Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Power of Fresh, Raw Fruit & Vegetable Juices - Part 9

Greetings Everyone! Warm Holiday wishes to you and yours! We've had a few inches of fluffy snowfall here in coastal Maine, but it seems to be melting today. Hopefully, we'll get some more tomorrow to guarantee a white Christmas!

Today's fresh juice recipe is the perfect fortification for this time of year when you can feel as if you are being pulled in all directions - know what I mean? With Holiday preparations, shopping, relatives stopping by, parties to attend or host, plus your regular everyday life to maintain, it can take a toll on your physical energy, granted, but your mental energy can really take a hit. I think you'll enjoy this veggie juice blend . . . it's delicious, refreshing, as well as re-energizing to your "drained" brain! Enjoy.

Vegetable Brain Blast

I enjoy this green blend on a regular basis for breakfast or as an afternoon snack. We don't generally think of our brain as requiring lots of energy, but it certainly does. It consumes loads of fuel, especially carbohydrates, in order to perform at its peak. This beverage helps me to maintain my mental stamina if I have a particularly trying task at hand that requires focused concentration. It also aids in the healing of acne, arthritis, and other inflammatory health problems.

Ingredients:
- 3 medium apples, including cores
- 3 medium carrots
- 1 medium cucumber
- 4 teaspoons barley grass or wheatgrass powder

Method:
1. Juice the apples, carrots, and cucumber together.
2. Add 2 teaspoons of your chosen grass powder to each glass of juice and stir vigorously to blend.

A Good Source Of: anti-oxidants, chlorophyll, potassium, calcium, silicon, trace minerals, and natural sugars

Yield: 2 generous servings


NOTE: This article was written by Stephanie Tourles and adapted from her book, "Raw Energy", Storey Publishing, 2009. The information in this article is true and complete to the best of the author's knowledge. All recommendations are made without guarantee on the part of the author . She disclaims any liability in connection with the use of this information. It is for educational purposes only.

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