Hope everybody had a wonderful Christmas and enjoying the rest of holidays with fun. Waiting for New Year to starts with great enthusiasm. I don’t think I am keeping any resolution, usually my resolution will always remain a resolution and not even get one day will be executed. With two kids, even finding some time to have a little exercise is not easy task. How about you? Will you able to keep to as few of your New Year resolution. I admire those who keep and successfully finish New Year resolutions.
Here the weather is getting to a freezing point and I have to wait and see how my plants are affected by this temperature change. Usually few of them would die and some would come back every year. Last year, the winter was mild and it didn’t affect our plants. But this year freezing temperature is here during Christmas holidays. One good thing is we are staying home most of the time, and venturing outside very rarely. As a result my hubby and daughter are watching almost all the available movies in home, Netflix, also from You Tube. His motto is if print in You Tube is good, he will watch it, even if no other person will watch that movie even in theater. One movie in our local language called Cinema Company, trust me I have to applaud the actors in that movie for their horrible acting. I think poor husband deserve a best patience person of the world award for watching this horrible movie. But we also saw an Iranian movie “A separation”. Trust me it is a great movie; actors are living in front you not acting. If you can get a chance try to see it, it is a great movie, it got best foreign movie award at Oscar 2012. My daughter will give him company for lots of movies; I skip most of time as I am doing something else.
We as family always believed that juice is only made with fruits and not with any vegetables. However one day my hubby me showed this article in Daily mail newspaper online version. This newspaper is mainly about actors and actress, where they are vacationing or not vacationing. One good thing about that newspaper they give everything in elaborate detail. In this article Kris Karr who was diagnosed with cancer ten years ago, controlled her cancer with diet. She has even written three cookbooks, and in this article, she has given a recipe for a Juice that builds immunity. I liked it as it require, green apple, romaine lettuce, cucumber, lemon and ginger. However my chef in me asked me to increase the flavor by adding little salt and black pepper.
I know apple is rich in fiber and vitamins A, B and C and also fight against Rheumatism, read more from here, cucumber is rich in vitamin B, and is 95% water so it helps in hydrating the body, cucumber is also known to contain lariciresinol, pinoresinol, and secoisolariciresinol. These three lignans have a strong history of research in connection with reducing risk of several cancer types, including breast cancer, ovarian cancer, uterine cancer and prostate cancer. Read more from here. Lime is rich in vitamin C. Gingerstimulates the digestive system and has for long been used as a natural treatment for colds.
I washed and cleaned cucumber, I don’t like their peels, so peeled and de-seeded them, chopped the green apple, peeled ginger piece extracted lemon juice, added salt and pepper. Put it in the blender and started blender. I was waiting for 2-3 minutes nothing happening, blades are moving but no juice. Then I decided to add water. Once water had joined the ingredient list, I was able get juice. It was really thick juice; if you want you can increase the water.
At first I did a taste test I liked it, then asked hubby who is inspiration behind this discovery of juice, to do a taste test. He told it is delicious. For my daughter I added a 1/2 teaspoon of sugar so she was also able enjoy the juice. Try it, it is delicious, it will change your perception of vegetables in juice.
Adapted from here
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
1 green apples, quartered
1.5cm piece ginger root
½ lime, peeled and quartered
4 romaine lettuce leaves
1/4 teaspoon salt or to taste
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1 cup Water
Peel the skin of cucumber and deseed and chop it into big pieces.
Peel the skin of ginger and add all ingredients into a blender along with water. Blend it well for about 5 minutes or until you get a thick juice.
- Enjoy with or without black pepper.