Post-Thanksgiving Detox // Pineapple, Celery, Mint Juice
And just like that, you turn around and realize, it's the first Monday in December! I know I sound like a broken record, but WHERE DOES THE TIME GO! Seriously?! Although, I can't complain too much, for I love the holiday season... my only complaint is that is goes too fast. Already, my month is packed. I have a work trip scheduled every week this month, then add on top of that christmas parties, dinners, holiday activities, work, oh and this thing called blogging, and I'm already exhausted. And come January, things are not going to be settling down. I have a big event at work to prepare for, followed by a week in Salt Lake City for ALT Summit (which I'm super excited about), but with all that I have lined up, little time is left for staying healthy, which is why incorporating fresh juice into my diet is so important to me. I love a good juice cleanse, but there I don't always have the time for the commitment, so when I'm not cleansing I like to incorporate homemade green juice whenever I can.
Juicing is a quick and easy way to fill your body with nutrients and, in my opinion, it taste pretty good too! Since last week was thanksgiving here in the States, I'm sure a few of my readers are in the same boat as I and ended up over indulging a little more than they would have liked. Take the over indulging and add the nasty cold I got the last day in London and green juice is now the only thing I want in front of me. So this Monday, were switching it up and instead of sharing with you what I'm wearing, I'm sharing what I'm drinking. I made three juices to take with me to work today in hopes that all the nutrients will help make me better and yes I give my juices names... judge away!
Here's what I'm drinking today:
2 - "Daily Greens" (Spinach, Cucumber, Apple, Lemon, Ginger)
1 - "Tropical Rejuvenator" (Pineapple, Celery, Mint) recipe below
- 1/3 whole pineapple
- 4 celery stalks
- 1 handful of mint leaves
- Chop pineapple, removing outer layer; add to juicer
- Rinse handful of mint leaves; add to juicer (important that you do this before the celery so the celery juice help push the mint along)
- Chop off both ends of the celery, rinse; add to juicer
- Stir and enjoy!
What are some of your methods for staying healthy during the holiday season? Please share in the comment section below.