Who says we have to suffer...to live a healthy happy vibrant life?

Red wine and dark chocolate... might seem decadent...but these guilty pleasures also might help us live longer...and healthier lives. Red wine and dark chocolate definitely improve an evening..but they also contain resveratrol..which lowers blood sugar. Red wine is a great source of catechins..which boost protective HDL cholesterol. Green tea? Protects your brain..helps you live longer..and soothes your spirit.

Food for Thought, the blog, is about living the good life...a life we create with our thoughts and our choices...and having fun the whole while!

I say lets make the thoughts good ones..and let the choices be healthy...exciting...and delicious! Bon Appetit!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

A Veggie Juice for my BFF Bobbi

This is a recipe for my BFF Bobbi...Bobbi and Marv are dear dear friends...more like family after all of these years. ( I won't say how many.)
They have one of those rare and precious "best friend" kind of marriages..they've been together now through thick and thin..and you see them and know that they are still completely besotted..totally in love. Well it's just heartwarming...inspiring...

Bobbi has discovered juicing...on her path to vibrant health...so this recipe is for her. It is almost Spring...we are moving into the light here in the northern hemisphere...and Spring Cleaning is the order of the day..whether it is your closets or your body...

This is a juice for that task...should bring you lots of energy..lighten things up a bit..and it is delicious!

2 firm bosc pears, stemmed, cut into wedges ~ or two crisp Granny Smith or Honeycrisp apples
1 3/4-inch piece peeled fresh ginger
5 medium carrots, scrubbed (about 1/2 pound), cut into 2- to 3-inch pieces
2 celery stalks, trimmed, cut into 2-to 3-inch pieces
1 baby beet, trimmed, scrubbed
1/2 cup (packed) fresh italian parsley (stems and leaves)
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice

Push pears and ginger through juice extractor. Working in batches, push carrots, celery, beet, and parsley through juice extractor. Stir in lemon juice. Divide between two 8-ounce glasses and serve.


  1. Well I must confess to you, Jolie, that I've never "juiced." Of course I've HAD juice, but I know that's different. This recipe sounds yummy...might inspire me to pick up a new habit! That's your goal, I know, to inspire people to take good care of themselves. :) Thanks for being such a good BFF to my mom! She SO appreciates you! (and so does Dad and so do we!) xoxox

  2. Oh, and I have to add one more thing: the wine and dark chocolate? No problem at all!

  3. Easy to be a BFF with your mom Jodi..I LOVE her...and your dad..and you two, too! :)