dudes + dudettes.
there's a lot of questions popping up in my inbox about how I sneak vegetables into our Gillies, now 5yr old twins, menu. and one way is through something we call, "emerald sunshine" in our house.
it's basically a green juice we stumbled across on Kris Carr's website yet made a few tweaks based on mama's tastebuds + trial n' error. isn't that how MOST good things are discovered?!?
it's also important to note, that while we have been using this juice for prolly four years now... I recently came across an article which stated the following:
by the year 2050, the United States will have 14 million people needing full-time care for Alzheimer's disease?
shut your face, right?!?
just to be it into perspective: that number is roughly the entire current populations of New York City, Los Angeles, and Chicago put together.
I had to read this somewhere, it wasn't common knowledge for me... I'll try to source it, soon!
there's no way around it: Brain health is more important now than ever before... and the ladies in my Brain + Gut Health Explorers group are already ONE STEP AHEAD by taking action NOW!!!
anywho. I also stumbled upon an article with a recipe which was boasting about all the amazing brain-boosting effects. once I started reading it over... it's quite similar to the green-juice we have in our household :) and that makes my heart, brain + gut happy!
so. why not share it with you, love? hmmm...
if you want to read the article I mentioned, check it out HERE!
- handful of spinach, washed thoroughly
- handful of kale, washed thoroughly
- 2 cucumbers, peeling not necessary
- 4 granny smith apples, chopped + core removed
- 1/2" of ginger root
- 1 lemon
- JUICE 'EM!
Now. I'll be real with you, we have a SLOW JUICER... and mama don't like the extra pulp! So, I go extremely slow with the juicing process + will take the leafy greens, ball it up and push gently through the juicer. I will tend to rotate leafy greens and cucumbers/apples to make sure everything gets pushed through well.
At the end of the juicing process, I will actually take a strainer and strain the pulp out of the juice (I don't like pulp, you have been warned twice ;) ha!). The pulp will actually go onto our compost pile... and the juice I will store in sealed glass containers in the fridge! We will drink within 24-48hours.
Whew! That's it... now, if you try it, tag me and let me see!!!
love + gumption.
The Brain + Gut Health Explorer