Monday, November 7, 2011

Time Change Lag

So we just "Fall Back" -ed night before last and I still feel like I'm way behind the Sun. It doesn't seem to bother the Wifey though since she had such a busy day yesterday.

I'm waiting for her to wake up so I can crank up the juicer. I bought a couple of "pie pumpkins" from Publix and read some recipes for pumpkin juice recipes online. Despite being an avid Harry Potter fan, I'm not really going for any magical brews, just some healthy juice. The Universal Studios version seems to be pumpkin, apple, pineapple and honey, which isn't bad at all, but I think I'll skip the spices. I don't have any pineapple, whole or juiced. I do want to add ginger and lemon to brighten it up, because I'm afraid typical fall spices like nutmeg and allspice and clove will be really heavy tasting. Being a Floridian, I need to keep it light and cold. If I were living someplace where a "cold" day meant way below my current 65 degrees, I would consider heating it up.

Pumpkin and its juice is supposed to be good for me because it contains:

"...anti-oxidants and beta-carotene. Beta-carotene is a vitamin that can be converted by the body into vitamin A. This helps the body in its process of regeneration, slowing down the aging process. Pumpkin pulp contains vitamins, especially pro-vitamin A, vitamins E and C, salts and minerals, carbon hydrates, and proteids. The seeds contain oil, proteids, resines and enzymes with antihelmintic properties. The pumpkin's core contains lecithin, tyrosine, peporesine, phosphorus and vitamins B and A." According to this site: http://www.liveandfeel.com/medicinalplants/pumpkin.html

 

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