Hello? Are you still there? Beuller? Did I lose you? I hope not. Okay. This is going to give you a jolt, but not from caffeine. This jolt is from nutrients and minerals coursing through your veins. And your body will thank you with tons of energy and no post-caffeinated crashing!
|Spare parts ready for juicing!|
1. Kale/broccoli/kohlrabi stems
2. The core of a pineapple. Yes. Start saving these now too!
3. The leaves of your celery
|Pineapple core is no longer tossed away.|
Add in one non spare part (optional): Lemon
Throw these all through your juicer, and you have breakfast. If you don't have a juicer, you can blend them in a vitamix/nutribullet/blender/etc and strain through a nut milk bag. If you don't have one, you can use an old tshirt instead. But you should really get a nut milk bag. They come in very handy for lots of things! This is my favorite of all I've tried. It has the tightest weave!
|Pineapple crushin' on some cruciferous stalks!|
I know you're probably thinking "I will be starving by 9, if I had only this for breakfast". And I get that. I'm a nursing mom and have to eat 2-3 breakfasts/day. But, often times we feel hunger simply because we aren't getting all the vital nutrients we need to sustain our bodies. Sometimes I can go until 2/3 o'clock on just my morning juice. Tis true. But always listen to your body. What works for me, might not work for you.
If the idea of green juice just makes you want to hurl, you can use those stems as a crunchy veg to dip into some hummus.
So, let's see, we got snacks for the week and one breakfast out of our csa so far.
I still have a ton of kale, beets, scapes, kohlrabi, snap peas, etc. to get to. Stay tuned.