Seeing Green

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I finally found kale at Rustan’s Fresh supermarket in Rockwell. I didn’t know that Salad Time sells them in a bag! So I got one and surfed the net for some yummy recipes. I asked my friend Google for “juice recipes kale cucumber apple” (the fresh produce I have in my fridge) and The Hungry Husky’s recipe for Apple Cucumber Kale Juice came out.

Basically, you throw in your juicer one apple, an english cucumber, 2 large curly kale leaves, and half a lemon. I have no idea what an english cucumber is so I just used a filipino one. πŸ˜‰ The kale here in Manila is miniscule, so i added about 20 leaves. I also didn’t have lemons so I just used 15 calamansis as substitute. I also didn’t have a juicer so I dumped everything in my trusty blender and then poured the contents through a strainer. Oh, I added liquid to the mix. I just eye-balled it. πŸ˜‰ I added water and orange juice (no sugar). I also mixed in a handful of cut wheat grass in there. The grass is for my cats, but I don’t think they’d mind if I got some for my drink. πŸ˜‰

I’ve been drinkng my veggies for some time now (I drink whatever is available–salad greens, bok choy, malunggay, kangkong.) I never had to follow a recipe before; too complicated. I just like to invent things. πŸ˜‰ I always add fruit to sweeten it. I have to admit, though, that the recipe of @megtoombs is yummy! I know it sounds gross, but I am actually eating some of the pulp. Gasp! πŸ˜‰

I’ve been suffering from different ailments the past couple of months (since the beginning of the year, actually), so I would like to detox and eat healthier and go back to my yoga practice and pilates. Have a healthier lifestyle, in other words. I’m tired of being tired. Hopefully juicing every day will help me eat better so I would feel better about my body. Sigh. Baby steps, that’s all I am asking myself.

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