Tuesday, January 18, 2011

I've Been Doing Shots and it's Not Whiskey

Did you know that I used to be vegan?  For three years.  I started eating nonvegan foods at the end of 2004, but I still appreciate many vegan dishes and treats.

When I saw Wheatgrass on clearance with the salads at Kroger this week, I couldn't resist picking some up.  It's been ages since I've done a wheatgrass shot.
Wheatgrass is proclaimed as a superfood; many believe it is instrumental in fighting disease, particularly cancer.
All I know is that after you take a shot of it, you feel a delicious energy.

So I dusted off our juicer.  Which hasn't been put to use in a very long time.  In fact, I wasn't sure I remembered how to use it. 

The wheat grass got a hair cut.
Ideally, wheatgrass wouldn't have so much yellow in it.  I supposed that's why it was marked down.  Must've been raised in a greenhouse - it is January after all. 
I didn't have enough for a full shot, so I added in 1 carrot and 1 kiwi and juiced those too.
The result: 

It's certainly an acquired taste. 
Kind of reminds me of horse breath.
And mowed summer lawns.
Let the energy begin! 

13 comments:

Jenny @ Practically Perfect... said...

I've never had a wheatgrass shot, and I have to say that when I read that it reminded you of horse breath, I'm not so sure that I want to try one, ha ha! It does look really healthy and refreshing, though :-)

Home In The Hollow said...

I'll pass on the grass....:)JP

Nancy said...

Nice picture of you! If you can smile after drinking that, you must really like it (or you are a good actress!) :)

JDaniel4's Mom said...

Cheers! I hope it filled you with energy.

texwisgirl said...

Love the horse breath... I've never tried it, but somehow I think I'd like it - I love grasses and grains. Or maybe not in such a concentrated dose. :)

Tiggeriffic said...

Wheat grass? that's a new one for me.. When you said it was like horse breathe ~ m-m- take a big breath and gulp it down and then have a glass of milk to chase it down.. Don't give any to the boys they have enough energy.. Have a tiggeriffic day~! ta ta for now from Iowa....

Tiggeriffic said...

Does that wheat grass give you gas? Lol

Andrea (ace1028) said...

Too funny. Horse breath. Delightful. I'm glad you enjoyed!

Chatty Crone said...

I love love love wheatgrass - but that juicer is $$$!

You are lucky.

sandie

Myya said...

Hmmmmm I don't know about that??? If probably give it a try just to say I did but I think I'd be saying"no thanks" after that :)

jennohara said...

Your post made me laugh because that shot really looks disgusting and yet you had a smile on your face after you drank it. lol
I just might have to try it!

warren said...

Hmmmmmm.....

The Blue Zoo said...

lol blech! That looks awful! lol Glad you enjoyed it though. as for me, i'll get my energy from coffee... =)