Decisions, decisions, decisions. I had a meeting today with my employer about being a team lead today. This is a promotion within the YMCA school aged program. It means I would be a coach for two schools, instead of being supervisor at the school I’m at now. It is more pay but sometimes pay isn’t everything, I’m very happy in my current position, the parents and kids are very important to me. The parents do like my program and hope to see me back in September. The new position would be more challenging and an opportunity to grow, but lots more work. I have four days to make my decision. Oh what to do?
I went to the gym to relax a little after my meeting. I think working out helps clear the mind, which can help make better decisions. When I got home I decided to make a green juice instead of a fruit smoothie. My juicer is an omega VRT350 I’ve had it along time now but it never lets me down, it’s a great little juicer. Many juices, typically include vitamin-rich fruits and vegetables such as celery, spinach, cucumber, lemon, ginger, parsley and sprouts. Drinks made in a juicer do not have the benefit of fiber though, but it is rich in chlorophyll, which gives greens their color. Chlorophyll helps your body detoxify. Many people associate greens with bitterness, so a mouthful of liquefied veggies may not seem very appealing. But many green juices are also blended with a bit of fruit such as apple or pear, along with flavorful mix-ins including mint, lime juice, and ginger root. You may be surprised how sweet and flavorful they can be. I added carrots to my smoothie with some lemon. It’s not the sweetest juice, a little tart from the lemon but that’s how I like it.
- 4 cups baby spinach
- 1 English cucumber
- 1 lemon
- 4 small carrots or 2 large
- Slice cucumber into discs. slice the carrots into small pieces it is easier on the juicer. Peel the lemon or juice separately in citrus juicer if easier.
- Put vegetables into juicer chute its best to alternate a little spinach then cucumber then carrots until all vegetables are gone. Then juice the lemon.
- If juice still contains some pulp you can pour through a sieve into your glass or jar. Enjoy