January 15, 2013

National Fresh Squeezed Juice Day

“Even bees, the little almsmen of spring bowers, know there is richest juice in poison-flowers." - John Keats

It's National Fresh Squeeze Juice Day!

We’re a couple weeks into the new year... are you ready to start that diet yet? By now I expect you’ve eaten all your leftovers, so it’s the perfect time to start thinking about dropping a pound or twelve (unless you’re perfectly happy with the polar bear insulation you gain annually to help stay warm during the winter months like I am). It’s important, though, to rid your body of the built-up toxins stored up from two solid months of eating. To regain your body's natural balance, you should consider detoxifying. And a juice cleanse – done in a healthy manner – is a great way to do just that.

Don't feel the need to dive in head first and make or purchase some carrot, beet root, sprout, and spinach concoction (though you’d be doing your body a real service if you did!), though. Try blending together some strawberries, bananas, and oranges together to start off with! Or, buy a bottle of that green-colored superfood smoothie you've been eyeing at the grocery store for weeks. Today’s the perfect day to try it.

Plus your body will thank you.

(Especially if you're feeling a little under the weather like yours truly!)

Happy National Fresh Squeezed Juice Day!