Green juicing… (#foodie friday)

green juice ingredients

green juice ingredients

green juice turns out rather red

green juice turns out rather red

Ingredients:

Dandelion greens
parsley
celery
turmeric
apple
beet
cucumber

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I actually only used about 1/3 of the beet, 1/3 of the turmeric root, and half of the apple. I added 1/2 a tablespoon of hemp oil to the juice. Many veggie vitamins are fat soluble and like to be accompanied with some fat when ingested for more complete absorption. You can add liquid fish oil or flax oil or ghee or coconut oil too. Whatever you prefer.

I juice when my body wants it. And that varies a lot. Sometimes not at all for months and sometimes twice a day for a good long while. I’m in a juice phase again. My energy shifted with the summer solstice — my body wasn’t wanting juice for quite a while before. Learning to listen to the body has been the biggest gift this otherwise horrible illness has given me. See: Are you addicted to sugar/carbs? other foods? and Everything Matters: a Memoir From Before, During and After Psychiatric Drugs

When we learn to listen and respond to the body everything starts making sense. It’s rather lovely.

The body as meditation. Everyday.

If you’re interested in juicing I recommend doing some research. It’s an intense way to get nutrients and as I suggest above, it’s not always something the body wants or needs. It requires learning to listen to the body as well as knowing something about the veggies you’re juicing and how much of everything you should be ingesting. I’ve picked up knowledge in bits and pieces over the years…both by reading and listening to my body. Take it slowly. As with most things, learning about juicing is a process.

I have one of these lovely and huge masticating juicers:

Champion Juicer Color: Black

black juicer

Eating wholesome whole real food is important for body/mind/spirit health and well-being. I’ve written a lot about my adventure with diet and healing here:  Nutrition and gut health, Mental health and diet

And you can find more Foodie Friday posts and recipes here.

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