I have a confession to make. I am a procrastinator. I chalk out big plans in my head, but I never end up working on them or towards them. When I first started this website, I had decided that I would post something everyday. Yup, every single day. But me being me, my posts have been weeks apart, let alone days!
But I have decided, I have to be accountable. Not for anyone else. But for myself. And that’s why I have bought myself to write this here – in black and white. My plan is simple. Post something everyday. Even if I am not a 100% sure about it, even thought I might think I must write something more, or that my picture is not how I wanted, I am going to have one article up every single day. And I am going to do this for a month. So starting today, I am going to be posting one article everyday for 30 days. No breaks. I sincerely hope and pray that I am able to deliver to myself.
On a similar note, lately I have also started incorporating fresh juices and fruits as well as fiber rich raw veggies in my diet. I have decided to have at least one such juice/ fruit/ veggie everyday. Do you see a pattern here? (I think I have finally decided to take charge of things <nervous laughter>) Last night, I had 1 boiled beetroot. Today, I started my day with this delicious carrot and beetroot juice.
This is one of my most favourite vegetable juices. Because, one, I can have this year round, carrots and beets are available year round where I live. And two, the fiber left behind after juicing can be used to make other yummy things, but more on that later.
Here’s the recipe
- Food Processor or Juicer
- 4-5 carrots
- 1 big beetroot
- 1 big handful spinach
- 1 inch ginger
- A pinch black salt
- Begin by peeling the carrots, beetroot and ginger.
- Wash the spinach leaves thoroughly.
- Cut the carrots and beetroot into juicable chunks (as per your food processor or juicer).
- Simply use a food processor or juicer to juice the carrots, beetroot, spinach and ginger.
- Add a pinch of black salt and stir.
- Serve immediately.
By the way guys, I don’t always prefer juicing. I like to eat my veggies and fruits or I prefer them in smoothies. This is mostly due to the fact that there is a lot of wastage. Basically, the entire fiber component is left behind. I have recently started using this particular Juicer, and might I say, it does take out every last drop of moisture from these veggies! I literally got 2 full glasses of juice from a handful of carrots and a beet. Even so, in our house, when making orange juice, oranges are not actually juiced, but pulsed in a smoothie style. It makes for a much richer juice in my experience.
I like to juice this particular mix of veggies because I can use the leftover fiber. Sometimes, I use the leftover fiber to make veggie patties. Other times my mom uses it to make stuffed paranthas or puris. So it does get used up. Hence there is zero wastage. I have plans to make some veggie patties today with the leftovers from this juicing. Hopefully, I will have that recipe up next!
I hope everyone’s had a wonderful start to their days as well! Hopefully, with something healthy 🙂