Bok Choy Green Juice

Last week I took a three-day trip to San Diego.  It wasn’t supposed to be a vacation per se, but it ended up being an amazing wake-up call.  This trip was the first time in over six months where I had three consecutive days where I wasn’t working, working on my business, or blogging.   It’s amazing to me how badly I needed a break and didn’t even know it.

I pride myself on taking care of myself and being “healthy,” but as I have been focusing more and more attention on building my business, on top of working my full-time job, my focus on myself has slipped away.  I knew it was a problem that I wasn’t sleeping through the night anymore and was waking up with headaches in the morning.  I knew it was a big problem that I was working a full day at work and then coming home to work five more hours on my side business. I knew it was a problem that I felt overwhelmingly scattered, exhausted, anxious, and irritable, but I just thought this is how life was right now.

Not anymore.  Something had to change and it’s changing now.  As a result of this trip and having some time to get perspective on my life, I have already made huge shifts to my priorities and have noticed a dramatic change in my mood, energy, and overall well-being.  If anyone asked me a week ago, of course I could tell you about the benefits of taking a break, whether it’s a ten-minute break or a ten-day break.  But sometimes we forget to apply our own wisdom to ourselves… guilty.

So here is where I pose this question to you:  Are there things that aren’t working in your life at the moment that need your attention?  When was the last time you took a real break – big or small?

And, when was the last time you enjoyed a green juice?

This juice is simple.  Uber simple.  It’s got a slightly tart-sweet-bitter goodness that tastes clean and refreshing.  It is best enjoyed upon returning home from a flight when you have the need to feel hydrated, grounded, and centered.  Or, while lying on your couch indulging in a Prison Break marathon… guilty.

Bok Choy Green Juice
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Recipe type: Juice
Serves: 1
  • 2 heads baby bok choy
  • 1 - 2 medium apples
  1. Juice ingredients and enjoy immediately.


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  1. says

    Sometimes we need a wake-up call to get things re-balanced. I definitely struggle with that from time to time. It can be all too easy to get caught up in working away and not realize that something isn’t right, or make excuses for why we feel crummy. Glad you’re on the right track and taking care of yourself. Plus, just found your blog and I love it. Truly fantastic, so thanks for that! I also can’t believe I’ve never juiced bok choy!! We just got a huge haul in our CSA so I know what’s going in the juicer next…

  2. says

    Bok Choy is a good one to juice as you seem to get more out of the thicker stalks than other greens. When I make juices like this I always have a little coconut oil or some other healthy fat at the same time as most of the antioxidants in greens are fat soluble and need it for proper absorption.

  3. Sharon says

    Can you blend this as well? I am going to invest in a blender before I get a juicer, but the color is so lovely I want to try this one as a smoothie!

  4. says

    That is one stunning glass of green goodness! How simple, nutritious and perfectly easy! We’re going to feature this on our Facebook page and link here so people can see how you made it, and your lovely photography. If you wish, come LIKE us on Facebook for more recipes and tips on super healthy Asian green vegetables like baby bok choy, gai lan, dau miu, yu choy, gai choy, etc.

    –Your friendly Southern California farmers at Jade Asian Greens

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