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February Overview & Celeste’s Juice

February 29, 2012

Leap Day – every four years, except years that are evenly divisible by 100…except years that are divisible by 400… Huh? Wikipedia is a wealth of information…
Leap Day
(I liked the picture & found this Leap Day/Year post!)

Groundhog Day, the Super Bowl & birthdays. Fitness Fridays, Valentine’s Day & photos of me. Old habits, a dog show & Mozart. That was February.

Winter is passing quickly; Spring must be right around the corner!

February has often been called the hungry month, when larders are becoming bare & “fresh” is available only when imported from very far away. This having been a mild winter, our winter CSA has consistently provided carrots, kale, turnips & lettuces. Saturdays our summer CSA at the Farmers Market fills in what’s missing. Juicing fresh bitter greens, citrus from my trees with beets has provided the vitamin abundance my body has been craving. Did you know that consuming even 1 ounce of fresh kale juice a day can have a huge anti-cancer effect on your body?

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My sweet friend, Celeste, had this fabulous juice recipe in her last email. I know you will love the taste! Check out her website:

Our New Favorite Juice Recipe

(approx 42 ounces)
We used this juice for our 10-day Juice Fast
1 recipe per person per day.

The nutrients in this juice may help your body to dissolve calcium deposits in veins, joints, gall bladder, kidneys and hemorrhoids, lower cholesterol and blood pressure, give you the ability to deal with stress, improve libido and cleanse and heal your digestive tract.

All Organic Veggies & Fruits please!

  • 1 head romaine
  • 1/2 beet
  • 5 beet green leaves & stems
  • 4 handfuls spinach
  • 2 pounds carrots (about 10)
  • 6 stalks celery
  • 2 green apples (Granny Smith)
  • 1 lemon

Nutritional Info PER 1 RECIPE
Protein 30 grams
Carb: 250 grams
Vit A: 145,00 units
Vit C: 474 mg
B Vitamins: 21 mg
Calcium: 3.56 grams
Magnesium: 1.76 grams
Potassium: 8.03 grams
Sodium: 6.36 grams
Iron: .347 mcg

NOTE: You can cut the carbs by using 1 pound of carrots, 1 apple and adding Kale.
Remember, these are whole-food carbs so I really wouldn’t worry about it unless you are diabetic and when you test your blood sugar it is super high and doesn’t come down.
For more information on juice fasting watch Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead on Netflix!

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