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