Well, it’s been a week since I began juicing daily. For those of you who read my post on habits, I mentioned my painful eye condition (Recurrent Corneal Erosion Syndrome) and how it’s incurable. I also wrote about how if I juice every day, I don’t wake up to eye pain, tearing, swelling and a migraine–I actually wake up like I should, with no eye pain. This week I missed juicing one day and that was the only night my cornea tore once, but it was still minor compared to what I’ve been dealing with.
So, although I’m no medical expert, I’m also no idiot: juicing helps my eyes, folks, and most likely is benefiting other parts of me as well. (I’m hoping to see the rosacea-red skin on my face calm down eventually). If you have a juicer at home, why not dust it off and put it to work boosting your health, especially with all the cold and flu flying around.
Here are two easy-peasy recipes I’ve made a few times this week. I do make a lot of juice at once and drink it throughout the day–and I give a glass to Alan too. Feel free to cut the recipes in half if it’s too much for you or come up with your own combos. Obviously, mine are carrot-heavy because…my eyes.
Kim’s Favorite Winter Juice #1
- 10 carrots, rinsed, ends trimmed and cut in half
- 5 celery stalks, rinsed and cut in half
- 2 oranges, rinsed and sliced into fourths
- 2 limes, rinsed and cut in half
- 4 apples, rinsed, peeled, seeds removed, in fourths or large pieces
- 1 yam, rinsed, peeled, cut into large pieces
Kim’s Favorite Winter Juice # 2
- 7 carrots, rinsed, ends trimmed, cut in half
- 3 celery stalks, rinsed and cut in half
- 3 oranges, rinsed and cut in half
- 3 apples, rinsed and cut in half
- 2 yams, rinsed peeled, cut in large pieces
- 1 bunch of parsley, rinsed
Cheers! Please share your own favorite recipes in the comments.