Lonny’s Green Juice Recipe – 0 Weight Watchers Points Plus

I’ve received a few requests for my hubby’s green juice recipe so I thought I’d share it with you this week. green juice recipeEach glass is juiced with my Omega juicer and is a zero Weight Watchers Points Plus drink.

  • 1/2 of a cucumber
  • 1/4 of a celery bunch
  • 1 cup of spinach
  • 1/2 of a green apple
  • 1/4 of a lemon (no rind)
  • 1/4  of a lime (no rind)
  • 1/4  bunch of parsley
  • 1 Tbsp of ginger

I prepare all of the ingredients the night before and process it in the juicer on my way out the door. It makes a great breakfast drink. I hope you like it!

Post Holiday Detox Foods

If you’re anything like me, you’ve thrown out your weight watchers plan for a night (or week) of holiday food munching. detox foodsYou’ve eaten licorice, popcorn, hot dogs and cake and are feeling pretty crappy and bloated. After years of being on every diet around, I’ve yet to conquer the holidays. It’s time for a little bit of grace, post-holiday detox foods and a plan to get back on track. According to Web MD, detox foods can help you clear out your pipes and jump-start your body.

Detox Foods

Since I’m not a health expert, you’ll want to check with your doctor before starting any diet or health program. Always drink plenty of water and ensure your detox foods are clean and prepared per the USDA standards.

The combination of detox foods along with my resolve to eliminate processed foods for the week helps me quickly drop 2-3 pounds in a matter of days. A lot of the weight is water weight, as my body no longer wants to hold on to excess water and doesn’t have to work as hard to process the good food that I eat. A focused week of healthy eating usually does the trick to getting me back in the swing of following my weight watchers plan.

Here’s my list of detox foods for the week.

Drinks

  • Water – I prefer filtered water over Phoenix water any day. I use reverse osmosis to filter out the crap and provide my family with water that doesn’t taste like it came from a hose. I like to add a slice of lemon, orange or other fruit to infuse the water with a bit of flavor.
  • Lemon Water – Squeeze a slice of lemon into a cup of warm water first thing in the morning to prepare my digestive system.
  • Green Tea – Green tea is the least processed tea and provides antioxidants.
  • Green Juice – I start my day off with a small glass of green juice. I use my Omega juicer and add spinach, a couple slices of green apple and lemon, ¼ cucumber, parsley and a teaspoon of fresh ginger.

Vegetables

  • Salad
  • Cabbage
  • Spinach
  • Tomatoes
  • Cucumbers
  • Onions
  • Carrots
  • Zucchini
  • Sweet potato
    Honestly, the more vegetables I eat, the better my week goes. I put any vegetable that I like to eat on my detox food list regardless of their detox properties.

Fruits

  • Oranges
  • Apples
  • Grapes
  • Berries
  • Pineapple
  • Lemon
  • Strawberries
  • Mangos
    Primarily foods that are high in antioxidants, like vitamin C, can help improve liver function. I try to buy organic when possible. Otherwise, I peel and wash everything.

Nuts

  • Almonds
  • Cashews

Protein

  • Salmon
  • Tuna
  • Chicken

Grains

  • Brown rice
  • Zucchini (Used instead of grains and noodles)

Dairy

  • Almond milk
  • Organic milk

I realize that many detox diets don’t allow foods like tuna, oranges, grapes and tomatoes. If you’re following a special diet, then stick with what works for you. This list is what works for me, and everyone is different.

The magic of my post-holiday detox foods list is more about what I’m not putting in my body rather than what I am. Obviously healthy foods are the key to losing weight, but eliminating as much processed food as possible is what really helps me drop the holiday weight gain and gain the momentum to keep going strong.

What are your favorite detox foods? I’d love to hear what you think in the comments below.

How Much is Weight Watchers?

The cost of Weight Watchers varies by week and month. It’s currently 20% off with a $10 (or $7.50 if your in Canada) rebate from Ebates. If you don’t have an Ebates account, click here to sign up and receive an additional $10 gift card. Bonus! How Much is Weight Watchers

Anytime people ask me how I’ve lost so much weight, I always share that it tried just about every weight loss program under the sun. But, Weight Watchers is the one program that I’ve consistently come back to and have been successful with time and time again. The next question they ask me is: How much is Weight Watchers? Here’s what I tell them.

How Much is Weight Watchers?

The cost of Weight Watchers varies by location and season. Because they operate on a franchise model, franchise owners may choose to participate in national programs or they may decide to do something entirely different along the lines of their agreement. That’s why the cost is always different from location to location. Of course, I believe that Weight Watchers does own some locations.

The best place to reference pricing is on the weight watchers website. They change their specials almost weekly. Currently, they are offering 20% off, but you can save more money if you follow the advice that I’ll share with you below.

If you’re looking for a face-to-face meeting, just navigate to weightwatchers.com and enter your zip code to find a meeting near you. Once you find a meeting location, there will be a button indicating that you can join now. If you click that button, you’ll receive options available for that particular location.

The Best Deal for Weight Watchers

I’ll admit it. I’m a deal finder. I’m always looking for ways to save money on the things that I want or need to buy. The best deal that I have found for weight watchers is through Ebates. I talk a lot about Ebates if you haven’t figured that out yet. That’s because I love to combine my reward credit cards with rebates and sales to get a trifecta of discounts.

Basically, I find the latest sales, which is 20% off for Weight Watcher subscriptions right now. Then, I go to Ebates and click their link, which right now is $10 instead of the normal $5. Bonus! I combine that savings with a rewards credit card and save even more.

Disclosure: I’m not affiliated with Weight Watchers and they haven’t reviewed this site for accuracy or suitability. My Ebates referral link is in this post because I only recommend things that have worked for me. Please see FTC disclosure on my About Me page.

How much weight watchers is varies by day depending on their special offers as well as rebates that you can receive using methods described above. I can’t be held responsible for the accuracy of the specials that I quote in this post as they always change.