I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Millennial Central for Evolution Fresh. I received coupons forEvolution Fresh juices to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.
Sometimes you have to be real with yourself and most of the time it isn’t easy. A few weeks ago I had a doctors appointment, they went through the usual routine. They asked questions, I filled out paperwork, then before heading back to the room, they asked me to get on the scale to record my weight. I didn’t think anything of it until I stepped on the scale and saw my weight. That’s when it all hit me.
It’s time to get healthy.
I’ve said that same sentence more than once in my life and I’ll stick with it for a few weeks then it somehow all vanishes away. I’ve played sports all of my life and never have had to worry about my weight. I worked out so much that what I was putting in to my body was the last thing on my mind. Now that I don’t play sports or exercise nearly enough, I really have to watch what I eat.
I really don’t think I eat bad. I’m not a huge fan of meat so I eat more vegetables than the normal person. I am addicted to Dr Pepper but have a rule not to buy it for the house. I’ll only drink it usually if we go out to eat. God knows if I have Dr Pepper in the house, that it’ll all be gone in a day. I have tried to make small adjustments to my eating habits but from looking at the scale at the Doctors office, those changes haven’t been enough. Let me set things clear, I’m not trying to lose tons of weight (although dropping a few pounds wouldn’t be bad), I just want to feel healthy again. I want to be comfortable in my own skin.
I’ve been making regular trips to the Farmer’s Market to eat more fresh food and came across a variety of juices that I knew I had to try.
Evolution Fresh caught my eye from the start, I’m a sucker for cool design. Since I’m trying to be more healthy, I actually did research on the company (which sadly, I don’t usually do). I fell in love, it was a company after my own heart. Learning about what they are all about, the process of juicing the use and how the founder started his business in his own back yard won me over.
Evolution Fresh Juices cold-press their juice using high pressure processing. This keeps fruits and vegetables chilled from the moment they enter the juicery to the moment you take your first sip. Other juice companies use a hard press method which can affect the natural flavors of the ingredients. Since I wanted to know more about Evolution, I bought all of the flavors that Sprouts had.
They weren’t joking when they said you can literally taste every ingredient. I have noticed that I don’t get a good breakfast every morning. I usually just skip breakfast to be honest. Instead of skipping it, I will grab a juice and get tons of nutrients at the beginning of the day. I’ve noticed that I have so much more energy throughout the day and I don’t feel so tired after I wake up when I drink the juices.
As much as I love the juices, I wanted to switch it up. I wanted to make a treat for myself that I could eat and not feel guilty. I’m not a big ‘sweets person’ but every now and then I enjoy something sweet. Since I wanted to get rid of this craving, I came up with a few delicious treats.
The first is Homemade Juice Popsicles with fresh fruit. I live in Texas and it’s hot (like REALLY hot). Sometimes a cold drink just doesn’t cut it and you need something extremely cold to cool you off. These popsicles are perfect for the pool and to get in lots of veggies and fruit without even realizing.
I bought a pack of popsicle containers at Target for under $5 and filled them up with Evolution Fresh juices and fresh fruit. The fruit that I used in each popsicle varied depending on the flavors in the juice.
I cut up fresh bananas and added it to the Pineapple Coconut Water popsicle (pictured above in pink). Then for the Organic Orange Juice, I cut up strawberries and froze them in the popsicle (pictures above in light blue). They turned out magical and perfect for the hot summer time.
I had one extra popsicle that I didn’t want to go to waste so I made a Fresh Juice Slushie that was a great night snack that didn’t make me feel overly full before bed time. I grabbed a wine glass and filled the bottom layer with a little bit of Sherbert, then I added the extra juice popsicle I had left over. After the popsicle I added fresh fruit and then covered all of the layers with Defense Up Evolution Fresh juice.
Someone tell me why I have not made anything like this before! It was so simple, delicious AND nutritious. I’m excited to get myself back to healthy with the help of Evolution Fresh.
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Do you have any experience using juices to help you stay healthy? Any tips for staying dedicated?