So I’ve been called impulsive. It’s not true. In reality I go over things in my head (over and over and over). My mania aside, when it comes to things, particularly gadgets, I stalk them. I don’t just read about them, I pour over reviews, compare prices and watch industry trends. For over a year I’ve been watching juicers. I like smoothies and have been on a kitchen gadget kick for a while so it just seemed to make sense. Except it didn’t. My blender works fine, and what’s the difference between a smoothie and a juice anyway? Then I met Joe.
Well… I didn’t really meet Joe. I saw a commercial for his website. The website features an hour and forty minute movie Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead (sounds fun right?), that for a couple of weeks I had been putting off watching. I finally peeped it. The story is awesome and made my trigger finger begin to itch. Still, juicers are expensive and I couldn’t justify the purchase. Until Tuesday. Tuesday morning I got a call to do a focus group that, in exchange for 90 min of hearing my unfounded opinions on what could range from video games to which whiskeys I’m more inclined to buy, they would pay me $200 (gotta love living in D.C.). Later that day I got a call from an aunt in California who’d independently seen Joe’s movie and who’d seen a sale on Breville juicers for $100. So today, I blathered for an hour and a half, I got my juicer and I stopped by Costco (where I had a slice supreme pizza and an italian sausage.. don’t judge me) and dropped the other $100 on rabbit food.
I was born to juice. I’m built for it! If I were a mobster, I’d juice my enemies! So I’m still working on my master plan but just know that in my first 20 ounce juice-coction, I drank the following:
- 1 tomato
- 1 apple
- 1 pear
- a fist-full of spinach
- a fist-full of kale
- 3 carrots
- 4 strawberries
- 1/2 red bell pepper
- 1/2 orange bell pepper
- 1/2 yellow bell pepper
- a fist-full of blue berries
- a fist-full of raspberries.
- a table spoon of flax seed (I also bought coffee grinder to grind my flax seed. No I don’t feel shame at all).
*Word to the wise: Stay around the house for about an hour after your first glass of super juice – it goes through the old system super fast!
** Last thing: Juicers (through a process of extracting juice) make it possible for a person to consume much more fruits and vegetables which are then more quickly absorbed into the body in their liquid form. Smoothies break fruit and vegetables down into a thicker, drinkable form. Smoothie advocates argue that the additional roughage created by breaking down skin and including pulp make smoothies more filling.