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. :)