag for making cranberry sauce.
1 cup of water and
1 cup of sugar (YOWZA!) 1/4 c agave nectar. I also sprinkled in a little cinnamon.
Bring water to a boil and add 12 oz of rinsed and drained cranberries.
Once water and berries return to a boil, reduce to a simmer and allow berries to cook for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
The berries break down and voila – cranberry sauce! I’m allowing the sauce to cool at room temp and then will cover and transfer to the refrigerator. Last year I top cooked oatmeal with this cranberry sauce. This could work well on the side with homemade stuffing and acorn squash too!
Now it’s time to head on over the Health Blog Helper and check out today’s Health Bloggers Dish interview with Kath from Kath Eats Real Food! Kath’s got a bunch of great things to say about blogging – be sure to check it out!