We started juicing today!
Be afraid. After my husband and I sat thru 2-3 documentaries (see list of those resources at the bottom of this post) about healthy eating and what’s really causing so much widespread disease in our bodies, we (for once) agreed to start juicing at least once a day, for now.
I sent him to the grocery store, or rather, he sent himself, and we bought enough veggies for a couple of juice servings.
Neither of us were quite sure how this recipe would taste so we didn’t want to stock up on a ton of vegetables that may go bad. So, we ordered this (massive) juicing machine that at the moment I am uncertain as to where its final location will be (cuz it seems a bit large), we washed up all the parts carefully, prepared the veggies according to the recipe and voila… a whole pitcher of this amazingly green hulk like looking, ginger-lime-cucumber mix tasting liquid was produced.
Surely contains like a GAZILLION nutrients like vitamins and who knows what else. I don’t believe I have ever consumed anything this seemingly healthy in my life all in one seating. At least not in liquid form!
I snapped the photo you see on this post of my glass for you to have a look. It really did taste pretty good and I can’t imagine a better after dinner or breakfast treat. Although, for me personally, I am lucky to even get my protein shake in the shaker bottle in the morning as I get ready for work, let alone wash, cut, juice then wash everything again… BLEH. But evening and weekends?? TOTALLY JUICING IT!
Some of the benefits of juicing (there are many) include the sheer abundance of vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients you will extract from the vegetables and fruits you juice. The juicer will also extract all the insoluble fiber which is the fiber our bodies don’t need. Instead juicing delivers the nutrients in a more absorbable form and it will give a nice boost to your immune system as well. Those of you suffering from that nasty flu going around, you might consider trying this as an alternative or alongside whatever meds you are taking. Meds only cover symptoms anyway.
Ok, for those of you who want to give this a shot, here is the juice recipe we used today:
MEAN GREEN JUICE (by Joe Cross from Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead)
- 1 cucumber
- 4 celery stalks
- 2 apples
- 6-8 leaves kale (Australian tuscan cabbage)
- 1/2 lemon
- 1 tbsp ginger
- Wash all produce well
- Peel the lemon, optional
- Pour over ice
If you would like to read more about healthy eating and juicing, here are some of the resources my husband and I dove into:
– Hungry For Change (Documentary on what goes into the food we buy at stores. It will shake you healthy. LOL)
– Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead (Juicing, recipes and other information about what’s good for your body to get back to healthy levels & stay there)
– Jason Vale (the juice master!)
– Quick summary on “Why Juice” (benefits of juicing)
To a healthy today and many more tomorrows!
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