I received a juicer as a bridal shower gift from my awesome coworkers, and I'm in love with the thing.
My twin sister spent some time with me after Christmas and we had an end-of-year detox: making lots of smoothies, trying out various juice recipes (and even making our own creation!), and eating lots of raw foods during the day.
Most of our meals during the day were liquid, and we even had a completely raw dinner one evening. We walked and talked as we shopped non-stop. We did yoga DVDs together and watched movies while drinking hot tea and mulled apple and cranberry cider (just 100% organic juice--no added sugars or other juices involved here). We treated ourselves to homemade beauty treatments, such as a hair mask made from avocado and coconut milk, a face mask made from pumpkin and honey, and a face/body mask made from pineapple and coconut milk.
The star of the detox weekend, however, was the juicer. My sister received an identical juicer as a Christmas present, and we both are juicing beginners. It was so much fun to learn how to use the machine, see its power in action, drink the yummy and healthy treats it made, and compost the pulp afterward.
Our skin was glowing, our bodies felt great, and best of all, I was with my sis.
So long, rubbish! Welcome to beauty, simplicity, love, and joy. Out with the junk, in with the clean. Goodbye, regrets, toxic relationships, and old anxieties. Hello, peace, understanding, reflection, and new dreams. Happy New Year!