Saturday, July 21, 2012

My Juice Rush: Go Organic!

Pre-Workout Rush

2 peeled kiwifruit
4 pieces of kale
1 peeled lime
2 large apples
6-8 large strawberries

Prep everything, then push through a juicer.  Stir and enjoy over ice!

I made this before a long training day and I gotta say, it really worked for me! It certainly gave me energy to boot! I drank it before practice one night and burned over two hours of energy - cycling, rowing, boxing, cycling, paddling (1 hour) then cycling again back home, up hill.  The best part, even though I was exhausted after all that, I didn't experience that awful crash and burn feeling that you get from having caffeine or artificially sugared drinks.

Go for Organic when Juicing! 

Why choose organic?

It's been said time and time again but eating organic truly is better for your health, for the environment and for the community.  Organic produce is grown with strict guidelines that protect water systems, soil health and respect ecological balance by using green technologies.  Besides all of these important factors, buying organic, especially from your local farmers, is a great way to show support for your community and it tastes way better.

What does "organic" mean?

As mentioned, organically grown fruit and vegetables follow very strict guidelines.  Meaning, they don't allow the use of synthetic pesticides or fertilizers during the process, no sewage sludge, no GMOs (genetically modified organisms, and no ionizing radiation.  The produce is grown in a way that promotes biodiversity and protects the health of soil, water and the air.

You know it's organic by reading the certified organic label, or ask your local farmer about their growing practices.  Always look for the label because sometimes items labelled as 'natural' can be very misleading.


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