Greener Pastures

Let’s just say that my super creative mind(which may not be the case right now) came up with the title and I’m not quite sure it makes sense.

For those of you who may know me, you know that I don’t(or maybe rarely) consume some of these drinks people like to take. I’m talking about soda, “fruit” juices with a gazillion additives etc. My go to drink would be water but when I’m lucky to be at home, my go to drink is….drumrolls….. GREEN JUICE

In case you haven’t noticed, this is healthy me story number 1!!

Also, just in case you’re wondering what green juice is let me break it down for you.. It is juice that is green in color πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ but seriously it is. That is because the major ingredient is a vegetable. I like to alternate between spinach and kale – I can see youΒ beginning to sneer-

So basically I use about a cup of kale or spinach, water and any two fruits of my choice. Spinach has quite a potent taste so if you choose to go with spinach, go for the sweet fruits like pineapples and mangoes because the spinach taste will be all over the place. Bananas are equally potent so if you use them together with any fruit, they are likely to be majority shareholder in the taste department.

If you pick kale, you can go a little lighter : apples, grapes, watermelon etc. SometimesΒ I add some cucumber and squeeze in a lemon.

Another thing- I like to use a blender which for many people may be a no-no. All the vegetable fibre, those things that feel like strings, are retained in the juice. This other appliances almost sieve the juice for you. I like to feel my strings in the juice, because I’m weird like that.

I try as much as possible to have at least a glass every day, mostly for dinner.

I bet you’re wondering why I would torture myself like that but this juice is amazing.

  1. It’s a way of naturally detoxing your body.
  2. It is amaaazing for your skin (of course if taken consistently)
  3. You get all the nutrients from the veggies because some get killed by heat during cooking.
  4. You feel so great after taking it, like you just eliminated your chances of contracting a lifestyle disease.

Believe me when I say that it is not even gross, but I’m pretty certain these photos tell otherwise.

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In case you try to make some juice for yourself, please be so kind as to tell me how it turns out.

Have a healthy weekend,

Love, Sally

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Author: S.Nyambura

Am Sally- Your normal kind of girl, computer programmer, blogger among others. This blog is my little platform to share my life's little things. Thanks for stopping by xx

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