Sipping Dirt (or Busy Apple Beet Juice)

This week has been a long week. Busy Boy has been sick with a cold for the past couple of days. I’ve been feeling a bit down as well. Some friends are remodeling their kitchen, so we have been trying to help them out when we can, and have had their kids at our house quite a bit (because who wants kids in a house where construction is going on?). My knees and ankles are back to hurting again, so no running. And it’s been freezing outside, so I wouldn’t want to be out there running anyway. Everything just keeps adding up. I was supposed to go to the grocery store on Tuesday, but life was busy on Tuesday and it didn’t happen.

So all day today (Wednesday) I have been trying to figure out what to write about for Thirsty Thursday. I wasn’t prepared for it, because of how my week has gone. What I ended up doing was opening my fridge and pulling out produce. I found lots of random stuff.

a couple beets
a few carrots
a cucumber
some turnip greens
some celery stalks
a lemon

I pulled it all out and got out the juicer. If I have to go to the store for groceries tomorrow, I might as well empty the fridge first, right? Here’s a before picture of the things I found:

Dirty Produce

After washing, I then cut it up and prepared it. Notice that the apple seeds are cut out. Not sure why, but I read you aren’t supposed to juice apple seeds. The lemon I used a knife and cut just the yellow part of the peel off. Again, I’m not sure why, but that’s just what you are supposed to do.

Prepared Ingredients

Then I juiced it all. I wasn’t sure what I was going to end up with, or how much. It made me a bit nervous, since I knew there was no way I was going to dump it if it was gross.

Apple Beet Dirt y Produce Juice

I silently said a quick “please let it taste good” prayer. Then I took a sip.

Dirt. ew. Have I mentioned that I despise beets? No? Well, they make me gag.

I cut up two more apples and juiced them as well.

Mixed it up well.

And took another sip. At first it tasted like apple juice. Not bad. Then the slight dirt aftertaste. It was kinda like picking an apple up off the ground and eating it, dirt and all. Or pulling a carrot out of the garden and not rinsing it before eating it.

Not very good, but healthy enough to convince myself to drink it. So I did. Except for about two swallows, which were stolen by Busy Boy with exclamations of how good it was. The Husband enjoyed it as well, but he is one of those strange people who actually likes beets.

So that was my adventure today. If you like to eat dirty produce, I urge you to try this drink. You will love it!

Smile and have a great day! :)


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