Thursday, January 3, 2013

Juicing: Day One of Ten

For those of you who read my blog yesterday, you may remember that Heather and I were going to embark on our Juicification Tour, lasting 10 days, starting TOMORROW.  As in FRIDAY.  Well Heather got confused and last night thought we were starting today so I said "Why not darling?"  Why not.

WELL HELL!

If I would have known that we were starting today I would have at least ate a Snickers or something yesterday.  There was NO TIME.  NO TIME I tell you.

But this morning, I woke up ready to juice.  This is the concoction I made:

2 apples (cored)
2 oranges (dont forget to take off the damn rind, but leave the white stuff)
1/2 cucumber (peeled)
3 carrots
hand full of kale
3 broccoli spears

I can't lie to you.  It's all sorts of wrong.  I should have added blueberries or SOMETHING...cuz this is what it looks like:
That's rough folks. My recipe rendered close to 30 ounces...so I drank half for breakfast and I am working on the other half right now for lunch.

I'm not sure if it's the kale or the cucumber...but it's tooooo earthy.  Let's stop talking about it.

Now, I am wise enough to know that anyone can make a film promoting something and make it sound like the best thing in the world.  I am sure you could make a documentary, and get a scientist of "doctor" to say things like "the charcoal briquette diet is PERFECT"...

With that said, juicing of course is not something that could or should sustain your for your life.  I am hoping that after this 10 days, that juicing is something I can ADD to my diet to help me get some of the things I am missing.

One of those things that I am adding, that you don't have to be juicing to utilize, are Chia seeds.  Yes...the chia seed from the infamous Chia Head Pet explosion of the 80's.  I never had one.  I always wanted one...

sigh...

Anyways, I first read about Chia seeds last year in a magazine.  The seeds, when mixed with water, start to expand and create a gel like substance.  You can mix some seeds with a little bit of water and crushed fruit of your choice and you have jelly (almost).  They have no taste or flavor and get this...they are FULL of omega-3 fatty acids (I dont eat fish and rarely get this in my diet), they expand which makes you feel full longer (so they say), they have fiber, and even some protein!  You can mix them with anything.  Salad dressings, juice, yogurt, cereal...they say you can even mix them with your water...I havent tried that yet.

The package I got is a very fine grind, and looks like this:
Now I can't find Chia seeds at my grocery store, Publix.  But I found it at our Fresh Market grocery store and they werent that expensive.

Google it.  Try it.  Let's start a revolution.  I wonder if we can buy stock.

6 comments:

  1. Happy new year Amy. Good luck with the juice challenge. Keep us posted.

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  2. I've heard about these chia seeds before. Let me know if they actually make you feel fuller. :)

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  3. I don't think I could drink anything that looks like that and that we have to stop talking about. Maybe more fruit and a little vodka! Good luck!

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  4. That chia sounds a lot like Super Green Food. Which tastes anything but super. But I left it sitting on the counter and it grew..I imagine it does that in the stomach.

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  5. I don't think I could have drank that...it looks like diarrhea! :) Good for you if you got it down the hatch!

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  6. My husband loves his chia seeds. I think they smell like dirt and haven't tried them because I'm afraid they will expand too much and hurt my band. Is that crazy? Maybe I should try a little bit in a protein shake or something?

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