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Since the beginning of summer I’ve been experimenting with juicing. I’ll start off the day with a fruit and soy milk smoothie for breakfast. Then for lunch I’ll usually blend up spinach and pear with a pinch of nuts or seeds. Maybe it sounds unappetizing but it makes me feel more energetic and healthy!

Lately I’ve been coming across vintage juicers at thrift stores and garage sales, so I now have a small collection. Here are a few classics in pen, ink and colored pencil.

Try this yummy smoothie recipe:

1 C almond milk
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 Tbsp cocoa powder
1 medium sized banana
2 ice cubes

Blend and enjoy! 🙂

Drink to Me....

I had just finished reading Stevenson’s Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde when I learned that the IF Word of the Week was “renewal.” With the story fresh in my mind, I decided to use it as inspiration for the week’s theme.

The mixture, which at first a reddish-blue, began in proportion as the crystals melted to brighten in colour, to effervesce audibly, and to throw off small fumes of vapour. Suddenly, at the same moment, the ebullition ceased and the compound changed to dark purple which faded again more slowly to a watery green. Upon drinking the mixture there was something strange in my sensations, something incredibly new, and from its very novelty, incredibly sweet. I felt younger, lighter, happier in body, and I was conscious of a heady recklessness. I stretched out my hands, exalting in the freshness of the sensations; I felt a renewal as in a breath of new life.

As the story goes, it was all downhill from there.

Happy New Year, and cheers!