As a general rule, I purchase mostly healthy food for our apartment. We eat out fairly often and I prefer to order whatever sounds good without worrying too much about the nutritional stats. I balance that out by keeping things pretty simple and clean when I’m home.
One of my favorite healthy snacks is fresh green juice! I love juice and usually end up making it a few times during the week. It’s thirst-quenching and energizing. But it’s always such a pain to remove the stickers and wash the produce beforehand! It’s not that it’s hard, but sometimes those little steps are what keep me from reaching from a fresh-squeezed green juice on the way out of the door, especially when I’m short on time.
So recently, I’ve created a new habit…
When I get home from the grocery store each week, I immediately unload all of the groceries into the pantry and fridge, and then wash all of the produce! I give the carrots a good scrub, remove all of the stickers, use my special wash on all of the delicious, fresh fruit, and leave them to dry on our drying mat.
It sounds so simple (because it is!) but I find myself making juice (or just grabbing a fresh snack from our produce basket!) much more frequently than I did before. It’s all about keeping things simple, right?
Only one gentle word of caution: Leave those berries un-rinsed until right before you eat them. They tend to mush up a bit if you rinse them ahead of time.
P.S. Are you new to juicing? Here’s one of my favorite recipes if you’re looking to give it a try.