POST-YOGA DETOX: KALE YEA, BABY!
One of my favorite things to do after I get home from a nice long 90 minute Bikram class is make juice! For some of you who have been following me on snapchat, you may see me juicing from time to time. I can tell you from personal experience that it’s really a great supplement to add to your routine. I feel that juicing helps you soak up the nutrients needed to heal and strengthen your body, especially after doing strenuous exercise. You don’t even need to chop many of the ingredients and it helps save food from going bad. I hate wasting food!
As a rule of thumb, I usually have a formula for all juices that I make: one bitter, one heat, two sweet! So basically what that means is I find one vegetable, a strong alkaline (such as ginger, pepper or lemon), and two fruits. Then I repeat with a different set of ingredients if I really want a full tonic. But you can do it with just the four ingredients if you want! This helps me to create a juice that’s not too harsh on the stomach or taste buds but also gives me a kick start for the day. One of my favorite Kale Juice Recipe goes like this:
Three handfuls of Kale Veggie
Large slice of Ginger Low Alkaline
1 Peach Sweet
1 Apple Sweet
Couple handfuls of Spinach Veggie
½ Orange Moderate Alkaline
1 cup Strawberries Sweet
1 cup Blueberries Sweet