A little dose of sunshine

23 Apr

A little dose of simplicity.

Add a little dose of happiness.

Followed by a dose of pure goodness.

This is how I start my mornings…

Recipe

#1. Grab 4 medium oranges from hanging basket in kitchen…

#2. Cut oranges in half.

#3. Juice oranges in the citrus juicer.

I’ve had some people question how I eat and drink so much fruit everyday and not gain weight. They tell me “Fruit is full of sugar, you’re going to get fat”.

Well 8 months of juicing and eating large quantities of fruit has led to a 15 lb weight loss and a maintenance weight of 127 lbs. So, no, eating fruit will not make me fat, but thank you everyone for being so concerned about my butt!

Now, interestingly, when I use to eat the SAD diet (Standard American Diet), I would never, let me repeat….NEVER, drink this much orange juice at once, because I would have been too concerned about the calories. I would have drunk a glass of water instead, and ‘saved’ my calories for something else, something probably processed and loaded with chemicals and food additives. Since I’ve eliminated processed foods from my diet, I’ve been able to eat fruits and nuts and seeds with no problems or concerns about weight gain.

The mail lady seems to be concerned too, but for different reasons. “Who keeps buying you these bushels of oranges and grapefruits?” “Don’t they know you live in Florida?” I don’t have the heart (or the guts?) to tell her its me!

Unfortunately, I moved 50 miles from the city. Routine food shopping now involves Super-Walmart. It’s actually cheaper and more convenient to buy a bushel of oranges and have them delivered to my front door, which, I’m sure, is the mail lady’s main concern….struggling to carry the heavy box of oranges to my front door every month.

Welcome to The Orange Shop – Famous for Fine Fruit since 1936.

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3 Responses to “A little dose of sunshine”

  1. Jessica D. Stampe April 23, 2012 at 3:21 PM #

    I just ate an orange and can wholeheartedly agree that I feel much better when I eat better food rather than be concerned with the calories in it! I am uber jealous of your orange stockpile, though. 😉

    • Babe and a Blender April 23, 2012 at 5:09 PM #

      We initially thought buying a bushel of oranges every month was too much. Ha Ha! Now we run out of oranges by week 3.

      • Jessica D. Stampe April 23, 2012 at 5:23 PM #

        I can believe it! My grandfather (who grows oranges) sent me a huge box of mandarin oranges once and I thought they’d go bad before I could eat them all… They barely made it a week.

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