What fuels the Cycle Thunder?
|This is my Green Star Twin Gear Juicer.|
|The green juice in my insulated water bottle. |
This juice was collard greens, carrots and apples.
|Whey Powder from Whole Foods with no junk. |
Bewer's yeast, but not the kind with the nice flakes
This year I purchased a Green Star juice extractor. there are a lot of juicers on the market in every price bracket, quality and efficiency. I searched the Internet and read lots of reviews and watched a lot of videos on juicers for about a year before selecting this juicer. I use to work the juice bar in a organic health food store in Hermosa Beach California in the mid 1970s. I even bough a used champion juicer just like the one I used at work for home use. the Champion was huge, but it really juiced veggies, leafy greens and wheat grass. I loved it.
So when I was looking for my second juicer I knew that I wanted a juicer that could juice green leafy veggies as well as fibrous veggies and fruits. I also knew that I did not want a juicer that introduced lots of air into the juice as this process makes the juice lose it's nutrients quickly after juicing.
So I am rambling on about the juicer, but you get the point. I juice in the morning and put it in my bike bottles. I also take a banana and some Greek yogurt and brewers yeast to work. When I get to work I pour all of the ingredients into my blender (lost of air) and blend it into a smoothie. I drink this within 2 hours of arriving at work. My second bottle of juice goes in the refrigerator near my office. I drink the second bottle of juice about two hours before I start my bike ride home. at this point in my work day i need a little kick to get my energy up.
|My mixing table at work with my back pack and blender.|
I am fortunate to have a place to park my bike and an old residence hall room to keep my clothes in at work. All I have to do is to brink clean clothes to work once a week in my car so I can just bring food on my bike every day.
I am still exploring what kinds of juice combinations I like and what ingredients will nourish my body so that I can maintain the ability to work and ride everyday and enjoy doing it. My goal is to have fun at work and on my bike.
|Green juice from my juicer with yogurt, whey and |
brewers yeast in the tub ready for the blender
The big challenge is getting fresh organic produce to juice. Eventually my wife and I will get our garden going so there will not be an issue for getting the leafy greens that we want. for now I just get anything that i can find that looks decent.