Juice Bar!

Ok, I’m very behind on sharing my first juice bar experience, but that’s alright. Last week, I had a bit of an episode with Karen and had to rush her to the vet on Tuesday afternoon for an emergency enema. Well, maybe it wasn’t an emergency, but it definitely needed to be done within a few days. I already feel like I’m losing a lot of you…Anyway, I dropped her off and headed to the Monongalia County courthouse downtown. I had some car registration stuff I needed to take care of and it was the only afternoon I knew I’d be in Morgantown.

I got everything taken care of and then decided to treat myself. If you haven’t dealt with courthouse stuff before, let me tell you it’s a pain. You can’t just go to one office to get something done. You’ve got to take this form to that woman and that form this woman. Oh and did I mention CASH ONLY when paying your registration? Don’t worry…if you don’t have cash, you can just take your sorry butt down to the DMV and wait for a million hours to pay it there. Luckily, I hit the ATM beforehand and had mucho cashola. (Not really.)

Back to the treat. So, I finished up and headed over to the new juice bar, Real Juice Bar & Cafe. The place was very charming and around six or seven customers currently seated at tables. Some were eating the avocado mash bagel and others were having smoothies and juice. I opted for a juice, since I was new to the experience. I got the Sweet Green, which had kale, apple, pineapple and lemon. It was delicious! I thought the kale would be really strong, but the apple and pineapple really mellowed it out.

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It wasn’t a lot of “bang for your buck,” but then again, I don’t think you’d want much more than that. I was full for a few hours after having this yummy drunk. I will definitely go back and try their other juices, but I’m most excited to try the bagel. It just sounds amazing. Check out their Facebook page from the link above and stop by for something new to try!

In sugar-free news, I’ve fallen hard. I’ve eaten sugar at least four times this week and can already tell what havoc it’s imposing on my body. My skin has broken out, my appetite is through the roof (mindless eating!) and I just don’t feel as good. It’s really amazing what a difference lower to no sugar can do to the body. Anyway, I hope to get back on track today and through the weekend. One thing I know will help is my new meal planning initiative. I created a meal planning template and have a binder ready for creation. My hope is that this will get me on a more consistent schedule with my trips to the store.

Ok, I’ll leave you with some pictures of my besties.

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Total cuties.

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