my mean green gregg juice

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Everyone is juicing. Or smoothieing. Have you bought the premade ones like Odwalla or Bolthouse Farms? Buying them is insane! I could suck one of those bad boys down in no time. So I decided I had to make my own.

Recipes are endless and pretty much whatever produce you can get. I like mine just a tad sweet to get over the veggie but not koolaid sweet.

my mean green gregg juice:

2 hearty handfuls of fresh spinach
2 cups fresh pineapple
5 strawberries
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup REAL apple juice

Put it all in a blender and liquefy!

Enjoy in a mason jar with cute straw!

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I don’t own a fancy juicer. I use a kitchenaid blender and found it liquefies just fine.

I also buy a lot of my produce at Aldi. My bag of spinach was 1.50
My pineapple was .99
My strawberries were on sale at Walmart.

So yes, you can juice for really next to nothing.

I also have a hard time with Ben sometimes eating fruits and veggies that are new to him. Let me tell you, he sucked his little cup of this down! Perfect way to get your kids to “eat” their fruits and veggies.

What kinda of fruits and veggies would you put in yours?

foodie favorites: blue sky cherry vanilla creme soda

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I’ve decided to host a series featuring my foodie favorites. Whether it’s a product, produce item, etc., this series will feature where you find the item, recipes for the item (if necessary) and how I came upon this item.

My first foodie favorite is Hansen’s Blue Sky Cherry Vanilla Creme Soda.

I first met this awesome soda at the Homestead Heritage Festival in Elm Mott Texas. If you’ve never been, it’s quite a fun thing to experience atleast once. Everything that they make and serve is natural. No artificial anything and so when I had this soda with my lunch, which was a natural hamburger with natural bun and cheese, I was in heaven!

A soda with no dyes, no artificial flavors or sweeteners. I knew I had to find it in the metroplex.

I was in luck! I’ve found it at Kroger and Central Market, but any place that has a good organic selection probably does carry the Hansen’s soda line.

They have other flavors as well, but this is by far my favorite, and quite honestly I’m not a cherry flavor kind of girl.

picture courtesy of Hansen’s