Today is the first day of my Whole30 and it's off to a semi-rough start because I opened the fridge this morning and downed a big guzzle of homemade berry kefir, which has become a habit. I didn't even think twice about it, but I'm not supposed to be eating dairy. Guess I'll tack on an extra day to the end... Whole31! It's a real thing.
I'm going to have to hide the off-limits stuff until I break that habit.
Guess it's a good thing I'm doing this. Gotta get rid of some of this brain fog. Now where was I?
Right. No dairy. Bummer. Some cheeses and kefir will be what I miss the most.
Although, if I can still drink juice like this, I don't have much to complain about. I know I'm a little bit of an odd-ball. Most people don't relish raw juices, especially with a kick of raw ginger. It's not for the faint of heart, that's true. If you can't really cope, but want the benefits, put it in a small glass, plug your nose, and throw down!
I can appreciate the fact that vegetables are best in their whole form because of the fiber and what-not, but if I sat down to a plate of cucumber, apple, lime, spinach, and ginger, there are no promises that I'd finish it. When you juice it up, slamming the whole thing is a cinch.
Remember, if you're here strictly for the sweets, you're going to have to wait about 31 days! Meanwhile, I'll use this month to build up some killer entrees (hopefully).
Green Zinger Juice
Makes 3 4-ounce servings
It should go without saying, but wash all your produce very well and organic, when you can get it, is best.
1 large cucumber
1 small apple, cored
1 lime, peeled
1 giant handful spinach, stems removed if desired
Die-sized piece of peeled fresh gingerroot
Cut all produce into pieces small enough to feed into your juicer.
I start with the spinach and end with a cucumber piece. Otherwise, go nuts. Do what you want.
Best enjoyed immediately.
If reserving some, place in the refrigerator in a covered container. Consume within the day.
I'm linking up this recipe at Back for Seconds, DJ's Sugar Shack, I Heart Nap Time, Or So She Says, & Crumbs and Chaos.