Monday, October 5, 2009

Art or Science?

Is there an art to Juicing and Smoothie-ing?  Or, is it a science - merely getting the right nutrients into one's cells to make for a healthy body and mind?  

Either way, I am still learning.
My Green Juice is not yet green, you see.  However, the experimentation is still fun and "pretty" in its own way.  Despite my encouragement, my juice asked for an accessory.  A beautiful glass straw to help with her self-esteem.

Today's Not-Quite-Green Juice included the following ingredients:  3 carrots, 1 cucumber, 2 kale leaves, 1 apple, 2 stalks of celery, and juice from 1/2 a lemon (the lemon juice makes all the difference!).

My Smoothie faired a little better.  But then again, she was assisted by The Voracious Vegan's almond milk recipe.  And everyone knows that a little help from a friend can do amazing things. 

Other ingredients included: organic blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, 1 banana, kale, and a tablespoon of flaxseed for some additional omega-3s.

Though they looked a little "out-of-the-ordinary," both the Juice and the Smoothie were glorious in their own ways and contributed to making me feel better...and better still...So, there was really no reason to be hard on themselves.  I told them that their uniqueness was a gift and that they should focus on their individual and combined successes (as they scientifically enhanced my health and longevity).  That is where the art is!


J.M.S. Robertson said...

I've been going crazy to get those darn glass straws! I have them on my list for my trip home in Jan. They are expensive, though, but hopefully I will never need to buy straws again after that! Are they easy to clean?


Travel Raw said...

I got mine from Glass Dharma (online) and they came with a cleaning brush, so it is pretty easy...and fun!!

Girl on Raw said...

Hehe I loved this post. I remembered getting confused over what was better juice or smoothies, then realised that the blender was easier to wash :) Oh well I am looking forward to powering up the juicer when I get home though. I love your glass straw :)a

britt said...

I've never even heard of a glass straw!

The Voracious Vegan said...

Haha, don't worry, my green juices aren't always the greenest things! It all depends on what I have on hand. This morning I'm sure it will be more orange colored since I only have a few leafy greens left. Oh well! I really want a glass straw, I've starting seeing them and think they are so great!