Thursday, May 10, 2012

Green Juice

I introduce to you one of my favorite things ever. This beautiful green juice is, in my opinion, one of the best tools towards wellness. I try to drink this liquid goodness at least 4-5 times every week. When I go without, I notice. It just makes you feel good. Really good.

After reading "Crazy Sexy Life" by Kris Carr I was inspired. This is her juice recipe and it is truly delicious. Try to use organic veg as much as possible!

The Almighty Green
1-2 organic cucumbers cut in half (I use one during the winter when they are so expensive and then 2 during the summer. Also if you can't get organic just peel it before you juice it.)

4-5 romaine leaves (You can use any green, but I really like romaine.)
4-5 leaves of kale
3-4 celery stalks
1 inch long piece of fresh ginger (Careful here. This is one powerful root.)
1/2 a lemon
1 apple quartered

Broccoli stems can also be used, this is optional. See tip below.

Run all of the veggies through your juicer and presto your on your way to feeling fabulous. Makes a little less than 32 ounces. If you use 2 cucumbers it makes a little over 32 ounces.

*Cool Tip: When I buy broccoli, I don't very often eat the stem (although you can). So instead of just throwing it in the compost, I juice it. They last a long time in the fridge ( I always have some lying around) so you can use them over several weeks.

Now Juice!!!

After juicing regularly for a couple of years now, I can honestly say that I LOVE my juicer. It is a very worthwhile investment and your entire being will thank you. 

Happy juicing everyone!!

Amber H.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Awesome Custom Made Bag

I present you with my first custom made bag sold on my etsy shop DaffodilHut. I'm really proud of this one so please feel free to admire.

This bag is fully lined and hand embroidered. I am in love with it.

Check out my etsy shop to see the details!

Amber H.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Detox Day 7 & First Greens

Oh the joys of gardening! Sunday I spent all day outside, planting, weeding and soaking up the rays. At the end of the day I harvested arugula, lettuce, some broccoli rabe sprouts and then made our first salad from the garden. After baking some marinated tempeh and sweet potato fries, dinner was served. Another detoxifying meal and a great way to wind up detox day 7.

Here are some more fabulous shots from around the yard and in the garden.

Week one of my Spring detox has come to an end. How do I feel? I feel good. Coffee no longer controls my life.  You understand that first cup of coffee in the morning, need I say more? And I am sleeping like a baby every night. Now I drink a delicious mug of hot water with a slice of lemon when I wake up. Don't knock it till you try it people. It's hydrating and alkalizing and actually really delicious.

Enjoy this lovely weather this week, eat some brown rice and guzzle some H2O!


Amber H.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Spring Detox Day 4

Hello to you all! Today is day four of my Spring detox and so far I'd say things are going pretty good. The coffee as predicted has been the most difficult to kick. It is truly amazing how addicting the stuff is. As with most things we are our own worst enemies and even though I know I feel better when I don't drink it, I still want it. Badly.

And so it goes.

What did I do to ease my coffee woes?? I picked some lilacs. Aren't they lovely?

Amber H.