Sunday, December 2, 2012

Carrot Ginger Lemonade and Inspirational Women

Carrot ginger lemonade

Recently, I saw the documentary, Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead about Joe Cross' journey to health by juicing.  You can watch the movie online for free on Hulu which you will find on the website at the link above.  I pulled my juicer off the shelf and was inspired to create this refreshing, nutritious cooler.  It will give you a quick pick-me-up anytime...much better than a cola or cup of coffee.

Carrot Ginger Lemonade

2 large carrots
2 stalks of celery
8 cups of watermelon chunks including rind
1 inch piece of ginger, unpeeled
1 lemon, unpeeled
1 lime, unpeeled

Juice everything and serve over ice.   Makes about a quart.

Inspirational ladies

The afternoon turned out to be a bit dreary and I was feeling a little uninspired.  My husband had put an article on my desk that he thought I might find interesting...and I think you will too.

Therrell Smith studied ballet in New York and Paris.  She opened her own dance studio in Washington, DC in 1948 because segregation prevented any opportunity to join the large dance companies in the U.S    She wanted other students to have the opportunities to study and perform dance so has been teaching ever since.  She celebrated her 95th birthday by performing at a local church.  Read the rest of the story about this amazing lady by clicking the link on her name or the photo below.

photo courtesy of The Washington Post

Therrell Smith's story reminded me of another inspirational woman, Ernestine Shepherd, who still competed in bodybuilding contests at age 74.  I had the pleasure of meeting Miss Ernestine a few years ago when we were both participating in a health and fitness fair.  She is very gracious and incredibly strong.  I certainly couldn't even begin to keep up with her as she did push ups in the fitness demonstration.  Read the rest of her story from a feature article last year.

photo courtesy of The Washington Post

Thanks for reading!

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