Recently, I realized that the delicious Banana Nut Bread Tea from David’s Tea that I’d been enjoying includes artificial flavouring! What a drag! I felt really disappointed when I realized it, and apparently almost all of their teas have artificial flavouring. I’ve been hooked on the banana bread, so I decided to try to recreate it.
It’s only 4 actual ingredients: banana, almonds, dates, currants. I had these ingredients around so I gave it a whirl. It’s going to take more tweaking to really get out the banana part of the flavour.
I’ve been working a lot lately and, maybe in part from the artificial flavouring in all that tea, my system wasn’t feeling great. I ate some fried food last weekend for the first time in ages and fell into a basket of sweet potato fries at a pub. I felt pretty horrible afterwards. It seemed about time to do some juicing.
It’s been ages since I really took a full day (or more) to juice and being so busy, I didn’t feel like spending a long time at the juicer. It can be time consuming when you have a slow juicer and you’re using a lot of leafy greens, so I opted for mainly cucumber, celery, and carrot combinations.
Juice #1 – carrot, beet, cucumber
Juice #2 – kale, ginger, green apple, cucumber
Juice #3 – celery, green onion, lemon, cucumber.
Actually, it wasn’t really enough juice for the day. It had been a while since I juiced and I’d forgotten how much produce I would need to buy. I boiled the carrot, beet, celery, and cucumber pulp down to make vegetable broth and drank that in the evening to round out my day. It was good for a one day break.
Gaudi always enjoys some green juice: