Getting Back to Normal

What a crazy few weeks it has been.  How circumstances can change so quickly.

Events which have happened both here and elsewhere in the world have reminded me of how precious life is, and how the balance of life can be upset in a heartbeat. My thoughts go out to those who were seriously impacted by hurricane Irene. We were out of the country at the time, and it was just awful seeing the reports of what was happening here to friends and neighbors.  It didn’t seem like the right time to write a cheery blog post about a tasty juice, so I thought I would wait a couple of weeks.

Now, we enter the phase of getting back to normal – getting houses repaired, getting children off to school, getting yards fixed up.  It’s a lot of work, and a lot of stress.

I thought it might by helpful to give you a recipe for a restorative juice, to use when you’ve had a hard day,or are expecting one, when things just feel too hectic and you need to help your system recover and repair, giving it the energy it needs to deal with all the “stuff” that needs dealing with.

Restorative Stress Buster
1 handful English (of course!) parsley
5 carrots
2 apples
2 big handfuls spinach
2 stalks celery

Pack the greens into the juicer chute before you turn it on, then top with an apple, turn on, and push through the juicer.  Juice the other ingredients.

This should make enough for two big glasses of juice, so share it with a friend, or put it in a flask to have at lunchtime.

The combination of vegetables will restore the balance of magnesium and potassium which can be lost during stressful times, as well as providing beta-carotene, zinc and vitamin C.

Here’s to a good week!

Happy Juicing,
Jx

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