This time of year is always difficult for me and I have run myself into the ground. Holiday emotions, year end wrap ups, last minute shopping, holiday party planning, bearing the extreme winter weather conditions using public transportation and working long hours has got me exhausted and stuck in bed. I made this juice for breakfast and it brightened up my spirits with its red and green colors. It’s easy to slip into a stressed or depressed mode during this time of year, especially if certain loved ones aren’t here anymore to share the joy of the holiday spirit. Wake up each day and be thankful. Take a moment to feel grateful that you are alive, that you are breathing, that you were given yet another day and for everything that you have - family, friends and good health.
I put the following items in my Breville juicer on slow speed:
- 1 bunch of Red Swiss Chard
- ½ Celery bunch (about 5 stalks)
- 1 Cucumber
- 2 Granny Smith Apples
I hope you can find peace and joy in your heart, no matter what kind of emotions this time of year stirs up for you. Peace of mind brings serenity and freedom from restless thoughts. A peaceful mind is the gate to enlightenment.