I haven’t been here in awhile…you all look so much different! Nah, I’m just messing with you – you still look great.
Hello again friends! I thought I’d do a quick posting on this lovely Saturday to show you how I spent my morning.
I have been reading a lot about digestion lately and how it can affect your overall health. Seriously folks, your gut is tied to way more health problems than you would believe. Because of how hard your digestive system works, a lot of what I have been studying talks about periodically giving the ol’ tummy a little break and just drinking juice. This way, you still get all the vitamin/mineral/enzyme goodness that your fruits and veggies have to offer without putting any extra strain on your digestive system. And trust me, with all of the crap we put in our bodies – our pipes can use all the help they can get!
Today I decided to do some juicing with my son. The beauty part here is that he loves to help. I mean come on, what 4-year-old doesn’t want to watch his food get pulverized?! I do all the washing and prepping and he gets to throw the fruit and veggies in and watch them turn to juice. It’s magic!
We decided on an apple/grape/cucumber blend for him. He doesn’t like the strong taste of veggies just yet. He’ll drink carrots and cucumber though…probably because he doesn’t know that Mommy throws them in when he’s not looking! I also like to cut his juice with water because of the high sugar content of the fruit. He loves the taste and I love that I know exactly what is going in his body.
My juice was a little more complex but just as delicious. I like to cram as many vegetables as possible into my juice so I can tickle my organs with enzymey goodness. Today my blend consisted of carrot, celery, romaine, spinach, beet, cucumber and apple for a bit of sweetness. It is actually quite sweet anyway because of the carrot and beet but I like the flavour of apple.
There are no rules when it comes to juicing. Just go through your crisper and fruit bowl and throw together your own concoction! A little disclaimer about beets though. Beets are a very potent liver and kidney cleanser and should be used in small amounts. I used half of a small beet today and that is more than enough to get all the benefits it contained.
And that’s it. Just a quick posting to let you know that I’m still here and still trying to live the “green” life. I’m still plugging away at school. Slowly but surely I am making my way to the end and I couldn’t be happier to get there! Thank you all for your continued support. You truly are the best.
As always, high-five like you mean it!
(I apologize for the blurry pics, it’s hard to make him stay still!)