The Ungreen

November 16th, 2011 | Posted by Alison Spath in Vegetable Lovin'

Behold! The most beautiful box on earth.

Kashi Blueberry Waffles

When I spied that magnificent cardboard cube in the freezer case, it looked to me as though each one of those little waffle squares was delicately hand carved by fairies riding magical unicorns through the mystical forest. A magical mystical forest where streams of real maple syrup poured over majestic waterfalls and not a single creature in all the land felt as though they were living with a perpetual hangover.

Now you see why I had no choice but to bring those blue babies home with me yesterday.  This is also why I dove head first into that box first thing this morning.

While Kashi blueberry waffles are a true marvel, the real reason I’m here today is to celebrate the incredible tangle of flavors that is carrots, apples and ginger.

Carrots, Apple and Ginger for Juice

It’s thanks to my juicer that I don’t have to change the tag line of this blog to “eating frozen waffles and watching my kids grow like weeds”. I’m afraid to say that there has been very little vegetable eating ’round these parts as of late.

Drinking vegetables? Now that sounds a bit more appealing. Normally when I make juice, I am compelled to make every glass of juice GREEN. I simply cannot make juice without shoving a head of romaine through the chute.  What is the point of drinking fresh juice if you’re not going to get some green goodness out of it?

Well!  Now that a little someone has taken up residency in my uterus, I am able to answer that question:

The point of making fresh juice without something green in it is so that you can bear the thought of drinking it.

Carrots, apples and ginger it is then.

Carrot Apple Ginger from Breville

I should mention that it only seems to be my OWN vegetables that make my face turn green. If someone else makes me something veggie-ish – or if, say, I eat a bagel sandwich at a bagel shop for lunch with lettuce, tomato and cucumber on a random Tuesday afternoon?

It’s all good.

My own cooking though?

Completely offensive.

Thank goodness the juicer is willing to make stuff for me.

Sweet, spicy and not at all the color of shrubbery,

Carrot Apple Ginger Juice

Carrot Apple Ginger Juice is a gift from above to those of us who might be having trouble with vegetables.

If you don’t have a juicer, you could probably concoct a smoothie with these items. In a blender I’d probably go light on the carrot and heavy on the apple plus a few glugs of water.  And just a lick of ginger should do the trick.

If you don’t have a juicer, maybe Santa will bring you one this year! And if you don’t have waffles in your freezer, maybe the fairies will bring you some tonight.

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6 Responses

  • B. Gomicchio says:

    Nice juicer :) I forced the hubby to get out our juicer last night only to remember why we don’t usually do it . . . the huge mess sitting in my kitchen and juice that didn’t even taste all that good. And it was only apple!

  • Katheryn says:

    This juice will be made today. Looks tasty!

  • Nathalie says:

    Congrats on the newest weed Alison! I love these Kashi waffles. My favorite thing to do with them is make a breakfast sandwich. Toast 2, then spread one side of each with all natural Peanut Butter and slice up bananas and put them in between. Yumm!!

  • Libby says:

    Oh,boy, I guess this is what happens when I get behind on my blog reading – people go and get pregnant. Great news Alison. I’m pretty new to juicing so have yet to add greens – seems a little scary to me :-).

  • Thank you Libby!

    You put spinach in smoothies, right? Greens in juice isn’t much scarier than that, especially with lemon, apple and maybe some ginger! Glad you got a juicer, hope you’re having fun with it!