In an effort to infuse my real life with the vision I have in my head, I visited a local juicer and inquired about the price of purchasing a week's worth of vegetable juice. Much to my dismay, the investment was around $10.00 a bottle. I could do it as a splurge but having fresh bottled juices on hand all the time wasn't cost effective long-term.
What's a girl to do?
The simple solution is that I need to become my own juicer. The inspiration came partially from Brittney Hampton and partly from Karrueche Tran. As you recall, Brittney let us in on her favorite lemon-ginger-apple tonic (a.ka. her "skinny tea"). A short while later, I caught a glimpse of Karrueche holding a small bottle of a "wellness shot" consisting of lemon, ginger, & cayenne. I quickly took a screenshot and saved the image for later reference. While reviewing my camera roll, I realized that I previously saved another image of Karrueche holding a similar bottle.
I'm ready to do this!
Either I make the sacrifice and invest in premium priced bottled juices, or I can become my own juicer.
Here's the plan.....
Instead of making a small amount of ginger lemon water every morning, I'll purchase a set of empty juice bottles and whip up enough tonic to last a week. Right now, I'm debating between these cute little bottles or these which are made of glass.
Over a year ago, I dabbled in prepping salads and it was amazing. I ate waaaaaay healthier and felt great! Having a fridge full of ready made salads took away the guess work and kept me from settling for unhealthy options. That's exactly why I want detox juices on hand and ready for consumption at all times.
I'd love to eventually experiment with several variations such as lemon, ginger, coconut water. Or coconut water laced with chlorophyll drops. Let's not forget about aloe juice with its ability to help promote collagen production. And, of course, there will be a few vegetable-based juice in there as well. But the other combinations I mentioned have a longer shelf life.
I can not wait to fill my fridge with these bottled juices. I have a smile on my face right now just thinking about it.