Darcie’s ‘Green Harvest’

Nothing better than a healthy dose of green stuff in the morning to help you to go through the day

The “Green Harvest” is Utah nurse Darcie Newcomb’s tip to get that extra boost of energy. Especially if you’re a hardcore distance-runner like she is.

Besides chasing asphalt, Darcie loves to go after powder on her snowboard during the Utah winter.

The avid outdoorsy wahine confesses to have an obsession with desserts, and we suspect her workout frenzy is a way of keeping up with her sweet-tooth cravings rather than a healthy choice.

Despite being experienced with the great outdoors, Darcie faced a near-death situation the last time she was on Kaua‘i, four years ago on Kaua‘i.

In March 2007, Darcie came to Kaua‘i to get married to her then fiancé Jeremy. Her sister Brit, who lives here, picked the couple at the airport and drove them straight to Ke‘e Beach to scout for a location.

Darcie and Jeremy wondered away, and when Brit found them, Darcie was laying on the ground, not moving. She had stepped over a rock, which rolled under her feet, sending her feet up in the air, and causing her to land her ribs right on top of a pointy rock.

Darcie and Jeremy got married at Ke‘e Beach the next day alright. But not after a trip to the hospital, a bruised rib, lots of painkillers and sister-cursing.

This is the first time Darcie visited Kaua‘i after the wedding. And by the way, the rib still hurts.

But Darcie bravely went back to Ke‘e Beach, and relentless looked for but couldn’t find the place where she got pretty much stabbed by an evil rock.

Author Mark Twain once said, “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”

Well, Darcie, be proud, one day you’ll be telling your grandchildren, “I survived Ke‘e Beach.”

3 kale leaves

2 oranges

1 lilikoi

1 lime

2 frozen bananas

3 strawberries

1 scoop of ice

1/4 cup of flax seed

Traveling spirit

Be brave, mix it all in a professional juicer (yep, it’s pricey butworth it) without looking back. Let it blend until it’s smooth.Then drink it, imagining yourself exploring all four corners of theEarth. Just be careful not to step on a loose rock.

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