Thursday, June 26, 2014

Pre-Travel Prep: Juicing!

What do all three of these amazing people have in common?  They'll all be spending a weekend with me in New York starting tomorrow!  David lives there, and Devon, Mel and I are traveling to the Big Apple to have some fun and eat some amazing food.  I haven't been since 2009, when I took these fun pics:

Yes, vegan food!  I was a baby vegan at the time, only having adopted the fully plant based lifestyle for about 6 months when I went.  This time, I'm going on 6 years, and I'm ready to eat as much vegan food as I possibly can.

I'll be back next week with a bunch of recaps of the trip.  If you have any suggestions on where to eat and what to do, leave me a comment!

Now, on to healthy food!  I'm leaving in the morning, but I had a wealth of veggies in the fridge that needed to be used.  So, I busted out the juicer and made dinner part 1.

Clean out the Fridge Juice

1 bunch celery
3 bunches romaine
1/2 cup cilantro, tightly packed
2 limes
1 lemon
2 cups carrots

Add to juicer and enjoy!

I know the color on this isn't great.  It was such a pretty, bright green until I added the carrots.  Oh well, those carrots needed to be eaten too!

So, I drank about half of the carafe and put the rest away for my breakfast.  A few hours later, I moved on to dinner number 2.

Pre-Flight Protein Smoothie

1 1/2 cup almond milk
2 scoops vanilla protein powder
1 tbs spirulina
1 tbs chia seeds
2 cups spinach
1 cup strawberries
1 cup ice

Blend and enjoy!

Rotterdam, 2006

I really love traveling, and I'm super excited to head out tomorrow.  You won't see a post from me on Monday, but I'll be back soon.  Follow me on instagram @muffintalknerdy this weekend for pics around NYC.


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