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