My boyfriend Brooks is a great influence when it comes to eating clean. He’s always looking for tasty ways to incorporate our love to grub with our priority to stay healthy. Brooks created this delicious juice that I’ve been downing nonstop! I love the taste and the benefits – a total win-win! But enough from me… I’ll let him tell you about it himself:
Between Jules rehearsing 6 days a week for her MOVE tour and my staying in shape for next season, our schedules are pretty non-stop. Rehearsing and practicing for dance and hockey is a huge mental and physical demand on your mind and body each day. In order to be able to meet these energetic demands, we’ve started juicing before and after we go about our days.
To juice goes beyond buying a pre-made bottle of OJ. It’s a process of putting vegetables and fruits, often with their skins intact, into a juice machine and extracting the juice. The resulting juice is filled with an abundance of health-building elements — vitamins, minerals, and enzymes. You can juice almost any vegetable or fruit, and each is beneficial to your health in different ways. With a little research, I found a great recipe that kickstarts my and Jules’ days, and gives us an organic energy boost!
Try making this at home and you will feel like you have the energy of a kid on the playground!
Apple Ginger Delight:
• 1 green apple
• 3 carrots
• 2 celery sticks
• 1 lemon
• 1/2 inch ginger
Juice in any order. Give it a quick stir and drink it up!
For optimal absorption, drink the juice on an empty stomach and within 15 minutes of making it. After too long, the juice starts to oxidize and lose valuable nutrients and antioxidants. Cheers!