Drink Heavily This Holiday Season!

You heard me! Down it, slam it, chug it, hell- play games with it – today, we’re  talkin’ green juice, mah peeps (wait – what did you think I was talking about?!?!)!  A mix of greens, apple, broccoli, parsley, ginger, cucumber, lime, and celery, this stuff is liquid love for your poor, abused circus body. I will explain.

Our number one enemy in our daily work is inflammation (to be delved into another day – it’s a topic all on its own). Most professional aerialists will experience shoulder tendinitis/bursitis at some point, and pretty much any injury is made worse when that heat starts creeping in; you can work around it, but it can sideline your training in some pretty major ways. One way to reduce inflammation is by eating and drinking things high in nutrients and compounds which support healing and “cooling” the body – enter Green Juice! WOOT!

It’s high in anti-oxidants and plant-y goodness, with ginger to reduce inflammation. Also?  It actually tastes really good (I know, I was surprised too). Here’s an adapted recipe from Kris Carr’s amazing book “Crazy Sexy Diet” – give it a try, and check out her website while you’re at it (she’s kind of awesome).

 

-1 large cucumber (peeled if not organic)
-big fistful of kale, spinach, or other leafy green
– 2 stalks celery
– 1  big broccoli stems
-1 pear or green apple
-1 inch of ginger (or less) + 1/4 of a lime

 

 

You have to take really, really good care of your body – if it breaks, where are you going to live? Love and pull-ups, Laura

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