disclosure: This is a sponsored post for SheSpeaks/Rubbermaid. All opinions are my own. Check my Green Juice Recipe. #FreshworksFreshness
This bread loving (more like carb loading) mom is trying to eat healthier this year! I’m worried about not getting enough veggies and fruits in, so every morning, I make my green juice recipe. It has the combined vitamins and nutrients that I needed like iron from spinach, beta carotene from carrots, fiber from apple, vitamin B from cucumber, and vitamin C from strawberries. Learn how these vitamins benefit me and how it can benefit you too. Plus, check out my latest find – Rubbermaid Freshworks – where I put my leafy greens and berries to keep it fresher 80%* longer than traditional packaging.
BENEFITS OF DRINKING MY GREEN JUICE RECIPE:
My doctor told me I’m low on iron and has put me on iron supplements last year but I’d rather go natural so I’m taking as much spinach as I can. The best way for our bodies to absorb iron though is to eat it with Vitamin C. Thus, I add in strawberries to my green juice recipe which is rich in Vitamin C. Iron eradicates the different causes of fatigue. So it’s important for moms like me to make sure we are eating iron rich foods.
Why am I taking carrots besides it’s good for the eyes? Once upon a time, between my 2 pregnancies, I had a molar pregnancy and had to undergo D&C. Based from research, molar pregnancy is found in geographic areas where the diet is low in beta-carotene.
B vitamins from cucumber on the other hand is known to help ease feelings of anxiety and buffer some of the damaging effects of stress. Then add in an apple to not only make the green juice recipe yummy but also for added fiber.
We can all benefit from drinking my green juice recipe. It’s also flexible, add in more spinach or change up a fruit to something you prefer or need more of. Do check with your doctor to find out if you’re low on certain vitamins.
GREEN JUICE RECIPE:
- Spinach, 1 handful
- 2 strawberries
- 1 apple
- 1 carrot
- 1 cucumber
- raspberries, optional
Place the ingredients in a juicer. If you don’t have a juicer, a really good blender can work as well. It’s just easier for me to drink it in juice form but when you blend it, you retain all of the fibers from the pulp.
My girls loved doing the juicing for me as well.
HOW TO KEEP FRESH PRODUCE LONGER
Eating healthy can get expensive but if we can keep our produce longer, we’d save more. My spinach would typically get all wet before I can even finish it and the berries would get moldy. But with Rubbermaid Freshworks Produce Saver’s patented FreshVentTM technology. Produce can be kept fresher up to 80%* longer than traditional produce packaging.
FreshVent regulates the flow of oxygen and carbon dioxide to create the optimal environment so produce stays nearly as fresh as the day it was picked, while the CrispTrayTM helps reduce moisture and spoilage.
Do you know that Americans waste $24 billion worth of produce every year, which is the equivalent of $192 per household.** I’m guilty of being one of them coz’ our produce goes bad before we can finish them. But with Rubbermaid FreshWorks, I not only reduce waste but I also get to save money.
*Based on strawberries in FreshWorks containers vs. store packaging at day 21.
** Source: USDA 2014
RUBBERMAID FRESHWORKS REVIEW
Besides keeping our produce fresher, longer. The Rubbermaid Freshworks is easy to use. I simply move my produce from store packaging and into the Rubbermaid FreshWorks container before refrigerating to maintain freshness. And the lid filter lasts a lifetime, no replacements needed.
My daughter who loves berries can have her expensive raspberries without it spoiling after 2-3 days. She only eats 2 every seating so I need it to last longer.
Rubbermaid Freshworks is available in three sizes to hold all types of produce and we are giving away a set. Do join the giveaway to win all three sizes:
- Small (2.5 Cups): Ideal for small berries.
- Medium (6.3 Cups): Perfect for strawberries.
- Large (17.3 Cups): Optimal for leafy greens.
*Based on strawberries in FreshWorks™ containers vs. store packaging. Results may vary depending upon produce and use.
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