Pineapple Grapefruit Juice + NOVICA giveaway

Happy Friday!

Here in Maryland, we are still having a bit of a cold front. My hubby asks, “When is this going to be over?” I politely remind him, it is winter.

Let me not confuse you. I love the snow but I don’t like to play in the snow. People love to ski, I love to sit at the lodge and have a warm drink. I think it’s pretty, but I don’t want to be in it.

And to be honest, we haven’t even been outside in three days. More of a hibernating mode you could say. When you have no place to go, a warm house and a kitchen full of goodies, why leave?

But then something strange happened. I just couldn’t take the indoors anymore.  I think I was going to snap if I didn’t breathe in some nature. I somehow missed it and actually craved it.

How did I spend my thirty minutes of workout time? OUTSIDE baby!

It was the best thirty minutes ever. I watched the birds weave in and out through the trees, listened to the silence that surrounded me and had the sun beaming on my face. Although cold, it was also very beautiful.

I felt wonderful after the run. And just in case you were wondering, it was 25 degrees.

When I walked through the door, hubby surprised me with some homemade pineapple grapefruit juice. It was delicious. MUST SHARE.

Photo: Anyone like to juice? On MBB tomorrow!

Yes, my hubby loves to juice. He sometimes even gives me new recipes.

This is a great morning booster, Grapefruit Pineapple Juice.

  • 2 grapefruits, peeled
  • 14 oz pineapple

Juice together and enjoy!

*NOTE: I try to be as organic and whole as I can. We didn’t have a pineapple on hand, so I used canned.*

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Beside being a great winter fruit, grapefruit has lots of beneficial properties.

  • Help treat common cold and boost liver function due to a dietary fiber called pectin.
  • Promotes digestion
  • Has low calories
  • Help lower cholesterol levels
  • Booming with vitamin C, supports cardiovascular health

WARNING: If you take certain medicines, grapefruit can actually cause side-effects. Talk to your doctor. I am not a doctor. ;)

I also got a fun surprise in today. My NOVICA package arrived! Hmmm, wonder what was inside?

NOVICA is one of those sites that once you find, it always has your heart.

They offer treasures from artisans around the world.

You can find:

Their mission is to spread Happiness…how can you go wrong with that?
My artisan, even wrong me a letter…I love it. It makes my gift even more special.
“Novica, in association with National Geographic, works directly with thousands of master artisans in Asia, Africa, and Latin America, helping bring their beautiful creations, and their stories, to collectors worldwide.”
I can’t wait to wear my new purse. It even has a zipper pocket inside. One of my favorite perks.
Want to have something of your own? MBB has a $40 gift certificate for you to spend! (If won, your purchase must include shipping in the $40. The shipping for my purse was $2.99.) There are some wonderful finds at NOVICA.
Be sure to connect with them on Facebook and Twitter!

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12 comments

  1. angelitakarmalita says:

    don’t you know, I’m one of those people that cannot consume grapefruit. As a girl that was born and raised in Florida, Grapefruit has always been something I took for granted, but still ate w/abandon. I would buys cases of it in the winter, and clean the whole thing, pack it in jars and share it w/my family. My #1 goal in 2014 is to get off of the medication that I’m on that prevents me from having grapefruit. In the meantime, me and my juicer turns everything else into juice! kale, apples, carrots, beets, ginger!

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