Insomnia struck early this morning from about 2 until 4am. I slept in and got up when the girls did sometime before 8. I did yoga at home this morning with only a few interruptions for granola bars and one bonked head. A big shout out to Caillou today for baby sitting for about 40 minutes while mama got her downward dog on.
Caillou is not so great at preventing five year old’s from smashing their heads into things. Oh well, what can I say. He’s four – and he didn’t charge me.
Yoga for Runners is serious stuff – I’m still wondering if Dawnelle might be a yogi masochist.
After a myriad of deep twists and forward bends, visions of detoxing danced in my head. Might as well come full circle and finish it up with some green juice.
Ava asked to make fresh apple juice FIRST, so she wouldn’t get any green in her juice. We hit up the apple orchard yesterday, one more time before they close for the season! I think we picked every last apple off the trees yesterday. Or at least you might think we did given the 17 lbs of apples we brought home. At $.40 a lb just try and tell me you wouldn’t do the same thing!
The girls won’t drink green juice or green smoothies, but I figure fresh apple juice is a step in the right direction. They are eager to help and be a part of the juicer action and that gives me hope for green juice in their future.
Cinderella gets jazzed up and puts her arms in the air from fresh squeezed juice! Heeeyyyy…. hooooooeeee….
Ummm Cinderella? I think you’ve got something on your blouse there… in a very interesting location.
Now it’s my turn. My favorite combo!
Nice and green! Arms in the air! Whoops don’t spill!
And yes, we do drink out of mason jars. I got tired of broken glasses – mason jars are sturdy! Plus I get a new glass free with every jar of almond butter I buy! Beats a toy in the bottom of cereal box any day.
Still in a calorie math frame of my from last night, I decided to figure out how many calories were in my green juice from today. I’ve always been curious, and I know some of you have asked me before too and I didn’t know the answer.
Based on the weight from my food scale and info from calorie count:
Small head of romaine: 50
Whole cucumber: 45
Spinach, about 2 cups: 20
Grand total? 262
These are the numbers on the fruit and vegetables themselves, I wonder if it actually might be a little less without the fiber? If so, probably minimally.
This made a lot of juice. Two 12 oz servings – so that would be 131 calories per 12 oz glass. About 87 calories for an 8oz glass. Now we know. Don’t hold me to these numbers in a court of calorie law please. I’m tired! I was up in the middle of the night! Leave a little room for error. Leave a lot of room for green juice rawesomeness.