juice from concentrate

Eating habits headcannons: sportacus

-sportacus eats lemons oh and i dont mean a certain regular way, i mean he grabs a lemon and CRONCH. He just takes a bite and the fact that its sour dosnt faze him in the slightest

-sportacus tries to hide robbies junk food and put fruit where they once were, though all of his hiding spots are complete trash. Sometimes its under their bed sheets others its directly back where he keeps his junk food.

- sportacus sometimes gets sick because he doesnt wash his fruits before he eats them

- sportacus on a daily basis can be found in a tree eating fruit, he only falls out on occasion

- sportacus doesnt think apple sauce, juice or any other product involving a fruit is healthy even though everyone tells him they are.

A Beginner's Guide to Detoxing

For tmphenomenon:

I was looking forward to writing this for you because I love seeing young, black people do things to better their overall health (so we can be fine and sexy forever and slay into eternity, Amen). ALSO, ‘CAUSE, YOU’RE FAM FOR LIFE!!!

Why people detox:

When we enjoy delicious ass shit from our affordable fast food restaurants, we are destroying our body. Most of the time, the food we eat has been fried, dyed, processed, “enriched,” packaged, repackaged, and distributed, so by the time it gets to us it’s not really even food, though it tastes fucking amazing. It really messes with our internal health and perspective, clouding our judgment and fucking up our life. The healthier you eat and drink in general, the more clarity you have.

To combat the nasties, your body needs mini-cleanses every now and then so your digestive system can properly eliminate the bad, allowing for the absorption of good vitamins and nutrients we actually need. This strengthens your immune system and cleanses the blood. It also helps to block certain negative creepy crawlies that try to infect our cells.

The body eliminates toxins via the kidneys, intestines, lungs, skin, and lymph nodes, but most of the time it’s using all of its energy to break down everything we eat. Therefore, the toxins just float around and wreck havoc because the body ain’t got time to kick them out.

Buckle, up! Here we go! 


Food + drinks:

1. Lots of liquids- this flushes out all the bad stuff. It’s good that you already drink lots of water, but we need to kick that up a notch with herbs that will help cleanse your liver and colon, bettering your overall digestive health. I, of course, being a ratchet hippie, recommend tea. 

 a) infuse water overnight (slices of cucumber or lemon in a bottle). See tumblr for the chart of when is best to drink water for the most benefits + recipes at bottom.

b) green tea or herbal tea, start off with green +honey then work your way up 

c) juice! -fresh, not-from-concentrate, not- bullshit into thinking it’s healthy

You don’t even need a juicer, honestly. pour some water in a blender and spinach in there. BOOM. juice.

2. Fresh fruits and veggies (it’s cheaper to do this in smoothie-form). Big bags of spinach, bananas, and whatever fruit you blended up in a cheap blender (I got my from Wal-Mart for $15 and found another one at Goodwill for 3).

3. Fiber: This will help your body get rid of the toxins easier. I recommend eating at least one of the following ever day: brown rice, sprouted bread (NOTHING “enriched,” that just means bleached to look pretty -__-), cabbage, broccoli, spirulina, chlorella, etc. Fruits and veggies have an ass of fiber, so if you’re already eating those, you’re good.*

*If you don’t want to do the actual work, I recommend Bolthouse farms green juices. They taste good, have no preservatives, and are like 2.35 for 8 servings at Aldi. If y'all don’t have Aldi, I’ll get you some. Also, a lot of people mix these with water to stretch them, but also to make sure your body isn’t overwhelmed.

4. Take some type of vitamin. When I was drunk I ranted about “eating the rainbow,” because different colors correspond to different essential nutrients we need to survive the human experience. These colors also correspond to the 7 chakras. If you’re eating right, it balances other aspects of your life as well. Most of the time ain’t nobody got money or time for that, so buy a cheap one-a-day multivitamin so you won’t shock your body during detox.

What do the colors of fruits and veggies mean? (pic via @catasana)

Blue/purple= high antioxidant + balance bood pressure

Green= remove toxins and carcinogens, also sources of vitamin K, folic acid, omega 3 fatty acids

Yellow= Lutein (good for eyes), healthy fats, pretty skin

Red= powerful antioxidants 

Orange= vitamins A +C

Tans/weird beiges–usually high fiber content

5. Healthy fats- Depending on how long you want to detox, you’ll need to reintroduce heavier foods into your diet, after mostly eating fruits, vegetables, seeds, etc., so you won’t shock your body when you eat a piece of pizza

Try: Salmon, avocados, walnuts, etc.

6. Simply substitute slowly (alliteration for that ass!) Going cold turkey will make you miserable. Instead of french fries, get sweet potato fries. Instead of ranch dressing, get Italian or something oil/vinegar based. Instead of iceberg lettuce (which is honestly trash, and I would slap the fuck out of anyone who tried to serve it to me), get romaine. 

1 month detox:

First week: just drink one green smoothie/drink/tea (or eat your fill of fruit) every morning and don’t change anything else. Soon your body will start to crave whatever is in your smoothie.

You can also alternate between a green smoothie, a scrambled egg on toast w/ avocado, or BOTH. Whatever else you want that’s not like… frosted flakes you can pretty much have. You just want you body to get into a routine. Avoid heavy, delicious foods like pancakes, pasta (anything wheat-based. we’re prepping your digestive system) and no candy +sugar.

Second week: Make your breakfast AND lunch “green.” Have a big ass salad or lots of vegetables with a side of sweet potatoes or something. NO CHEESE (feta/goat cheese is okay though–easier for body to digest and less allergenic). We’re not even supposed to have dairy products, because it doesn’t agree with our systems at all, plus it’s gross (but so delicious).

I tell non-vegetarians that it’s okay to have chicken and lighter choices, but stay away from beef and dairy products. Listen to your body. Once it’s detoxing, you’ll start to crave everything you DON’T need to have. Especially sugar. Pretty much any fast food we eat is jacked up on sucrose. 

The first 2-3 days you might feel super crappy because your body is ridding yourself of toxins, but  once you get past that you’ll have an unusual amount of energy.

Third week: If you made it past the cravings hurdle, up the ante. Have a green juice before bed as well as in the morning. Stick with your one green meal for lunch or dinner. It is important that you eat enough, otherwise you will feel weak. Plants and herbs give you a lot of energy but you need to EAT them and drink them. We feel full after eating a burger but lethargic the next day because we just poisoned our body. We feel awesome after having a big ole salad because we basically just ate direct sun energy.

Last week: Listen to your body. The first time I did any kind of detox, I was so eager to stick to a plan, but every plan doesn’t work for everybody. Your body will tell you what it needs and by this time you’ll know what it is you’re supposed to be eating and drinking. It takes 21 days to break a habit (I don’t know if this is true, but let’s go with that).

Also, your body might not need a full month, and it might need longer than a month. You can tell how you’re doing by your energy level, whether or not you had a detox reaction (the feeling crappy, almost flu-like), and if you’re shitting regularly. 

Common types of detoxes:

Some people detox for weight loss, health issues, or just want to give their bodies a break. From what I’ve experienced, here are the most popular types:

1) Strictly juicing/liquids: unfeasible for you because you’re on your feet all day or using your energy on snapchat. The longest I’ve seen someone do a juice cleanse is for 41 days, but usually they’re 3-5, just to give your body a break)

2) All green- basically, no animal products and not a lot of processed food. Plant-based/(80/20 raw/cooked) are common forms. If you eat pasta/fries/pizza, you make it yourself and know all the ingredients going into it. Be cheap and buy frozen fruits and vegetables and make stir fry. Whatever you want to learn how to make, check out organigasm’s instagram and I’ll send you the recipe. It doesn’t have to be flavorless and fucking boring to be healthy.

3) Paleo- Yes: Fruits, Vegetables, Seafood, Nuts & Seeds, Healthy Fats, Lean Meat. No: Dairy, Grains, Processed Food, Processed Sugar, Legumes, Starches, Alcohol. Honestly, I think this diet is a fad that comes up with different names every few decades. Seriously, a bunch of rich people use this to diet or have “healthy lifestyles,” but thousands upon thousands of families don’t have access to these types of foods. I digress.


1. Set your intentions when you wake up in the morning. Example: “Today, will be fan-fucking-tastic,” or you can thank the creator or thank your body for helping you out with your shenanigans. Keep it to yourself, write it down, shout it out, whatever. You need to start your day with positive thoughts to ensure you have the willpower to make it. You will crave everything you DO NOT need.

2. Work-out at least 30 minutes a day, and if you can’t do that, try 3/7 times a week. Start somewhere. Dance it out when you get out of the shower, walk down the street at a fast pace–whatever, again, just get moving.

3. For strength of body and mind, I recommend yoga, and I hope your stubborn ass considers it (it also makes for fun sex, I’m just saying).

Here’s a link to good poses for detoxing: http://bodyunburdened.com/yoga-for-detox-10-poses-that-promote-cleansing/ + youtube and netflix have free videos FOR NOOBZ!#@

4. Before you go to bed, clear all the negative energy you can. I’m not gonna get into all the stuff, but like when you woke up, write it down, draw it out, etc.

Doing this throughout the detox will allow you to clear your mind and determine what works for you during this new journey!

5. Get enough sleep–This is a tough one, but while you’re sleeping your body does the most incredible things. Seriously, you will thank yourself. Even if you only get 4 hours of sleep, getting 15 extra minutes, then gradually increasing REALLY helps.

Final tips:

1. eat your biggest meal at lunchtime (your metabolism is peaking from about 12pm-8pm)

2. SLEEP. Seriously. Your body is healing you. Let it help.

3. I will help you meal prep, but frozen vegetables + canned beans, packaged nuts keep the costs of detoxing low. Also, farmer’s have good ass prices. Take a fine honey on a date to the farmer’s market and cook a sexy meal afterwards.

4. Try new things. Seriously. You can’t eat a cucumber and an apple every day and expect magic to happen. 

5. Don’t overcook anything. Leave that broccoli a little crunchy. Don’t kill the nutrients, bro.

6. cheat! allow yourself one day during the first two weeks to cheat on your detox, or whenever you fucking feel like. you deserve rounds… of krispy kreme donuts. TREAT. YO. SELF. 

7. Don’t count calories, or carbs, or whatever the fuck the newest pyramid says to do. 

Good Water Infusion Combos:

1. lemon/lime +mint + honey

2. strawberries, blueberries

3. pineapple + basil

4. grapefruit/orange

5. mango + peaches

6. apple+ cinnamon + honey 

Final thoughts: Really, once you get used to it, you’re always detoxing. Even drinking a cup of tea a day and still eating like shit is better than nothing.  Just be kind to yourself. It’s a process, and I’m still learning, but I get better every day. Good luck! I’m always here to help. 

Now, let’s go detox, y'all.


Virgin L.H

Originally posted by brokenboy-meets-brokengirl

warning: smut ;)

word count: 2300+

summary: y/n takes nerd!Luke’s virginity on a study date.

requested?: yes, hope you like it Anon! I actually really liked writing this so I hope you guys like it. Don’t forget my requests are open and I respond to all ;)

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I eyed the blue eyed, blonde haired boy in front of me, thinking about all the things he could do with that mouth and with those hands. I wasn’t even listening to what he was saying, I zoned out 10 minutes ago when he started ranting about pi and how it’s important or something like that.

I just can’t get over how the school’s nerd, is this damn attractive. Okay so maybe he’s a little awkward, and maybe he has a stutter but he would have to be one of the cutest and attractive boys I have ever seen. 

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If You Are In Your Bead And Late At Night You See A Massive Shape Crossing The Horizon And Blocking Your Window Feer Not For It Is Only Me In Search Of Pinapple Juice [FROM CONCENTRATE]

Pyment, people.

Middle of the night, well, now morning and I’m up brewing Pyment.

I’m brewing it because I like the name: Pyment. Gonna change my name to Michael Pyment.

Pyment is grape juice and honey fermented together. I don’t know if'n it’s good, but what the hell. I like wine, which is fermented grape juice, and I like mead, which is fermented honey. The odds are promising.

It’s so purple it’s black. I went all organic. Organic grape juice not from concentrate with nothing in it but grape juice. And organic rain forest honey with nothing in it but un-fucked-with honey from the rain forest.

The honey was exquisite. I bought an extra jar just to rub on toast.

It cost about 20 bucks for everything in the jug, including the filtered water in which I dissolved the honey and I was thinking that was pretty pricey for a gallon of homebrew, but then I thought “How much would five bottles of organic all-natural wine cost?”

Yeah, it’s a steal.

Party on, Garth.

anonymous asked:

Okay Melly I have a proposition. In the video zayns silver link bracelet (which is also on the cover art of mind of mine 👀) I am pretty sure it's also from Cartier. I've spent a ton of time with magazines and I'm like 90% sure they manufacture those bracelets. But I think maybe one link on it usually has diamonds but I can't find it on the website right now but tbh the love bracelet and the link bracelet could be a ziam thing irl. Even worn on the same arm. But from press is cheiam probs. Meh


ok i am so ready to do some high level jewelry analysis, i went and got some V-8 V-Splash (in Berry Blend, natch), i am now fortified with expertise thanks to a balanced level of fruit and vegetable juice from concentrate. Let’s do this!

So in the video, Zayn’s wearing this bracelet:

(i apologize for how blurry it is, i am apparently not the Annie Leibowitz of video screen shots)

Which incidentally looks preeetttty identical to the bracelet that baby Zayn is wearing on the cover of Mind of Mine:


Also happens to be identical to this bracelet manufactured by (wait for it): CARTIER!

A Cartier Paris Vintage 1930s Anchor Link Bracelet, to be exact. 

anonymous asked:

What's your opinion on drinks like Naked or V8Fushions? I used to think they were really good for me, but I noticed they have things other than just fruit/veggies in the ingredients.. What do you think?

Let’s take one of those and dissect it because doing both would take too long.

The label advertises ‘100% vegetable juice’, ‘essential antioxidants’, ‘heart healthy’. 

Ok. So. 100% vegetable juice? Really? How is it 100% vegetable juice when it’s from concentrate AND it has a whole bunch of added ingredients in it?

Ingredient list: Tomato Juice From Concentrate (Water, Tomato Concentrate), Reconstituted Vegetable Juice Blend (Water and Concentrated Juices of Carrots, Celery, Beets, Parsley, Lettuce, Watercress, Spinach), Salt, Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid), Flavoring, Citric Acid.

Concentrate is made from vegetables that are heated down to a syrup and the water removed and made into a concentrate. It could have been stored like that for months. And then the water is added back.

During the process of concentration, a lot of flavor is lost, which is why you see ‘flavoring’ in the ingredient list. This flavoring can come from Petroleum that is usually contaminated with carcinogens, and it could also have hidden MSG in it. 

Also, a can of v8 juice contains 920 mg of sodium in it! That’s more than a third of the daily maximum, IN ONE CUP. 

Furthermore, when you consider that this product is supposedly made of vegetables and fruits, why the hell is it so low in fiber? Where has it all gone?

After looking at all the evidence, I would stay away from v8 and this type of juices. I will add links to my sources at the bottom so you can click and read more details about it. Foodbabe has information about Naked and other juices as well, and also offers a solution at the end and teaches you how to chose the right juice. 

Fooducate blog, Myfitnesspal, and FoodBabe 

Garlicky Pasta with Spinach & Carrots

I started making this dish when I got bored with eating pasta with plain old tomato sauce. I was also trying to incorporate more veggies into my diet, so this worked out perfectly! The ingredients aren’t too pricey or difficult to procure, and once you get the hang of it the whole thing comes together in about half an hour.

I’m really bad at judging measurements and usually just eyeball everything when I cook, so I didn’t include any measurements here. I trust y’all to judge amounts on your own!


  • pasta of your choice (I think penne & bow tie pasta work best here)
  • spinach
  • carrots chopped into 1- or 2-inch sticks
  • minced garlic
  • salt & pepper
  • Italian seasoning (or whatever pasta-friendly herbs you have on hand)
  • crushed red pepper (optional, for those who don’t want the extra spice)
  • parmesan cheese (optional)
  • lemon juice (optional)


  1. Cook pasta according to packaged directions. Drain and set aside for the time being.
  2. In a separate frying pan or saute pan, heat some olive oil on medium heat. Throw in your chopped carrots and saute for a minute or two.
  3. Add garlic, Italian seasoning, salt & pepper to taste, and crushed red pepper to taste. Continue to saute for another 5-7 minutes, or until carrots are tender but not mushy.
  4. Add some handfuls of spinach (how many handfuls depends on how many people you’re feeding). Stir it around a bit for no more than a minute in order to let it wilt.
  5. Add the pasta and cook for about 5 more minutes, stirring consistently. At this point, if you feel that the pasta looks a little dry, feel free to add a little more olive oil or butter. You can also add a little more of the seasonings if you feel that the flavor is lacking.
  6. Turn off the heat. At this point, I like tossing in some lemon juice to add a little freshness and brighten the dish up a little. This can come from an actual lemon wedge or you can just use some lemon juice from concentrate.
  7. Dish it out onto a plate, add a sprinkle of parmesan if desired, and enjoy!

Additional notes:

  • If you find chopping difficult or just don’t like doing it, I’m pretty sure you can find carrots pre-chopped at your local grocery store. I’ll often just use baby carrots and cut each one in half for these. You can also pre-chop your own vegetables on a high-spoons day so that they can be used later on a low-spoons day!
  • Same with the minced garlic: if you don’t like chopping your own garlic, the pre-minced kind in the jar will work just fine. 
  • I’m not too familiar with gluten-free cooking, but I’m sure that there are gluten-free pastas that would be a great substitute in this dish.
  • This is also vegan if you don’t use parmesan!
  • On the flip side, I’m sure this would also be great with some shredded chicken tossed in.

anonymous asked:

Can I ask why u said Starbucks is poison for your body???

aWell, for starters,

  • Starbucks doesn’t publish the ingredients online.
  • Starbucks doesn’t publish the allergen information online.
  • Starbucks is inconsistent. Slightly different ingredients were given depending on who was spoken to at Starbucks.

Which, well, makes them highly untrustworthy if you ask me. Some of their not so healthy ingredients (found from testing, I will link sources below) include:

  • Caramel Coloring (Class IV) (** which includes ammonia, which is also known to be a carcinogen, something that can cause cancer in living tissue)
  • Pesticides
  • Carrageenan
  • High Fructose Corn Syrup
  • Refined Flours
  • Chemically Derived Sugars
  • Preservatives
  • Growth Hormone (in food products)
  • Azodicarbonamide
  • Genetically Modified Ingredients (GMOs)
  • Inflammatory Oils

Why Starbucks Coffee Is Evil

Well, it’s full of pesticides for one. I know, you’re most likely exhausted with hearing about pesticides at this point, but the fact remains that they are chemical poisons and increase your risk of nervous system disorders and cancer. That’s just what toxic chemicals do.

Starbucks gets its coffee beans from all over the world. What’s wrong with that?

The US doesn’t regulate pesticides used in foreign countries.

That means Starbucks coffee (and pretty much any conventional coffee for that matter) can still be sprayed with pesticides that the US has banned after reports of serious injury and death.

No amounts of pesticides are safe, so start badgering your local Starbucks store for organic coffee. Some of them do offer it.

Are you a decaf drinker? Have you ever wondered how they get the caffeine out of those beans? They soak them in chemicals that are known carcinogens.

Why Starbucks Organic Soy Milk Is Evil

You’d think I would be happy that Starbucks offered organic soy milk, but I’m not.

There are still some non-organic ingredients that are allowed in organic foods. No, it doesn’t make any sense to me either. In this case, it’s a derivative of seaweed called carrageenan that causes intestinal inflammation and is carcinogenic once consumed. Carrageenan is also in their cakes, scones, and yogurt.

This is why it’s so important to look more deeply into the things we eat. Companies are getting more savvy in saying one thing and doing another.

Why Starbucks Baked Goods Are Evil

Let’s see, where should we start with this one?

  • Refined Flour – You’ll find plenty of this in food served at Starbucks. White flour has no nutritional value whatsoever and is a major culprit in obesity and chronic disease.
  • Processed Sugar – Some of their cakes have been found to contain 6 different types of processed sugar. These are toxic to the human body and contribute to just about every degenerative disease you can name.
  • Propylene Glycol – Rule of thumb: If you can’t pronounce it, don’t eat it. This chemical can be found in a couple of their baked goods. It’s also found in antifreeze.
  • Azodicarbonamide – Ahem, really? The U.K., Europe, and Australia were all smart enough to ban this chemical, and if you use it in Singapore you can go to prison, but Starbucks still thinks it’s okay for their croissants.
  • Unhealthy Oils – Canola, Corn, and Soy oil are used in dozens of processed foods, including nearly all of Starbucks products. These damaged oils are filled with Omega-6 fatty acids which will cause systemic inflammation and a host of related health issues.
  • Preservatives – These are found in various forms in virtually all foods made in a factory. If it comes off a conveyor belt, it probably has some type of preservative in it. Preservatives are a big reason humans suffer from many life threatening illnesses.
  • GMOs – These are in the news a lot lately and have become a major political issue. Labeling for GMOs (genetically modified organisms) isn’t required yet so it’s hard to know the extent of their use, but we know GMOs pose a serious health risk. Statistically, if you’re eating Starbucks food, you’re eating GMOs.

Why Starbucks “Refreshers” Are Evil

These actually make me mad. I understand marketing is necessary but outright deceit infuriates me. They use the words “real fruit juice” and “natural flavors” but these are simply advertising buzzwords included because they know we like them.

The ingredients are:

  • Water
  • Sugar
  • White Grape Juice Concentrate
  • Natural Flavors
  • Natural Green Coffee Flavor
  • Citric Acid
  • Erythritol
  • Antioxidant (Ascorbic Acid E300)
  • Rebaudioside A (Stevia)

How can it be “real” fruit juice if it’s made from concentrate? From concentrate means they heat it up and then add chemicals to condense the final product. How is that real? Besides that, both kinds of Refreshers are made from the exact same ingredients. They have different tastes only because freeze-dried limes are added to one and freeze-dried blackberries are added to the other. And I fail to see how freeze-dried anything is natural or real.

Why Natural Flavors Are Evil

The term “natural flavor” tips off the fact that Refreshers and other Starbucks products are manufactured junk.

Be advised that natural flavors are synthesized to trick your brain into wanting more of them. This makes you want to come back and buy and buy and buy.

They are stealthily turning you into an addict against your will. Natural flavors are found in almost all of Starbucks products, so you might not love them for the reasons you think.

Even the smoothies aren’t actually made with 100% real fruit as they claim. They contain juice concentrate, natural flavors, and natural color. See how this term “natural” is thrown around as a marketing gimmick? It has unfortunately become a word you should not trust in advertisements.

Why Starbucks Frappuccinos Are Evil

Caramel coloring = cancer, and it’s in all Starbucks Frappuccinos. It’s a known carcinogen.

Caramel coloring is manufactured by heating ammonia and sulfites under high pressure, which is what creates the carcinogenic compounds.

Animal testing has resulted in liver, lung, and thyroid tumors in mice.

Coke and Pepsi changed their formulas when it was discovered that caramel coloring could be contributing to thousands of cancer deaths every year because they were using dangerous amounts of it in their sodas. They figured it could be bad for business if they had to include a cancer warning label on the can or bottle. And don’t expect the FDA to protect you because caramel coloring is still on their list of approved additives.

The thing with this additive is that it offers nothing in the way of taste or nutrition. It’s simply to add coloring.

(source) (source) There’s many more sources you can find. :) 

Wedding Rehearsal ft Luna

Luna: *taps on her champagne glass* Please everyone, may I have your attention?

Luna: With our wedding drawing ever closer, Prince Noctis and I would like to thank each and every one of you for taking time out of your schedules in order to make this rehearsal a reality.

Luna: I know that I speak for the both of us when I say that we are grateful from the bottom of our hearts. There may have been a few hiccups here and there, but I know when the time comes everything will come together perfectly.

Luna: *raises glass* So I would like to make a toast not just for us, but for all of you as well. May the astrals bless us.

Everyone: *cheers and raises up glasses*

Luna: *giggles* And let us hope when the time comes we will have as much concentration as the drinks we are about to consume.

Everyone: *silence*

Luna: …You know, because these are mimosas?

Everyone: *more silence*

Luna: They contain orange juice?

Everyone: *akward smiling*

Luna: Maybe I didn’t set it up right. You know how orange juice is usually derived from concentrate-

Gentiana: *places hand on her shoulder* It’s okay, my lady. It’s okay.

Noctis: *busting up laughing in the background*

Cheap soup

First and foremost, if you have one in your area, shop at Aldi. They’re incredibly inexpensive, but, lacking and Aldi, simply shop where you know you’ll get good prices. (Since I use Aldi, I’ll be referencing their products.)

- One carton of organic chicken soup stock/broth

- One bag frozen peas

- One bag frozen mixed veggies (w/o peas)

- Two cups instant enriched white rice

- Spices

- Lemon juice from concentrate

If you want protein and you’re really broke, drop eggs into the simmering soup. The other ingredients will help the eggs keep their shape, and you’ll have egg “dumplings”. If you’re not that broke, buy chicken legs/thighs. Besides liver, gizzards, and hearts, the legs are the cheapest part (and bonus: the leg/thigh meat is very flavorful, and the bones can be added to the store-bought stock to add some extra oomph.)

This one carton of broth/stock, and the two bags of veggies will be enough food for at least 10 meals. You can always add different/more spices to each individual bowl for a different flavor-profile.