Besides the fact that we've been working toward a conscious eating lifestyle, we watched a movie called "Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead" (it's on Netflix, go watch it!). The result? We are now the proud owners of a juicer.
So this week we jumped into juicing! Part of the appeal of juicing is getting a super boost of nutrients without having to eat the number of veggies it would take to get that many nutrients (because it would be nearly impossible to choke that much down).
You should've seen my shopping cart! I felt like a heath queen, like my cart was a vegetable garden- that's how veggified it was.
Let's juice! For the first batch we flew by the seat of our pants. This is what we obliterated:
And the result was a green, GREEN juice. Scary looking, though it was, it was yummy! Someone else liked it too...
"Duse!", she kept asking, "Duse!". She's also in LOVE with grapes lately. In that picture she is watching some Elmo with both cheeks stuffed with grapes. She just stood there like that, not moving, grape-cheeked, for ten minutes. Elmo is quite a guy.
Tonight I got a bit more adventurous with the juicer (if you noticed, the first time around was largely fruity). So here is what it looked like pre-obliteration:
So in they went.....carrots!
The result is something like....hippie puke.
"Hm" I think, "that's pretty. This might be pretty tasty." This batch, however, was a little more.....earthy tasting. If green has a flavor, this is it. No doubt, this concoction packs a healthy punch, but it's going in the fridge to get colder (and hopefully more palatable). In the spirit of letting my kid choose her likes and dislikes on her own, I gave her a swig.
This picture doesn't capture the moment, just the 'stache. She is NOT a fan of this one.
If you have any killer juice recipes, remember: sharing is caring! Now, go watch that movie!