Monday, April 15, 2013
I recently bought one of those juice bullets from TV, but the packaging was too much for me to undo alone, so I've had it for weeks, and today I finally got help to get into the box and get to the machine itself and set it up! I've been wanting to juice and make smoothies for quite some time and today seemed to be the great day. I recently watched a great documentary called FAT, SICK AND NEARLY DEAD, about a man who had a disease that gave him rashes, as well as being obese and otherwise not well. He had a portable juicer and took it everywhere and juiced everything. He lost a ton of weight and got very healthy while doing his juice fast. He went on to help others follow his plan and everyone seemed to feel so much better. It was very encouraging!
So today I filled the juicer canister with kale, fresh pineapple chunks, a green apple, and some ground flax seed. I couldn't get the machine going so I had to call the company for help and then wait about two hours for a call back. Once the problem was overcome, I turned on the machine and in about 30 seconds I had this pretty green textured thick fluid that kind of scared me at first! I went ahead and tasted it, not knowing what to expect, considering the 2 cups of raw kale involved, but it wasn't too bad at all, not even bitter. I made a decision, however, to sweeten it up just a bit with an envelope of Splenda. I know the purists would say that I went and ruined everything, but I'm the one who needs to drink it, so I've gotta do what I've gotta do! For now, I think one big mug a day will be enough, but then, who knows?