I’ve been at this whole juicing fast thing for about four days now. Admittedly I’ve cheated — and with a KFC chicken leg. First it started out by just eating a small piece of the batter that collects itself at the bottom of their famous KFC bucket. Which then lead into tearing off a small piece of skin. And before I knew it, all that was left was the bone. Not even cartilage was safe from my grip of my teeth.
I didn’t feel guilty about it as I expected I would. I knew that I would cave at some point within this 30 day adventure. I know myself better than that. The important thing is that I keep going. That I get right back up and continue forward.
I realigned myself and got back into the routine. Before I go to bed I chop up strawberries into quarters and sometimes into eighths depending on the size of the berry. Cantaloupes are seaded and the fruit filleted away from the skin before they are chopped into bite sized chunks. Pineapples are sliced lengthwise into one inch discs then diced. The blueberries are small enough and are simply rinsed. A handful of fresh baby spinach is also rinsed in cold water before it meets the blade. All items are evenly distributed and layered between two clear plastic cups and sealed with saran wrap. Then placed in the refrigerator overnight.
In the morning the wife adds a few cubes of ice, some water and attaches the blade to the cup. 15 seconds later she has a refreshing smoothie that she sips on during her commute. I follow suit shortly after her as she leaves earlier than I do. It’s energizing breakfast; not to mention a tasty one.
I haven’t craved friend chicken since the incident — and that isn’t to say the temptation has passed. I’m certain down the road Colonel Sanders and I will have another go at it. But until then I’ll carry on. 26 days more to go.
April 22, 2013 Comments Off