A Morning Shot of Raw Juice

There’s something about Fall that propels us from the lazy days of summer into a whirlwind of activity.  Chalk it up to back-to-school vibes or the crispness of the air around us, but this season always seems to spur transitions of all kinds.  A few of my personal changes this Fall have included starting an exciting new job and putting the finishing touches on the re-launch of this website (coming in November 2011!), so I understand how important it is to maintain balance and wellness – and keep the flu at bay.

One of the ways I’ve tried to keep myself healthy is drinking raw juice blends in the morning.  Typically I juice whatever is in the fridge – beets, celery, carrots – and throw in apples for sweetness and ginger for spiciness, adding more or less according to taste.  Gorgeously Green’s Sophie Uliano recently wrote about the importance of an alkalizing diet this time of year, so many of the vegetables and fruits she recommends are perfect for juicing at home. Or if you need more of a set recipe, check out Kris Carr’s popular Green Juice recipe.

Green Energy Blend from Sidewalk Juice

However, if you’re like me, breakfasts are typically rushed and I don’t have time to prepare juices daily.  If I know I’m in for a crazy week, I make a Sunday stop at Sidewalk Juice on Valencia Street, which sells delicious, made-to-order organic juices.  Ideally you are supposed to drink raw juice the day it is pressed, but I purchase their Green Energy juice (made with spinach, kale, apple, lemon, ginger, celery, parsley and cucumber) in the half-gallon size and drink it daily over the course of a week.  The business will even deliver to your home if you’re really swamped.  To your health!

Sidewalk Juice is located at 3287 21st Street at Valencia.  Call them at (415) 932-6221.  The business is open every day from 9am-7:30pm and from 9am-6:30pm during the winter.  The half gallon Green Energy blend I buy is $24.  Cash only business.

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