Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Having learned the hard way that one cannot simply dump random fruits and veggies into a blender and expect anything palatable to result, I admit defeat. But I have a Plan B. (I'd call it Plan 9, but how many of you would catch that esoteric reference to an old B movie?) I suspect it was the papaya seeds that ruined my first attempt at eating raw. Not even an expensive high speed blender can save the biting pepper taste of the wrong ingredient. But, who knew? All my excitement was in acquiring lots of books, a Vitamix blender and watching motivational videos. I didn't take the time to actually follow anyone's recipe. Seeds are good, I thought.
I won't try that again.
Plan B will give me the time I need to work into this slowly, and the right way. I'm ignoring the money right now, because it's probably not as bad as I think, spread out over the next week, and because I'd give any amount to be thinner and healthy, anyway. So, what I did was go to the grocery store and load up on pre-mixed juices. They might be processed, they probably contain sugar, possibly not the end goal, but it's a good Plan B to give me time to get started.
So, I'm juicing for a few days, riding on the coattails of someone else's commercial blenders. And that's OK. As we all know, this is about the right direction, not the perfect steps. In the meantime I'll read more about food compatibility, find some recipes, make a shopping list, and eventually slip slowly into making one or two things here or there. But no more papaya seeds, no matter what anybody says.