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!


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

  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 5 mins


  • 1/2 medium honeydew melon
  • 1 medium carrot
  • 1/4 english cucumber
  • 1 quarter small cabbage
  • 1 inch ginger
  • 1/4 lemon (peeled and de-seeded)
  • 1 cup water
  • Sweetener of choice


  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


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