This post has nothing to do with jazz, I'm just a sucker for alliteration. It does, however, have everything to do with juicing. We're currently borrowing a juicer from a co-worker so if we don't like it and don't want to stick with it we aren't out a couple hundred bucks.
I feel like the benefits of juicing are pretty well known. If you don't know then here's a simple yet highly scientific formula:
Juice+excercise+radiation = Superhero
exercise+radiation-juice = Side-kick
Aside from not wanting to be a lame sidekick, we are also interested in the nutritional benefits. It's a quick easy way to take care of a couple servings of fruits and vegetables. Something we're both not very good at. Plus I watched "Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead" and it scared me straight.
We don't really know much about juicing and what is and isn't good to juice so we just went to the store and bought anything that looked super healthy.
Here's the recipe we
totally made up created:
Nathan and Laci's Awesome Superhero Juice
We juiced it all up and made enough for us each to have a glass for the next 3 days. It definately wasn't bad, kind of like eating grass mixed with apple sauce...but in a good way. By the third day (yesterday) it started to taste a little funny so from now on we're going to make enough for 2 days at a time.
So far it's been fun, I haven't felt my superpowers developing yet but it's only a matter of time. I'm hoping for super speed and strength but I won't be picky.
UPDATE - Please note, apparently freshly made juice like this doesn't last long even in the refrigerator. We didn't experience any nasty symptoms from keeping it for 3 days but after learning more, we found out that you should consume juice within 24 hours after you make it.
Have you ever tried juicing? Any suggestions on recipe's or good websites for juicing?
This is a transcript of a real conversation held between my wife and I this morning. (I took out all the lovey dovey stuff for you, you're welcome).
Laci: Nathan, I've been thinking, I want to start eating healthier.
Nathan: You could try doing a juice fast this weekend.
Laci: Yeah we should do that!
Last night I celebrated my birthday with a small handful of friends. We all had dinner at the Big River Grille off of Broadway and across from the Hard Rock Cafe in downtown Nashville. Here are some photos: [caption id="attachment_153" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Me with my good friend Ben Wilson (He co-produced my album.)"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_154" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="My friends got me a couple of shots to down. They were yummy!"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_155" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="With my dear friends Tony and Melody."][/caption] [caption id="attachment_156" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="With my good friend and photographer extraordinaire Todd."][/caption] Afterwards, we all went out to smoke some huckas. I LOVE HUCKAS!!! I was a hucka virgin until last night, but man, I've been missing out. That stuff is the bomb!!!! Huckas are quite flavorful and relaxing. Here is some evidence . . . [caption id="attachment_157" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Hucka Heaven!!!"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_158" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Me and my girl Lola!!!"][/caption] I'll post more photos from the celebration later!! -g