It’s Somer Saturday! I have one Lululemon Run For All Skirt, new with tags, in a size 6 for this giveaway.
Now if any of you ladies
or gentlemanwear lulu skirts, you know that the size 6 is equivalent to a U.S. Small. Size chart here if you need to measure! So I’m sorry that this isn’t a gift card or something that can be exchanged for a different size. I know that even though it retailed for somewhere around $60 bucks, it has been selling for an even prettier penny on ebay (nudge, nudge, wink, wink). So if you win, surely you or can rock it or give it to a sassy-lulu-lover, or, you can hawk it. I won’t tell.
For more photos of this skirt and outfit combo ideas, click here.
Rules of Engagement:
1- You must be a follower of this blog, if you don’t know how to do that, there is a “Follow blog via email” button at the top column to the right. This contest is open to followers, in the US and Canada.
2- You must like this post (click on the title name of this post, then go to the bottom of the post just above comments and push the like button), then tell me in the comments below why you have to have this skirt!
3- You must head over to Shira’s Blog and read this fantastic post on running and comment there or like that post (I’ll be checking)
Winner to be announced Saturday August 5th, 2012. Yes, you have all week to enter.
Now, for the best bit (really) If you haven’t guessed all ready, I have a special guest blogger today, it’s Shira from IPOM (In Pursuit of More). Can I tell you how much I adore her? I’ll let her words do the talking below, but I have to tell you that her heart is as big as her recipes are delicious, and that’s saying something. Please check out her Not So Fast charity program and you’ll get a glimpse into just one of the reasons Shira inspires me. I could go on, but it would make for a very long post. So please welcome Shira and her fantastic Green Drink!
Fennel Apple Juice with Greens & Fresh Lemon
Holla Good Clean Food Readers! Welcome to a ‘guest post’ edition of ‘Somer Saturday’!
Honestly, I am pretty pumped to share a recipe on the blog that is home to literally one of my favorite bloggers in the blogosphere. Somer is one of those people who you feel like you’ve known forever, and a conversation (via comments) with her is almost like having her sit right there in the room. Somer and I discovered early in our blog friendship that we both share a mutual love of running – and one read of her story will have you almost laced up and out the door before you even finish the last few words.
Not too long ago, there was a fantastic giveaway on Somer’s Saturday post, and after I inquired on just why I didn’t win (hey one can hope..something about these things being random – hehe) – along came a plan for an IPOM guest post and another super awesome giveaway!
Fresh air impoverishes the doctor.
~ Danish Proverb
Today’s recipe is (true to IPOM form) super simple. Of course, you need to own a juicer for it, but other than that, the ingredients are easy and accessible, and won’t break the bank either.
Sweet fennel and apples team up to offer balance against healthy cancer fighting vegetables like cabbage and kale, and are rounded out with the zing and pop of fresh lemon.
I’ve posted one green juice recipe before, but I think I may have just found my new favorite. And it could become yours too!
Less chewing and digesting means less work on the system. Less store-bought, packaged juice means less sugar and cooked compounds. Less refined sugar beverages means more low-calorie energy, and less cooking means hopefully more ways to expend it.
More easily assimilated raw juices means more dynamic raw nutrition. More sweetness and balance means more satisfaction to ward off cravings. More creative ways to juice with more easily found ingredients, means more likelihood you’ll do it over (and over) again.
Fennel Apple Juice with Greens & Fresh Lemon:
- (2) small fennel bulbs, or (1) medium, with stalks removed
(if the only fennel available is extra-large start with half and adjust to taste)
- (2) medium organic apples
- (1) organic lemon, whole
- (8) leaves kale
- (1/4) medium-sized green cabbage
Clean and process all ingredients into juicer friendly pieces. Make sure to leave the skin on the lemon as this adds to the taste of the final product significantly.
Juice all ingredients and strain if desired (my preferred way to enjoy it), and serve immediately for best nutritional value and taste!
Utilizing kale and cabbage as the veggie base of this juice adds such amazing nutritional benefit, and both are easy to find and easy (and cheap) to grow just about anywhere. Cabbage is one of my most favorite vegetables and keeps all through the winter given proper storage.
Adding sweet fennel offsets any bitterness, and makes this green cocktail absolutely sing!
A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor’s book.
It might make you feel almost as good as you’ll look in Somer’s sexy running skirt 😉
I’ve never seen a smiling face that was not beautiful.
The greatest wealth is health.
Thanks for stopping in to read this special edition of ‘Somer Saturday’ (I love writing that) – I am looking forward to the comments and to see who wins this one, and I ‘d love to hear if anyone gets a chance to enjoy this juice. It can heal a tired tummy and soothe a worried mind, and at the very least bring a brightly (green-colored) smile to your face!
Thanks to all for stopping in, and good luck!
Yours in Less,