My grandma recently gave me her Jack Lalanne juicer and I just got around to using it for the first time today. I’m on the fence when it comes to juicing. I feel like you lose a lot of the nutrients and fiber by simply extracting the juice from foods…so, I’ve been more of a smoothie person. However, some nutritionists swear by the health benefits of juicing…so, I thought I’d give it a shot.
I found a recipe in Whole Living magazine that I decided to try. You simply put the following things through a juicer: some honeydew melon, a couple stalks of celery, one granny smith apple, a bunch of kale, and a little chunk of ginger.
I was a little skeptical of the ginger, but decided to just go for it. It was really good! The apple and honeydew added a lot of sweetness and the ginger gave it a subtle zing. I loved the dark green color that the kale juice had. I had no idea kale would produce so much juice either!
He drank it! I’m finding a lot of truth in tips I’ve heard to get kids to eat healthier. Letting them be involved in the cooking process and allowing them to make choices really gets them interested in trying new foods.
What I loved about the juice was how I felt. It was so light and refreshing…and I definitely felt an energy boost. Plus, I didn’t have anything else for breakfast and was completely satisfied until lunch!
Today, we joined Mike’s Aunt and Grandma at our county fair. I took a risk and pre-purchased an unlimited ride wrist band for Aaron, not knowing whether or not he’d actually ride the rides. We definitely got our money’s worth!
I was seriously tempted by all the fair food. I was craving a veggie corn dog and was bummed that there were none to be found. 😦 However, now I have a recipe that I’m going to have to attempt. I ended up getting a veggie sandwich for lunch and shared an elephant ear with my Aunt
in-law and Grandma in-law. So, I did get in some requisite fried goodness. Hehe…
I’m definitely curious to try some other juice recipes. I’ve heard carrot, apple, ginger is good. Who knows…tomorrow, I may have to bust out my blue spandex jumpsuit!