So husband hates anything green. Not just hates, but physically can not do the texture of the way the leafy crunchiness feels I guess. I could suffer through a salad. Granted its not the best, but smother it in some ranch and it is great! Apparently that’s not healthy for you though.
One time I made husband a sandwich, and stuck a little baby carrot through the middle. I gave it to him and told him he had to eat the carrot to get to the sandwich. I thought it was going to come right back up. I told you previously how we want to try to be healthier, but most studies prove that to do that, you need to eat healthier too. How can we do that, when he can’t keep down a baby carrot and I just want to drink ranch? I thought all hope was lost. Pizza and brownies until death do us part. That is when I discovered the wonders of juicing.
See, I have a couple little baby sisters, 3 and 1. They are precious, and THEY JUICE! My mom watched that Netflix documentary, I am not sure if you have seen it, but it is called “Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead”. She told me I should watch it! (It is mortifying…) Hearing how my mom can get babies to ingest more fruits and vegetables than my grown husband, the answer became clear.
I asked for a juicer for my birthday. Picked out one that would be suitable for just the two of us. I picked wrong. Its small, doesn’t have a separate pulp bin, and can make one juice at a time. You have to clean it before starting your next cup. Aside from that, it is really fun to use! Along with the juicer, I got this little recipe book with juice concoctions. I have been using that to find what would work best for us. Here are my top few tips so far (I will get into recipes later) —
- Ginger takes the sting out of kale.
- Zucchini is a good substitute for cucumber if you don’t like it.
- Cranberries go out of season.
- Celery is terrible no matter what.
- Lemon seeds will make your juicer go crazy.
But the greatest of all blunders I have learned – NEVER juice frozen fruit or veggies. JUST EVER. It was a disaster. Didn’t get any juice out of them. Just really sad. I actually may have cried.
So as the juicing saga continues, someone tell me to not give up. Because being healthy is such a pain… And I just want to sell my juicer for pizza money…