Oh vacations. So wonderful in the moment, so dreadful coming home.
I love escaping reality for a few days and indulging in delicious local cuisine. I never say ‘no’ to two desserts while on vacation because, I mean, isn’t that what vacation is for?
But coming home is never easy. My body always has a tantrum when I return. The lack of sleep, lack of exercise and healthy foods, airport food, and the time change…it all sends my entire system into a state of shock. And let me tell you: that’s not fun, for anyone.
One of the first things I did when I got home was make a giant run to Safeway to pick up lots of produce. I planned to juice a lot of it to eat with my breakfasts.
One of the recipes I made is below. It’s full of nutrients: beets for the betaine (good for the heart and liver), kale and cucumber for the vitamin K (helps in the process of blood clotting) and lemon and apple for the vitamin C (antioxidant that helps eliminate free radicals in the body. It’s also good for the immune system).
What a delicious way to start the day!
- 1 green apple
- small piece of ginger
- 1 beet
- 1 cucumber
- 5 stalks of kale
- 1 lemon
- Place all ingredients into a juicer and enjoy immediately!