Juice

I know, it’s not what you expect to see on Foodie Friday.  Let me explain. We are pretty conscious about what we consume allowing ourselves to blow all, and I do mean ALL, caution to the wind when we travel.  We also workout  4 – 5 times a week.  Having said that, we’ve made some considerable adjustments to our diet in the last month.  After grasping my pearls while watching the documentary Food Inc., we swore off purchasing inorganic chicken as much as our budget will allow with the full understanding that we lose some of that control when eating out.  When you know better, you do better – or at least try.  Then two weeks ago, a family member recommended we watch Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead.  Now, we’re none of the three but there’s no harm in increasing the amount of vitamins we consume naturally as well as purging our body of toxins.  As a result, we took the plunge and purchased a juicer last Friday – one that is as successful in juicing leafy greens as it is fruits – and embarked on a 10-day juice cleanse.   No, you can’t sell us magic jumping beans.  We typically steer clear of fads, but went all in on both of these because they’re things we’d discussed previously. Watching the documentaries was the catalyst for making a change.  Admittedly, I was a bit hesitant about juicing vegetables, (I love saute kale, but juice?!?) but after the first few juices of mostly fruit, I was ready.  Let me be the first to say the juices are surprisingly delicious!  It’s as if you’re biting right into a fruit.  The vegetables with the right blend of fruits are equally delicious.  Don’t worry, Foodie Friday won’t become Juicing Friday.  The first letters don’t match 🙂  Pictures from 5411 Empanadas next week!

photo courtesy of The Harrises of Chicago

photo courtesy of The Harrises of Chicago

photo courtesy of The Harrises of Chicago

photo courtesy of The Harrises of Chicago

photo courtesy of The Harrises of Chicago

photo courtesy of The Harrises of Chicago

photo courtesy of The Harrises of Chicago

photo courtesy of The Harrises of Chicago

photo courtesy of The Harrises of Chicago

Have you watched either documentary?  Do you juice?  If so, how often?

-nah

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s