My husband, the health nut.
Okay, if you know him you know that isn't true. But he is becoming more and more aware of being healthy. Especially when he watches documentaries about food and nuritrion.
Most recently, he watched a documentary (Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead) about juicing veggies. And he jumped right on that.
We went out a bought a juicer a few days later. Merry Christmas to him! ;) The new juicer + the electric toothbrush I bought him for Christmas = kind of the least romantic gift ever. . .unless you look at it as a "I want to be married for a long time, so get healthy so you live long" kind of gift.
He decided to go ahead and start with the Mean Green drink. Here is what he needed:
6 Kale stems
4 celery stalks
1/2 a lemon
and a "thumb" size of ginger
Who knew ginger was so. . .stringy?
I felt really healthy just being NEAR so many green veggies.
Beautiful little lemon.
There is it. (Look at that plethora of counter space)
Also, please note what is stacked nearly to the ceiling behind the healthy juicer. .
CUPCAKES! I've got 2 words for you: Conflicting interests.
Lets begin with Kale.
That is GAAA-reen.
That is what celery looks like juiced.
There is 2 apples. . .juiced.
And 1/2 a lemon.
Look at all the leftover leafiness!
So all these veggies made this much juice:
Of course, we had to try it. It honestly didn't smell all that bad. I mean, it's veggies and some fruit!
My husband definitely "enjoyed" it more than me though. But he is exponentially more excited about juicing than I was.
(here I did the "block with your tongue move" so it looked like I tried it. . .but Justin knows my ways all too well and made sure that cup was empty after the swig.)
So I did it. And it honestly wasn't that bad. I felt super healthy the rest of the night. . .until I bought a medium popcorn and Coke for myself at the movies. As my dinner.
Grits was even slightly interested in all the ruckus in the kitchen. But he quickly turned his nose up and shook his head after he got a whiff of the Mean Green!
So there was our juicing day. I'll let you know if we/he comes up with any delicious juicing concoctions.
In the meantime I'm going to stick to roasted/sauted veggies and salad.