Our Daily Dose of Green Juice

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?!?  

anywho. 

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!

 ingredients for our green juice

ingredients for our green juice

GROCERIES:

  • 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 

 
NOW WHAT?

  1. 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.

a.

The Brain + Gut Health Explorer


 
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