Friday, September 09, 2011

It all started with Ralph eating raw celery with mayonnaise, his favorite way to eat celery. No matter how good celery is, I'll never eat them. I just can't stand the taste of celery! I know it's a great vegetable but I can't understand how anyone can like the taste of it.

I don't eat a great variety of greens every day, and tend to avoid some of the best greens. Oh, and I don't eat green pepper at all too!

Ralph tried to get me to drink green juices, which was a challenge, and so he had to get creative... to make sure I'm getting plenty of greens as juicing helps me consume more vegetables than I could eat on most days.

Green Ingredients: celery stalks, cucumber, bitter gourds, green apples and great hog plums.

He used great hog plum as a substitute for green pepper.

Add the chopped fruits and vegetables to the blender (we don't have a juicer), along with a small amount of water.

Then, he strained the juice through a fine strainer and used a large spoon to mash the pulp and push the juice through the strainer's meshing.

So, I sipped slowly trying to figure out what it tasted like. The green juice was unbearable the first sip I had it! Green apples and cucumber neutralized the bitterness of bitter gourds but all I could taste was celery!? Smiley Maybe he just needs to use a little bit of celery and then drown it in other fruits and vegetables.

I forced it down but even though I knew it was great for me, I just couldn't force myself to drink this 5-green juice anymore.

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LadyJava said... @ 10/9/11 1:09 AM

:-D :-D :-D

LadyJava said... @ 10/9/11 1:12 AM

:-D :-D :-D

LadyJava said... @ 10/9/11 1:14 AM

hahahah.... i could only imagine what it taste like Mon but since I happened to like celery.. i think i might enjoy it.. heheh.. so nice of R to actually try to make you take your greens..hehe

Bluedreamer said... @ 10/9/11 1:24 AM

heya! oppps missed the chop haha

Bluedreamer said... @ 10/9/11 1:25 AM

oh I have tried the Bitter gourd Juice not with Cucumber and celery though

Bluedreamer said... @ 10/9/11 1:26 AM

actually the juice was made for my auntie who has a diabetes... It's more like a natural supplement for her and she used to drink such juice everyday

Bluedreamer said... @ 10/9/11 1:27 AM

as for the taste....uhmmm... i has never been good hahaha.. It tastes awful yet I know how healthy it is and how much benefit you can get from it in return hehe

Bluedreamer said... @ 10/9/11 1:28 AM

haha so will you dare try it again Mon?

Mariuca said... @ 10/9/11 1:30 AM

=-X =-X =-X =-X

Mariuca said... @ 10/9/11 1:31 AM

I was sleeping la! Just woke up... =-X =-X =-X

Mariuca said... @ 10/9/11 1:32 AM

I like all the greens u mentioned as vege... not as a drink.... =-X =-X =-X =-X =-X =-X =-X

Mariuca said... @ 10/9/11 1:33 AM

Btw I like celery, ask R to eat celery with peanut butter ha ha.... used to eat it like that zaman dulu when living in US, nowadays hardly eat celery also unless in restos/hotels etc... :* :* :* :*

Shemah said... @ 10/9/11 1:42 AM

Hahahaha wow!! That's definitely as GREEN as it gets! I've had all of them separately as juices before.. but never together. I wonder how that would taste like. Except for the hog plums? How do they taste like? Don't think I've ever had them before.

But I have drank bitter gourd juice religiously before.. remember that "mysterious disease" I had? I did all I could to get rid of it.. so I also blend (we don't have a juicer) but I was told to drink it "unstrained". Yucky lah the pulp.. so bitter.. the taste itself is okay.. the aftertaste is the worst.. like whatever you eat/drink afterwards doesn't get rid of that taste.

If you keep doing this, though, everyone will be GREEN with envy at your hair and complexion!! :) :) 8-) 8-)

gagay said... @ 10/9/11 3:36 AM

=-O =-O =-O =-O =-O

gagay said... @ 10/9/11 3:36 AM

looking yummy! :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D

gagay said... @ 10/9/11 3:37 AM

celery are yummy too.. :D

gagay said... @ 10/9/11 3:38 AM

i was thinking apple and celery with bitter gourd would probably blend a good taste..

gagay said... @ 10/9/11 3:39 AM

but with what you said te mon, maybe i shouldn't try this one anymore.. LOL!

gagay said... @ 10/9/11 3:39 AM

but i do eat raw celery :-D

gagay said... @ 10/9/11 3:40 AM

:-D :-D :-D :-D :-D

Caroline Ng said... @ 11/9/11 12:47 AM

8-) 8-) 8-) 8-)

Caroline Ng said... @ 11/9/11 12:47 AM

wakey wakey!! :-P :-P :-P

Caroline Ng said... @ 11/9/11 12:48 AM

I dont like celery too!! but dat is Eric's fav!! *DONT_KNOW* *DONT_KNOW* *DONT_KNOW*

Caroline Ng said... @ 11/9/11 12:49 AM

oh gosh! Ralph made it in juice form for u?? =-O =-O =-O seems like he is really putting effort ! :-D :-D :-D

Caroline Ng said... @ 11/9/11 12:49 AM

anyway, i still wont drink it!! hahaha i saw bittergourd there!! no way!! >:o >:o >:o

Caroline Ng said... @ 11/9/11 12:50 AM

hahah u still can take it eh! =-O =-X =-X i wont drink it but i got to say this juice is healthy! :-D :-D

MaxiVelasco said... @ 12/9/11 5:14 AM

Hello Monica.

Yayks! 5-Green Juice? Sounds awful. I understand why you find it yuck yuck *DONT_KNOW*

MaxiVelasco said... @ 12/9/11 5:16 AM

Since the day I began my journey in culinary school, I started eating vegetables but I am still picky. There are still lots that will take time for me to love and there will be many that I will never love at all :)

MaxiVelasco said... @ 12/9/11 5:17 AM

You take care and have a great week ahead! Hugs!

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