Kermit the Frog lamented that it’s not easy being green, but it’s actually easier than I thought.
I like vegetables.
I was never one of those kids who tried to slip my broccoli to the dog. And even if I was, our beloved cock-a-poo Risky, was partial to pasta, a taste he acquired from my grandmother’s insistence to make him a little bowl of pastina when she visited.
I know I should eat more vegetables.
After all I’m a health coach and fitness instructor, that’s basic 101 stuff.
But when I take an honest look at my daily veggies, I’m not approaching the nine serving mark that most experts are now recommending. Yep, nine.
Sure, I eat a salad with dinner almost daily with another veg on the side. Usually even work one in with lunch. That brings me up to about three, maybe four.
In my quest to be “greener” I’ve had my eye on the juicing craze.
I consider myself more of a crunch gal, so I wasn’t sure if I’d be satisfied drinking my breakfast if I decided to venture into this cult of kale and spinach.
I procrastinated. I debated. Woud I really use this thing? Or would it end up in the basement with the Quesadilla Maker from our wedding registry (apologizes to whomever gave us that, it seemed like a good idea at the time).
When I found spotted the shiny new Breville Juicer under the Christmas tree, it was time to stop mulling it over and put my money where my mouth is. Literally.
One month in and must admit I’m still excited. I love creating concoctions with celery and cukes and experimenting with a dash of ginger. Most of all I love how my body feels with more veggies (guess the moms were on to something when they kept insisting we eat our veggies).
It may just be juice, but even more satisfying is when we take an honest assessment and initiate change, we become more authentic in the process.
Apparently kale IS the breakfast of champions.