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My Favorite Juices

I am the first to admit that I don’t always have control over my stressors. I’m working on it, but sometimes stress just gets the best of me! And, as I discussed last week, being a recovering perfectionist often makes it easier for the little things to set me off.

It’s that exact moment when I want to dig into potato chips and tequila that I have learned how to actually fuel my body with what it needs and wants. As a culture, we are quick to dig into “comfort foods” as a treat when times get tough, but that makes your body feel worse. When your system is processing any sort of anger, sadness, grief, stress, etc. it’s important to eat clean and alkaline to combat the acidity of these feelings. Eating bad-for-you foods just promotes that bad feeling.

I am lucky to have learned the quickest way back to my inner balance: a good juice and a few drops of one of my favorite calming flower essences. While there are a lot of products I use and recommend that take weeks to develop results, I will always be appreciative of ones that you can feel instantly. It’s one of my favorite things about juices- practically the minute they hit your system, you can feel the nutrients livening up your cells. When I need an emotional, physical or mental pick-me-up, I know I can turn to a juice and a flower essence and feel better instantly.

Here are two of my favorite juice recipes. Next time you are feeling stressed, anxiety-ridden, tired, sad or upset, try turning to these instead of junk food.

Click here for my post about flower essences and how to choose the right one for you.

Benefits

Romaine

Vitamin K, Vitamin C, Vitamin B, Vitamin A, Vitamin K

Supports heart health, aids in digestion, lowers cholesterol, supports blood flow

Cucumber

Vitamin B, Vitamin C, Folic Acid, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium and Zinc

Anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, hydrates the body, supports skin & hair health

Parsley

Vitamin C, folate, Vitamin K, amino acids, Vitamin A

Supports heart health, antioxidants, strengthens immune system, produces collagen

Lime

Vitamin C, Vitamin A, Vitamin E, Vitamin K

Aids in weight loss, improves digestion, supports eye health, supports skin health

Broccoli

Vitamin A, Vitamin B9, Vitamin K, Vitamin C, Calcium

Supports nervous system, regulates blood pressure, promotes bone health, antioxidant

Celery

Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, B Vitamins

Lowers blood pressure, helps lower cholesterol, supports digestion, anti-cancer

Carrots

Vitamin A, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, Beta Carotene

Support vision health, anti-cancer, anti-septic, supports heart health, supports skin health

Radishes

Vitamin C, calcium, potassium, folic acid

Supports heart health, lowers blood pressure, aids in detoxification, aids in weight loss, anti-cancer

Kale

Beta Carotenes, Vitamin K, Vitamin C, Calcium, Iron, Fiber

Anti-inflammatory, supports heart health, antioxidant, aids in detoxification

Red Bell pepper

Beta Carotene, Vitamin C, Lutein, Capsaicin, Vitamin B6, Magnesium

Supports vision health, antioxidant, anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory, supports cell health

Cayenne

Vitamin A, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Vitamin K

Regulates blood pressure, boosts metabolism, supports digestion, anti-inflammatory

 

 

My Favorite Green Juice

Serves 1-2

Ingredients:

2 cups romaine

1 medium cucumber

1 big handful parsley

2 limes

1 cup broccoli stems

2 stalks celery

Directions:

Juice all ingredients.

 

My Favorite Veggie Juice

Serves 1-2

Ingredients:

2 tomatoes

2 kale leaves

1 red bell pepper

4 stems celery

1 big handful cilantro

1 big handful parsley

1 lemon

1 lime

1/2 cup radishes

sprinkle of cayenne

sprinkle of sea salt

 

Directions:

Juice all ingredients, sprinkle with cayenne + sea salt to taste.