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Ok…. I’m still here but I’m running out of things to say…. maybe the diet has become such a way of life for me that it has become mundane and without challenge, time to spruce it up a bit. Question is how? I could go into my fridge and figure ways of sprucing up the taste of soymilk. I buy the plain type without sweeteners or thickeners. Like most of the plain ones, they taste bland. Now, I only have two types of bottled juice in my fridge, prune and cherry (both beneficial for O’s), and they are both natural and not artificially sweetened. I find prune juice very sweet and cherry juice very tart by itself. If you mix them with Soymilk it cuts the tartness and the sweetness and actually tastes good. Give it a try and tell me what you think.
I also own a juicer, which is great for making fresh pineapple juice. What’s with all the Pineapples these last few years…looks like Del Monte figured out people don’t like eating it out of a can and decided to sell them whole instead. You can usually find them for under $3.00 a pineapple…under $4.00 if Organic. I usually by the latter and one pineapple is good for 15 ounces of juice. I usually drink it first thing in the morning when I wake. It’s out of bed, straight to the juicer. It’s great for sweeping out all the metabolic debris your body just recycled while you were asleep and the bromelein does wonders for cleaning up your innards. You can also blend it with a banana if not on your avoid list. I also juice grapefruits...always organic…. although considered an acidic fruit, they actually have an alkaline effect and can also rev up digestive system which would be a good thing for A’s and AB’s alike especially in the morning. Add a handful of cranberries (Ok for all) and this drink will wake up any sleepy head…who needs coffee?
Now here’s a concoction your liver will love (our organs always like things that do not taste good, why is that?). Juice one grapefruit with two cloves of garlic, a piece of fresh ginger and one tablespoon of Olive oil added to the mixture. Drink it first thing in the morning and than wait an hour before eating. Drink this every morning for five days in a row and every 3 months or so with the change in the seasons. Great drink to encourage the elimination of wastes and increases bile flow as well.
One of my favorites is, carrot, apple and ginger all juiced together. A great drink to revitalize the body and clear the mind around 3pm in the afternoon. Junk foods and caffeine, which are very popular mid afternoon, will provide a quick ascent, and an even quicker descent. Instead of the quick fix, try this as a long lasting solution. You can make this at home first thing in the morning and fill a small thermos to the very top so there is no air in it and seal it with the cap (some of it will over flow but the juice will keep till the afternoon so you can drink it at work).