This is how I start my day. For real lovers. Even with all the healthy living I was doing down in St. Lucia and with the amount that I travel, it's my green juice, not my bed, that I am excited to come home to.
What's the difference between a juice and a smoothie? Well, a juice has all the pulp removed. This is a great thing when, what you're juicing are low glycemic greens- not such a good thing if you are juicing just fruits. Green juice is like a bath for your insides. First thing in the morning, I slurp down about a litre of pure power!
It flushes out waste from my cells, gets my digestive system kicked into high gear and totally buzzes me right up.
This is what it's about. Without the fibre, this life loving elixir doesn't require much in the way of digestion and so will rush my blood stream and go straight to work- unlocking the cells with its magical keys and turning on the switches to get the motor vroom vrooming!
I juice and I juice a lot. I use the Hurom Slow Juicer (soon to be avails through my site) and sometimes I'll even run my juice through a nut milk bag to get rid of any little bits of pulp that may be left over.
What's really awesome town is look at the ridiculous amount of nutrition I am getting! I am getting the vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and all the phytonutrients from all of this!
And I turn it into pure heaven!
I do think green juice is delicious, refreshing and sweet. I am down to just half of an apple, and the rest is lemon, ginger, kale stems, cucumber, celery, half a carrot, loads of parsley and a little broccoli. The mix varies depending on what I have in my fridge. I just juice and juice until I have my 1 litre and I drink that through the morning. I don't usually get hungry until late morning and that's when I toss a few things into the blender for my smoothie.
You don't need a juicer to find green juice heaven. Follow these easy steps demonstrated in this silly video.
The best juice to make is with the veg you have in your fridge. Cut down on the fruit, up the greens and you are rocking and rolling. Now- can't wait for the farmer's markets to start rocking and rolling.
Question Of The Day: What is your fave morning ritual to start the day off right?