Juicing In a Blender: Grapefruit Ginger Carrot Juice!!!!!!!

A few days ago somebody lied to me.
OK, I think. Let’s move on.

But then, they lied to me the next day.
Yet and still, Lord help me, I want to move on.

But today, they lied again. And I think, this person is a liar. And they aren’t going to stop.
And I really don’t like liars, so much.
I feel like they are in denial.
Or like maybe they are trying to hide something.
Something dark.
Something bad.

So anyway, all of that nonsense has put me in a rotten mood.
Slouchy shoulders. Period hormonalness. The whole bit.

And it didn’t help that I went to go let out some steam at the gym, and 15 minutes into my workout the childcare worker came to tell me that Phoebe made a poopy.

And I didn’t have any diapers.
So I had to go home.
No work out for me today.

So now I’m in the car, and I’m thinking about liars and poop and yoga and boot camp, and a voice whispers to me.
Boy, you sure are lucky.
Huh. I think. Whose that talking?
What a great life you have.
Is that me? Did I just say that?
Listening to music in your car, while driving your sweet child around. Getting to work up at the school today . . .you have such a great life. You’re great.
Okay. . . . .My life is not great. I’ve missed over half my workout and this joker keeps lying to me. And I’m in a rotten mood, and I think my life might suck right now.
It doesn’t. It never sucks. You were able to go to Yoga, right? And remember the scent in the room. Orange Ginger? And now you can go to the mall and buy that scent because it was shared with you today. And you feel better because you relaxed a little. And now you want to nourish your body, and go to the grocers and buy fruits and vegetables and maybe a Zen Tea from Starbucks. You should do that. You deserve it.  
Okay. Maybe I will.
Good. You should. And don’t be mad at that liar. The lying has nothing to do with you. You need to let it go. Just love them. Love everyone and everything. That is all you need to know. It will work out.

And so, on my really crappy day, that is what I did.
I bought the Aromatherapy Orange Ginger Body Mist because the scent reminds me of my happiness.
I drank that Zen tea, and it relaxed me.
I went to the grocery and bought only fruits, veg, and fish (and a few treats for the girls), and I tried to remember that life is good. That the peace that I look for lives in me.

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Now I don’t think THINGS are what you need to find peace.
But I do think THINGS are around for a reason and that they help you remember the peace inside you.

Pretty things.
Smell Good things.
Soft cuddly things.
All God’s tools to remind us of what is real. What is true.

Like that the combination of Orange and Ginger.
Or Grapefruit and Ginger because that is what I had in my fridge.

Wowza.
AH-MAY-ZING.
It makes you feel so good.
And I wanna feel good.
And be good.
And do good.

So here’s my pick on what could make me and you feel awesome TODAY.

Grapefruit Ginger Carrot Juice
Don’t have a juicer? Neither do I. I want one. I was this close to getting one, but I kept forgetting to ask my mother for hers (that she doesn’t use) while we were on vacation in Dallas, and so, NO JUICER FOR ME. But. . .that’s okay. Because. . . I have a blender. And I and YOU and WE . . . .CAN JUICE IN A BLENDER. Easy Peasy.
I juiced in my New Ninja Blender. The instructions and the website rave about its juicing capabilities, but ummm. . . .it never told me how. Like how do you juice? I wasn’t born with that information. So. . .I didn’t juice, I just dreamt about it. Until. . . .I stumbled across Angela from Test Kitchen Tuesday, and she showed me how.
Now, I can juice and juice and juice. And juice some more.
Makes one very tall glass. About 16 oz.
Ingredients:
3 Large Grapefruit, peeled
2 cups carrots
Ginger (I don’t like a lot of ginger so I only used a piece that was a large as my thumb nail)
1/2 cup water
Directions:
1. To your blender add the carrots, grapefruit, ginger, and water.
2. Blend, blend, blend on high speed for about one minute. If the mixture seems to thick, add more water until it reaches the consistency that you find perfect.




Strain through a fine sieve.

Pour into a glass and Serve! 



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