The New year always makes us think of things we want to improve in our lives and one of the many things at the top of the list for many people is to shed a few pounds, get fit and cut back on all those naughty foods we love.
Well ever since I went past being a 21 year old it has been a constant cutting out and cutting back exercise for me. I don’t regard myself as big, fat, jiggly in fact I feel pretty comfy in my skin but I am still somewhere between a size 12 and 14 and quite often have to buy the Large size when I go clothes shopping. I have learnt it’s a complete waste of time trying to squeeze into something only to feel horrible in it, it’s just best to go up a size and not have things digging in you.
So I am always keeping an eye on what I eat, except for when I decide I deserve something or I just can’t help myself
I think I am probably like the rest of the women on this planet trying to figure what I can eat which falls into two categories. Is it yummy and good for me? This is where fruit and vegetables are my friends as they tick both boxes. I nearly always cook everything from scratch at home, I try and buy in season fruit & veg from local farmers markets as it’s cheaper and really tasty. I might buy organic one day when I get used to how expensive the non organic food here is in Australia, and I try to have naughty things like cakes, chocolates, biscuits etc on the weekend only. Thats it, my plan, roughly.
Another thing I like is refreshing things to drink which are good for me and that has brought me to juice. Juice and smoothie bars here are really popular but they’re pretty expensive. $4 for a coffee is just about ok, $3.50 is better but juices range from $5-$8 each, so definitely on the treat list.
Years ago my Steve bought a juicer and its been pulled out of the cupboard from time to time and then swiftly put back away again. Fiddly, hard to clean, takes up too much space, any excuse really, plus the juice wasn’t that great. When I buy juice I always look for the pressed variety and it made me think, can we buy a juice press?
Yes we can. We found one at the local store but we had no idea how fantastic it was going to be. It is made by Kuvings and claimed to juice fruit and vegetables and to extract more juice and it’s nutrients than your normal juicer, it sounded great so we decided to go for it.
We could not believe how much juice came out of those apples, oranges and ginger on the first test AND THE TASTE, wow!
Kuvings say their juicer ‘extracts instead of grinds the fruit which prevents the enzymes from breaking down’ which means it’s super healthy too. You can juice fruit veg, nuts, seeds, aloe, and herbs like Parsley, cool eh! And you can get twice as much juice from the same a mount of fruit co pared with using a traditional juicer.
So far our favourite things to juice are apples, pears, oranges, pineapple, kiwi, lime, ginger, lemon, carrots, beetroot, tomatoes, strawberries, pomegranate, grapefruit and peaches.
So if you’re thinking of investing in a juicer this year to help you be healthier, I can definitely recommend this one. Take a look on Utube, there are some videos comparing this juicer and other kinds which are fun.
This is not a sponsored post, its something we just love and does what it’s supposed to do and more.