May 22, 2011
What do you get when you mix this:
You get this!
My very first green juice! I finally gave in to my desire for a juicer, and bought the Breville BJE510XL Ikon 900-Watt Variable-Speed Juice Extractor.
I’m reading Kris Carr’s book Crazy Sexy Diet right now, which I highly recommend by the way! This is one of the juicers she suggests, and I think her opinion on the subject is pretty credible, so I went for it.
I started out slowly; juicing carrots with apples and carrots with oranges. I knew I wanted to go green, but I also knew I couldn’t jump into the green pond right away. You have to work up to these things!
After a couple of weeks I dove in…green juice. Greens are full of all kinds of nutrients including vitamin A and iron, plus they have an alkalizing effect on your body. You’ve probably heard the buzz about how diseases love an acidic environment, so maintaining a balanced pH is one thing you can do to help minimize your risk.
I bet you’re wondering how this lovely greenness tasted! It actually wasn’t bad. I expected a thick sludgy drink with all the personality of pureed spinach, but I was pleasantly surprised. I did toss in a small lime and a slice of ginger to cut through some of the blandness, and I think it helped.
I’m not gonna lie and say that this was scrumptiously delicious, but I was able to get the whole drink down without making a face. I think my palate will grow to appreciate a nice glass of green juice, and until then, I’ll just think about the good things I’m doing for my body as I’m drinking it!