Trying not to eat sugar or drink juice. Eating honey/maple syrup in moderation.
Eating plenty of fruit. I couldn’t hack it without fruit (and a little bit of dark chocolate).
Not drinking any Pineapple Orange Juliuses. Boo!
So, it’s going pretty well, you guys. I haven’t caved and baked a giant cake yet, so that’s positive. I debated whether or not to share these yummy drinks with you, but I hate to withhold a good recipe from my treat-loving people, so here we are. I made these before my foray into more healthful eating, but I don’t think they’re too terribly bad. Unless you count the juice concentrate (check your labels to make sure you’re actually buying juice and not just frozen HFCS).
Whatever the sugar content, they’ll definitely take you back to your middle school days, most likely spent roaming the nearest mall with your girlfriends and talking about your crushes until your mom picks you up (just me?).
If you aren’t into the pineapple, stick to plain orange juice concentrate. Or mix it up with some other flavor to build your dream Julius- sky’s the limit.
PS- I finally joined Instagram! If you want to see random pictures of food and my children, find me at @natalieherr (same as my Twitter handle).