Thirsty Thursday~Carrot Orange Ginger

It seems like EVERYONE around me is coughing, sniffling, sneezing and blowing their noses. Ew. I have been guarding myself from them with plants.

One great mix that will help out your immune system during cold and flu season is FRESH  Carrot, Orange and Ginger Juice!


-full of beta carotene which bolsters the number of white blood cells in the immune system, as well as T-cells


-everyone knows that oranges are loaded with vitamin C, and adding it to this combo gives you lots of fighting power. Remember, fresh is BEST! Stay away from the commercial, high sugary OJ’s, they may be bugged. According to U.S. FDA standards, 250mL of orange juice is allowed to contain 10 fruit fly eggs, but only 2 maggots–YUCK!


-Ginger has antipyretic and antibacterial action which can fight against fever and cold!

Combine the 3 and you will be well armed!


Boy, am I posting late today! Sorry about that! I fell asleep on the couch at 8:30 last night, so I couldn’t pre-write my post for the AM. I started at 6am this morning, trained 4 clients then headed to the gym for 30 minutes of cardio and a little leg workout. I have prenatal yoga tonight, which will be great because my muscles have been feeling extra tight lately!

After the gym I went to Whole Foods (for the 3rd time this week), to get more paraphernalia  (that I was out of) for juicing:

then, my starving belly I couldn’t RESIST grabbing one of these:

the middle didn’t survive the car ride.

I can’t tell you the last time I have a soft pretzel! I LOVE them, but rarely eat them because they don’t bring anything to the table…except enjoyment 😉

I really only like the middle, and the side if they are REALLY soft and thick. Michael only likes the outside. We make a perfect match <3

what’s your favorite part of a soft pretzel?

I finally got the tree decorated yesterday afternoon! I TRIED to take shots where you can see it all lit up, but my non-photography skills couldn’t pull it off. This Munchkin light shot from the other night is kinda amateur  but cute nonetheless:

Here’s the tree, a little lopsided since Munchkin likes to play in it:

this was the first time I put a bow on the top. I was struggling with it a little bit…but all in all it will do!

I am off to make some more Potato Leek Soup!

*Leeks are  SUPER FOOD for pregnant women! They’re vegetable equivalent of a super multivitamin-mineral tablet & GREAT nondairy source of calcium! *

got the ingredients yesterday–you would think I would of gotten everything I need for the week…but nope, another trip back today to give WF more from my bank account :/

Check it out:

Have you ever seen this??!! I LOVE IT! The Random Acts of Culture! They were at the Macy’s in Philly a few weeks ago! I would LOVE to witness this first hand one day!

Have  great day!!!!

PS–Happy birthday to my beautiful mother in law!!!

PPS–thanks for all your kind words on my belly progress pics!


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  • Reply thehealthyapron

    The center of a soft pretzel is by far the best part. I don’t particularly like the crunch from the outside pieces!

    Well done on the tree! Very festive!

    Going to have to try that leek soup! While I don’t have a whole foods, there’s still a Fresh Market which my husband groans every time I go there!

    December 9, 2010 at 3:34 pm
  • Reply Kat

    Your little kitty is seriously so adorable. I love mischievious cats can be!!

    December 9, 2010 at 3:35 pm
  • Reply melissa @ the delicate place

    nate is sick too! last night he made a carrot-orange juice with cayenne for himself. i knew he had to be sick to drink juice lol! hope you feel better!

    December 9, 2010 at 4:09 pm
    • Reply laury

      I’m not sick! Thank GOODNESS! Everyone around me is…so I am taking precautionary measures 🙂

      December 9, 2010 at 5:16 pm
  • Reply Jess@atasteofconfidence

    Juice sounds yummy, and I love your tree!

    December 9, 2010 at 4:46 pm
  • Reply susan

    Yum pretzels!! Love pretzels and bagels and bread!!! Your tree looks great Laury. Have a relaxing night and enjoy the soup.

    December 9, 2010 at 4:53 pm
    • Reply laury

      Thanks!! you too!

      December 9, 2010 at 5:16 pm
  • Reply Melissa

    I am sick right now:( I should have made this juice a long time ago!!
    Bahh Munchkin with those cute (looks like he’s up to no good)
    Beautiful tree!! Oddie has already been breaking ornaments so I think we are going to have to move them up a foot or two. The bottom of the tree will have nothing LOL!
    I’m craving soup so potato leek sounds perfect!!

    December 9, 2010 at 5:21 pm
    • Reply laury

      Aww, feel better! My Friday 5 has more on colds tomorrow 🙂

      I bought Munchkin a whole bag of plastic ornaments from Ikea a few years back…every time he shows interest inmy glass ornaments I throw one of the unbreakable ones to him. He loves them! Maybe Oddie would go for that too!??

      December 9, 2010 at 5:25 pm
  • Reply Holly @ couchpotatoathlete

    Your juice looks so good 🙂

    My favorite part of a soft pretzel is any “knot” — the outside is chewy but the center is really soft. Yum.

    I love your tree — so festive!

    December 9, 2010 at 6:02 pm
  • Reply Jennifer @ Evolving Well

    The juice sounds great! I also use Thieves Essential Oil on my wrists. It combines oils that have anti-bacterial and viral aspects..and was used during the Bubonic Plague to keep the body robbers from getting sick! Works like a charm though!

    December 9, 2010 at 6:14 pm
    • Reply laury

      That’s so interesting!! Bubonic plague, huh??? Crazy! I’ll have to keep an eye out for that oil!

      December 9, 2010 at 9:22 pm
  • Reply Keri

    Beautiful tree and good call with the juice! That is a great combo 🙂 Glad you are staying healthy so far!

    December 9, 2010 at 6:15 pm
  • Reply Kris |

    Mmmm i like the outside and inside of the pretzel 🙂 I used to love them before they hated me with the wheat allergy….booo

    Love ginger in my juice! It has so many great qualities, doesn’t it?

    Your tree is gorgeous!!! Love the bow!


    December 9, 2010 at 7:26 pm
  • Reply Katie

    I love all parts of soft pretzels, but yeah, the middle is the best. Dipped in mustard…yum.

    December 9, 2010 at 7:38 pm
  • Reply Tiffany @ Simply Shaka

    Ohhhh…soft pretzels! I havent had one of those in forever but if I try really hard, I can smell Aunt Annies–they are the best! Whenever I used to get them I always wanted to try one of their funky flavors but always got the original.

    December 9, 2010 at 10:00 pm
  • Reply salah@myhealthiestlifestye

    carrot and orange is one of my favorite conbos ever!!! I also love carrot, beet, pineapple, and apple 🙂 so amazing!!!!

    December 9, 2010 at 10:00 pm
  • Reply Krista (kristastes)

    I’m all about the middle, too! I thought I was the only weirdo with a preference haha!

    December 9, 2010 at 10:42 pm
  • Reply La.

    I most definitely LOVE the cinnamon and sugar bagels! Oh they are SO GOOD! I’m super exited about trying that soup next week. I tried Pacific Savory Squash and I HATE it. So, I’m going to make your soup next week and hold you to it 😉 I’m glad you are healthy!

    December 9, 2010 at 10:52 pm
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  • Reply Meg

    I didn’t know leeks were good for pregnant women, good to know! I’ve never been a fan of fresh juice but for some reason that carrot ginger juice sounds delicious! Perhaps it’s because I’m on a major ginger tea kick.

    December 10, 2010 at 1:21 am
  • Reply Courtney F

    That is funny about the pretzel and you liking one part and hubs like the other. That is how my husband and I are about hard bread. I eat the outside and he eats the middle soft doughy part.

    December 10, 2010 at 9:54 am
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