Happy Friday Gorgeous People!!!
Cheers to the freakin’ weekend! (yes, Rihanna, I’ll drink green juice to that, yeah, yeah!) Only one more day to go & this 30-day (prelude to a) juice feast is complete. I’ve had awesome results including a double-digit weight loss, clearer, brighter skin, more energy, sounder sleep & a better disposition. Most days I have had more energy but this past week I haven’t slept the best (for mommy reasons), so I can’t say I’m feeling very energetic right now. I haven’t taken my final measurements but it is totally safe to say there have been some inches lost because I can finally fit back into my jeans. Thank goodness because even Alexander Wang can only find but so many ways to style a pair of black leggings. I will report back tomorrow with the final results.
But now for the juicy news. (Corny pun intended). I was so excited this morning when I came up with my latest juice creation. Anyone who knows me well, knows I am a sucker for fresh limeade. So it’s serious business when I say I would take this green juice over regular limeade any day! It happened by complete accident…I was out of lemons (gasp!) and I had a bowl full of limes…I imagine you know how this story ends. When you don’t have lemons…make limeade! This green limeade is seriously orgasmic…ok, not literally but it’s really, really, really freakin’ good. As my sister would say, “It’s amaze-balls.” And it’s fabu with a few cherries thrown in. Strawberries would be a great stand-in as well. I have a feeling you could also use sparkling mineral water instead of distilled for a twist. Try serving this at a get-together & I bet no one would even know. I will stake my reputation on it.
The best part is, this green juice is loaded with tons of green goodness & low-glycemic fruit… vitamins A, C, E, & K, B-complex vitamins & minerals like potassium, calcium, manganese, iron, and magnesium. Limes are great for your skin–rejuvenating the skin, giving it that orgasmic afterglow, protecting it from infections & reducing body odor–due to the large amount of vitamin-C and Flavonoids. They also aid in digestion–flavonoids, the compounds found in the fragrant oils extracted from lime, stimulate the digestive system & increase secretion of digestive juices, bile & acids & stimulate the peristaltic motion. And just when you though it couldn’t get any better…limes also aid in weight-loss (citric acid is a fat burner) & are believed to fight against colon & prostate cancer, arthritis, diabetes & heart disease. I didn’t want to hype the juice up too much but I think it might too late. So, stop reading & go try it immediately! This one is dedicated to you non-believers…
GREEN (CHERRY) LIMEADE
(All my ingredients are organic, choose organic whenever possible)
1 fiji apple quartered
1 pear quartered
8-10 seedless red or black grapes (adjust to preferred sweetness)
3-4 cherries seeded (optional–it’s great both ways!)
3 stalks kale
2 stalks chard
2 large handfuls spinach
1/2 a large cucumber (MUST be peeled if not organic)
1-2 limes depending on amount of juice (most of the rind peeled)
a handful of parsley including stems
1/2 a small yellow squash or zucchini
Pass all the ingredients though the juicer, alternating between soft & hard produce to keep things moving through smoothly. (e.g., Leafy greens, a couple apple pieces, cucumber, a couple apple pieces, etc.) Make sure to cut or peel most of the lime rind off before passing it through or the juice will be bitter. Add distilled water to taste. Enjoy.
I hope you like this one as much as I do…I’d love to hear about it!
love & light,
- references USDA National Nutrient Database: Limes, Raw