Wednesday, April 29, 2009

It's Not Easy Being Green...

It's not that easy being green
Having to spend each day the color of the leaves
When I think it could be nicer being red, or yellow or gold
Or something much more colorful like that

It's not easy being green
It seems you blend in with so many other ordinary things
And people tend to pass you over 'cause you're
Not standing out like flashy sparkles in the water
Or stars in the sky

But green's the color of Spring
And green can be cool and friendly-like
And green can be big like an ocean, or important
Like a mountain, or tall like a tree

When green is all there is to be
It could make you wonder why, but why wonder why
Wonder, I am green and it'll do fine, it's beautiful
And I think it's what I want to be

Well, guess what?? I am here to tell you that IT IS EASY BEING GREEN!!! Green is all around you. In abundance this time of the year. You just have to look for it - grasp it. Eat it even. It tastes pretty good.

Wheatgrass shot anyone??
By the way, One Lucky Duck is the place above. It is in Manhattan in the Union Square area. Good stuff there.

Check out Anthony over at raw model and read though his amazing blog. I am certain I wrote about him before. He has this cool permaculture project going on in MN (his hometown) and its really pretty amazing. He had a vision - thought it through and made it happen.

If you want to go green, make some green juice. It's easy and delicious. I admit, my juicer has sat idle most of the winter but I am breaking it out and getting it going. Green juice is a terrific way to start your day. Just juice green. Plus of course some apples, lemons, ginger, pears maybe? Really whatever you like. And even if you think you won't like it, you will. You will love it when you feel the difference in your body and soul.

Green is a state of mind.

POM is good too. I received a free care package from Molly over at POM Wonderful

I wrote a review over at my running blog, here it is:
Molly over at POM Wonderful was extremely nice to send me a POM care package to taste and review. I received 8 - 8 oz bottles of POM Wonderful 100% pomegranate juice. Just quick, then I will give my review:

Health Benefits (Taken from
POM Wonderful 100% Pomegranate Juice is the only pomegranate juice backed by $25 million in medical research. Actually, we are the only pomegranate juice backed by any medical research at all.
There has been a lot of talk lately about the role of pomegranates in promoting heart health, prostate health, and proper erectile function. But while these results are promising, keep in mind that all of the research has been done on POM Wonderful 100% Pomegranate Juice. Our juice comes from a unique pomegranate variety (the Wonderful), which is grown in a unique location (California), and which is juiced with proprietary technology (ours!). No other pomegranate juice can claim these distinctions, and no other brand has been clinically tested.

So what are the medical results on POM Wonderful 100% Pomegranate Juice? Go to the Health Benefits section of the website to read more.

My review:
I am a fan of tart tasting juices. Always have been. Give me cranberry with lemons squeezed in and I am in heaven. So, I was excited to get to try POM Wonderful. It is delicious and refreshing especially after a run. I like it because it is 100% authentic pomegranate juice, its all natural and contains no added sugars, preservatives, colors or cheap filler juices.
The pomegranates are grown in the San Joaquin Valley in California and its the “Wonderful” variety that is grown. Yes there is such a thing. Cool huh? I had no idea. But I find it interesting to read up on the Wonderful variety. Lots and lots of antioxidants. POM seems to have more and better antioxidants than red wine, grape juice, blueberry juice, cranberry juice, green tea, vitamin C and vitamin E.

It comes in very cute eye catching bottles. The juice itself is a beautiful crimson color. Very dark - you can almost see the health benefits floating around in there.

It tastes good, its refreshing and its healthy.
It can be mixed with other things such as club soda for a nice cocktail.
It looks fancy in the glass.

Unfortunately there is only one con for me. It is too expensive for my budget. At least in my local supermarket. 16oz bottle is $4.99. For a treat once in a while - sure. But, not on a regular basis. This of course has nothing to do with my actual review of the product. Just an observation that it is expensive in the stores.
Try it though. Its good stuff.

I'm shutting it down now!

There is no question that there is an unseen world. The problem is how far is it from Midtown and how late is it open? -- Woody Allen

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