One of my favorite restaurants in town is True Food Kitchen. You've probably heard me talk about it before in the Kale Salad Post, but their menu is truly healthy as it is based on Dr. Weil's anti-inflammatory diet. They only have locations in California, Arizona, Colorado, and Texas, so if you're in one of those areas, I highly recommend giving it a try!
One of the things I I love most about this restaurant is they take the guessing games out of ordering; they have restrictive diets clearly labeled gluten free (gf), vegetarian (veg), and vegan (v). I love it when you don't have to order anything "off the menu" and the dish was intended to be exactly the way it is . . . vegan and all! Did I forget to mention the food is delicious?? Yes, the food is delicious!!
When I was there, I tasted a raw, cold pressed juice called "bright eyes." The juice tasted refreshing and sweet enough to be loved by the whole family (even the most novice juicers). The turmeric root gives it a color that's more festive than an easter bunny sitting on your front porch. Well . . . maybe not that festive, but pretty festive and bright!
WHAT YOU NEED:
I recommend serving the juice over ice at Easter Brunch. It's a great way to celebrate health on this beautiful holiday. And if you add a little champagne to the mix, nobody's watchin'!
Ginger contains chemicals that may reduce nausea and inflammation. Researchers believe the chemicals work primarily in the stomach and intestines, but they may also work in the brain and nervous system to control nausea.
The chemicals in turmeric might decrease inflammation.
There is some evidence that a chemical found in beets can help fight fat deposits in the liver. Beets also contain a chemical that might have antioxidant effects. Beet can also increase nitric oxide in the body. This chemical can affect blood vessels.
Bromelain is an enzyme found in pineapple juice and in the pineapple stem. Bromelain contains chemicals that interfere with the growth of tumor cells and slow blood clotting may cause the body to produce substances that fight pain and swelling (inflammation).
PEARS, GINGER, TURMERIC, GOLDEN BEETS, PINEAPPLE
total Time: 15 minutes
- 2-3 inches ginger root
- 2-3 inches turmeric root
- 2 golden beets
- 2 pears
- 2 cups pineapple
- Wash all vegetables.
- Put ingredients in a high powered juicer (I use this one)
- Drink up and enjoy!
Discover the benefits of Juicing in our JUICING 101 post
Try this juice in our 2014 Homemade Juice Cleanse!
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PHOTOGRAPHY: Coreen Murphy
RECIPE INSPIRATION: True Food Kitchen