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Weekly Recap: 1/18/13

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Surprise! It’s a New Year’s resolution check-in. Plus, check out the latest articles and comments posted in Live Green!


Remember way back on December 31st when we resolved to eat healthier, volunteer and recycle more? You thought I forgot…didn't you? Since I'm trying to stick to my resolutions, just like you, I thought we could benefit from exchanging ideas to stay strong this January!

For me, resolving to eat "more greens" meant finding new ways to incorporate them into my routine workday. So, I've taken on juicing! While juices from trendy juice bars lining the streets of New York are tempting, they're far too pricey for me to indulge in everyday and their single serving size packaging seems like so much waste. I decided to take the matter into my own hands and use it as an opportunity to support locally and organically-grown produce.

Let's be clear, until the first of January I didn't know the first thing about juicing, and since then, well, lets just say it's being an ongoing experiment. First, I got my hands on a reusable thermos and then tested out some recipes. Now I'm trying (hard) to juice once a day. Apart from the funny looks from coworkers staring at my green juices, so far, so good!

Carrots, apple, and kale have been abundant at my local farmers' market, so that's been the focus of most of my recipe experimentation…until spring, anyways. If you're interested in trying a juice in your own kitchen, here's a recipe for my go-to green juice:

Blend together a few leaves of kale, ½ cucumber, one carrot, juice of a lemon, a handful of parsley, 1 inch piece of ginger, a quarter of an apple, and a splash or water or coconut juice. Enjoy!



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How are you making the New Year greener? Share your ideas with me in the comment box!

Have a great weekend! Until next time…
-Natalie


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Natalie Ghio
Natalie Ghio

Besides composting, I love traveling, yoga, exploring new flavors, supporting local farms, and cooking for friends at my home in Brooklyn.

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  • Dawn T. 3 years ago
    TAKE OUR ALIUMINUM CANS TOO THE RECYCLE CENTER AND GET MONEY FOR THEM! RECYCLE ALL THE K-CUPS, THE PLASTIC, COFFEE GROUNDS AND THE SCREENING PART!! LIVE LIFE GREENER AND TELL OTHERS ABOUT THIS WEBSITE!!!
  • Cid R. 3 years ago
    Nice ideas
  • Lisa N. 3 years ago
    My city FINALLY started free curbside recycling. No more hauling recycling around town in my car trunk to drop off at a city recycling dumpster!
  • Natalie G. 3 years ago
    Those are all awesome ideas @Dawn R. Thanks for sharing!
  • Dawn R. 3 years ago
    we are trying to reuse as many things as wa can. We will avoid buying anything if there is any way we can use what we alreay have. We have taken on a make do, make it last mentality. I am known as the "Power Police". I go around behind my family members reminding them to take shorter showers, don't let the water run when you are brushing teeth and doing dishes and I'm always turning the lights off and our furnace down. I hand them blankets and sweaters when they complain about being cold. I tell them to get up from the couch and move, that they will warm up. They hate that one. LOL!
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