Monday, January 26, 2009

Green Power

Do you know the power of green veggies? It's called enzymes, folks! Ever since I was diagnosed with cancer, I've been on a quest to find a way to incorporate better nutrition into my life. I doubt I will become a vegan or a vegetarian, because my love of meat is too great. =P HOWEVER, I have reduced my intake of meat by a lot.

Yesterday was the first time I had red meat in over four weeks. For a person who used to eat beef at every meal...this is quite an accomplishment. =P

I went and purchased a juicer and have been juicing fresh GREENS daily. I force everyone to drink it. =) What do I juice? Everything I can think of! I just go to the grocery store once a week and stock up on as many organic veggies as I can fit into my fridge. I forgot to buy some garlic and ginger, but I plan to add those as well in the upcoming weeks.

A little wheatgrass...I'm going to try and find a way to grow this off our balcony because it's a pain trying to store all this in the fridge and I don't feel like going to Whole Foods each and every day. It's REALLY difficult (near impossible) trying to juice wheatgrass using a standard juicer, so I'm debating whether to purchase a wheatgrass juicer.

Some celery and carrots!


Lots of cucumber and broccoli!

And beautiful leafy kale~

Try it! I promise it doesn't taste bad. Throw in some blueberries, raspberries, or blackberries if you want some sweetness. ;)


  1. bananas and strawberrries with this actually tastes good. I never tried it with the kale tho. i'll have to try that.

  2. HI!
    I often make green smoothies with a handful of spinich and a little water, then a banana and strawberries. It's very yummy!

  3. I'm sold! I'm going to buy a juicer now. Do you recommend your juicer? It looks pretty sturdy. (Why won't this let me comment?!)

  4. bite into an orange slice to help you deal with the after taste. it really helps :-)

  5. I was wondering if you did decide to grow your own wheatgrass and how much a juicer for it costs? I actually love the taste of it, though we don't sell it in my town.



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