Monday, August 2, 2010

Carrot Juice / Soap

My throat is better today...YAY! I still have some sinus drainage going on, but hopefully that will go away very soon! I appreciate the well wishes. Maybe it was the fresh carrot juice that I had yesterday and today that is making me better. :o) I haven't used my juicer in a VERY long time, so I thought I would pull it out and start using it again. I really wanted to make some beet/ carrot juice, but if you can believe this....the grocery store was all out of beets Saturday. I couldn't believe my eyes. I was very disappointed. My carrot juice consisted of 4 carrots, 1 stalk of celery, and half of an apple.

I have always heard and read that you should drink the juice right after you have juiced it. Well, the other day I read somewhere that you can actually juice enough to last a couple of days in the refrigerator. There is a trick to keeping all the nutrients in it and keeping it fresh though. I'm still not 100% sold on this, but I tried it anyway. I made enough servings for 3 servings. The instructions are to fill a jar up to the very top. So full, that when you put the lid on the jar, juice will pour out from under the lid. That is supposed to get all the air out and keep it fresh. I did exactly that, and this morning it tasted the same as yesterday...yummy! I just wonder if it lost any of it nutrients. What are your thoughts on this?

Oh, check out our cute tomatoes that we got out of our garden. Can you find our heart shaped Roma? The banana pepper and a few of the tomatoes came out of my in-laws' garden. You should have seen the two huge cucumbers that we got from their garden. I don't know why I didn't take a picture of them. They were gone on vacation and we just happened to stop by there to see how her veggies were doing. Now to just figure out what to do with the cucumbers. I'm not a big fan of cucumbers, but love dill pickles. I know....crazy. Maybe I will juice them...hmmmm

Here is another quick product review. I've been on the hunt for a good organic/vegan soap. I read a lot of reviews on Dr. Bronner's magic soap. It had a 5 star review, so I thought I would try it out. My local grocery store (Kroger) just happened to have it and had it on sale when I went Saturday. I bought two scents, the lavender and peppermint. I've tried the lavender the past two days and absolutely love it. It cleans great. It doesn't leave your skin with a film on it and it doesn't leave your skin feeling all oily. I have very sensitive skin and so far this has been a great find for me. If anything changes, I will be sure to let you know. So far, this is my favorite soap!

Well, that's all for today. I hope everyone has a great week!


  1. I love love looooooove carrot juice! SO good, I drink it all the time. And that is also my fav. soap! Its the best!!!

  2. That juice sounds really good...thanks for the idea about keeping it fresh...I'll use that with my morning smoothies; I always seem to make more than what I can drink in one go.

    I love Dr Bronner products too. I use the liquid soap for cleaning just about everything in our house.

  3. I'm not a big cucumber fan, either. But I am enjoying my sweet refrigerator pickles now.

    I do live peppermint soap! I'll be trying some Dr Bronners too.

  4. That is very good to know about the juice. I have not heard that, but if it is true then that is a relief. I get on really great phases of making juice several times a week...and this summer I have not made it once. Once I get in the habit, I'm good to go. It would be great to be able to juice enough for a couple of days. The only thing I've heard is from Kristen's Raw. She had a video reviewing different juicers, and I thought she said one of her juicers makes juice that should be drank immediately, and one juices in a way that helps the nutrients stay longer...???