Level up on Monday morning with the Blood of Kermie running…coursing through your system!
for eyes as white as snow…drink green
2 heads of Romaine lettuce
a few hands full of spinach
few large collard green leaves
Adding collards and spinach to your juicing will take your juice to a whole new deep green.
If you’re looking for another really green drink, try Kris Carr’s recipe. I find people are more interested than ever in juicing. Well, they might not be ready to juice, but they are ready to think about it — and talk about it. As usual, the main pitfall I see people make is: TOO MUCH FRUIT. If you are just going to juice fruit, don’t bother. Forget it. You’re missing the point. And don’t talk to me about time and mess. You’ve watched all 3 seasons of Downton Abbey. You have time.
You’ve probably heard about chia seeds, but have you found a way to incorporate them into your day? The main reason I would recommend them is:
“Chia is an edible seed that comes from the desert plant Salvia hispanica, grown in Mexico dating back to Mayan and Aztec cultures. “Chia” means strength, and folklore has it that these cultures used the tiny black and white seeds as an energy booster. That makes sense, as chia seeds are a concentrated food containing healthy omega-3 fatty acids, carbohydrates, protein, fiber, antioxidants, and calcium.
Chia seeds are an unprocessed, whole-grain food that can be absorbed by the body as seeds (unlike flaxseeds). One ounce (about 2 tablespoons) contains 139 calories, 4 grams of protein, 9 grams fat, 12 grams carbohydrates and 11 grams of fiber, plus vitamins and minerals.
The mild, nutty flavor of chia seeds makes them easy to add to foods and beverages. They are most often sprinkled on cereal, sauces, vegetables, rice dishes, or yogurt or mixed into drinks and baked goods. They can also be mixed with water and made into a gel.” –WebMD
I’ve heard about them for at least a year, and last week was the first time I started incorporating them into my diet. Here’s how I’m doing it:
1 glass of water
1 packet of Emergen-C
1 tablespoon chia seeds
So, my friend, Kate, is big on raw kale. She has such a charming way of offering it to me, too. She says, “You want some kale? I have a ton. They call it the ‘intestinal broom’ you know.” Well, then gimme some kale, baby. I’m sure my intestines need a sweepin’ even worse than my porch!
maybe I should call this the Everything But salad
The story goes like this: I basically put everything I could find in this salad and this is the list as best I can remember:
raw chopped kale
little bit of quinoa salad
roasted pumpkin seeds
sauteed veggie burger
Annie’s green goddess dressing
I have to say…I was totally random and I OUTDID myself. Don’t be fancy! Eat your greens! Sweep your intestines!
I know I’m partial to my babies, and I shouldn’t go on and on about looks, placing appearance over content, but this is a beautiful salad. She has her father’s granola.
water in a jelly jar is just so shabby chic, don’t you think? Maybe I need more friends…
Actually, granola (a gift from my neighbor for cat feeding…it’s from Albemarle Bakery) does seem like the big special factor in this salad tasting even better than it looks. Here’s what’s in it (I’m not doing portions because I don’t think like that when it comes to salad assembling…just add):