We hope this finds you absolutely swell! Here at the Weekender Blog, we’re all about taking things to the woods, to the beach, or to the mountaintop whenever we can. But sadly, most of us can’t be outdoors all the time or exercising as much as we want, which is after all why we’re so into making the most of our weekends. The problem is that all that sitting behind a desk or checkout line during the workweek isn’t exactly a recipe for success when you’re taking a trip Saturday morning. It drags you down, and it takes your health right along with your mood, doesn’t it? So let’s change that dynamic however we can! It’s something we put a lot of thought into as people who adventure every weekend but run a website and write articles all week long.
The biggest thing you can do to maximize your weekend adventures is to have an amazing diet all week long, and keep your body resilient to getting sick or drained. You need your strength and energy for the climb or the surf, or both! What we’ve found is, it’s basically impossible to get the 7-9 servings of fresh produce you’re supposed to eat every day when you’re at the office, commuting, and doing every other part of a busy lifestyle, even those of us who are really into cooking. So we’ve learned that the biggest thing you can do to make it happen is juice–not like a lifter, no, we’re talking fresh fruit and vegetable juice, produced yourself!
Here’s why we’ve gotten into juicing over the past few years. First up, it gets you lots of servings at once. Seriously. You can jam 3-4 servings of fruits and veggies into one glass of juice if you play your cards right. How cool is that?! You get all the nutrients you’d get from eating it all, and it’s way easier on your digestive system. Especially when you’re sitting down or standing in place all day, which is not exactly a recipe for abdominal peace.
And, even though we try to eat varied diets and include lots of different things in our meals, we think it’s important to be honest and face the fact that most of us are pretty routine with the fruits and vegetables we eat on a regular basis. There are actually good reasons for that, because only so many things go together in terms of taste and texture. But that’s a lot simpler when you’re taking it all in as liquid. If you’re juicing, it’s way easier to mask a less savory vegetable taste with something sweeter, and texture isn’t something you have to think about at all. So you can mix and match until you get a “blend” that’s got every nutrient you need.
Of course, to get the best blends and mixes, you’ve got to rely on top rated juicers.
Aside from how convenient it is from a nutritional standpoint, drinking juice is also a really good boost during the workday as an alternative to soda or coffee. You get the boost to your system from all the nutrients, and just enough sugar to help power you through without a crash. Basically, we think juicing is the best compromise between what we know we ought to be doing nutritionally, and the way most of us actually live. So if you’re having trouble carrying energy and drive over into the weekend, try adding some juices to your daily routine and see if you can feel the difference. We sure can!