Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Juicing for Life

Juicing is a wonderful way to get the most nutrients out of your fruits and vegetables. Fresh fruit and vegetable juices are much easier to digest than whole fruits and vegetables are. They are also the best way to get nutrients from the vegetables you prefer not to eat raw (like broccoli or beets). 
If you do not have a juicer, consider making the investment to purchase one. Some juicers, like the Cuisinart Juice Extractor, are very reasonable. You can look at different brands and prices here.
Cool, fresh juice gives me a boost of energy and vitamins to make it through a hot summer day! Here are two of my favorite juice creations:

Super Green Juice

-1 large cucumber
-3 leaves of kale
-1 handful of spinach
-1 cup mint leaves
-1 inch of ginger, peeled
-1 lemon, peeled and seeded
-2 green apples, sliced
-1 slice of celery

Wash all fruits and vegetables. Juice lemon first, then juice greens, then the apple and ginger. Serve immediately.
Makes one serving.

Carrot Zinger

-5 carrots
-1 apple
-1 inch of ginger, peeled

Wash all fruits and vegetables. Juice apple first, then carrots and ginger. Serve immediately. 
Makes one serving.

Happy juicing!

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