remember how i bought that juicer a couple months ago but still hadn’t gotten around to using it? i don’t know why that thing felt so daunting to break out. i’m embarrassed about it now. we have been working hard the last several months at eating better, bringing better food options into our home for our children too. it’s not always easy when french fries with ketchup! is basically our family motto (i kid!) but we’re working on it. this week we finally started using the juicer and now i’m wishing we’d have done it sooner. that thing is going to save us!
over the last few months, we’ve also been trying out products from the honest company, a new sponsor for Love Taza. their eco-friendly and safe products for families have really impressed us and been a great fit for our lifestyle. for starters, i can’t get over their children’s hand sanitizer. we live in the heart of new york city, which isn’t always the cleanest. and my littles just love to touch and feel everything everywhere. (especially every surface in those nasty subway elevators. why do they always want to touch the floors of those nasty subway elevators?!?) i’m constantly trying to spray my kids down with hand sanitizer throughout the day and this is the first hand sanitizer we’ve used that doesn’t make eleanor say “no mama, it – stiiings!” whenever she has an open cut (which eleanor often does). also, it smells amazing! for our juicing we used their fruit+veggie wash. we buy produce all over this city (sometimes from street vendors on the corner) and it’s nice to know i’m really getting in there and removing pesticides and residue that might be harmful to my babes.
if anyone is curious about this particular juice recipe we made below, we used a large bunch of kale, one large carrot, several small oranges and apples and a small slice of ginger. we like it with extra pulp, but you could juice it with less pulp, too. either way, it’s delicious and way healthier than french fries. ;)
^^^the littles are the best little helpers. here is eleanor washing the vegetables!^^^
^^^and samson taking his turn. monkey see, monkey do over here.^^^
^^^tossing in some apples!^^^
^^^well hello there healthy good looking green stuff that’s good for you!^^^
^^^^bahahaha. i couldn’t help but share this photo of samson after his first taste. haha! it took a little getting used to, but he did enjoy it after a while. promise. ;) still working on getting eleanor to even try a sip. the little french fry!^^^
ps. the honest company is giving $10 off your purchase of $40 or more to readers with the code Taza10off40. applies to US and Canadian residents only. valid for first-time orders only. expires october 20th of this month.
*this post is sponsored by the honest company. as always, thanks for reading this blog and supporting the sponsors that help support our family.