Sunday, March 18, 2012

Juicin'. *UPDATED*

As some of you may know, I won a juicer a few weeks ago! Wake Up with Taylor was giving away a juicer to the first caller who could sing the outro to Kenny's Fat Kid Friday song, and YOUR GIRL aka me, won it! Matt and I juiced for the first time this morning and it was really great! We basically followed Dr. Oz's Green Juice recipe with just a few changes:

1 large cucumber
4 granny smith apples
1 lemons
4 carrots
1 large naval orange
4 handfuls of spinach
2 stalks of celery
1 large bunch of parsley

We ran the pulp through the machine just to be sure we got the most out of it.

I did a taste test after each ingredient was added just so I know what to add or take away. I was really intrigued by the apple, citrus, cucumber combo that tasted like concentrated spa water. I think this would be great juice to freeze in ice trays and add to water. instant spa water! Super tasty.

I have to admit I was really nervous during this process! Thankfully my husband was just as nervous and excited. The juice actually turned out really great. The main thing I could taste was the lemon and  parsley, and I didn't really mind that at all.  It tasted kind of the way a fresh mowed lawn smells.  We made the juice in batches, it was enough for us each to have one 8 ounce glass and I stored the rest in mason jars. My juice should be good for 72 hours, so come Tuesday evening I will make another batch. A few hours after my first juice I actually feel different. Maybe it's just a placebo effect but I feel like I've had coffee today, I'm really energized.

Matt and I are in the middle of watching "Fat Sick and Nearly Dead" and are thinking about doing a juice fast! I think it will be a great jumping off point to a better lifestyle.

**I've modified my recipe for this a tad. I use 2 cucumbers instead of 1, I've nixed the carrots and added swiss chard, I've also added pineapple! Changes made per Mr. Kenny Bobby Zimlinghausy. If I had to measure it I'd say I use about half a pineapple per batch. Ya Welcome**

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Burning Bridges

I don’t care what you have to say
I don’t know you anyway
This is not a game I play
I’m just burning bridges

Move ahead and don’t look back
How many now? I’ve lost track
The fire so hot, the smoke so black
I’m just burning bridges

It’s too easy to walk on by
I’m too cold to see you cry
I’m too careless to care just why
I continue burning bridges

One more time, let’s go around
Building you up then tearing you down
I hear the cracking no other sound
Of me burning bridges

Let the fire touch me please
Leave me here on my knees
Abandon me with such ease
As I have burned these bridges