Angie here: I'm learning something new-how to juice for health. A recent gift sounded fun. A new book on smoothies and juices. Then I found the section on green juices. It just didn't sound appealing at all. But being a curious person, I decided to try the least awful sounding juice. I had to say I'd tried :)
I juiced cucumber, lemon, apple, ginger, parsley, and celery. I stared at it. And then tasted a tiny sip of the green goo. I loved it!
The next day, I tried another. Liked it too. What was happening to me? Last fall when a friend mentioned green juices, I crinkled my nose. I couldn't imagine enjoying something gooey green going down my throat. Silly me, I had a preconceived notion. A very wrong one.
After two weeks of juicing green stuff, I'm finding a new phenomenon. I'm craving green veggie juice! I'm so excited because as juice, I can get nutrients I normally pass on due to my colitis. Many veggies have too much cellulose in the raw state and cause a flare up for folks with colitis. Juicers pull out the juice and leave the fibrous cellulose.
I went from scared to eat too many raw veggies to having a blast trying as many new juice recipes I can find! Realize I'm focused on learning veggie and not fruit recipes. Too many juiced fruits has too many calories. So I stick to 2-3 fruits a day and unlimited veggies.
Benefits so far are glowing skin, more energy, and I gained confidence in learning something new :)
What about you? Tried any green goo lately or something new? What did you learn?