Healing through Juicing

I have been having health scares left and right lately, and they really do put life into perspective. Luckily nothing serious (pending current tests & x-ray’s), but it has taught me some crucial lessons about how I should live day-to-day.

My first step? Start juicing again. Yes, it’s not the tastiest cocktail on the planet, but it sure does the body well.

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This morning, I decided to throw in every veggie I currently had in my frig. What did I have to lose? If it tasted like poop, I’d start over. At this point, I’m open to anything that will make my body stronger. It’s like — in a second of possibility that your life could be turned upside down by one diagnosis — you all of a sudden change your approach. For me, that’s meant going from deprivation, calorie counting and weight loss goals to integrative wellness — anything organic and whole that will make me well, mind, body & spirit.

Well, the saying holds true (not sure it’s an actual saying – maybe just in my mind 😁):

If you remain open to new experiences, they just might surprise you.

I’m happy to say, my green juice pleasantly surprised me today.

It was the ideal combo of sour + sweet, making it the perfect start to the day. As healthy as kale might be, we all know that it can have quite the bite. I guess I found the perfect ingredient combo to tame the bitter taste enough to enjoy the treat on the way down, while infusing my body with a powerhouse of vitamins and minerals.

Try it for yourself & let me know what you think!

Ingredients:

  • Organic Baby Spinach: 1 Handful
  • Celery: 1/2 of one stock
  • Kale: 1 stock of kale (removing leaves from center stem)
  • Cucumber: 5-6 sliced cucumbers
  • Fresh or frozen strawberries: 4 (you don’t want to add too much sugar – only enough to sweeten)
  • Stevia: 1/2 packet
  • Water: 1/2 cup
  • Ice cubes: If you’re not using frozen strawberries

Directions:

  • Add 1/2 cup of water
  • Stack veggies & fruit one by one
  • Sprinkle sweetener on top
  • Blend & serve!

 

Xoxo,
Carrie

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