Tonight Nate and Bud had chili cheese dogs for dinner. Heck, the baby even got in on that action. My smell buds went wild and I found myself leaning over the stove just sniffing it in.
Feeling very deprived I was tempted to make myself some fruit juice and ignore my 4th serving of vegetables. I'm glad I share my thoughts with my husband because he encouraged me to go for the vegetables.
Looking in the fridge, deciding what I thought looked good I pulled out the swiss chard and the basil. When I pulled out the basil I thought of spaghetti sauce and a light bulb went on. If I could gather veggies that I might put in a spaghetti sauce maybe I'll end up with something good.
And I did. I SOOO did. I really needed something good after my small temptation to cheat when Nate went out with Bud earlier this evening... because... hey, no one would know. But I didn't cheat. And I didn't eat a chili cheese dog. So I needed something that tasted better than "ok... not gross, but ok."
So, with no further ado i give you "Spaghetti Juice"
3 large leaves of Swiss Chard
1 bunch of basil
1/2 bunch of parsley
2 green apples
2 handfuls of plum tomatoes
I want to play around with the carrot amount. I only had 2 carrots left sooo.... but really it does taste great as is.
Besides the taste I also like that this juice is thinner than most I've made. I don't mind the thickness, but it's a nice change of pace.
I think going forward I have learned to make my juices according to what might taste good in a meal. Maybe that was obvious to some, but I'm a little slow sometimes.