Every week we pick a word and both write about that word. The word this week is Fresh.
When I thought about this word, so many things came up and I realized I love all things fresh. Here are my favorites:
I love podcasts and one of my favorites is NPR’s Fresh Air. Some of my favorite recent episodes have featured Jimmy Fallon, Alexander Payne (director of “The Descendants” and “Sideways”) and Darrell Hammond from SNL.
The first week of a New Year certainly promises opportunity to make a fresh start in any aspect of your life. Though I didn’t really make any solid resolutions this year, there are a few places I would like to start anew. Among them is a return to greens and to juicing.
My mother gave me a juicer for Christmas a few years back and I really got into the habit. I was committed to eating greens most days of the week and felt great. The boost that fresh juice has on your body is instantaneous. The nutrients hit your bloodstream immediately, in the same way that alcohol does.
Below is the loose recipe for one of my favorite fresh juices. It is a little on the sweet side given the sugar in beets, carrots and apples but it tastes great. You can play around with the proportions based on your own preferences but I usually go with something along these lines:
2 whole Beets
1 Green Apple
3 leafs of Swiss Chard (Kale, Spinach or other dark greens also suffice)
A knob of peeled Ginger
To fresh beginnings!