Day 71 - Go Go Green.
Day 71 - Oh hello there. Who else has been overdoing it these days? Maybe it's indulging in too much Guinness or corn beef? The new years resolutions have worn off right? That coffee habit has gone from 2 cups to 9 per day. Yes. I feel you.
Personally, I have been eating chocolate like it's my last week on earth. This mode of living might be kinda ok if it wasn't for the fact I never drink water. As in, I'll go the whole day without drinking a sip. Nothing. Not a drop. Yes, I do realize it's a horrible way to treat my body. Will I change. Let's see.
After a little research, I have developed a delicious green concoction that might help us drink up and flush out all that indulgence. Let's get started on today's "Go Go Green" project.
Let's start with a bottle. Select a bottle that makes you swoon. I picked up a $5 glass bottle from the dollar bin at Target. However, it would be wise to select a bottle with a wide mouth so ingredients can be maneuvered in and out of the bottle. Clearly I didn't think of this and was more persuaded by the hot pink handle.
"Go Go Green" Ingredients:
- 1 lime - 2 wedges
- 1 granny smith apple - 2 wedges
- 1 bunch of parsley - 3-4 sprigs
- 1 bunch of mint - 3-4 sprigs
- 1 fresh ginger root - 1" peeled
- 1 cucumber - 2 slices
Each of the ingredients below have been said to have detoxifying properties. Parsley is cleansing, green apple has polyphenols (whatever that is but it sounds healthy, mint helps with digestion, ginger reduces inflammation, cucumbers provide antioxidants and lime is just dang delicious.
Wash all the produce. Slice two thin wedges of the apple, lime and cucumber. Chop and peel 1" of ginger. Snip off 4-5 sprigs of mint and parsley. Now place all the sliced, chopped and snipped produce into the new bottle. Add water. Place in the refrigerator and let sit for at least 15 min. Drink your Go Go green juice all through the day. When the water gets low add more. After 12 hours, throw out the produce in the bottom of the bottle and start fresh.
Report back how you feel? Did this Go Go Green water create a change in you? And Folks, if you won't do it for yourself, do it for the chocolate for goodness sakes.