Monday, April 7, 2014

You are what you eat--why I juice.

"My name is Nelly...and I am a Juicer..."

Recently I came to a realization. Not really a new realization,  but for some reason things hit home for me the other day when I realized how much juicing had changed my lifestyle. I was in line at my local grocery store and I looked around to see what other people were purchasing (Yes, I am nosey. Don't judge me, I can not help it). Cereal, eggs, microwavable meals, meat, juice, soda, and the occasional fruit and vegetable. Afterwards I looked in my cart and noted the difference-- celery, cucumbers, apples, kale, spinach, lemon, ginger, carrot, beets, pineapple, etc. That's when it hit me---juicing is a lifestyle change.

But why?
After watching the documentary Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead I was inspired to use juicing as away of feeding my body the nutrients it needed, being at optimal health, and of course see what impact it would have on my STUBBORN midsection. I have never been a big vegetable eater and I was excited to see what juice concoctions I could make so I could drink my daily dose of veggies. The first....a recipe I stumbled across for hair growth on Naturally Curly  : 

  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 cup of alfalfa sprouts
  • 1 cup of spinach
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 large carrot or two medium carrots
  • 2 apples
  • 2 stalks of celery
  • 1 inch piece of ginger
Later on I began adding beets to my recipe for the added benefit of energy and drinking it first thing in the morning as a way to kick start my day.

The taste?
Not as bad as it sounds! LOL. Honestly, it's tolerable. Look at this way, a glass of juice takes seconds to drink. You can tolerate anything for a few seconds...can't you? ; D 

I have begun experimenting with some new juice creations. I promise to share all the really good ones here. 

Until then..keep it kinky.


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