I started this morning with a cookie in my hand.
How does that happen?
You wake up, you put on some work out gear, and you go to head out the door. When I bent down to tie up my sneakers I realized that I was halfway through a cookie. What? Where did that come from?
How are these cookies even still on my counter? I asked my husband to take them to work (turns out he filled up the biggest Tupperware he could find and left the rest).
Creepy, unconscious phantom cookie-eating. It happens. It’s spooky. It’s also kind of delicious, I won’t lie to you.
These cookies I speak of are pretty amazing and will be making an appearance here very soon. But still. The first thing I did this morning besides push a 14 pound cat off of my stomach, grumble and throw on some stretch pants was shove a cookie in my face. I can do better. So, I did. After I finished that cookie.
I walked and I walked. I rocked out to some old-school, early 90′s rap, and then followed it up with one of my fave podcasts. It was so nice to feel the freezing early morning air on my face as I cut through it with my strides.
I then came home and put THIS juice into my body. It’s totally more nutritious than cookies, and turns out it too is delicious.
This year I am going to try to post a juicing recipe a week. It will help me keep striving to drink these fruits and veggies. This week we have a RAINBOW veggie juice. Just look at all those colors!! It’s like Rainbow Bright meets the Care Bear Stare. Yes, you just got 80′s-ed.
As it happens, in real life, “tasting the rainbow” does not taste like Skittles. This is okay. Nothing natural should taste like Skittles. That would be unsettling. Instead, it’s both sweet and a little bit spicy. If you like V8 you will most likely love this. Truth, I don’t like V8 and I love this.
Have you ever juiced red peppers? They are so flavorful and full of yummy sweetness! They are also a great source of vitamin C (more so than oranges!) and the internet says that they are good for my complexion. Awesome. I also crammed parsley and cilantro down my juicing shoot. Both of these herbs help aid in detoxification. If you are not a cilantro fan, just leave it out. You can add either more parsley or sub in something else that you love. That is part of the fun of juicing… there are no rules. It’s not like a cake. If you leave out an ingredient it will still be delicious (I once made a cake and forgot BOTH baking soda and sugar. I was distracted by a Real Housewives of Orange County Marathon. That was not delicious. Also, that might be the worst reason EVER to have messed up a cake. Shame.).
So, here we go. Off to the juicer. This recipe will make approximately 3 pints.
1-2 red bell peppers, seeded and sliced
4 tomatoes, sliced
3 medium carrots, peeled and sliced
2 heads of romaine lettuce
1 bunch of celery
large handful of parsley
large handful of cilantro
1 English cucumber, peeled and chopped
2 meyer lemons, peeled
1 inch of ginger root
Juice all of your lovely veggies. Give your juice a good stir. Put it in mason jars. Drink it as soon as possible, not waiting longer than 48 hours! Simple, simple.