So my original intent (you know, besides making a healthier choice) to go back to juicing was to swap it out for coffee. I’ve been having coffee a little too much lately. I need the “pick me up”, which is why I was having it, but *my* version of coffee includes way too many non-dairy powdered creamers and that’s not good for my blood sugar or my bad cholesterol (and I HATE coffee without them). And since having a green drink does help provide energy, I figured this swap would be successful.
And it has for the most part… but this is only Day 2 of juicing. I actually juiced for breakfast and juiced again when I would have normally had coffee (same blend of kale, spinach, apple, carrot, kiwi and oh – I totally forgot to include in my recipe post from yesterday that I also include about a dozen small cubes of butternut squash – the kind that comes pre-cut in a bag). It got me going enough to be productive and that was my goal for today since it takes my kids 2 seconds to destroy what was a cleaned house and it desperately needed my attention.
Unintentionally my day hasn’t included that many carbs. So I had a piece of Wasa flatbread for a snack. It has a taste & texture that is an acquired taste, but I could get used to it.
As I sit here, I’m getting hungrier by the minute because I can smell the whole chicken which I infused with garlic, rosemary & thyme roasting away in the oven. The drippings of which will help flavor the chopped red potatoes, carrots & celery which are roasting with it. And for another veggie side, I am attempting braised cucumbers for the first time!
I recently re-watched Julie & Julia and the part where Julie says “braised cucumbers are a revelation” really stuck out to me and so I looked up the recipe. I must have found 3 other blogs singing the praises of how AWESOME braised cucumbers are… OK, I’ll bite.
Speaking of which, I should go start making those now so they are done when the chicken is. I can’t wait for my dinner!!!!!!!!