I’m sort of pissed off that I’m sick with a disgusting chesty cough. I’m pulling out all the stops in an attempt to heal myself (hopefully before New Years Eve so I can participate–a much as pregnant women are allowed–in the festivities!). I spent most of yesterday in bed, today I did some gentle prenatal yoga in my pajamas and then ventured out to help Josh finish up his mural downtown (11th and Market! Go check it out! or come participate in it on First Night 12/31). Now I’m home, back in my PJ’s, drinking some Immune Me Green Juice from Kris Carr’s Crazy Sexy Kitchen.
For those of you who don’t know Kris Carr–she is an incredible inspiration. After discovering she had an incurable stage four cancer in 2003, she decided that the triple organ transplant the doctor suggested did not sound like a great idea–but neither did dying–so she set off on a journey to find healing for herself. She is not just alive today, but THRIVING, on a whole foods plant based diet. The woman is amazing and she also happens to be a queen juicer. I figure, if making her own green Juice can help Kris Thrive in the midst of cancer, its probably a safe bet for helping out with my cough.
Juicing takes time–there’s washing, peeling, and cleaning of equipment involved. It also can get a little expensive (but since I don’t really by medicine, those funds are just reallocated to veggies). For these reasons, I have a hard time doing it on a consistent basis. Green smoothies are much quicker and are my AM go to most days. But this is the second time since October than I’ve had a nasty cough! So, I made my way to the produce sections of a couple of my favorite stores and I loaded up on fruits and veggies for some serious juice healing. Here is the recipe for the one I had this evening:
Immune Me (serves 2)
- 2 green apples
- 4 cucumbers
- 1 inch piece ginger root
- 1 lemon, peeled and quartered
- 8 romaine leaves
Just wash them up, peel if using conventional (I bought conventional cucumbers and peeled them), and juice, baby, juice!