It been no secret on my recent Facebook posts, I’ve been fighting a pretty nasty cold, that came with all the yucky side effects and completely drained me of my energy. My immune system is already not the greatest, due to all the chemotherapy, radiation and stem cell high dose chemo I received about 5 years ago, so when I get hit with a cold, its hard. The first thing I do is just close down everything stressful going on in my life and REST! I also start paying especially close attention to what I put in my body nutrition wise. I start eating lots of raw salads, drinking nutrient infused stocks, and now that I have my juicer back in working form, I’ve begun to juice again! When you use organic fresh ingredients in a “juicer”, its a fast delivery system of vitamins,enzymes, minerals, chlorophyll, phytonutrients into your tummy, which then goes directly into your bloodstream for your little body to soak up and distribute through out your body.
I just started juicing on the encouragement from the lovely Kris Carr, her site www.crazysexylife.com , her book “Crazy Sexy Diet”, and my good friend Jody, and oncology nurse who has been juicing now for about a year and swears by it. There is a lot of misconceptions about people who “juice”. They are “granola heads” or “new age”, or that they don’t eat real food, meat or anything “fun”. Personally I started juicing because it seems like a heck of a lot better way to get all that great stuff I spoke about above, than taking a bunch of supplements. Its natural, and the number of different juices you can make is endless.
So here was my first attempt for a morning “Juice”, to boost my immunity while I was sick.
Directions: Run all ingredients through the juicer or high speed blender, then add in the optional greens powder
- 1 really big fistful of spinach
- 1 really big fistful of Kale
- 2 apples or pears chopped with skins on
- 1 inch or more piece of peeled ginger (my favorite add in!)
- 2 celery stalks
- Add in a bit of Almond Milk, Coconut Milk or filtered water for more liquid to taste
- (Optional) a scoop of a concentrated greens powder called “Vital Scoop”, but you can omit this or use any concentrated greens formula
Drink up! I loved it