My latest interest has been this whole juicing / blending craze! What am I talking about, you might ask? During my weekly visits to the local health food / organic food store, I noticed the long lines they have of customers waiting to get a variety of different juices and smoothies, made with all natural and organic ingredients. Out of curiosity, one day I decided I would try something and got online. I took a look at their long list, everything ranging from wheatgrass to beet juice to tropical fruit smoothies. There was just so much to choose from. I realized, that just one juice / smoothie was not going to cut my curiosity. So, for a whole week, everyday, I went back during my lunch break and tried something new.
After that week though, I also realized how expensive it is! With the amount of money I had spent on smoothies during the one week, I could have bought 2-3 weeks' worth of fruits and vegetables and made my own HOMEMADE smoothies. First I contemplated getting a juicer, but then after reading an interesting article about the benefits of blending versus juicing, I decided to just stick with my Hamilton Blender. Then I took the money that I would have spent in one week on smoothies, and stocked up on a variety of fruits, veggies, spices, and nuts. Not only do I save money this way, but I also have more control over what I put in my shakes. For instance, I like to add different seeds and spices, such as maca, flax seeds, chia seeds, cinnamon, ginger, organic almond butter, etc. It has been over a week now that I have started, and I absolutely love it!
Now, I am excited to go home every day and to experiment with a new combination and new flavors. Not only do I feel less hungry and "cleaner" internally, I also feel extra energetic. I come into work every day boasting about my new creation. Of course, telling my co-workers this day after day, finally they mentioned how I need to bring some in for everyone. So now, my next task is to purchase some fitness shakers to store my smoothies and bring them in to my curious co-workers!