Saturday, March 29, 2008

Touching Base with a Friend

A couple of my friends who do it have told me to take a couple of days to get hydrated before starting Bikram.

My brother took back his fantastic Omega 3000 juicer that he had loaned me. He warned me that in the past he had a Jack la Lane Juicer bought at Costco that was very difficult to clean- and he thought that if I bought one of those I'd wind up not using it. So I haven't been juicing.

I have blended spinach, celery, cucumber, ginger and a little orange or apple for breakfast. I make blended salads/raw soups using my blender but it's nothing fancy and leaves things very pulpy. Which I like compared to pure juice, I think it slows the sugars absorption into my bloodstream and is better for diabetics.

If you don't want to spend $400 on a Vitamix (which blends, but the pulp is finer than in a cheaper blender) then juice in a $40 juicer and then blend some pulp back in using a $30 blender. The blender will come in handy elsewhere and the finished product is much more palatable than if made in the blender alone.