Who is Joe? For those that follow Eat, Pray, Get Well you probably already know who he is. But for those of you that haven’t heard of him, his movie Fat Sick and Nearly Dead is a must see! It’s also my “go to” movie when I find myself needing some inspiration. I feel as if my sinus infection is finally taking a turn for the better so I’m going to help kick my body into high gear to fight this!. That’s where Joe comes in. Joe had chronic health problems in his past (as many of you that visit eat, pray, get well do) but he has regained his health by changing his diet. He started this change by “rebooting” his body by juicing. Joe believes that juicing breaks the cycle of unhealthy eating habits (I can attest to this as after a half a day of juicing, the thought of even eating a salad sounded like heaven to me). Juicing also boots your immune system, helps your body detoxify, aids in digestion and it’s also a way to flood your body quickly of vitamins and minerals.
After watching the movie (again) I realized I had gotten away from my morning juicing. I am going back to juicing as a part of my morning breakfast routine. I will be posting amazingly healing juice recipes for the next two days and once a month I will be adding new recipes into the mix. Check out Joe’s site as well for tons of his own juice recipes.
I know some of you are disappointed in today’s “juice” post, I get it! I know it’s easy to get excited about a healthy version of a berry cobbler, or a warm bowl of chili, and creamy soups, but hang in there. I have something very special planned for Sunday. Toasted Butter Pecan Ice Cream! A sugar free healthy version of course but none the less it’s ice cream and not juice. So earn that ice cream and challenge yourself to juicing at least once a day for a few days (or hopefully longer). You will be surprised not only at how you feel but at how the pounds just fall off! Then if you continue it will become a habit and your overall health will surely improve! Many of you will watch his movie and be inspired to make it a way of life and maybe even take Joe’s challenge to juice for a week or two or three.
Enjoy. You can do this!
- Carrots - about 8-10 sticks will make an 8 ounce glass
- Ginger- use the size of a nickel and about ¼ of an inch thick.
- A little ginger goes a LONG way.
This juice is nutritional powerhouse! Ginger and carrots not only contain antifungal properties, but anti-viral compounds as well. Ginger and carrots have been shown to fight cancer. This juice is also packed with Vitamin A, C, K, B8, potassium, and Iron. Can you think of a better way to feed your body in the morning?