Remember way back on December 31st when we resolved to eat healthier, volunteer and recycle more? You thought I forgot…didn't you? Since I'm trying to stick to my resolutions, just like you, I thought we could benefit from exchanging ideas to stay strong this January!
For me, resolving to eat "more greens" meant finding new ways to incorporate them into my routine workday. So, I've taken on juicing! While juices from trendy juice bars lining the streets of New York are tempting, they're far too pricey for me to indulge in everyday and their single serving size packaging seems like so much waste. I decided to take the matter into my own hands and use it as an opportunity to support locally and organically-grown produce.
Let's be clear, until the first of January I didn't know the first thing about juicing, and since then, well, lets just say it's being an ongoing experiment. First, I got my hands on a reusable thermos and then tested out some recipes. Now I'm trying (hard) to juice once a day. Apart from the funny looks from coworkers staring at my green juices, so far, so good!
Carrots, apple, and kale have been abundant at my local farmers' market, so that's been the focus of most of my recipe experimentation…until spring, anyways. If you're interested in trying a juice in your own kitchen, here's a recipe for my go-to green juice:
Blend together a few leaves of kale, ½ cucumber, one carrot, juice of a lemon, a handful of parsley, 1 inch piece of ginger, a quarter of an apple, and a splash or water or coconut juice. Enjoy!
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Have a great weekend! Until next time…
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