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Thirsty Thursday~Carrot Orange Ginger

Posted Dec 09 2010 1:50pm

It seems like EVERYONE around me is coughing, sniffling, sneezing and blowing their noses. Ew. I have been guarding myself from them with plants.

One great mix that will help out your immune system during cold and flu season is FRESH  Carrot, Orange and Ginger Juice!

Carrots

-full of beta carotene which bolsters the number of white blood cells in the immune system, as well as T-cells

Oranges

-everyone knows that oranges are loaded with vitamin C, and adding it to this combo gives you lots of fighting power. Remember, fresh is BEST! Stay away from the commercial, high sugary OJ’s, they may be bugged. According to U.S. FDA standards, 250mL of orange juice is allowed to contain 10 fruit fly eggs, but only 2 maggots–YUCK!

Ginger

-Ginger has antipyretic and antibacterial action which can fight against fever and cold!

Combine the 3 and you will be well armed!

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Boy, am I posting late today! Sorry about that! I fell asleep on the couch at 8:30 last night, so I couldn’t pre-write my post for the AM. I started at 6am this morning, trained 4 clients then headed to the gym for 30 minutes of cardio and a little leg workout. I have prenatal yoga tonight, which will be great because my muscles have been feeling extra tight lately!

After the gym I went to Whole Foods (for the 3rd time this week), to get more paraphernalia  (that I was out of) for juicing:

then, my starving belly I couldn’t RESIST grabbing one of these:

the middle didn’t survive the car ride.

I can’t tell you the last time I have a soft pretzel! I LOVE them, but rarely eat them because they don’t bring anything to the table…except enjoyment ;-)

I really only like the middle, and the side if they are REALLY soft and thick. Michael only likes the outside. We make a perfect match <3

what’s your favorite part of a soft pretzel?

I finally got the tree decorated yesterday afternoon! I TRIED to take shots where you can see it all lit up, but my non-photography skills couldn’t pull it off. This Munchkin light shot from the other night is kinda amateur  but cute nonetheless:

Here’s the tree, a little lopsided since Munchkin likes to play in it :

this was the first time I put a bow on the top. I was struggling with it a little bit…but all in all it will do!

I am off to make some more Potato Leek Soup !

*Leeks are  SUPER FOOD for pregnant women ! They’re vegetable equivalent of a super multivitamin-mineral tablet & GREAT nondairy source of calcium! *

got the ingredients yesterday–you would think I would of gotten everything I need for the week…but nope, another trip back today to give WF more from my bank account :/

Check it out:

Have you ever seen this?!! I LOVE IT! The Random Acts of Culture! They were at the Macy’s in Philly a few weeks ago! I would LOVE to witness this first hand one day!

Have  great day!!!!

PS–Happy birthday to my beautiful mother in law!!!

xxoo

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