Friday, November 9

drinking green*

one of these things is not like the other, canon digital rebel xti

My new morning drink from my juicer::

broccoli stalk

Ummmm...yah, it pretty much tastes like liquid grass but more bitter. I do feel amazing after drinking this, though...and have noticed a slight glow to my skin. Not everything healthy needs to taste good. Most healthy food does taste fantastic to me but I am willing to sacrifice here and there if it makes me feel this fabulous. I've noticed that since I've been doing this, I've lost a few pounds as well. Curious why that is.

Was wondering if any of you have any other juicing combinations to try?

My other combo is:
* the beets give such a gorgeous, rich red color

Curious what you granolas out there do too. Trying something new makes it all so exciting and fun. Taking care of my body gives me some semblance of control with this new diagnosis as I do my part in helping to keep the endo dormant and maintain a fertile environment in and around me. I can't just sit back. I've got to do something. Whatever it takes. Even if that means bitter green drinks every day.


Blogger Silvia said...

I don't have a juicer (yet) o how i would love to juice all the goodies out of veggies and fruits!!

Have a great weekend! xOx

November 9, 2007 at 12:18:00 PM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My daily morning juice is inspired by a recipe from Karen Knowler. I use 1/2 pineapple, one lime, one pear, 3-4 stalks of celery, and one bunch of spinach. It is a lovely balance of sweet and sour that took a bit of getting used to at first, but now I absolutely crave it.

Also try juicing 1/2 pineapple with kale and a red pepper. I think it tastes like a luau!

If you haven't tried green smoothies, please do! My favorite is banana, kale, Granny Smith apple and blueberries. Very satisfying when I need something more substantial than juice.

Please continue to share your recipes ... I'm always looking for inspiration!

November 9, 2007 at 12:45:00 PM PST  
Blogger meghan said...

Hey sweetie! I'm at Susannah's right now & I am afraid as we are drinking beer and eating spring rolls and jasmine chicken we can't really comment on the granola... but we are eating soya beans too so maybe that's healthy enough to cancel out the beer...

MISSING YOU!! Call us please!!


November 9, 2007 at 1:29:00 PM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Unfortunately I still need to take this route...at this stage I'm still eating to balance the feelings inside...(which is wrong I know)...but if it make you glow...do it!

Enjoy all your juicing..think you can get rid of some emotion as you juice..through in fear...and self doubt...and nervousness...and pity...and JUICE IT!!!

Thinking of you often...and soo proud of you!

November 9, 2007 at 1:50:00 PM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


One head of romaine (they come pre-bagged at Trader Joe's).
Two stalks celery.
Two large dinosaur kale or chard leaves (stems removed as my juicer doesn't seem to like that)
Two small Fuji or Gala apples
One lemon

Doesn't taste "green" to me at all and I LOVE it. It's my favorite thing to wake up to.


November 9, 2007 at 2:05:00 PM PST  
Blogger Nicola Conville said...

For a fruity juice, pineapple, any kind of melon (or several) and mint is divine!

November 9, 2007 at 2:47:00 PM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I needed that recipe! Thank you for that.
Trader Joe's makes a yummy pumpkin flavor granola. The ingredient list looks decently healthy enough. I mix it into plain Greek yogurt with a little bit of honey. It's fabulous.

November 9, 2007 at 6:02:00 PM PST  
Blogger Kirsten Michelle said...

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November 9, 2007 at 6:37:00 PM PST  
Blogger Kirsten Michelle said...

*sorry about that...i really wanted to correct a spelling mistake!
let's try this again:

i don't have a juicer, yet...but it's on my christmas wish list!
i do green smoothies though...

1 cup orange juice
2 bananas
1 bunch of romaine lettuce


2 ripe pears
2 kale leaves
and mint (about 1/4 of a bunch)


1 cup of water
1 banana
1 pear
1 cup of spinach

Enjoy, sweetie...
I love that you're taking take of you ;-)

November 9, 2007 at 6:40:00 PM PST  
Blogger Stacy said...

hmmmmm, i am afraid i haven't been as experimental as you with my juicer. i love the idea of using the kale and a green drink that makes you feel oh-so-good.

i do a lot of carrot, celery, spinach and apple. boring, i know. LOVE your beet juice. yummy.

you are a green drink goddess!


November 9, 2007 at 7:46:00 PM PST  
Blogger Marianne said...

When I get home I'm getting a juicer - I have a lot of months of veggie-depreivation to make up for!

I'm glad you got some new recipes here but I have no idea what kale is... ?


November 9, 2007 at 8:00:00 PM PST  
Blogger lisa said...

I always start with carrot juice and granny smith apples, then throw things in from there. My favorite is carrot/apple/orange/celery/ginger. I have also started with the carrot/apple base, then thrown in kale or cucumber or whatever else in in the fridge. I need to experiment more with the dark green leafy ingredients. It's fun! And I always feel better when I consistently juice.

November 9, 2007 at 8:02:00 PM PST  
Blogger jen said...

my favorite juicer blend is:
organic (doesn't that go without saying?):
kale, beet, celery, 1/2 lemon, parsley, cucumber, 1/2 granny smith apple..

November 9, 2007 at 8:50:00 PM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

very brave drink Denise! i need a little sweet in mine!

celery stick for stirring
few drops of b vitamins

juicing has become part of my morning routine and it does make me feel "healthier". is it the juice? the connection with fresh veggies? i also use a dry brush --kind of like the veggie juice for the outside -- it was a bit awkward at first now i swear by it. helps the lymphatic system get moving! http://www.yogajournal.com/health/1189

November 9, 2007 at 9:01:00 PM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

One of my favorites is:


Another is:


November 9, 2007 at 9:50:00 PM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"green for life" takes green drinks to another level.

November 9, 2007 at 10:39:00 PM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

sorry, typed return to soon... "green for life" is a book by victoria bouenko. interesting ideas based on blending for for drinking green versus juicing for a more fiberous and filling experience.

November 9, 2007 at 10:48:00 PM PST  
Blogger *the mama said...


what kind of juicer do you use??

i have been looking and am not sure which one speaks to me...

and recs??



November 10, 2007 at 6:38:00 AM PST  
Blogger *the mama said...

also i have an awesome recipe for home-spun granola i make often!

everything organic okay!!

2 cups rolled oats
2 cups JUMBO rolled oats
1 cup sunflower seeds
4 tbsp sesame seeds
1 cup roasted and skinned hazelnuts
1/2 cup almonds
1/2 cup sunflower oil
1/2 cup honey (any flavor you like)
1 cup dried cranberries
1 cup dried blueberries(or raisons or cherries.)
1/2 cup sliced apricots

1. preheat oven to 275
2. mix all but the dried fruits
3. heat oil and honey in a sauce pan.
4. mix oil and honey into dry ingred.
5. spread onto a greased cookie sheet and bake.
(i just eyeball it till it looks done...about 45-50 minutes)
6. after cooled add in dried fruits.

it is mmmm mmmm good!

hope you like!

i am gonna go make me some right NOW!!


November 10, 2007 at 6:52:00 AM PST  
Blogger *the mama said...

dried apricots....oops....sorry!

November 10, 2007 at 6:58:00 AM PST  
Blogger ~Michelle~ said...

I love juicing!

My favorite drink is:

~ carrot
~ celery
~ apple
~ parsely
~ inch-or-so of ginger

Then I might add 1/4-to-1/2 beet or a radish.


November 10, 2007 at 8:36:00 AM PST  
Blogger Anna said...

I'm in the land of micromovements over here... (I like to think that SARK would be proud!) I got out my juicer a couple of weeks ago~ I asked for and received it for Christmas about three years ago and have NEVER used it- yet. It came with an audio tape and a booklet, which I listened to and read, but the machine is still in the box, waiting to be cleaned and put to use.

The spokesperson for my particular juicer recommends carrot juice as the base for just about everything. But his skin is kind of orange, and that makes me a little bit nervous. Hmmm...

He says to use no more than 1/4 greens in any juice mixture, so again that may differ from what other sources say.

And I'm not sure that you were asking for actual granola ideas, but I do have The Yummiest Granola Recipe Ever, if you're interested. :)

November 10, 2007 at 1:37:00 PM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

lovely photo deni!
(am especially inspired by the orange)

i have yet to enter the juice world...
but this sentence had a profound effect on me:

"i can't just sit back. i've got to do something."

thank you for this.

with love
mcmermie xx

November 10, 2007 at 2:04:00 PM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No drink recs, just sending sunshine your way.

November 10, 2007 at 3:47:00 PM PST  
Blogger boho girl said...

thanks so much everyone!!

i have a Breville juicer. easy to clean and beauty-full on my kitchen counter.

i so appreciate all these fabulous juice recipes! i will definitely give them a whirl.

i actually wasn't asking for granola recipes, so it was so cute that i got those too. i was calling you guys "granola's". tee hee.

love to all.

November 10, 2007 at 4:24:00 PM PST  
Blogger daisies said...

i've been loving juicing up rebar's recipe called diablo ~ it is so wickedly yummy and includes carrots, beet, ginger, jalapeno pepper with seeds, parsley and garlic ... its got a bit of a bite to it but always makes me feel fabulous!!

November 11, 2007 at 12:59:00 AM PST  
Blogger madelyn said...

I make juice every morning to have
with rye and hempbutter (with honey)

Today I had this juice called the
alert and creative juice:)

sunflower seeds, apple, spirulina,
hemp oil, lecithin granules and
a bit of honey ~

the one you made sounds wonderful for
cleansing the liver and boosting your
immune system:)


November 11, 2007 at 1:56:00 PM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Far from being a granola this is my one concession to a healthy start to (most of) my days:

1 cup soy milk
1 (ripe-ish) banana
1 tsp Spirulina

Mix all in a blender. Easy & quick. Got to have the banana to hide the taste of the spirulina. It looks pretty much like your drink (very green) but tastes a lot better by the sounds of it! Spirulina is apparently a great all-round nutrient bomb, I noticed that my breasts no longer hurt before my periods since taking this.


November 12, 2007 at 8:16:00 AM PST  
Blogger Michelle (a.k.a. la vie en rose) said...

i've got a great raw foods cookbook with some juice recipes but i've never tried any of them because i don't own a juicer.

November 12, 2007 at 11:24:00 AM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm a little late but wanted to share my favorite green drink (more like a smoothie, not a juice) from The Raw Truth.

Green Dream

4 dates, seeded and soaked until soft
1 1/2 cup filtered water
2 ripe papayas, peeled and seeded
1 cup apple juice or coconut water
4 bananas
1-2 TBS spirulina

Blend until smooth. Yum!
Sweet green dreams.

November 13, 2007 at 7:17:00 AM PST  
Blogger josey said...

hi there, boho girl :) someone recommended i drop by your blog...and i am so glad she did :) i wont ramble on in your comments, but i can completely emphathize with your fertility struggles. earlier this year, i found out i have endometriosis.

the way you express yourself in your blog is EVERYTHING in every way, what i wish i could somehow find the creativity to say. reading your thoughts is like a burden lifted for me; a prayer answered. thank you so much for sharing!! i plan on coming back often :)

now, as far as green juices go, im weird but i LOVE broccoli juice! i like to do broccoli, apples or carrots, and some fresh ginger =D

December 6, 2007 at 2:17:00 PM PST  

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