Happy Risk-taking: Xtra Holla Pain Yo!

My new favorite JuiceLand juice is Xtra Holla Pain Yo! I’ll admit, I didn’t catch on to the jalapeño reference given that as a proud Laredoan with Mexican blood coursing through my veins I’d never pronounce it that way. Holla pain yo. Nope. At the very least, it should be written as Holla Pen Yo, but that’s … Continue reading

Focus Pocus: Time for Another Juice Cleanse

Well, kids, it’s time to focus on health again, so a new juice cleanse begins tomorrow. Lately, I’ve been focusing too much on work and other things instead of my health. Don’t get me wrong, I love the work I’m doing, but I haven’t focused enough on living a balanced life. There have been moments … Continue reading

Green Smoothie vs. Green Juice: Which is better?

Since starting this blog, many people have asked me to explain the difference between a green smoothie and green juice and, to state which is better.  My current understanding and opinions are based on what I’ve read and experienced first hand. Smoothies are made in blenders out of a liquid base of water or juice … Continue reading

Green Smoothie Experiment

Last Saturday, I went to the Sustainable Food Center’s Downtown Farmers’ Market.  They have the best selection of produce and it’s great to actually meet the people who work to make food available to me.  I went around buying dandelion greens from Johnson’s Backyard Garden and cantaloupe and watermelon from Two Happy Children without really having any idea … Continue reading

Recipe: Welcome Smoothie for Beginners

This is the recipe for the first green smoothie I tried and loved.  Frozen produce has worked well when I’ve been unable to find fresh and/or organic items in season.  Enjoy! Blend well: 1 cup chard 1 cup spinach 8-10 strawberries 1 mango, peeled 1 apple 1 banana Juice of 1 lemon 2 cups water … Continue reading

Gettin’ My Green Smoothie On

Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good as bacon. ~Doug Larson Nothing smells as good as bacon.  Thick, juicy, pan-fried perfectly crisp bacon.  Mmmmmm.  Bacon.  It beckons me with its seductive smell.  In Austin, a restaurant’s entire menu revolves around bacon.  It’s name?  You guessed it–Bacon.  Yesterday, I … Continue reading

My Story

If you ask me what I came into this world to do, I will tell you.  I came to live out loud.                                ~Emile Zola Struggling with health and weight.  It’s the story of my life.  Mostly, I’ve made attempts at … Continue reading