Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Healthy You Jump-Start

Today we need to focus on cleaning out the crud we've built up over the last few weeks, months or years. Here are a couple tips for a great morning boost!

First, I like to start the day with a shot of juice from a whole lime or half of a lemon or orange followed by two 10-oz glasses of purified water. This alone will immediately stimulate your digestion. 

About fifteen minutes after the water and citrus juice drink a large glass of vegetable juice. No, not V8, fresh vegetable juice! I would really suggest you invest in a vegetable juicer. It  is so much cheaper and healthier to make your own juice than buying pre-bottled juices. You can make your juice with carrots, celery, apples, and any fresh green herbs( parsley, mint, basil, etc.) and I highly suggest that they be organic. Organic is best, you don't want your liver bogged down filtering out the pesticides. I like to make mine with carrot, celery and parsley because both celery and parsley have great detoxifying qualities and the carrots add a little sweetness:) If it is very difficult to make your own juice both Trader Joe's and BoltHouse Farms make great vegetable juices. 

I usually workout after the vegetable juice than have breakfast.

~The citrus juice and vegetable juice need to be followed up with a healthy, nutritious breakfast so tomorrow we'll work on breakfast and a few nutrition must-haves.~


VeggieGirl said...

Sounds good!!

Piper said...

I always love the colors in those drinks. I guess you know it's health straight from nature when the beautiful colors of the outside are brought to the table.

I should write food reviews:)

Lizzie M. said...

The pictures make me want to run out and get a new juicer!!!


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