It’s been a good week here on Ponce de Leon Street. Lots of juice, lots of veggies, drop-ins from the kids and a couple of friends. I thought maybe you’d be interested to hear what we had to eat today. I won’t even touch Spencer’s regime of supplements, as that’s another story.
One of the best parts of the week was getting our first delivery of wheat grass to turn into fresh juice. This is how it comes ~ our own little garden of greens!
We have had 2 shots each so far. We trim the grass, put it through our slow juicer, and then drink it immediately. The color is a brilliant green, and the taste is what I would call ALIVESince the juicer was already in operation, we continued by making a few bottles of fresh vegetable juice for Spencer to drink throughout the day. Here is what the juice looked like before we ran it through. Actually there was about 3 times as much kale, but I wanted the photo to show the array of veggies.
Because of the cabbage and carrots, it turned out a kind of chocolate color, still packed with nutrients from this array of kale, beets, carrots, celery, cucumbers, red cabbage, fresh ginger, fresh turmeric, and fresh lemon juice. All but the turmeric is organic. The juice is ultimately about 2 parts greens to 1 part everything else. It has just the right zip from the ginger and went down smooth as can be.
Within the next hour, I made our usual smoothie: coconut water, soaked chia seeds, protein powder, almonds, ground flax seeds, more kale, and organic frozen wild blueberries. We generally play a game of Bananagrams while slowly drinking this concoction.
I was visiting friends at lunchtime, and had a raw foods education for lunch. Wow! Spencer ate some left-overs. For dinner I shared some of the Three Pepper Soup and homemade almond crackers from my visit earlier in the day. I also roasted a thinly sliced head of cauliflower, which we ate with a sauce made from soaked cashews, white miso, lemon juice, and a few other ingredients.
Our general strategy is to boost Spencer’s immune system and alkalize his body. Yes, it takes extra time planning, shopping for greens, and trying out new recipes. But, as you know, the stakes are high. So we are on it!
And we are diggin’ it!