Thanks for the vote of confidence. When I received the award notification, I realized how proud I was to be counted along with a growing number of people, world-wide, who've heard their own private alarm, and are taking control and assuming responsibility for their health and well-being.
As I posted earlier, this month is all about moderation. I start each day with a green smoothie, using a variety of fruit from day to day and including a generous helping of spinach, kale or romaine. I'm drinking about a quart of veggie juice each day - using it as a meal replacement (large glass - 12 oz) or in conjunction with some raw veggies such as a salad or veggie plate (smaller glass - 6 oz). If I have a cooked food meal it has been a vegan combination.
Here are the ingredients for today's jar of juice
Using beets sparingly along with other root vegetables is very palatable, especially with a little fruit to smooth out the earthy flavor. Carrots have a high sugar content, too. The greens give it an interesting herbal undertone and the celery, with its high sodium, brings out all the flavors just as adding a bit of sea salt does for cooked foods. The apple and lemon add a touch of sweetness and a bit of tang.
I'm experimenting with various vegetable combinations. Not only to vary the taste but to ensure a wide variety of nutrients. What an adventure!