Now in my case my "workout" was actually the first week's part of the Couch to 5K training programme and boy was it tough! Week one is a relatively easy start (compared to what I'll be doing at the end of week 9) but for someone who hasn't run in months and months it was hard work and by the end I was exhausted. I'm someone who always feels incredibly dehydrated after any exercise so the first thing I always do is find something to drink. Being a busy mum of two I knew that it was also important that I recovered as quickly as possible so that I could get on with my day.
I hadn't used a juicer before, although I am someone who does drink a fair amount of juice, but normally it's shop bought ready made juice. As any good blogger does I hit social media to get some inspiration for recipes and also tried to make the most of what I already had in the fridge and fruit bowl.
I've started simple with a couple of different juices that are apple based and as a huge apple fan they were both big post run hits with me.
Apple and blueberry juice
Six gala apples and about 75g of blueberries is all you need for this juice.
I thought it was absolutely delicious – a slightly tart edge from the blueberries, but this meant that I didn't just gulp it down as I might have done with something sweeter and you're certainly advised not to drink too much too quickly after exercise.
Apple and raspberry juice
Second up was apple and raspberry juice. Again six gala apples were juiced along with about 100g of raspberries. Now whilst the juice part of this tasted delicious there was a bit of a problem in that it was just so frothy!
I left this for quite a while to settle with some success, but still far from perfect.
This is where I think I need to do a bit more experimentation I think. Maybe raspberries are just not so great for juicing. The flavour was good, but the texture did let it down a bit, especially as I'm a fan of very smooth juices.
Next I need to start experimenting with citrus fruits in it I think. That's the plan for week 2 of the training programme.
Disclaimer: I was sent a Philips HR1863 juicer and a Tesco food voucher to take part in the Juiced up blogger challenge.