I’m a January baby. While everyone else is starting cleanses and workout plans; I’m crying because there is no one to eat cake with me. By the time my birthday rolls around mid-month, everyone is deep in Resolution Land. Oh well, I didn’t want to share my cake anyway. So there!
This year, instead of making a list of restrictive resolutions, I’ve picked a word to be my 2015 theme. That word is “abundance”. I’m feeling very fortunate to live where I live, love whom I love and do what I do. My cup runneth over.
There is one area of my life where I do feel some deficiency. Living with fibromyalgia has taken a toll on my energy and physical strength. I have abundant aches and pains. Booooooo!
If I have one real goal this year, it’s to improve my cardiovascular endurance and physical strength. Fortunately, I just moved in to an apartment with a gym!
I plan to embrace the abundance of vegetables in the local markets. Many of my readers are hardcore veggie-sauruses. I’m not. I love fruit, but struggle to get my vegetables in. It’s time to get real. Vegetables are awesome and I want/need them in my life.
One of the best ways to get an abundance (there is that word again) of vegetables in to your body is by drinking vegetable juice. I know, I know, vegetable juice tastes like butt. I’m not going to argue with you. Some vegetable juices taste like butt. If you are not a veggie lover, you can’t just throw kale and radishes in the blender and hope for the best.
This is why I am sharing my Veggie Juice for Wimps recipe. It’s a weird colour, so you know it’s good for you. You might need to add a little sweetener if your fruit isn’t sweet enough. If you are hardcore, skip the sweetener and pat yourself on the back. You are on your way to being a veggie-saurus.
- ½ medium honeydew melon
- 1 medium carrot
- ¼ english cucumber
- 1 quarter small cabbage
- 1 inch ginger
- ¼ lemon (peeled and de-seeded)
- 1 cup water
- Sweetener of choice
- Put all ingredients in a high-powered blender on high speed for 2 minutes
- Taste and add sweetener if needed
- Strain using a nutbag or fine strainer
- Serve chilled