On Monday we had a really good juice for breakfast.
Here’s the recipe:
One red bell pepper (no seeds)
1/2 lime – peeled
2 stalks celery
1 tomato —- you can stop here for 1/2 qt, light and tasty.
1/2 bunch parsley
2 leaves of kale
2 large juicing apples
This finished recipe made a whole quart and was a little sweeter.
It was a pleasant tasting juice, easy to drink and gave us great energy.
The problem is, the juice does not eliminate stress – not the good kind of stress or the more negative – too much stress. When I get too much on my mind – or attempt to put too much on my husband’s mind – we turn to the wrong foods to keep us going. Our list of stuff to do becomes “too long to have time to juice”. We “drive-thru” for the quick sugar rush, the caffeine surge or the carb-comfort. We feel great that we have managed to “accomplish” our to-do list, but who is laughing at the fact that we have also managed to “compromise” our health and longevity just a little bit more?
What is funny is that these substances – sugar, caffeine and carbs – don’t actually help us at all. Studies prove that they in fact do kill us! Yet, we have TRAINED ourselves to feel temporarily “better” by eating them. So, along with the better, healthier juices, we have to be transformed by a renewing of our mind. We have to retrain ourselves to “want” and “reach for” the really good stuff! The great news is that eating better foods makes your mind stronger and sharper!
How many years did I have soda or coffee, chips or cookies beside me while writing papers for school, college and grad school? So, now when I start to write, like Pavlov’s dog, my mind salivates for these types of foods! I need new programming! It is possible to retrain your mind. You can be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Let’s help each other make that happen. Share any tips you have for defeating old habits!