Monday, December 28, 2009

Eat Your Trees

I can't remember where I heard this phase, though it was probably a line in a movie. A mother or babysitter had recited this to a little girl who didn't want to eat her broccoli. I found the line amusing. Like the little girl I don't always want to eat my I usually juice them when possible.

My new year's resolution list is not yet complete but a high priority is, as was last year, to eat more fruits and veggies. This year I will focus on more green additions. Since I have this week off from work I am planning to get on the right track before the new year. Here's what I worked on today:

5 kale leaves
1 pack of celery stalks
2 cucumbers
1 red apple
1 green apple
2 small punches of parsley
1 lemon
3 handfuls of baby carrots

In just 15 minutes I made 42 oz of moderately yummy but majorly good-for-you green juices, cleaned the juicer, and more than covered the 7 fruits/veggies a day recommendation. Hot damn, that's efficient! And productive. And healthy. Yay!

P.S. Here's what the juicer left behind. This would have taken all day to chew!


Olivia said...

Oh how you make me miss my juicer! That looks like some awesome green goodness there. Can't wait until we can share one. :-)

Olivia said...

OK, I just revisited this post and I am drooling over your juices even more. Looks delish!

Susan said...

Can you cook with the leftovers? I wonder if there are recipes...

Jen said...

There are definitely recipes out there for utilizing all the pulp. I blend a lot of things together and don't know how yummy a recipe like that would be. Some people have made carrot cake with leftovers. Cucumber, carrot, kale bread anyone?