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This week I wanted to continue on last week's entry a little bit and expand on one of the easiest ways to keep the healthy eating goal alive and kicking. Not all of these are necessary machines or tools, quite simply just pick what works right for you and your lifestyle.
Having the right gadgets to make your healthy meals is a big deal. As an example in last week's blog we linked to the Breville Juice Fountain. If you're interested in going for a juice cleanse like the one mentioned in last week's blog it is vital to choose a machine that is easy to use and more importantly is easy to clean. If a machine is only one or the other then you'll be less likely to use it. And-let's be honest, beginning any healthy eating regimen is difficult enough without throwing excuses at it. Now, that you won the battle with the right machine it's time to wager in on the war. Make sure your beautiful new machine gains some counter space. If you're limited on counter space you may like to give one of your other counter appliances a vacation. The thought is to put it in front of you so you are inspired when you see it, and even when you clean it and put it back in proper status on the counter it's inspiring and you're proud. Not too mention, everyone that comes in the house and sees it is going to ask you about it and even talking about this amazing thing you're doing for yourself is inspiring and you may end up inspiring others who want to join you.
Now as great as the Juice Fountain Plus is it's not a smoothie machine, smoothies are one of the best tricks to fight a hunger craving. The Ninja Blender is definitely one of my more preferred machines simply because it comes with many different sizes of canisters/cups, and the blades go up into the vessel for pure ice crushing power. Of coarse the same thought applies, put it on your counter, don't put it in the cabinet. Put it where you would use it.
To keep myself off the sodas and unhealthy store bought fruit juices I do a lot of water infusions. When I'm at the grocery store I don't hesitate to buy a lot of fruit, meaning I'll take advantage of the sales and buying the bigger bags, although most of the fruit I'll eat or juice fresh, the rest I will slice up and put into ziploc bags in the freezer. That way they're like fruity ice cubes. I do the same with veggies, like cucumbers, peppers, and carrots. An extra way to make this interesting is to use a soda stream and instead of using the soda stream syrup just use your fruit slices.
Last little tidbit. I'm a bit of an ice cream addict. Okay, honestly- custard. It's my true vice in life. Completely unhealthy and totally full of fat I know, but I love it. Boy do I love it! Well, in order to get anywhere with any healthy eating goal I needed a new vice. I started to jump on the Zoku Pop bandwagon. My first pop was kind a sloshy mess, but the second one was much better. I started to fill them with bits of pineapple, kiwi, raspberries, blueberries and then I topped them with some of the fresh juice I made in the juicing machine. Some of the recipes I've seen involve greek yogurt and milk, I personally avoid those only because I won't eat store bought yogurt and milk is not really any help to a healthy eating regimen.
Last Words: Just to repeat, there's no need for you to go out and buy all of these gadgets, they are merely suggestions and things that I've done that seemed to have a good effect on me.