DRINK YOUR VEGETABLES!!

by Miss Bliss

“What do you eat?”

“Well, I obviously eat a lot of salad,” I say, gesturing down at the salad in front of me.

“What do you eat for breakfast, for example?” Irina asks. Tall and beautiful with big, clear, blue eyes, Irina is making me and the other bi-girls around her laugh. “I mean, I read your blog and I wonder, how does this girl eat?”

“I know,” says tiny, pretty Anne. “Every time I cook a meal I think, opps, there’s cheese in it – she couldn’t eat this. Or, opps that has eggs, another meal I couldn’t serve Miss Bliss.” She winks at me with a smile.

Bi friends are in town from Hawaii and New York, so we are out eating, talking and celebrating.

“You are all going to laugh at me, but I make a lot of juice.”

And, as predicted, the table erupts in laughter. That is, until Irina tells the table, “Well, I have had her freshly-juiced sake cocktails and I have to say, they are amazing!”

The table looks at Irina and then back at me, as each friend silently thinks to herself, “I wonder what happened after drinks?”

Dearest Readers,

A year ago I went ahead and bought my first juicer, the Breville JE95XL. The Breville is dishwasher safe and easy to clean, and after one year of almost daily usage, I cannot recommend a juicer more.

Breville JuicerEach morning, I make fresh organic vegetable juice for me and my man. When I drink fresh juice first thing in the morning, I have more energy and often lose the desire to drink caffeine. Juice takes all the amazing vitamins, minerals, and enzymes in fruits and vegetables and injects them directly into your bloodstream. When I am juicing, my skin becomes clearer, I work out longer, and I eat better foods throughout the day.

The next time you feel tired in the morning or in the afternoon and want to drink coffee, make juice instead! See how much more awake you are after your body is filled with yummy veggie and fruit juices.

BLISS WARRIOR’S FAVORITE VEGETABLE JUICE RECIPES

CARROT- KALE JUICE AKA MY MAN’S FAVORITE JUICE
Juice 3 washed organic kale leaves and 6-9 organic carrots (use more carrots for sweeter juice).
Kale is high in calcium, iron, folic acid, vitamin C, and vitamin A, which makes it a good supplemental juice if you are no longer drinking cow milk.

APPLE-CARROT-CELERY JUICE AKA THE FIRST TIMER’S FAVORITE
Whenever I pass by a fresh juice bar walking around in New York City, I stop and order an Apple-Carrot-Celery Juice and always feel energized to walk for another hour or more.
Recipe: Juice 1 apple, 2-3 carrots, and 2 stalks celery, bases removed.

APPLE-BEET-CELERY-KALE-LEMON-GINGER AKA POWER FOR THE POWERFUL
Nalalia Rose’s cookbook, Raw Food: Life Force Energy, recommends this vegetable juice to cleanse the intestines each morning and fill your body with energy and strength for the rest of the day.
Recipe: 6 to 8 kale leaves, 2 apples (or stevia), 1 whole lemon, 1 whole medium sized beet, 1 head celery and 1-2 T fresh ginger (optional)
Based on her detox plan, I made this juice every other morning for a month and my energy levels really went up!

GREEN JUICE AKA SALAD IN A GLASS
Raw food enthusiasts claim that one glass of green juice a day will help fight cancer and even cure depression. It is an acquired taste, but the more I drink it, the more my body craves it. Now, when I drink Green Juice it tastes a lot like a yummy low-salt version of V-8.
Recipe: 6-8 Kale leaves (or Swiss Chard or a combination of both), handful of parsley, one lemon, and one apple (or stevia).
Parsley is high in chlorophyll (what raw foodists say fights depression), vitamin C, and vitamin K (which keeps your skin tight and firm!).

BEET-APPLE-LEMON AKA WHEN YOU’RE CRAVING A SUGARY DRINK
My bi-girl friend from New York sips the Beet Lemonade I just juiced for it. She savors the taste for a moment and looks up at me with a big smile. “Oh my God! It’s delicious. I would never ever think I would like the taste of beet juice but this is amazing!”
Juice 1 medium sized beet, 1-2 apples (more for sweeter “lemonade”), one lemon.
Beets are an excellent source of potassium, iron, calcium, and vitamin A.

XOXOXOXOXOXO
BLISS WARRIOR

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I would like to give a special thank you to Do It In The Dirt for hosting another amazing event in San Diego! You are an inspiration!

Another special thanks to Nikki and the marvelous bi-girls in Miami. They also enjoyed another wonderful event this last weekend that was incredibly successful and fun. Thank you all for creating so many wonderful opportunities for bi-girls to meet for friendship and community.
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Brianne February 19, 2008 at 8:52 pm

Okay, you’ve convinced me. My next kitchen purchase is a juicer! I love fruit juices. My breakfast almost always consists of cherry/blueberry juice – but that’s from the bottle. I love veggies, but never much cared for store bought veggie juices. Those recipes sound yummy though. I’m sold!

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Do It In The Dirt February 19, 2008 at 8:52 pm

Aw, thanks, darling Bliss for the kind words. My secret is to find events I’d like to attend anyway, and invite my ~40 sexiest bi women friends to join me. ;o) Two other women from the group have also organized events. So, the Sand Diego Bi Women’s Group is picking up steam. Ultimately, we all have you to thank for your nudging us all to make it happen by being the Bi Girls we want to meet!

Funny you should come out with this blog just now. My health has been not so great lately. Aside from getting acupuncture and massage treatments once a week for the last 4 weeks, I’ve also been changing up my diet to a more alkaline diet. I’ve been caffeine-free 1 week, and booze-free since Sunday. As part of the diet changes, I’ve incorporated green powder drinks (Barleans Greens, to be exact) morning and night. It never occurred to me to get a juicer and make fresh green drinks! Thanks for the timely Blog posting!!

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unrequited whatevers of life February 20, 2008 at 11:29 am

I wonder what a beet tastes like…..

I will def go out there and get one of my own and try some of these you recommended…and some varients of my own!

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baby February 20, 2008 at 11:30 am

kale leaves? really..?? it doesn’t taste bitter…?
maybe i just had a bad experience with a bad leaf…
xoxoxo

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Sweet Mexican Lullabies February 20, 2008 at 4:43 pm

my fav. juice:
its called VAMPIRO, spanish for vampire..
its a combo of BEET JUICE, CARROT juice, ORANGE JUICE, CELERY, and APPLES..
all fresh of course, with a hint of lime juice.
truly invigorating.

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Alain Mokbel March 24, 2008 at 3:43 pm

I totally agree. You’re the nth person who told me that vegetable helps with digestion, cleansing and fat loss.

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