September 10, 2012
Posted by N. @ 5:01 pm
So today I made myself a new juicing recipe. I call myself a creature of habit; my boyfriend calls me a stubborn, OCD-maniac (isn’t he lucky that part of my morning routine is to make him breakfast?) but I digress. In anything, it is very uncommon that I try new options. If I am going to Chili’s it is ONLY because I like their steak, chicken tortilla soup, and molten chocolate lava cake. Today I decided to branch out of my comfort zone, and it is further proof of why I stick to what I know!
I have always considered myself to be a picky eater so please don’t judge me for having never eaten a beet in my life. I was a very willful child and my mom was tired of watching me gag on vegetables at the dinner table. Today I broke old habits and found a juicing recipe that has beets in it. My reasoning is simple enough; if I don’t like it, at least there will be other things I do like to mask the flavor a little! So WRONG!
I used a recipe that I found online (even though I have a car full of juicing books that my mom gave me this weekend) and added some extra apple and halved the amount of beets that it called for…how could it be bad?? Perhaps I’m just still a picky eater, or maybe used the wrong end of the beet (I used the red part and threw out the green leaves) but do they always taste like dirt? My once beloved juice drink just tastes like a mildly-carroty-dirt-juice. Did I get a bad beet? Are my taste buds broken? Am I doomed to force myself to drink dirt juice and forever hate the flavor? I’m curious to know.