EAT IT // Carrot, Celery, Apple, & Beet Juice

Thursday, June 21, 2012



It finally happened: I fear that Zach and I may have crossed the boundary into Crazyville. We've become those "weird" (and let's be honest, annoying) people who juice their vegetables, and try to only eat whole foods, and who've cut out anything processed.

My guess is that it probably occurred after I watched all those documentaries about the American diet. As of now, I'm pretty much convinced that the health and food industries are really run by pharmaceutical companies bent on keeping people unhealthy so they can continue selling drugs (not actually helping people.) It's a conspiracy, people! (In my fantasy world, I'm a foodie version of Nicolas Cage, circa National Treasure: hell bent on bringing down the lies.)



All joking aside though, my favorite part about this new kick is the juice I get to drink every morning. I've become a vegetable juice aficionado - and I swear it's already helping my health. I've been sleeping better, and my skin has been clearer, and my digestive tract has been working well (if you catch my drift.) It could just be the placebo affect, but whatever the reason... I'm feeling good.

Our favorite recipe includes: apples, beets, carrots and celery. It's thick and earthy (from the beets and carrots) yet fresh and sweet (from the celery and apples.) Although the taste was hard to adjust to initially (organic beets just don't taste like cranberry juice cocktail,) my tastebuds now love this new flavor. I even find myself craving carrots in the morning.


So there you go. I'm a believer. (And no, dad. We don't drink our juice in Mason jars every morning. But, I thought it would make us look more whimsical if I photographed it as such.)

If you're interested in the documentaries I've been gorging on, check out: Food Matters, Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead, Food, Inc., and Forks Over Knives.

And if you don't care, sorry. I suggest you come back tomorrow when I won't be talking about health food or juicing. Promise.

PS - Have you entered this week's Natura Metallum giveaway yet? You should! And win an awesome pair of brass drop earrings. :)

7 comments:

  1. I think society has taken this healthy eating thing to extreme.. I, myself, am eating quite healthy food, but also having a burger every now and then, and I'm just fine..

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    1. Everything in moderation, right? I don't think there's anything wrong with having a burger every once in a while. :)

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  2. After watching Fat, Sick, & Nearly Dead, Seth and I did the juice fast for a few weeks and let me tell you, I have NEVER had a headache so bad as the first two days of juicing and no coffee. Oh my gosh. I thought I was dying. Unfortunately I haven't been able to keep the discipline of juicing regularly (and eating whole foods), but I felt like a million bucks when I did.

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    1. I totally understand! We haven't taken the plunge with a full-on fast yet (I'm scared of those headaches!) So, we're still just easing ourselves in and trying to make healthy choices whenever we can. It's hard though - especially if you don't have time to cook everything yourself.

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  3. Hey Alison! I'm with you! We are not juicing but rather using the vitamix blender to make smoothie/juices. We love it and it's a great way to get more veggies into the kids. I found adding celery to be too much for me right now, just don't like it, but had our first one with beets the other day and I was surprised by how much I enjoyed it. Like you, I'm on the quest to get rid of all processed foods in the house and my goal is to do so by end of summer. We are also getting rid of all plastics (except for lids on top of class containers) and we actually do drink out of mason jars pretty much all the time. We will likely have some fast food/processed food occasionally, but are really moving towards eating whole foods and foods made from scratch. I've also been watching many of the documentaries you mentioned, and it's changing my viewpoint so much! Good job and enjoy your juices. Please keep sharing your recipes, I'm always looking to try something new. :)

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    1. I know! Who knew beets were so tasty?

      Hahah... I feel like these documentaries are making me insane. After cleaning out our kitchen and our diet, my next goal is to clean out our toiletries (and switch to more natural products). The most annoying thing is that these new habits cost more than the old ones. Oh well, I guess it's worth it. :)

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  4. Yeah, I've also started dabbling in making some changes in the toiletries area, and am pretty much using baking soda, vinegar, lemon, etc., for cleaning. In that area, at least, the cost is much less. :)

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