Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Day 22: Workin' from home

Good day. This photo-heavy post comes courteously from me to you as I am working from home in order to have the trim and moldings stained at the house. Here I am working on the secretary in our front room (with our media behind me). I was on a conference call, pardon the headset. Oh, and if your didn't realize, no make-up goes on when it is just me and the laptop at home. Though, I think you can really see how nice my skin is (she says as she rubs her cheek); touch it...you know you want to. :)
This morning, though I was home, I didn't have time for a mixed juice, so here are the remnants of the beautiful pink lady apples I juiced for breakfast.
After working for the morning away, I decided to take a stab at using the Kitchen-Aid juicer attachment for my mixer. It is a screw-type juicer, perfect for greens. It took me about 30 minutes to make one damn glass of juice! It was messy, slow, and annoying.  I have spinach all over the place.  When I was finally done, I seemed to have a lot of juice, but it was pulpy and (for lack of a better [or real] word) gloopy.  So I strained the "juice" through 4 layers of cheese cloth.  The end result of kale-spinach-cucumber was not ugly.
It was a nice shade of liquid health.  I mean really....if you drink this you know you are getting a big dose of goodness.  Straining all the little bits of spinach and kale out really made it smooth. The cucumber makes it light.  Kale is very high in beta carotene, vitamin K, vitamin C, lutein, zeaxanthin, and reasonably rich in calcium. Spinach is a rich source of vitamin A (and especially high in lutein), vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin K, magnesium, manganese, folate, iron, vitamin B2, calcium, potassium, vitamin B6, folic acid, copper, protein, phosphorus, zinc, niacin, selenium and omega-3 fatty acids. So who says I need to take additional vitamins?
Bottoms up!

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