Here’s my morning tea! Yes I’ve jumped onto the green bandwagon that seems to be travelling past at the moment.
I’ve been reading a lot about Jess Ainscough on her blog and website The Wellness Warrior (http://www.thewellnesswarrior.com.au) and have found her completely inspirational. I admire her dedication and strength when overcome with major adversity and basically her downright sensational ability to live such a healthy and clean life. I strongly recommend you go pay her a visit over there if you haven’t already.
I am hopeless at following any type of diet or ‘healthy lifestyle’ as they call it these days (I love my fermented grape juice too much) but I do try and incorporate as many elements from different places as I possibly can.
I’m an IBS sufferer (Dr diagnosed, not self – just to give it some street cred -but that’s a whole different post), so I am forever trying to do things to lesson my symptoms. I love veges and really loved the idea of just throwing them into a juicer and sculling them (I’m good at that!). Initially I was just using a stick blender which wasn’t quite right – gag material in fact- so it was a slow start to this craze. But after putting something on Facebook, a girlfriend mentioned she had an old juicer she wasn’t using anymore so I gave it a new home and haven’t looked back. Most mornings I make myself a green juice.
Here’s what normally goes into it – sometimes everything, sometimes a few things, whatever is in the fridge and what needs to go out so I can make room for the groceries.
* Kale – latest ‘super’ food out there. Tastes like crap any other way (I’ve tried to cook it) but put it in a juice and you don’t even know it’s there.
* Cucumber – refreshing
* Baby spinach
* Cos lettuce
* Knob of ginger (great for IBS sufferers)
* Carrot (so I can see in the dark as my 3 year old reminds me)
The list is endless and I think Jess still has her free e-book with a few juicing recipes which will help you if you decide to turn to the green side. I highly recommend it.
I also have bought a Vitamix and make awesome green/purple/pink smoothies but again, I’ll leave that for a separate post.
Please ignore the messy kitchen in the back ground – and the fact that the juice is settling and needs a good stir (which I did before drinking). But please do admire the fact that I put it into my fav Riedel wine glass to drink it. Somehow makes it sooo much better.
Tip – if you’re keen on trying juicing but don’t want to fork out for a new one – mention it on FB or social media or even old school, like to people in person – they might have one collecting dust they’re happy for you to have or give them a few $$ for. Or even ebay etc.