Juice, Smoothies and Salads

I enjoyed fresh juice this morning. I was quite low in energy and my speaking voice was very quiet. And the juice experience was rich, so may I share it with you?

Drinking the juice slowly, I could feel the energy radiate to the tips of my fingers and down to my toes. It felt as if my cells were fully drinking in the nutrients. And the life force in the juice was so obvious.  I felt a burning at the back of my throat that felt like more detox, yeah!  I love live foods and the strong health and energy they provide. We took photos of the juice ingredients below. I didn’t finish all the juice, my body was clear when it had enough. Bill enjoyed his juice and some of mine.

Also, for some reason I got a sense of what Chinese healing food philosophy suggests, that animal is used sparingly and can be therapeutic for people who are weak or frail. I’ve noticed that for me animal carries a more dense and grounded energy that could help strengthen frail people. Somehow though, this body prefers vegetable, fruits, nuts and seeds, lentils and grains.

Green Smoothie

And then I made a smoothie later in the morning. The smoothie tasted good and again I couldn’t finish it, so Bill benefited.

The juice seemed to give my body more life force than the smoothie, but the greens in both the juice and smoothie are chock full of nutrients and my body loved them.

For dinner, a large salad that you can see below. This tasted so great and included a large scoop of sauerkraut. We have a heavenly health food store 45 minutes away called Good Earth. They have a huge section of prepared and made-to-order organic foods.  They go to amazing lengths to serve their customers. They even make their own sauerkraut. The pink helping on the plate below is their sauerkraut made with chioggia beets and cabbage. Yum!

Fresh Salad with Sauerkraut – Yum!

Well there are several recipes below. I hope you and your body enjoy them. May I suggest, in taking your first few bites, stop for a moment and just be with your food? Notice how your body responds. I do this at most every meal and it lets me know what my body needs for health. It’s easy and a delightful ongoing learning.

Thanks so much for joining me on this journey. Without you to share with, it probably wouldn’t have happened.

To Your Amazing Health,


Fresh Mint & Veggies Juice—(makes two 16 ounce glasses)

1 bunch fresh mint
6 Carrots
3 stalks of celery
1/2 bunch fresh parsley
1/4 bunch fresh cilantro
3 kale leaves
2 collard leaves
1/4 lemon with skin
2 to 3 inch piece fresh ginger

And cucumber is a great addition, too.

Smoothie For One—

1 bunch parsley or cilantro or 1/2 bunch kale or collard greens
handful of almonds or pumpkin or sunflower seeds
1/2 cup fresh or frozen berries
2 inch piece fresh ginger
1/4 lemon with skin
1 to 2 tablespoons ground flax or chia seeds
purified water to fill blender half full|
stevia with vanilla flavour (this makes the smoothie so good)

Blend and serve.

Salad For One—

1 cup mixed salad greens
1/2 cup Romaine lettuce torn in small pieces
1/2 cup arugula
1/2 small beet, grated
small carrot, grated
1/4 to 1/2 avocado (this is great with sauerkraut)
2 tablespoons sauerkraut
4 or 5 slices of cucumber
2 cherry tomatoes
1/4 red onion cut in half moons
tablespoon of mixed sprouted beans|
teaspoon of pumpkin seeds
Dress with 1 tablespoon olive oil and 1-2 teaspoons coconut aminos

4 thoughts on “Juice, Smoothies and Salads

  1. Dear Connie,
    We are eating healthily and are also inspired by your blog. Rob makes a large veggie breakfast every day!
    Thank you for the wonderful recipes!!! I so do appreciate them.
    Love, Felicia

  2. Dearest Felicia,
    I love that you are eating healthy and especially a large veggie breakfast. I love veggies for breakfast. One breakfast I made for Bill when we first met was miso soup, steamed greens, a homemade pickle for digestion and brown rice with gomasio. A typical Macrobiotic breakfast. It took him a while to really appreciate it. Now he feels privileged to receive it.
    Much Love, Connie

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