Friday, May 14, 2010
Grapefruit & Carrot Juice
Right now I'm all about cleaning. I don't know what it is about spring, but it makes me want to clean everything and start fresh. I think it all started a couple of weeks ago when I began reading The Raw Detox Diet. It started out, simply enough, as a quest for information for a friend. Then I got hooked.
Why shouldn't I be detoxing too? I thought. That was when all the crazy juicing started. Juicing this, raw vegetables that, eating proper food combinations at every meal. I'm usually not a gal to follow a specific diet plan, but this one intrigues me. When I have more time in my life to devote to eating raw, I hope to be able to get into this more.
The one good message that I am following right now is about cleaning. Not just cleaning and detoxing my body, but detoxing my life. There are so many things I have been holding onto - literally as well as figuratively. What are you holding onto? I feel like there is so much stuff in my apartment that I could get rid of, but somehow it always ends up back in my closet. Well, not today.
What's interesting is that there have been many messages in my life lately about cleaning. When I took my intensive coaching course about a month ago, my teacher told us that when she has a client going through a transition, she tells them to clean their house. By cleaning up their space and getting rid of clutter, they are literally making room in their life for something new and prosperous to come. Wow, have I got some cleaning to do.
Lucky for me, this juice is super energizing and refreshing. My favorite combination is carrot and orange, but this is a fun, springy twist. Enjoy!
3-4 medium carrots
For a slight ginger taste, use ginger about half the size of your pinky; for a more intense ginger taste, use ginger about the size of your whole pinky. I know this is a weird measurement, but it works!