I randomly caught a great documentary on Netflix a couple months ago, called:
It was about a man who wanted to become more healthy and loose weight. His solution was juicing. I didn't want to go to the extreme that he did, but I thought it would be a great way to get more fruits and vegetables (vitamins and nutrients). So the next day I jumped in my car and rushed out to buy a juicer!
The first store I went to had some bad news.
So I tried another.
This is getting ridiculous.
I gave up and went home to sit and pout and dream about juicing.
Later on I found out that right around the time I randomly watched this documentary, Dr. Oz did a segment and promoted juicing.
Ugh. No wonder. Dr. Oz I love you, but your timing is impeccable. Everyone in the nation was rushing out to get a juicer.
I ended up ordering one on line through a store, saying they would ship it directly to my house. The wait time was a little disappointing, though.
(Lucky for me, it showed up closer to the 2 weeks).
I immediately ran out to the store to buy 5 billion pounds of fruits and vegetables, and set up the juicer
This is what it looks like:
I popped in some carrots and apples and made my first glass of juice!!
And it was disgusting.
No, I'm kidding!! It was AMAZING!
Behold! The Juice!
It has been one week since I got my juicer, and I love it. It really doesn't take too much time, but the extra effort to cut up some produce is well worth it. Ever had fresh peach juice? Oh man, you are missing out. The pulp that is discarded makes an excellent additive to the compost bin out back, so I am healing myself and the Earth!
Here are a few of my favorite recipes so far. If you have a favorite you would like to share, I would love to hear about it!