For the last 2 days i have been enjoying citrus fruits like i have not in 3 years……juicing oranges, tangerines, grapefruits, and pomegranates (high in vitamin c but not a citrus fruit actually). Its brings me back to when we lived in Argentina had lots of full-time help and there was always a pitcher of orange gold in the fridge. Our favorite was a combination of orange and tangerine. Other than lemonade, I have slipped away from citrus, but now I want it back in my life….maybe it has something to do with the changing of seasons and typical Fall colds. More than that, it brings back memories for me, of leisurely breakfasts. So funny how food can bring us to another time. In Brazil my ritual every morning was honeydew melon juice — I can’t think of anything more delicious, other than Brazil’s beaches…… Tomorrow morning, i am going to surprise the kids with orange tangerine juice, instead of their current fave of fennel apple. They have a vaulting competition so we’re getting up early. I know they’ll love it, and i can’t wait!
Ironically, as i have started this business of supporting others in their health, my own cleansing practices have suffered. I have long been a voyeur of Terce’s Juice Blog http://self-examiner.blogspot.com/. She along with her husband is the owner of Cafe Gratitude and Gracias Madre restaurants in San Francisco. I adore their restaurants — the incredible living, vegan food and the amazing, nurturing and fun energy. They are inspirational, loving and generous and sharing and preparing food for others is an expression of that. Her juice blog chronicles her commitment to take on juicing for the first 7 days of each month. I have just decided (it’s been long in coming) to take this on. To clarify, I am not going to simply cleanse, i am going to consume only liquid nutrition for the first 7 days of each month and see what opens up! This is a big challenge for me, as I generally eat raw while I cleanse. I am excited to begin, and my small voice is grateful that November 1 is after Halloween and that Thanksgiving doesn’t fall on the first 7 days of November. What this choice means to me is that I can create my life as I choose, being mindful and open, that i can live how i wish in any circumstance…..with grace, love, generosity and poise……my commitments intact. I do not have to be mon the juice club — 7 days liquid– I am honored to support you.