Rays of Sunshine Juice- A Color Study

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(Fruit- photos by me, no filter. Runway shots SS13.)

The level of excitement that coats over me like a paint brush when I see food this bright and colorful is ridiculous. A similar reaction to a kid in a candy store might be a good analogy. Squeals, squirms and wiggles of joy. I mean SERIOUSLY, look at those blood oranges. Have you ever seen anything so beautiful?  Why would we ever want to genetically modify anything when something so lovely is created organically? Natures Candy!  I gathered these lovely ingredients at the farmers market and made a juice that I enjoyed with my bestie! This is a level of orange even Lindsey Lohan couldn’t replicate! #justsayin

Benefits of Rays of Sunshine Juice

  • Oranges– Protects against certain types of cancers, lowers cholesterol, protects skin, lowers risk for viral infections and alkalizes the body
  • Carrots- See my post here
  • Tomatoes– Vitamin A, C, K, Folate, B6, and prevents risk of cancer
  • Ginger- See my post here
  • Nectarines– loaded with Lutein an antioxidant power source that is thought to slow cognitive decline, protect against free radicals

What you need: (any quantity is fine, no right or wrong here)

5 carrots, peeled

1/5 Tbsl ginger, peeled and sliced

4 nectarines, sliced and pit removed

2 tomatos, sliced

5 blood oranges

Method:

Gather ingredients and toss into a juicer! Feel free to use a citrus juicer for the oranges or slice in half and toss the whole fruit in the juicer! Feel the radiant sun absorbed into your body through this lovely juice!

xoxo,

SSP

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Good Morning! Green Juice!

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GOOD MORNING WORLD! Who doesn’t love juice? (rhetorical question)! Juicing is a magical way to help your body soak up vitamins, minerals, enzymes, antioxidants and phytonutrients in an easy and efficient way. It is also a great way to eliminate toxins from the body while cleansing or detoxing. Talk about being beautiful from the inside out! And for all you vegetable haters out there, this is a great way to ensure you are getting your recommended daily amounts of fruit and veggies each day. Although, I do not resonate with recommended daily amounts of fruit and veggies. One should eat an unlimited supply of whole plant foods every day to fill there hearts desire. But thats just me! BOH!

Benefits:

Kale– Um, kale is a champ on the ORAC rating! (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity)! Loaded with antioxidants, vitamins and mineral! Nice

Spinach– Great brain food! -Potassium, Iron, Folate, Vitamin A, Zinc, Copper

Celery– Incredibly alkalizing and helps balance the bodies pH levels. Also very hydrating

Romain- Serving per serving has more vitamin C than an Orange (WHOMP, WHOMP)

Apple- An apple a day keeps the doctor away

Lemon– Great for digestive system, helps keep a healthy immune system and gives you better looking skin. If you can, toss the whole lemon- peel included in the juicer

Parsley- Anti-infalmatory- good for aches and pains and helps control blood pressure. A “chemoprotective” food

Spirulina– PROTIEN- no need for protein powder when you add this baby! Also high in chlorophyll which removes toxins from the blood. And how can anything this green be bad for you? (again, rhetorical question)

Chlorella– Detox! Improve immunity, alkalinity, and inflammation. It also promotes the production of healthy flora, bacteria and probiotics throughout the digestive system. See you don’t need yogurt!

Toss everything in your juicer and enjoy! I added the Pea Shoots and Mint for a hint of sweetness and flavor after processing in my blender. You wouldn’t get much juice form these if put in the juice!

Stay healthy and stay happy.

xoxo,

SSP