It’s juice time again.
I like ’em real thick and juicy.
That actually does not pertain to how I feel about my juice, I have just been listening to a lot of 90’s music lately. Like…a lot. Like…I might have spent over an hour looking up music videos from the 90’s on YouTube last Friday. No big deal. Subsequently, I have had the song Baby Got Back stuck in my head for days. This only becomes awkward when you start singing it subconsciously in the checkout line at the grocery store. The woman in front of you turns around after you get to the “L.A. face with a Oakland Booty” part of the tune. You make eye contact. You stop singing. You think about winking at her but realize that just perpetuates the weirdness. Don’t make it weirder. It’s too late, you already winked. She probably thinks you’re hitting on her. Oh man, you can’t recover from this one. Not. At. All. You could try to explain that you have just been listening to a whole lot of 90’s music lately, and you were not singing the song directly to her. You could try to explain that you sometimes just wink in awkward situations, or you could lie and say you had something in your eye. The explanation of your behavior will only make things weirder. You grab your groceries and pretend like you forgot something in the produce section. You wait until this person leaves and find another check out line. Whew. Yikes. Get out of there.
So, besides being the town creep, I have managed to make some juice today in the privacy of my own kitchen. My own kitchen is safe. I can sing at the top of my lungs. I can wink freely. It’s a good place.
In other less painfully awkward news…
I have been nominated for The Best Food Photography On A Blog category in this years The Homies blogging contest. Isn’t that neat? If you are a So…Let’s Hang Out fan you can pop on over to The Kitchn and vote! It only takes a minute! It’s a fabulous collection of food bloggers that are nominated, if you pop over there you might find some really cool new bloggers to add to your blog reading list! The link is below. Vote away, Friends! I heart you.
Now, back to your regularly scheduled juicing recipe…
This juice is a sweet treat! Look at all these pretty ingredients!
Cucumber and romaine serve as a nice base to all of the sweetness from the apples and the carrots. The lemon brings some brightness and acidity and the ginger gives it a nice flavor. It’s not the greenest of juices, but it is still packed with a lot of valuable nutrients. Yum. Did you know that carrots are good for calming your nerves? I just love veggies.
Hope you are having the juiciest of days! Wink, wink!
Carrot, Apple & Ginger Juice
- 4 carrots
- 3 small Pink Lady apples, chopped
- 1 Meyer lemon, peeled
- 1 English cucumber, peeled
- 1 head of Romaine lettuce
- 1 inch piece of ginger root
- Wash and prepare all of your veggies.
- Juice all of the veggies in accordance with your juicer's settings.
- Drink immediately, or put in an airtight container such as a mason jar and store in the fridge for later. You should drink your juice within 48 hours in order to get the most benefit from all of the nutrients. Make sure to store your juice with as little air as possible in your jars (so fill them close to the top!) so that the nutrients do not break down too quickly! Happy Juicing!