This had been something I’d thought about every so often, but not something I was really ever interested in. We’ve been watching quite a few documentaries having something to do with food and food production lately. I’m not sure after which documentary it was that we watched, but we were convinced by the end of it that we needed a juicer. Now was the time.
We did a quick bit of research online – not a lot, since we knew what brand we wanted (we already own a bunch of Breville items and figured we’d just stick with them). The following day – two weeks ago now – we went out and bought our Juicer, and have been juicing numerous times a day since!
We absolutely love it.
Health benefits aside – juicing fruits and veggies actually tastes good. Really, good.
We’ve not tried a whole lot yet – mostly sticking to some combination of: Cucumber, Celery, Carrots, Kale, Chard, Spinach, Apples, Oranges and Grapefruits – but, that’s also in part to we just can’t find much else organically right now.. or even just local. Yay for Winter in Alberta? Though, I guess that’s not too shabby a list of goodies either!
We decided to try our own take on, an arguably crazy diet/cleanse, “rebooting” after watching “Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead”. An interesting documentary, and all too common a story I think today. I don’t think doing a strict juice-only diet is the answer.. not like how it was used in the documentary, but I do think that a shorter version could be beneficial. By shorter, I mean about a week. So, that’s what we’re trying!
It’s day three today – so far, mostly good. The thing I noticed the most is how many times I just want to go and munch on something.. just because. While reading, watching tv, surfing the net.. whatever. Which, at the very least probably points out how often I eat when I really have no reason or need to. I may have caved and ate a few pretzel sticks yesterday.. but, oh well.
Whatever the outcome of this little.. juice cleanse, I’ll call it.. At the very least, I think I can finally say we’re actually getting our vegetables and fruits for once.. and never have they tasted so good.
I can say with a certainty, that juicing has become, and will remain a part of our daily life going forward – it just tastes too good not to!