Thursday, July 15, 2010


*pic from movie "Young Frankenstein"

Hi Beautiful Ones,

Going back to my journey of eating a high raw/vegan diet, I’ve reintroduced the green juice back into my life.

I’m telling you. If you want instant energy then guzzle down one of these. I had totally forgotten this until I had some the other day. I drank my juice down and, unlike when I drink coffee (Yes, I still do), I felt immediately awake & energized. I'm convinced that the more I increase my green juice intake, the sooner I'll be able to ween myself off the coffee. Or at least drastically down. ;)  I know. It's a personal process.

Turning your nose up to the thought of it? Add an organic granny smith apple (or 2, if needed) and a lemon. Yummy.

So far, I love mixing greens like kale, green lettuce, red lettuce, romaine, a Granny Smith apple and a lemon for my juice. I've delved into adding an herb like parsley or mint. Haven't tried any others just yet. And I'm looking forward to adding garlic to a juice, and trying the darker greens like collards & chard. And yes, ginger definitely puts a little zing into your juice.

I happened upon a pretty straight-forward site on juicing called, The Juicing Book.  I found this site to be quite easy to navigate. And I really love the way they break down all the benefits and components of the vegetable (or fruit). It's definitely worth taking a look at.

Fresh green juice does the body good in so many ways.

  • It is full of live, unpastuerized enzymes, vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients.
  • You get to take in more vegetables by drinking them.
  • Digestion & absorption of the nutrients and other goodies is immediate since your body doesn't have to break down food particles.
  • Helps to alkalize (healthy pH) the body.
  • Delivers chlorophyll to the body which is powerful antioxidant, awesome blood builder and cleanser.

You can read my other posts on green juicing here and here.



  1. OMG...this really looks good....I do know CO, I may just have to give this one a go , and its healthy cant beat that...God, knows I could use some extra energy every now and then. Thanks for sharing.

    Take care.

  2. Oh thanks for sharing this I have always wanted to go high raw - you are such an inspiration. Thanks for sharing this I love this post. How long have you been doing this - even if you have been off and on with it?

  3. @Zainab1 - If you do, please share on your experience with it. I'd love to know your perspective.

    @MissCherie - I've been researching and trying my hand at this for maybe two years. Definitely, off and on but it remains a goal of mine.

  4. Hello Darling♥ Love the post! your green juice is so good (the color is amazing)! Cheers to you honey ♥

  5. I love the fact that you drink your raw juices out of a martini glass, I do the same thing! I haven't tried mixing the granny smith apple and lemon juice with it but I can't wait to try it!


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