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Thursday, August 28, 2008

Got Juice? Getting Even with Carrie

This photo of my Sister is payback for the plasma car-thing that the post below leads to. I got a juicer a few months ago. Why? Because I noticed my patients who juiced were healthy. Then Carrie's first blog post was about juicing and I was hooked. I used her comment section to lament a bit about my juicing start-up.

Between juicing and green smoothies I found two great ways to include greens, fruits, and vegetables into my family's nutrition that we may have not eaten otherwise. For example, the boys eat pear juice, but not the pear, and fresh ginger adds a great flavor and is great for healthy digestion.

I am willing to eat veggies because they are good for me, so I still questioned the value of juicing. I realized that juicing makes for better absorption of significant vitamins from the fresh produce I eat.

Anyway, it was great to sample my sisters favorite juicing recipe instead of just reading about them on her blog.


crispy said...

I have been interested in juicing for a while now. Saving up for a good one.

And, I thought the picture of you was cute.

The Cooking Lady said...

I LOVE juicing, and am willing to expierment with just about anything. If you get a chance, grab the book, 'The Juiceman's Power of Juicing', by Jay Kordich.

It is a few years old about 10 or so, but it has all the basics. And I know Jack LaLane has one as well, but do not know his title.

Both these men are in their 80's and 90's, and I bet you they could run circles around us. So there has got to be some credence to exercise and juicing.

Glad you two are having a good time. I am still pouting!

Orlando Realtor said...

I don't think I would like to drink something green. I like to cook and eat my veggies.

But I love the photo, and the pot rack.

Permission to Mother said...

For clarity Mom, the juice can be any color. It's the "Green Smoothie's" that are green.

Through smoothies and juicing their is lots of nutrients that are freed up that you don't get by having just a salad,etc... I find that I eat alot more servings of raw dark green leafy vegetables when I put them in a smoothie and I don't get hungry for hours. I am trying to eat more vegetables raw which is the healthiest way to eat them. (You couldn't eat that much on a salad.)The goal of juice and smoothies is to increase the variety and proportion of green's in my diet. Lots of people including John said to me that they would rather eat the vegetables rather than "drink" them, but there is a nutrition principle behind what I am doing. Some people also think of a smoothie as a sweet dessert. I add protein, green's and fresh or frozen mostly organic fruit. It's a nutrient dense meal.

Lauren said...

Looks like you guys are having fun at the "B&B"! Can't wait to hear more about it on co-op day if you have the time. See you soon!

Thanks for the juicing reminder... :)

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