Happy Kale Citrus Sunshine Juice Video. Harvard Study Links Vegetables to Better Mood.


January 31, 2013 by Living Girl Living Foods

For any skeptics out there, there has been a mega huge delicious plant food finding at the Harvard School of Public Health. Plant foods have a connection between high levels of antioxidants that increase levels of optimism! Huzzah!
This is because of the levels of carotenoids found in some produce items such as kale, spinach, carrots and sweet potatoes.

There may even be a link to reducing stress. The study was done on participants who consumed a minimum of three servings a day, those who were more pessimistic ate fewer then two servings a day.

Victorious Vegetables!

Please read the full article to learn all of the facts, it’s a short but action packed piece.

To celebrate this glorious scientific find I made a juicy Happy Kale Citrus Sunshine Juice. I used several high carotenoids fruits and vegetables plus fennel for an extra feel good boost 😉

I made a rather awkward dorky video all about it. I left my music on, my stove light kept flickering, I have no idea how to move my phone for the right angle, I mumble, and I even spit bubbles on myself while talking! Yay, hahaha. I want to get better at creating videos and mixing up things on my site. So thank you in advance for your patience.

Happy Kale Citrus Sunshine Juice


4 kale leaves
1 orange peeled
1 lemon with rind if organic
1/2 cup fennel
4 celery sticks
(Above are all the strong mood boosting foods)
1-inch ginger peeled
1-inch turmeric peeled
Optional, small handful of pineapples I used leftover cores
1/2 cucumber


I guess I have a little fun with paint at times with the bottoms of celery and lettuce. Here is an example of what I did today with my celery bottom. This can be something fun to do to relax and not feel too bad wasting the bottoms. Celery bottoms can actually be planted and grow! Same with pineapple tops 🙂


Sorry for such a short post but I am typing this away on my phone and it is so difficult to even process things this way for me haha.

Much love ❤ and raw power 😉 Thank you all for stopping by!


3 thoughts on “Happy Kale Citrus Sunshine Juice Video. Harvard Study Links Vegetables to Better Mood.

  1. Sylvana says:

    I love your video Jess. I’ll appreciate if you tell me the brand and model of your juicer it looks great. I am looking for a juicer but a need advice I know is expensive but I would like to try a good one. Send your recipes please. Thank you so much and blessings

    • Hi Sylvana, I have an Omega 8005. But Brevilles are great if you want to buy a juicer for someone who is new to juicing and isn’t sure if they will stick with it. Feel free to search through my previous posts, I have over a years worth of recipes. Best wishes, Jess

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