Beet Juice……yep, we tried it!

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June 24, 2012 by bill82terry

Day 2  Looking out into our garden, I am wondering if everything is juiceable?! Bill snuck in some fresh squash into our juice last night, I never knew it! You’re probably wondering, “How does it taste?”, “Are you hungry?”, and “How much is this costing you?”

The taste hasn’t been bad at all. We tried a new recipe at lunch today that called for beets.  I think today it had an earthy flavor.  I must admit, it’s the first time we ever juiced a beet or sweet potato. Our juice today was called “Sunset”, and had sweet potatoes, carrots, bell pepper, beets, apples and oranges in it.  Nothing was peeled except for the oranges.  If you are still wondering about the protein, here’s a list of veggies that take care of that:

BEFORE


•    Asparagus
•    Beet Greens
•    Broccoli 
•    Cabbage
•    Cauliflower
•    Collard Greens
•    Kale
•    Mustard Greens
•    Spinach
•    Swiss Chard
•    Sprouts 
•    Tomatoes
•    Turnip Greens

AFTER

We will probably try juicing most of them. As far as being hungry goes, we did well yesterday. If we get hungry, we just drink some more juice.  Some of the recipes we can juice up to 24 hours ahead.  Bill made a batch yesterday and put it in the fridge.  It is a little weird not to take something out for supper…..or to cook.  Dishes? Well, it’s just the juicer, glasses and a pitcher.  Cost wise, it does cost more than a normal diet, but we’re not  buying anything else or eating out. Long term, it will save on doctor bills.

So what do we do with all the free time that we usually spend cooking, eating, cleaning up the kitchen? We have a square foot garden in our backyard.  I told Bill the sweet potato vines would get LONG.  He didn’t think so….my only comment will be that we are fixing to put up a homemade arch trellis from PVC pipe and netting.  I’ll post a pic when he gets it done. I envision the vines running over the trellis as I walk thru and pick tomatoes. lol!

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