If you are on Instagram these days, you might have seen the juicing crazy come back in full force. It is NOT a fad, it is around for good. I discovered juicing when I was at a breaking point with my health. I was always bloated, exhausted, stressed…not to mention “that time of the month” symptoms were cramping my style. Literally and figuratively. Then entered a holistic health coach that taught me the importance of a nutrient rich diet! If you (like me) are not sure about this whole “juicing thing”, let me start to change your mind…
You might be wondering about the difference between Green Juice and Green Smoothies, right?
Well the difference is that Green Juice goes straight into your blood stream whereas a Green Smoothie goes through your digestive tract. Both are great options to start your day with! I tried both, and I fell in love with juicing. It’s fresh, it’s tasty, and I often put it over ice with a straw and feel fancy drinking it. I’ve been juicing almost every morning for almost 9 months I can honestly say I don’t know why I would ever look back.
It provides me with the nutrients + greens I need, thus giving me energy for my days. As busy wives, mamas, working gals we need every bit of natural energy we can get.
Since drinking green juice, I’ve taken my coffee consumption down to ONE cup a day.
Can you believe it? This has also greatly impacted the daily stresses and anxiety that typically plague us. Also, there is no “sugar crash” with green juice, which is a major win.
Here are a few tips, and my go to recipes and I want to challenge you to just begin!
If there’s a local juicery where you live, go buy one first and acquire the taste.
Then when you are ready to go all in, Amazon is there waiting for you. OR a local Facebook health-conscious or juicing group will be your best friend (many have found them on sale for a fraction of the cost of a new one!).
Have I convinced you yet?
My fave green juice recipe is kale, celery, cucumber, red apple, green apple, lemon
Pinterest is also a great source of fantastic recipes and combinations!
Pour over ice in a glass with a reusable or paper straw! Such a treat! I use the Breville juicer (Shop for your own here!)
I hope this helps give you a new mindset of what your body is meant to do! You are absolutely capable and worthy of these lifestyle changes. I’m not perfect & I don’t do it perfect al l the time but having this mindset has changed it all . I no longer feel bloated, exhausted, depleted, run ragged. I’ve got my body back. Which has in turn given me the fuel I need to do the things I’ve been created to do!
Cheering you on!
WRITTEN BY WYNNE ELDER: PHOTOGRAPHER, WRITER, ENCOURAGER, & COMMUNITY BUILDER.