I have yet to make a juice that hasn't had a mindblowingly beautiful colour. Bright greens that simply scream healthy, gorgeous oranges, or this one... an unreal radiant pink. It just goes to show you how alive and stunning the food that we get straight from the earth can be. When I see things like this I wonder why we ever needed food colouring. Nature does it best, baby!
I live with a bunch of wonderful roommates who come from all over the world. One of them is from India and when he saw this juice he felt inspired to tell me all about Holi, the ancient Hindu festival of colour. Holi is celebrated at the end of winter, as a joyous welcoming of spring. The festival is basically a huge party where people dance and chase each other in the streets with coloured powder and water. It's an opportunity for people of all walks of life to come together and be happy. Imagine food, lively music, visiting, and laughter as clouds of crimson, green and blue literally fill the streets. Sounds like an incredible dream to me.
Perhaps we can create a new tradition to celebrate the beginning of spring by making an array of vibrantly coloured juices! Only...we won't throw them at each other, I'd prefer to drink mine.
Pink Goddess Juice
Here's What You'll Need:
- 1-2 beets (I ended up adding another one because they looked so yummy)
- 8-12 carrots
- 2 oranges
- 1 lemon
- 1 thumb of ginger
The ginger in this juice adds a nice punch that warms you up as it goes down. Something to note: you will be pink after drinking this juice - be warned! Your teeth and lips will be bright pink so make sure you brush your teeth after enjoying, unless you want your coworkers to think you're a vampire.
Hope you enjoy!