Powerhouse Breakfast Juice and the 30 Day Yoga Challenge!

I have been test driving different juicers for about 6 weeks. I started with some low end ones, slowly building my way up to more expensive ones. So far I’ve reached the $199 Breville model with no real luck. I’ll keep you posted on the juicer front, but I suspect, like with most things, you get what you pay for. My guess is that the final juicer will be more expensive than I originally wanted to pay. I found a used model of the one my mom used to use while we were growing up. I should have it by Saturday. I look forward to trying it out.

Though I haven’t found a juicer that I love, I have found a breakfast juice that I do. It may not be to everyone’s liking but it’s one I find I keep going back to, and I’ll be sharing the recipe with you below, but first…

The Yoga Challenge

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There’s nothing like a challenge to motivate me to push myself a little. I also find that challenges help me reset myself and get back on track with healthy habits. For example, if I’m having a hard time getting to the gym 3 days a week, I challenge myself to a 60 day Insanity Challenge, after that, 3 days a week seems like a breeze. Challenges also help me get MOTIVATED. If I don’t have goals or challenges, there’s no real reason to do anything.

I also thought it would be great to invite all of you to join me in this challenge! There is power in announcing your goals to the world, getting leverage on yourself, and I now it will be a great experience to share together!

So why not a running challenge? Or a Cross Fit challenge? Or a best abs after 30 day challenge? I wanted to find something that everyone could take part in, no matter what their starting fitness level is. I wanted to find something that would be a commitment, but not a physical massacre. It was also important that there was flexibility, that it would fit into everyone’s budget and time.

An added component is that a recent foot injury has created some limitations for me. I usually go to Bikram yoga but I’m finding at least half the postures almost impossible to do right now. I’ve decided that during my healing process I would try a gentler yoga to allow my foot to heal.

My Yoga Online

I found this great site, MyYogaOnline.com,  almost 2 months ago that I have been pretty excited about. I decided to try it out after I strained my back as a gentle way to stretch out some back muscles since I new I wasn’t going to be able to make it to my regular practice. It was great. I chose a video that was 30 minutes long as a nice warm up, to gently get my back muscles moving and then moved on to an hour Yin yoga class focusing on the back line of the body.

The website is laid out so well that it’s really easy to navigate through hundreds of videos to find exactly what you feel like doing or in my case what I NEEDED to do. This site will be perfect while my foot recovers gently.

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I’m using Myyogaonline.com, but you can use any online streaming yoga site.  My Yoga Online only costs $10/month, has no contracts and no minimums.  You can do this for one month with no hassles or stay on as long as you like.

I like it because the cost of one class in my town is $12 bucks. If I stream the yoga classes online, I can get as many as I like for $10 (and I don’t even have to leave my house)! Now that’s good value!

If you have an unlimited yoga membership at a studio in your home town and want to use that resource, your free to do that as well. I will be using a combination of my Bikram membership (once a week) and My Yoga Online membership to complete my challenge. Use any combination you feel works for you.

Everyone that completes the challenge will be entered to win The Yoga Bible.

My Yoga Online has all levels of yoga available, from beginner to advanced and from super physically challenging to relaxing and rejuvenating. So no matter what your fitness level is or how you are feeling on any particular day, you’ll be able to find a class to meet your needs.

Be warned! The hardest part of the 30 day challenge will most likely be making “YOU” time a priority. By practicing putting yourself first, even for 30 minutes a day, you’ll not only do your body good but your soul some good too. So are you ready?

So what is the 30 Day Yoga Challenge?

  • Starting May 7, 2012…
    1. Commit to doing yoga everyday for 30 days (if you miss a day you can make it up by doing 2 classes on another day).
  • 2. Classes must be 30 minutes or longer
  • 3. Hold yourself accountable by commenting on our Facebook Page each day and sharing which class you did and if you liked it or not, so we can all support each other!
  • 4. Have fun!!

Get signed up for My Yoga Online right here, and join me in the 30 Day Yoga Challenge!

And enjoy this yummy breakfast juice to start your day!

Powerhouse Breakfast Juice

  • 2 stalks of kale
  • 2 stalks of chard or 2 cups spinach
  • 1 small beet
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 apple
  • 1/2 cucumber
  • 1 inch segment of ginger
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 3 stems of parsley

Clean all the fruits and veggies and process through a juicer. Drink immediately.

 

Photos courtesy of Flickr.

I’m sharing this with Real Food 101, Mangia Monday, Monday Mania, My Meatless MondaySlightly Indulgent Tuesdays, Tasty Tuesdays, A Little Birdie Told Me, Fat TuesdayCast Party WednesdayWhat’s Cooking Wednesday, Real Food Wednesday, Fight Back Friday and Friday Food Flicks.

26 Responses to Powerhouse Breakfast Juice and the 30 Day Yoga Challenge!

  1. Carlac May 4, 2012 at 2:42 pm #

    I have had the Champion juicer for about twenty years. I love the simplicity of it.

    • beyondthepeel May 4, 2012 at 5:38 pm #

       That’s what every one keeps saying. Their household model isn’t too much more that my last purchase and if this used one doesn’t work out, I know that’s the one we’ll end up buying. They seem to last forever and that’s want I want. One like yours that I will use for the next 20 or 30 years!

      • Amy May 4, 2012 at 9:10 pm #

        Our church had a parking lot sale & a couple brought a Champion that ultimately didn’t sell that day. They didn’t want to take it home, so they gave it to me! I called the company to see if I could get any add’l attachments (I really wanted the blank to homogenize), but my Champion is over 35 years old, so none of the attachments fit it. Too bad! But it still does a great job juicing & I was told I can juice wheat grass in it – cut to 1 inch lengths & wrap with a small Romaine or spinach leaf to send through. We’ll see!

        • beyondthepeel May 4, 2012 at 10:40 pm #

           Amy! You are one lucky girl. I’ve been looking for one used and everyone seems to hold onto them. Good sign I guess :)

    • Anastasialew May 4, 2012 at 7:54 pm #

      Love the Champion!

  2. Koko May 4, 2012 at 3:15 pm #

    I have an old juicer that I have been using for years, and actually found it in my garage where it had probably sat since my parents went through their ‘juicing phase’. Works like a charm though!  Good for you for doing this challenge France!

  3. Delphine May 4, 2012 at 5:14 pm #

    This is perfect!  I was hoping someone would do a challenge like this.  I need to do a spring cleaning of sorts.  Thanks so much!  So excited about MyYogaOnline, too!

    • beyondthepeel May 5, 2012 at 9:31 pm #

      Great! So glad you’ll be joining the party! :)

    • beyondthepeel May 5, 2012 at 9:31 pm #

      Great! So glad you’ll be joining the party! :)

  4. Anna Mjr Montreal May 5, 2012 at 1:31 am #

    Thanks for the online recommendation. My daughter has suggested I get back to yoga…well be looking up this site.

    • beyondthepeel May 5, 2012 at 9:30 pm #

      Anna, glad I could help. Hope you and your daughter will join me for the 30 day yoga challenge!

    • beyondthepeel May 5, 2012 at 9:30 pm #

      Anna, glad I could help. Hope you and your daughter will join me for the 30 day yoga challenge!

  5. Mary Bergfeld May 5, 2012 at 12:55 pm #

    Your recommendations are really appreciated and your juice is a great way to start the day. Have a wonderful weekend. Blessings…Mary

    • beyondthepeel May 5, 2012 at 9:30 pm #

      Thanks Mary. Hope you’ll join me for the yoga challenge!

    • beyondthepeel May 5, 2012 at 9:30 pm #

      Thanks Mary. Hope you’ll join me for the yoga challenge!

  6. Joanne May 5, 2012 at 1:18 pm #

    I need to get that juice going on in my life! I really think it would revolutionize my morning!

    • beyondthepeel May 5, 2012 at 9:16 pm #

      I just picked up a used juicer this morning. I let you know the results.

  7. Jeanette Chen May 6, 2012 at 12:44 am #

    I have the compact Breville juicer and like it – I think any juicer is hard to clean, but if you clean it right after using it, it’s easier. Your juice combination sounds really good!

    • beyondthepeel May 6, 2012 at 9:34 pm #

      I’ve read some of the reviews on the compact version as I would like to just keep mine on the counter. I’m glad to hear you give it a good review.

  8. inspirededibles May 8, 2012 at 12:29 am #

    My yoga online looks like a wonderful site… just had a quick look but will return in the morning to get a better view; love the idea of a daily yoga practise challenge.  Your juice sounds like a powerhouse indeed!

    http://www.inspirededibles.ca

    • beyondthepeel May 8, 2012 at 4:40 am #

      I felt so good after my practice today! Yeah, day one done. I was glad they had shorter sessions since I really only had 30 minutes before having to get ready for work. I would have never been able to get to the gym in that amount of time.

    • beyondthepeel May 8, 2012 at 4:40 am #

      I felt so good after my practice today! Yeah, day one done. I was glad they had shorter sessions since I really only had 30 minutes before having to get ready for work. I would have never been able to get to the gym in that amount of time.

  9. Rae May 8, 2012 at 8:27 pm #

    Sounds like a very refreshing breakfast juice, I’ve saved your recipe for when I get my juicer, although I might try it with my blender then sieving it

    • beyondthepeel May 9, 2012 at 1:13 am #

      That’s a good idea. I have made it in a blender but didn’t bother sieving it and just made my ay through the chunky bits! LOL. I think I like your idea better.

  10. Jenn Erickson May 15, 2012 at 2:49 am #

    I’m definitely yoga-curious and look forward to trying some classes this summer.  Definitely not quite ready for a 30 day challenge, but I do love the sound of your powerhouse breakfast juice.  I finally bit-the-bullet and bought a Vitamix about a month ago and have been juicing, blending, and drinking my vegetables happily ever since.

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