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I have been cooking my way through life for over 50 years, beginning with mud pies as a child. I've turned a corner now and feel a Renaissance in my life. Recipes and Random Thoughts is my personal spin in a blog about how to prepare good food and how it prepares you for life. I want to share with you, honest to goodness food punctuated with perspective from the special memories and moments that have marked my journey.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Green Lemonade

I'm on this two week commitment to "super foods", eschewing sugar, dairy, gluten, red meat and all alcohol but a little red wine- well maybe more than a little.  It seems like I'm consuming more, probably to compensate blood sugar, but all in all tolerable, just inconvenient at times.  I can't stand dietary restrictions but this self imposed one is like taking the sushi class, I need to be enlightened and find out why people would give up bread and butter if they don't have a reason to.  I keep hoping, like in the Woody Allen movie Sleeper, we'll wake up from all this nonsense a thousand years from now and find out Banana Cream Pie was healthy for us.

I shop at Whole Foods a good bit and always note the popularity of their juice bar.  I kept wondering what a "Blue Moon" and a power shot were.  I decided to try their Green Lemonade.  Voila! Tasty and absurdly nutritious.  Kills two birds with one stone.  I'm hooked now and persuaded the bar tender to give me the recipe for  8 ounces.  If you have a juicer, your in luck, other wise you may need to get creative with a food processor and cheese cloth.  I'm just going to stand in line.

1 1/2 sweet apples (not tart)
1 lemon cut in pieces
1/2 peeled cucumber
5 stems of kale
1 handful of spinach

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