It’s been over a week now and my juicer is well and truly out of its hiding place at the back of the kitchen counter. It’s now at the front! Sounds silly but little things like that can make all the difference.
If you have any ambition to make daily green juices and have a wonderfully alkaline internal terrain, feel better, look better, sleep better, then, step one – I recommend you find a prominent place for your juicer on the kitchen counter.
Half to one pint of green juice is a wonderfully alkalizing and nutritious boost to the beginning of the day. If you really want to go for it…have a green juice twice a day. But most important is to start the day right with the balancing effect of a green drink packed with bio-available nutrients. Helps to reduce cravings, avoid the sinking feeling mid-morning and generally starts to improve your whole digestive system.
Ideally leave out any sweet fruit like apple. Fruit juices do not do a balanced job. Too much sugar in one concentrated hit tends also to reawaken cravings for sweet things. Only you know how well you handle a bit of fruit sugar, all depends on your level of health and activity.
I used to add half an apple, but happy to say I now prefer it without. Body is happier too. And the lemon and ginger give it an interesting twist.
So here it is:
- ½-1 cucumber, chopped
- 5-10 sticks celery, chopped
- ½ lemon, with peel
- large handful of greens e.g. kale, chard, dandelion, nettle, spinach, wheatgrass, rocket, lettuce, parsley
- ½ inch ginger (optional taste enhancer)
Vegetable juices with a high proportion of green, leafy plants, high in chlorophyll, do a wonderful job of alkalizing the body’s fluids (see last blog – pee H)
I am beginning to see the benefits – more energy to go for it in Nia classes, deeper sleep, clear skin, less aches and pains, clear sinuses….I am loving my daily green drinks, and also the sense that I am really taking good care of myself.
Next Monday I begin a 5 day Juice Feast, that means only juices for 5 days. Will I get hungry? With 4 litres of green juice daily, that’s not likely. Inspired and guided by the creator of Juice Feasting, David Rainoshek, I am excitedly preparing body mind and spirit. If you want to join me or know more click on this link:
And no doubt I will be giving you an update next week