In Defense of Juicing + Blending

It’s no secret that I love to juice and make smoothies.

In fact, it’s not unusual for me to go through the day with nothing but, then eat a solid meal for dinner. Some say that this is weird and unhealthy because juicing involves the removal of fibre, and blending means you’re not actually chewing food (which is necessary to keep good jaw health), and I’ve definitely encountered my fair share of naysayers, but here’s the reality: I’m busy.

Like, really busy.

And instead of succumbing to conventional fast food, I make my own or buy it from a great juice bar—and I don’t think there’s anything wrong with that. I want to give you an example of what kinds of food make their way into my body from the time I wake up until dinner—all by juicing and blending.

I think you’ll be surprised!

The Menu

It’s not unusual for me to go through the following between the hours of 7am and 5pm:

  • Coffee with conventional full-fat cream (This is absolutely non-negotiable. Ask my husband.)
  • Unsweetened almond milk
  • Frozen fruit
  • Vega protein powder
  • NutraCleanse
  • Rolled oats
  • Chia seeds
  • Hemp hearts
  • Cinnamon
  • Beets
  • Apples
  • Bananas
  • Kale
  • Spinach
  • Carrots
  • Celery
  • Homemade granola

*If I’m tired or feeling grumpy, add something I’ll regret later, like crackers and cheese.

So if this sounds like the menu of someone who’s eating unhealthily, I disagree! Because after all of this, I still eat dinner, which consists of (usually) a plant-based protein like chickpeas, along with salad, steamed veggies, brown rice or quinoa, grainy bread, and usually something stupid-spicy, like wasabi horseradish.

And what some people don’t know about me, is that I’m prone to major digestive malfunctions (honestly–I even wrote a book about it). I eat to feel good, and for me, that usually means consuming food that is very easily digestible.

So that’s it! As far as juicing and blending are concerned, I’m all in. If anyone has any questions, please contact me HERE. xo

 

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