Saturday, January 25, 2014

Normal and a Little Green

Happily, the roads are passable again. Only a couple of days of misery before the temperature dropped nicely below freezing. There doesn't seem to be too much ice on the road after this last warm spell maybe because we had some bright sunshine yesterday afternoon to evaporate a lot of the liquid water. We are now officially over six hours of sun being actually above the horizon. Barrow's first sunrise this year was four days ago and they are already over two hours of sunshine. Change comes quickly.

It was a beautiful morning for a ride and I had just a couple of errands to run. When going by the University, I noticed a fire on the horizon. It looks like a building in University Park somewhere. Never a good thing to happen especially in the middle of winter.

My new green for a while and I must admit that it tastes really good. Fresh kale, apple, celery and lemon. Plus I get to play with a new appliance in the kitchen. After years of never feeling very well especially after eating. And I'm partially convinced that maybe improving my diet may help. I am already pretty light on carbs due to my type 2 diabetes and the shift now is to dramatically reduce protein and increase vegetables. We'll see how this goes, I'm really looking forward to it...

10 comments:

Martha said...

Congrats on the green drinks. I used to, stopped, don't do any more. Winter carbs- bread and pastries, potatoes, meats, sweets...I always fall apart in the winter, but this winter has been really bad. Enough.

A few days ago I decided to get back to what I know is the best way to eat and I'm going to get that started now. Thanks for the reminder.

redlegsrides said...

So what was that fire at the University? Hopefully nothing major. Glad things are closer to "normal" for you guys. As to only two hours of sunshine.....urrgh.

SonjaM said...

Yum! That green stuff looks tasty. I often make these, especially in winter time, and not only because I like to look at green stuff. I also like the taste of it.

RichardM said...

I always thought the green drinks would taste weird and never tried them. I'm very surprised not only at the taste but how filling they are. I really limit the fruit due to the sugar.

I have already limited breads, rice, pasta, dairy and most carbs. Now I am trying limit protein and fat and substitute more fresh veggies.

RichardM said...

No reports on what the fire was and University Park is a subdivision name not part of the University. Kind of where BobK's home.

RichardM said...

I was skeptical but really feel that I needed to do something. Very pleasantly surprised…

I really like the color!

VStar Lady said...

Richard, Kale is one of my favorite greens though I prefer to chew rather than drink mine. I also feel better without glutenous, simple carbs in my diet but watch when reducing protein, especially meat protein (speaking from experience) that you do not become B12 deficient.

RichardM said...

Before this, I've never had kale before. I'm also trying spinach, cilantro, parsley, tomatoes, blueberries and jicama for variety. So far, nothing that I don't like.

I'm taking a B12 supplement for that reason.

Conchscooter said...

I love juicing. having kale available in Fairbanks in January spells out what a technological world we live in!

RichardM said...

Kale, blueberries, bananas, tomatoes. All on the middle of winter. You are right, it is amazing. Of course, this availability is reflected in the price as it's all flown up...