Thursday, July 15, 2010

I'M ALIVE!! ALIVE!!

*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.


Cheers,

5 comments:

  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.

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  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?

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  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.

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

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  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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