Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Juicing

I am a juicer, big time, but like any habit - good or bad - once you fall out of it it takes a while to get started again. This week I started back up in earnest because of some reading I have been doing about inflammation and juicing. When I was making my morning concoction today I realized that so many of the fruits and vegetables that I love in my juice, I can grow myself. They say that putting it in writing helps to keep a goal, so..... here is one (1) of my gardening goals for this year:

Grow: Carrots, celery, radishes, ginger, beets, parsley, turnips, squash - all kinds, broccoli and cauliflower. If I end up with only carrots and radishes, because after all, I may be just a little busy in the spring, working at the nursery, I will hopefully be able to purchase the rest from the Mewaldt's Organic Farm. Apples and pears will have to come from the store I guess.....organic as well. According to the Stanford Cancer Center, 1 cup of FRESH carrot or celery juice provides most of the same nutrients found in 5 cups of those same vegetables chopped up.

I use a Breville juicer.I've had it for a couple years now, and I love the easy clean-up and the efficiency of being able to put 4 large carrots or a whole apple down the chute. The compost bucket that catches the pulp sits in our kitchen sink all the time for other scraps, and then out to the compost pile it all goes.


Couple of my favorite Juicing Sites / Info and Recipes
http://www.juicing-for-health.com/ http://www.doctoryourself.com/juicing_2.html
if you like juicing, and you find yourself up at South Lake Tahoe, make sure and stop at "Sprouts" restaurant. They make the best combo every, called the Flu Fighter! See ya soon, Susan

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