Darnell Lamont Walker leading Rituals Writing Workshop
Big Sur Sunshine: An Immunity-boosting Juice for Our Times
Category:
Food

While we all adjust to sudden lifestyle changes during COVID-19, there’s a vibrant call to action taking place: boost our immune system. With that in mind, we turned to the Esalen Juice bar to be reminded that juicing raw ingredients like turmeric root and ginger not only provides flavor to our juices but it is one of the best ways to enhance our immunity when health concerns are higher than normal, especially during times of stress.

Enter: Big Sur Sunshine. Originally created by Food and Beverage Supervisor Lisa Hudson last Fall, the delicious creation is rich in Vitamin C and contains peak-season oranges, especially those originating from California through April. The homeopathic benefits of raw turmeric root, ginger and oranges work well with other key ingredients, such as fennel bulb, a kiss of pineapple and Meyer Lemon. The divinely sweet “grown-up” orange juice is packed with minerals, nutrients and enzymes to keep us healthy throughout the season.

Ready to invite Big Sur into your home? Follow along:

Ingredients

  • 6 oranges (peel removed)
  • 2 fennel bulbs (tops trimmed off)
  • 1 small pineapple (top trimmed off and skin removed)
  • 1 thumb-sized piece of whole turmeric root
  • Ginger root to taste
  • 1 Meyer Lemon (peel removed)
  • Consider a splash of your favorite consciously-harvested, organic coconut water to add extra hydration

Directions

  • Wash all ingredients in a veggie wash of your choice and rinse clean.
  • Prep ingredients, trimming inedible parts of the produce.
  • Process ingredients through the juicer of your choice.
  • Strain juice with a fine mesh strainer.
  • Enjoy fresh or store in a sealed, air-tight glass container for up to 3 days.

This makes approximately 4-6 juices. Enjoy.

“Remembering to be as self compassionate as I can and praying to the divine that we're all a part of.” 
–Aaron

“Prayer, reading, meditation, walking.”
–Karen
“Erratically — which is an ongoing stream of practice to find peace.”
–Charles
“Try on a daily basis to be kind to myself and to realize that making mistakes is a part of the human condition. Learning from our mistakes is a journey. But it starts with compassion and caring. First for oneself.”
–Steve

“Physically: aerobic exercise, volleyball, ice hockey, cycling, sailing. Emotionally: unfortunately I have to work to ‘not care’ about people or situations which may end painfully. Along the lines of ‘attachment is the source of suffering’, so best to avoid it or limit its scope. Sad though because it could also be the source of great joy. Is it worth the risk?“
–Rainer

“It's time for my heart to be nurtured on one level yet contained on another. To go easy on me and to allow my feelings to be validated, not judged harshly. On the other hand, to let the heart rule with equanimity and not lead the mind and body around like a master.”
–Suzanne

“I spend time thinking of everything I am grateful for, and I try to develop my ability to express compassion for myself and others without reservation. I take time to do the things I need to do to keep myself healthy and happy. This includes taking experiential workshops, fostering relationships, and participating within groups which have a similar interest to become a more compassionate and fulfilled being.“
–Peter

“Self-forgiveness for my own judgments. And oh yeah, coming to Esalen.”
–David B.

“Hmm, this is a tough one! I guess I take care of my heart through fostering relationships with people I feel connected to. Spending quality time with them (whether we're on the phone, through messages/letters, on Zoom, or in-person). Being there for them, listening to them, sharing what's going on with me, my struggles and my successes... like we do in the Esalen weekly Friends of Esalen Zoom sessions!”
–Lori

“I remind myself in many ways of the fact that " Love is all there is!" LOVE is the prize and this one precious life is the stage we get to learn our lessons. I get out into nature, hike, camp, river kayak, fly fish, garden, I create, I dance (not enough!), and I remain grateful for each day, each breath, each moment. Being in the moment, awake, and remembering the gift of life and my feeling of gratitude for all of creation.”
–Steven
“My physical heart by limiting stress and eating a heart-healthy diet. My emotional heart by staying in love with the world and by knowing that all disappointment and loss will pass.“
–David Z.


Today, September 29, is World Heart Day. Strike up a conversation with your own heart and as you feel comfortable, encourage others to do the same. As part of our own transformations and self-care, we sometimes ask for others to illuminate and enliven our hearts or speak our love language.

What if we could do this for ourselves too, even if just for today… or to start a heart practice, forever?



About

Esalen Team

Big Sur Sunshine: An Immunity-boosting Juice for Our Times

About

Esalen Team

Darnell Lamont Walker leading Rituals Writing Workshop
Category:
Food

While we all adjust to sudden lifestyle changes during COVID-19, there’s a vibrant call to action taking place: boost our immune system. With that in mind, we turned to the Esalen Juice bar to be reminded that juicing raw ingredients like turmeric root and ginger not only provides flavor to our juices but it is one of the best ways to enhance our immunity when health concerns are higher than normal, especially during times of stress.

Enter: Big Sur Sunshine. Originally created by Food and Beverage Supervisor Lisa Hudson last Fall, the delicious creation is rich in Vitamin C and contains peak-season oranges, especially those originating from California through April. The homeopathic benefits of raw turmeric root, ginger and oranges work well with other key ingredients, such as fennel bulb, a kiss of pineapple and Meyer Lemon. The divinely sweet “grown-up” orange juice is packed with minerals, nutrients and enzymes to keep us healthy throughout the season.

Ready to invite Big Sur into your home? Follow along:

Ingredients

  • 6 oranges (peel removed)
  • 2 fennel bulbs (tops trimmed off)
  • 1 small pineapple (top trimmed off and skin removed)
  • 1 thumb-sized piece of whole turmeric root
  • Ginger root to taste
  • 1 Meyer Lemon (peel removed)
  • Consider a splash of your favorite consciously-harvested, organic coconut water to add extra hydration

Directions

  • Wash all ingredients in a veggie wash of your choice and rinse clean.
  • Prep ingredients, trimming inedible parts of the produce.
  • Process ingredients through the juicer of your choice.
  • Strain juice with a fine mesh strainer.
  • Enjoy fresh or store in a sealed, air-tight glass container for up to 3 days.

This makes approximately 4-6 juices. Enjoy.

“Remembering to be as self compassionate as I can and praying to the divine that we're all a part of.” 
–Aaron

“Prayer, reading, meditation, walking.”
–Karen
“Erratically — which is an ongoing stream of practice to find peace.”
–Charles
“Try on a daily basis to be kind to myself and to realize that making mistakes is a part of the human condition. Learning from our mistakes is a journey. But it starts with compassion and caring. First for oneself.”
–Steve

“Physically: aerobic exercise, volleyball, ice hockey, cycling, sailing. Emotionally: unfortunately I have to work to ‘not care’ about people or situations which may end painfully. Along the lines of ‘attachment is the source of suffering’, so best to avoid it or limit its scope. Sad though because it could also be the source of great joy. Is it worth the risk?“
–Rainer

“It's time for my heart to be nurtured on one level yet contained on another. To go easy on me and to allow my feelings to be validated, not judged harshly. On the other hand, to let the heart rule with equanimity and not lead the mind and body around like a master.”
–Suzanne

“I spend time thinking of everything I am grateful for, and I try to develop my ability to express compassion for myself and others without reservation. I take time to do the things I need to do to keep myself healthy and happy. This includes taking experiential workshops, fostering relationships, and participating within groups which have a similar interest to become a more compassionate and fulfilled being.“
–Peter

“Self-forgiveness for my own judgments. And oh yeah, coming to Esalen.”
–David B.

“Hmm, this is a tough one! I guess I take care of my heart through fostering relationships with people I feel connected to. Spending quality time with them (whether we're on the phone, through messages/letters, on Zoom, or in-person). Being there for them, listening to them, sharing what's going on with me, my struggles and my successes... like we do in the Esalen weekly Friends of Esalen Zoom sessions!”
–Lori

“I remind myself in many ways of the fact that " Love is all there is!" LOVE is the prize and this one precious life is the stage we get to learn our lessons. I get out into nature, hike, camp, river kayak, fly fish, garden, I create, I dance (not enough!), and I remain grateful for each day, each breath, each moment. Being in the moment, awake, and remembering the gift of life and my feeling of gratitude for all of creation.”
–Steven
“My physical heart by limiting stress and eating a heart-healthy diet. My emotional heart by staying in love with the world and by knowing that all disappointment and loss will pass.“
–David Z.


Today, September 29, is World Heart Day. Strike up a conversation with your own heart and as you feel comfortable, encourage others to do the same. As part of our own transformations and self-care, we sometimes ask for others to illuminate and enliven our hearts or speak our love language.

What if we could do this for ourselves too, even if just for today… or to start a heart practice, forever?



About

Esalen Team

Darnell Lamont Walker leading Rituals Writing Workshop
Big Sur Sunshine: An Immunity-boosting Juice for Our Times
Category:
Food

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