It’s winter here in Australia (not that you would really know that here on the Gold Coast – the weather is spectacular!), and a mainly raw diet can be maintained throughout all seasons, although different foods are relevant for different seasons. I continue to juice all year round, although what I use in my juice changes.
In Chinese medicine healing comes from the balance of energies within the body. Good health can be described as harmony between yin and yang, so balancing these elements can assist the healing process. People with a Yin imbalance tend to feel the cold and like heat, they can be withdrawn, quiet, pale, weak and fatigued. In Yang dominant conditions, we find heat, red complexions, high blood pressure, restless sleep, thirst and irritability or anger.
Juice, even though they fall more into the Yin category, can be made much more Yang by using warming spices and the juice from root vegetables.
Try this juice recipe for those cold winter mornings!
1 small beetroot with tops
1 small knob of ginger (or more to taste)
1 pinch cayenne pepper
Juice, stir in the cayenne and enjoy!