I realize, in hindsight that it was about making Meaning, taking the time to stop and pay attention and do my best to make sense out of my life and how I ended up juicing in a field filled with organic farmers and how their hard work and intelligence could be transformed into a liquid - a brightly colored, amazingly delicious, aroma-therapeutic message about Self-Care and Self-Love. Juice is just one of a million mindful choices we can make to strengthen self-awareness. I chose Juice. Or it chose me. and so it was that Juice became my practice and through my practice of making juice for others I grew in to a new life, the rhythm of service, and the vibration of a community...Read More
This week, The Lyme Juice Company is pleased to introduce the Juice-oothie! Oo-wee! It's yummy. The juice-oothie offers the best of two great drinks and combines the intense nutrients of fresh-pressed juice with the whole fruit and fiber of a smoothie. Our juice-oothie will still be nut-free and dairy-free so everyone can enjoy it. We've added some ZING! with a nutrient-dense citrus and fresh green blast to go with those wild blueberries, tart cherries, and flax - and if you like, there's always some non-GMO Vegan protein powder to add to it. The new recipe brings a smooth, vibrant texture to the berry drink - so it's much easier to suck up through that paper straw! C'mon, get juicy with us on Saturdays at White Gate Farm in East Lyme, CT. Saturdays 9-5pm and opening soon on Wednesdays, too.
Ever wonder what to do with carrot greens when those fluffy tops are lobbed off ? Carrot tops are more often discarded - thrown away, used as compost, or chicken feed [lucky chicks] - but carrots greens are not only edible, they are highly nutritive, rich in protein, minerals and vitamins. Their nutritional profile is similar to their roots and provides vitamins A, B6, C and K, folate, manganese, niacin, potassium, calcium, and thiamin, but they contain 6 times the vitamin C of the root. Yup, just like turnip greens, carrot tops are even more LOADED than the root and tuber.
Greens are among the top vegetable sources for Vitamin-K which plays a role in bone health, limits neuronal damage in the brain, and is used in the treatment of Alzheimer's disease.
When joined together, Vitamins A and C are ready to kick ass when it comes to protecting our cells. Vitamin A keeps skin and mucous membrane cells healthy and that means they are more resistant to fighting off cancers and diseases caused by viruses.
The fresh green leaves contain 100% of daily-recommended levels of Vitamin C and work in many B-complex groups that are essential to metabolism. Vitamin C acts as a natural antihistamine when fighting colds and allergies; aids in collagen production; has anti-oxidant properties that fight against cancer and protects cells from damage and mutation; and best of all, it helps to keep our eyes and hearts healthier so we can see and feel the beauty that is all around us.