You may have noticed that recent Wednesdays have been Wellness Wednesdays at spabettie, something new I am doing as I continue to educate myself on all aspects of wellness – inside and out. I am currently enrolled in the Master Veg program offered through NCNM, Portland’s naturopathic college. I could not be more excited – I have already learned so much.
I am officially kicking off Wellness Wednesdays with a Wellness Week, as we transition from our first month of 2013 into the second. While my plant based diet will of course be a focus for Wellness Wednesdays, it will certainly not be the entire series – topics using my background in the spa / wellness industry, fitness (people continue to ask about skiing, tennis and running) are among the posts I have planned.
While many may argue this morning’s grapefruit-ginger vodka toddy fits with Wellness Week – being a popular cure for all that ails you – I do have one that might fit better – my vitality shots. This one is, you know, one that you can drink before you go to work.
Last week I shared my healthy defense juice – so far it has done it’s job to keep me well. This shot should do the same thing – and while it is small, it is mighty! Bright and strong in flavor, intensely invigorating.
3 inches fresh ginger
2 lemons, peeled
2 leaves kale
Juice ginger, lemon and kale. Whisk in turmeric, cayenne and cinnamon. Enjoy immediately.