Thursday, September 16, 2010

Fresh juice

30 carrots = 32 ounces of carrot juice.  That's what I learned today on my first juicing-quest. I bought a 5-pound bag of organic carrots.  I borrowed Uncle T's fine juicing machine.

And I FINALLY disposed of 5 remaining vials of breastmilk in the freezer. WHAT?!?!? Yes, I had 5 containers, 15 ounces, of pumped breastmilk that I just. could. not. get. rid. of.

Liquid gold...
I am pretty hardcore when it comes to breastfeeding - when I decided to become a mother, I made a commitment to provide my child (errr... children) with the very best that I possibly could. And, without a doubt, that belief is why I spent naptime today juicing carrots. I STILL feel that it is my responsibility to provide the girls with the richest nutrients that I can. I pumped and froze breastmilk... I steamed, blended, and froze baby food... and today I juiced and froze fresh carrot juice. Smoothies. That's what I want carrot juice cubes for - to add to our smoothies for some extra veggies and goodness. And yes, a tear or two were shed over the boob-milk. Some of you understand, right??? 

Isn't it so pretty???
After the girls woke up, they were excited to see the carrot juice that I'd really talked up before they went to sleep.  The color was amazing and the taste was so fresh.  It was a perfect addition to our afternoon smoothie snack:
  • Fresh spinach leaves
  • Frozen mango
  • Frozen blackberries
  • Orange juice
  • Fresh carrot juice

And it gave everyone plenty of energy for a walk and outing to the park!

Which was much needed, since the girls were up and dressed by 6:30 this morning! Nothing beats new boots and freedom of fashion expression!

From breastmilk to carrot juice, 
the quest continues to keep our family happy and healthy!


  1. I totally get you on the breastmilk front...on all fronts really.

  2. Great recipe...I'm going to try smoothies too. We eat a lot of fresh, raw fruits AND veggies. Looking forward to a new spin.