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NASCAR Momma

Hi there, I can’t believe it’s been almost a week since my last post! This momma was racing around the nascar track called life last week and feels like the rubber may be have burned off the tires because I forgot to make those pit stops. You know those people/women who just can’t say “no”, well I’m one of those women or can’t say no and end up offering to do everything for everybody…now I do it because it brings me joy and happiness to help, forgetting sometimes that I am not Wonder Woman nor am I a Greek Goddess…well you get the picture.

This past week was filled with goatsmilk soap, pain paste, and bug off lotion stick making along with babysitting, doctor appointments, Whole Foods weekly stop, popsicle making, juicing, duck chasing and dinner cooking…all the while doing my best to entertain/please an almost three year old toddler!

 

While the whole week was fast paced and interesting, but I don’t think any of it topped Friday! From start to finish it was a day! It started by making apple fritters. Now all you moms know how making a delicious breakfast goes…everyone but you get to savor/enjoy the fruits of your labor…but you. The fritters were all fried about 8:45am when I promptly
showered/dressed/grabbed my mini me and was pulling out of the driveway at 9:02am. We arrived just in time to my doctor appt to go over some lab work. Of course, my little one was an angel…with a little coercing of course and when the doctor came in she did everything she could to have Dr. M
acknowledge and talk to her without making a peep…just as we had discussed! She is so smart and manipulative…but to her credit, she remained quiet as I had asked. Anyway, we start going through the lab work and my princess promptly shares, ” I need to go poopoo mommy”! Of course she needed to go…so I take her potty all the while making sure she knows we are not at home and cannot leisurely have a BM like she and daddy tend to do, we need to have our movement and get back in with the doctor! Luckily we made it back in just before the doctor and we’re able to finish the appointment without any other interruptions 🙌🏻.

The next stop was Whole Foods where I was in heaven with the produce selection and thoroughly enjoyed using my new earthwise reusable produce bags…they are the perfect sizes and so sturdy…no more ripping bags or throwing away plastic bags👏🏻!

Now, as we made our way home, my little potty monster needed to tinkle in the middle of the highway so this resourceful momma grabbed a cup and pulled over to the shoulder.  I have never had to do this before on such a busy highway, nor has she ever tinkled in a cup, but I must say we were successful and made it home without any other incidents.  We came home to a clean kitchen and my office “command center” hung…thanks to my brother!! He did a great job of bringing my vision to life! It’s not quite finished, but it looks so much better already.  I can actually use my desk now because papers aren’t piled as high as Mt. Everest!

It was at this point I realized I had RSVP’d to a jewelry party my neighbor was having that evening too. I am so glad I did too, I was able to get the most beautiful Mother’s Day gifts for some dear friends of mine who will be celebrating their first official Mother’s Day! They have some great pieces and you can personalize several of them! This is the one I chose!Saturday proved to be just as busy, as my little friend and I made a trip to drop off juice for a friend, visit another friend, and have lunch with family! It was while we were in Boerne we terrorized the ducks at “duck creek” and managed to entertain the patrons at Torchy Tacos with our toddler antics!

Luckily today was a little slower paced and I was able to enjoy a nice 2 hr nap after church before fertilizing the garden (while my little ballerina showed off her pirouette and leaping skills), cleaning the coop for the girls and finishing the day with Lemon Basil Salmon with roasted root vegetables and broccoli.

I hope y’all all had a wonderful week!

XOXO,
Tiffany

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Cucumber, Celery, Spinach Juice

My go to green juice which packs lots of nutrient rich veggies and natural sweetness helps detoxify and adds a punch of essential minerals, iron and vitamin C. It combines alkalizing spinach with parsley and cilantro, two great heavy metal detoxifiers. Spinach alone is a sweeter/mild nutrient packed green and cucumber adds highly mineralized water to the mix combined with fiber rich pear and apple, vitamin C containing orange all for a little added sweetness.

I enjoy making juice once a week for myself and neighbors as a added/quick way to get vitamins and nutrients into mine and my toddlers body. I don’t use juices as cleansers or meal substitutes, but rather as a healthy snack or along with a meal.

Using a higher vegetable to fruit ratio helps keep the juice lower in sugar and adding higher fiber fruits will also balance out that natural occurring sugar as well.

Detoxifying Green Juice

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cucumber
  • 3 ribs celery
  • 2 cups spinach
  • 1 handful parsley
  • 1 handful cilantro
  • 1/2 lime
  • 1 pear
  • 1 apple
  • 1 orange

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Prepare the vegetables by washing and removing any produce stickers.
  • Chop the cucumber, apple, pear, and orange into pieces that will fit in the feed chute of the juicer.
  • Cut lime in half and cut away the peel of 1/2 the lime leaving the white pith and lime flesh…it should be small enough to fit into the juicer without cutting.
  • Turn on the juicer to the appropriate setting and push ingredients through alternating between the greens and cucumber/celery, lime, pear, apple, and orange.
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Beet, Carrot, Ginger Juice

Here is my go to red juice which packs lots of nutrient rich veggies and natural sweetness to help aid in reducing inflammation and adds a punch of essential minerals, iron and vitamin C. Liver flushing, oxygen boosting beets are combined with beta-carotene filled carrots along with fiber packed apple, vitamin C containing orange, and bromelain rich pineapple all for a little added sweetness and finished off with a zing of ginger and lemon.

I enjoy making juice once a week for myself and neighbors as a added/quick way to get vitamins and nutrients into mine and my toddlers body. I don’t use juices as cleansers or meal substitutes, but rather as a healthy snack or along with a meal.

Using a higher vegetable to fruit ratio helps keep the juice lower in sugar and adding higher fiber fruits will also balance out that natural occurring sugar as well.

ANTI-INFLAMMATORY BEET JUICE

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 small beets or 1 large
  • 2 carrots
  • 1/2 lemon
  • knob of ginger
  • 1 apple
  • 1 orange
  • 1/4 pineapple

Yield: 1 16 oz serving

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Prepare the vegetables by washing and removing any produce stickers.
  • Chop the beets, apple, and orange into pieces that will fit in the feed chute of the juicer.
  • Cut lime in half and cut away the peel of 1/2 the lemon leaving the white pith and lemon flesh…it should be small enough to fit into the juicer without cutting.
  • Core the pineapple and cut it into quarters…use one quarter and remove outer skin and chop flesh into pieces small enough to feed through the juicing chute.
  • Turn on the juicer to the appropriate setting and push ingredients through alternating between the beets, carrots, ginger, apple, orange, pineapple and lemon.
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Turmeric, Carrot, Pineapple Juice

Turmeric Juice

INGREDIENTS

  • 2-3 knobs turmeric

  • 1 cup pineapple
  • 8 carrots
  • 2 oranges
  • 2 apples

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Prepare the vegetables by washing and removing any produce stickers.
  • Chop the apples and orange into pieces that will fit in the feed chute of the juicer.
  • Core the pineapple and cut it into quarters…use one quarter and remove outer skin and chop flesh into pieces small enough to feed through the juicing chute.
  • Turn on the juicer to the appropriate setting and push ingredients through alternating between the carrots, turmeric, apple, orange, and pineapple.