Since I am new to juicing I am juicing things that I know that I like in salads, soups, cooked, and raw. There are a whole combination of fruits that I love but I have to be careful to not overdo the fruits since they are all high in sugar. Dark greens are high in iron and so this morning I juiced some kale, spinach, pear, apple, cucumber, and carrot. I mainly used the carrot to force the soft greens to juice. You need a lot of greens to make juice! So I learned that if I am going to do green juice I have to add a little citrus or acidic fruit. My coffee intake has gone down drastically and so has my incessant need to snack. Who knew?
After I purchased the juicer I watched the movie “Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead”. It’s a good view and an amazing story of healing through natural foods. Getting the processed foods to be less of my diet is a good thing!! I think it’s a wonderful thing for all people to try to do. We are really a society of convenience foods and it’s killing a large majority of people.
I found a wonderful unflavored whey protein powder that is specially formulated for cooking with. It blends without the need of a blender or blender cup. Just a spoon! Virtually no taste at all. I have slacked on my protein so it’s crucial for me to get it back into my diet. As I am drinking this green juice, that does not look appealing at all, I am really learning to like the taste. It may be because it does an awesome job to get me healthy. Mind over matter!