Blog 5: Help in the kitchen
How many kitchen appliances do you have? Which one couldn’t you live without?
Ok let’s see…..appliances in the kitchen. We have a blender, a microwave, a coffee grinder, a kettle and a juicer. I practically live on tea so the kettle is the one I use most frequently, but its function can be replaced so the juicer is the one I couldn’t live without.
I’m still debating the health benefits of fresh fruit and veggie juice (too much sugar?) but it makes me feel good so I indulge every few days. I still haven’t progressed to green smoothies so for now I usually make a concoction from the following ingredients:
The last juice I made (yesterday) included just a dash of watermelon too. Here are the quantities I used, which is good for two people:
It all goes in the juicer and voila, you have fresh, Vitamin-rich juice!
The problem is what to do with the remaining fibrous residue? Well, it could go in a worm farm or if you’re super creative you could turn it into little bites of high-fibre snacks. My attempt so far has been somewhat successful but needs tweaking – mix the leftovers with some eggs, flour, rising agent and seasoning and bake in the oven for 20 minutes or so. Cut into squares and have as a mid-morning snack to get that digestion going!