Posts Tagged ‘juice’

What’s Up Wednesday

Good morning everyone! Happy Wednesday : ) Fit Crasher here with a few fun updates to share. Truth is, I didn’t quite make it to my scheduled fit crash this week thanks to the joys of DC traffic congestion, so instead I’ve decided to take the editorial liberty of making this week’s post a little different. Here’s what I’ve been up to…

WORKOUTS

First things first: just because I didn’t get to crash a new spot this week doesn’t mean I haven’t been sweating up a storm all over DC. The holiday season has really done a number on my regularly scheduled classes, but I’ve been getting my endorphin fix on the trails and at the gym instead. Early mornings and late nights, my friends, but it’s better than nothing!

This week’s favorites include a sunrise run along the Potomac with a new running buddy, solo bootcamp at the Georgetown waterfront park (a beautiful spot to workout), and a self-induced interval workout that looked something like this:

200 meter row
20 kettle bell swings
20 box jump burpees
20 man makers
10 assisted pull ups
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I really liked this one – filing it away for later. If you’re looking for a quick and effective tush kicking, try it and let me know what you think. Phew!

NEW JUICES

jrink-pack-trial

Last week I won a juice sampler pack from DC’s newest juicery JRINK, a company that delivers fresh cold-pressed juices right to your door each week. How cool is that? I had been hearing lots of good buzz about their product and was excited to try them out. On the menu: (1) Pineapple, Apple, & Mint (2) Orange, Carrot, Grapefruit, & Ginger (3) Pear, Kale, Cucumber, Romaine & Lemon.

They were all super tasty, but if I had my pick out of the three I’d choose the green juice. Why? Because it has the best veggie to fruit ratio. Don’t get me wrong, the others were delish, but I don’t regularly drink fruit juice so I just don’t see myself ordering them again. JRINK has other flavor options online, including a beet/carrot concoction and an upcoming almond milk/cinnamon/vanilla combo, so I see some more taste testing in my future!

MORE POSTS

When I started the blog last year, I hit the ground running (literally) and posted every day. The breakneck pace just wasn’t sustainable for me. So I took a little blog haitus, a deep breath, and reemerged a few months ago posting once a week.

I’d like to take a stab at expanding the content on the blog again…so soon you’ll notice additional posts each week. (Cue the confetti and balloons!)

I’ll be featuring more of my workouts, my attempts at eating healthy meals, and reader questions – many of which I’ve answered personally via email but want to share with the rest of you. If you have other ideas of what you’d like to see, send me a note!

Have a great week and keep on fit crashin’!

healthy hack: sweetpress hydrate

Confession: I have developed a serious crush on Sweetgreen’s Sweetpress juice collection. The adorable packaging. The fun flavor combos. The convenience. All of it.

While I’ve craved far worse than healthy veggie juice, there are a few things to consider in this scenario:

1. these little 12 oz. darlings go for $6 a pop

2. I don’t live near a Sweetgreen store

3. I have my very own juicer at home

That’s right. I stand in line at Sweetgreen to pay money for the cool-looking bottle full of juice that I can make myself.

Well my friends, it ends today.

I decided to dust off the juicer and show Sweetpress who’s boss by hacking their “hydrate” recipe from the comfort of my kitchen.

Ingredients:

cucumber

pear

lime

pineapple

coconut water

 

I used one of each ingredient. There weren’t any fresh pineapples available at my local grocery so I had to use pre-cut pieces. For this recipe, I just threw in one whole package.

The total price? A whopping $8 for double the amount in the Sweetpress bottle. Once I added the coconut water to the juice, I was able to fill two of these large glasses.

How’d it taste? Pretty darn good! And close enough to the original to teach me a lesson.

Sorry Sweetpress, looks like me and the juicer have a lot of catching up to do.


Which juice recipe should I try next?