Hello Once Again . . . the glorious color of the Downeast, coastal Maine fall leaves is waning and the chilly winds are blowing strong today. Alas . . . winter's coming. October's full moon was bright and beautiful last night as it shone over the Penobscot River - just down the hill from my office, the river feeds into the Penobscot Bay. The light reflected off the water and filled my space with an amazing glow. There's much energy to be absorbed from a full moon - mental, spiritual, and physical!
Speaking of natural energy, today's juice recipe will aid in keeping your immune system strong this season and your body and mind stoked with good vibrations. I hope you take the time to make yourself a glass or two or three this fall and winter season. Enjoy.
This juice blend is a bone-strengthening, muscle-building nutritional pharmacy in a glass. The generous chlorophyll content of parsley aids in the cellular uptake of oxygen, thus stimulating your metabolism. This is also the ultimate "beauty beverage" in that it promotes gorgeous skin, hair, and nails and relieves water retention throughout the body.
Important: Due to parsley's natural kidney-cleansing properties, this strongly-flavored blend can be a potent diuretic; don't consume more than 4 to 6 ounces per day.
- 6 medium carrots
- 1 cup packed parsley (flat-leaf or curly), including stems
1. Juice the carrots and parsley together. Use carrots to help push the parsley through the juicer if necessary.
2. This is a very powerful juice. Please drink slowly, mixing each sip with saliva before swallowing. Don't chug it down or you might become slightly lightheaded!
Yield: 2 small servings, about 6 ounces each
A Good Source Of: calcium, iron, magnesium, sulfur, phosphorus, and potassium, plus bountiful beta-carotene, vitamins B and C, and energizing natural sugars
NOTE: This article was written by Stephanie L. Tourles and adapted from her book, Raw Energy, Storey Publishing, 2009. The information is true and complete to the best of her knowledge. All recommendations are made without guarantee on the part of the author. Ms. Tourles disclaims any liability in connection with the use of this information. It is for educational purposes only.