I like Thursdays. I find them nice and relaxing. This is most likely due to the fact that I generally have Thursdays off. Having Thursdays off is not what I am fanatical about, I was just filling you in on some facts.
What I am fanatical about?
Green juice. It has literally changed my life. If you have read all of my blog, and remember things from it, you will know that I have had digestive issues for my whole life. Over the course of many years, and many, many failed attempts at diets to try to improve said digestion, I managed to make it worse. There have been periods of time when I had stomach aches every couple of days. These stomach aches were no joke. They were the kind that had me doubled over in pain, having to stay home or go home from school or work or dance or whatever it was that I happened to be doing at the time. I remember one incident where I got one so badly, I couldn’t make it up the stairs from my room to the living room, so I sat in the stair well, quietly weeping until my mom found me and helped me to the couch.
Yeah, no good.
Then I found the raw diet, and that helped quite a bit! My stomach aches went from by-daily to by-weekly, but it still wasn’t perfect.
Over the years I have tinkered with my raw diet a great deal. I have been raw for five years, save for six months where I ate cooked vegan food. Those cooked six months were stomach ache hell, and back to raw I went. It was when I finally made the bulk of my diet fruit, that a real improvement in my health took place. The stomach aches stopped almost completely. I could go months without one. But my digestion was still only so so. I still bloated and swelled and was very sensitive to every thing that went into my body. I felt like there was still one element I must be missing.
Enter, green juice! I sat down and talked with my boss, who is passionate about helping everyone achieve health. He has healed his body if diverticulitis through a raw diet. He suggested I start experimenting with green juice, and eventually once my digestion has healed enough, salad. He said fruits provide our bodies with energy and vitamins, but we need the greens for minerals and enzymes. He was right. I took my first green juice, and it changed my life almost instantaneously. My digestion started really working! I don’t bloat or swell any more. I don’t have indigestion. I feel liberated! So I thought I would share with you my own little recipe for the green goodness!
I like celery, cucumber, spinach, cilantro, parsley, ginger, lemon and pineapple;
Then I retrive my Champ and two bowls, one for the liquid gold, one for the pulpy mess;
I also like to prepare the vessel that will receive the finished product. (Sometimes I add stevia. Shhhh, don’t tell anyone)
Then I let the Champ do what he does best. I end up with this;
Close up of the gold;
And the pulpy mess;
Then I just pour into my bottle and drink to my heart’s delight.
Confession. There is a good possibility that I was drinking a green juice whilst I posted about green juice. Yes. I am fanatical.
What are you fanatical about?