January blues, getting over the excesses of Christmas and New Year’s and resolutions for the coming year. How many of you have vowed never to drink again, or to go without junk food, or even chocolate? Well many of you may be doing a detox to cleanse your body and system, and you will be in good company as today is the start of National Detox Week. Ah yes, we as a nation are joining forces to help each other stay on the straight and narrow to get healthy, if for only a week at least.
In my excitement, I tried to put the juicer together without reading the instruction booklet, and failed miserably. In stepped Asif and put it together with one click *hanging my head in shame* and in our giddiness to get healthy juiced up four apples and four carrots in one go. Asif saw the resultant juice and walked off shouting back “enjoy!” Now, I thought he would be a good husband and at least help me with the challenge by taste testing the stuff first, and if it was nice (judging by his face, and reaction) I might have it too, but it seems like I am in this alone.
It turns out the juice was actually really nice, and I bottled it up to have the next day, though I am not sure how long fresh juice lasts for, so maybe don’t do that as I might get sued if you die after following my advice. And Asif laughed when I was dismantling it and said “good luck cleaning it all!” It turns out the pulp was all collected in a ring around the sides, which I just had to wash out.
Anyway, this is just an initial post to let you know about the challenge, and to explain why I seem to be suddenly getting all healthy on social networks. If you are doing the challenge let me know so we can at least encourage each other – I need more willpower! Now where is that wheatgrass and spirinula….?