I had the distinct privilege of helping a great group of Girl Scouts achieve their “Eating for Beauty” badge this afternoon. My sister-in-law, Sandy, asked me to do a demonstration on juicing! I took my juicing partner, Ethan, with me, and we talked about the benefits of juicing, how to assemble the juicer, and the variety of juicing options that exist. We made our “kitchen sink” juice which today consisted of everything but… apple, orange, pineapple, strawberries, watermelon (a first for us), carrots, kale, celery, cucumber and red beet. I didn’t think any of the girls would be willing to try that one, but the vast majority of them did. I was able to give all of them just a taste and then they did their own juicing. We picked a simple but tasty recipe: orange and carrot. Each girl had to peel their own oranges and carrots, and then each took their turn on juicer, making their very own glass of juice.
I was quite surprised by the positive reaction to the juicing. All but 1-2 girls raved about it and a few even talked about wanting to get their own juicers! Another group got very entrepreneurial, planning to open a “juicing stand” in their development. It was really a great time, and I loved having the opportunity to talk to the girls about a topic for which I am pretty passionate. I hope at least a few are inspired to eat and drink healthier.
My thanks to Sandy for allowing me the opportunity to participate today! I really enjoyed it.