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Veggie Juice for Wimps

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!

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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.

Veggie Juice for Wimps
 
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Ingredients
  • 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
Instructions
  1. Put all ingredients in a high-powered blender on high speed for 2 minutes
  2. Taste and add sweetener if needed
  3. Strain using a nutbag or fine strainer
  4. Serve chilled

 

6 Comments

    • Jasmine Lukuku says

      Lucky for me, my partner has a bigger sweet-tooth than me! He’s always game for cake!

  1. Well, it’s mid-month-isn, so Happy Birthday! My husband’s birthday is next week and my mom’s is at the end of the month. So you share this month with some pretty awesome people. 😉

    I totally feel ya about the veggies. Hubby has helped me open my horizons, but my smoothies are the way I get most of mine. And there is always fruit and/or date paste to make it sweeter.

    Sorry about your fibromyalgia. I have a friend who has it, and it sounds awful. Boo-hiss! So, here’s to amazing health in the new year!

    ~Tia

    • Jasmine Lukuku says

      Thank you Tia! I appreciate the well-wishes. Happy birthday to your husband!

  2. Susan says

    I have FM and CFS, POTS, IBS, you know the bucket list.After 15 yrs of trying to act normal I decided to do a few changes, out went gluten, if I had known 15 yrs ago that getting rid of gluten would make such a change in my well being I would of done it 15 yrs ago. I didn’t think gluten bothered me until I went through withdrawals and now no birthday cake with gluten ever again. I do smoothies, last few days they have been fruit ones, I ate beef, so my body said more fruit past 2 days oh yesterday’s did have spinach and kale, but just 1 cup. I’m going to try this one sounds good. I love salads but due to severe dry mouth due to meds I know have top dentures and allergic to metal they made my partial with so hard to eat salads. Next best thing is my ninja blender works like a vitamin only cheaper. Gentle hugs glad your able to exercise keep it up. I had a bad flare left me disabled unable to work as a nurse any more, so keep healthy take vit D and fish oil and get rid of gluten it causes auto immune illness.❤

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