Friday, November 23, 2007

Thanksgiving Sluggishness?

Is sluggishness even a word? It makes me sluggish just trying to say it.

So, let's admit it: Most of us, even those of us with the best diets, let loose and eat a little differently on Thanksgiving. Either by eating foods we wouldn't normally eat, or by eating larger quantities than we're used to (or both). I vowed not to eat so much that I had to roll myself from room to room, but my sister-in-law made eggnog cream puffs and my brother brought pecan pie
laced with chocolate chips and my mom made pumpkin cheesecakes with ginger snap crusts - so put me in food jail, I tasted them all. Truthfully, I just barely over ate. If I were in the overeating olympics, I would have only taken the bronze, or gotten an honorable mention or participant ribbon. Still, by nighttime I was feeling yucky so I went and ran on my mom's
treadmill (but not before I ate more pie - you know, for energy). Much better. The next morning all the cousins wanted to play on this bouncy mini-tramp my mom has in her exercise room, so my niece brought it downstairs and she unknowingly, yet strategically, placed it in the walk-way between the kitchen and living room so that every time we passed, we instinctively jumped on it a couple times. Later that day, after a lot of movie watching and singing around the piano, my mom and I joined the nieces and nephews in the exercise room and we rotated around the different machines for another "post-Thanksgiving" workout. Thus forms a new amendment to my eating philosophy: On holidays, eat what you want. As long as you're willing to pay for it.

My "Help-your-Thanksgiving-digestion-along" juice:

I made this today and it was YUMMY! Even the kids loved it.

3 apples (Any combination. I used 1 Red Delicious, 1 Granny Smith, and 1 Braeburn)
1-2 C cranberries (I freeze mine. Use the larger amount for an extra cranbe
rry-y flavor)
1 - 1" piece ginger (I use probably triple this, but it might send you into convulsions, so start small)

Run through a good quality juicer and drink right away. If you don't have a juicer, you can blend in a blender and strain the pulp out. This will serve two.

Happy Digesting and Thanksgiving!

Always love,
Raw Melissa


locolalo said...

Hey! you've got two blogs in the same month!!! yeah! hehe! its awesome! I'm gonna try that juice one of these days, I promise!

Julie Young said...

Hey Melissa, Its Julie, I just wanted to check in and see if you had any new videos yet, I am excited to see something new!

Anonymous said...

I hope you and the kiddies have a Wonderful Christmas! And keep up the great work with your business!!

Anonymous said...

It's Aaron--that's with the double A's not n E. I had fun looking around your site here. It's great and I love eating healthy so it's added to my favorites now. See, I did stop by and look AND say hi.

DEAN said...

Melissa it was great to meet you, I hope you enjoy your prints of John, Jimmy, and Mick. You were sure entertaining, hope to see around the theatre parties, you are invited per me to all of them...Just tell them Garrick sent you , you'll be treated like a queen.

Your website is great, and your food was better.


Anonymous said...

Hola mi nombre es marcela vi tu blog ¡¡¡ encontre muy buena tu página, y el concepto de la comida organica, marcela me recomendo. Aqui en chile lo comemos mucho, y esta muy de moda el concepto. vi tu receta del milk y me encanto. Mi duda fue la banana esta debe ser congelada?
Espero que sigas escribiendo tu blog¡¡¡ saludos desde chile