Juicing provides a quick, easy and efficient way to meet your daily vitamin and mineral needs.
If you aren’t a fan of eating salads, green juices are a great way to consume a ‘salad in a glass’.
Try to select a full spectrum of colors in your fruits and vegetables each week. By drinking the rainbow you are getting the full range of vitamins, minerals and living enzymes which all provide health benefits and healthy glow.
You really want to buy organic produce, to avoid not only the pesticides but also the waxes that are added to fruits especially, to keep the produce from spoiling and to keep them looking fresh.
- 3 leaves kale
Kale is a superfood rich in essential vitamins and minerals, especially calcium, potassium and iron.
- 1 bunch cilantro
Herbs are rich in vitamins, minerals and chlorophyll and really vary the flavor.
- 1 cup spinach
A powerhouse of vitamins, spinach also contains twice as much iron as other greens.
- 1 cucumber
Cucumbers are extremely high in water content, and contain a large amount of potassium, which is excellent for maintaining healthy, youthful skin. They’re a good source of folate and Vitamin C and K while being cleansing. If you can’t get organic, then peel the skin, which has wax on it.
- 1 carrot
One of the most commonly consumed vegetables, it is the highest source of provitamin A carotenes and adds a sweetness to many bitter-tasting vegetable juices. You want to use a vegetable brush: it’s excellent for scrubbing the skins of carrots to remove the bitter qualities without sacrificing the nutrition of the skins.
- 1 green apple
Adds a little tart. Definitely buy organic apples, as non-organic are often waxed to keep them fresher. If you can’t find organic, you can always peel off the waxy skin; however, the downside is that many of the nutritional benefits are concentrated in the skin and outer layers.
To prevent the juices from going even slightly brown (that is oxidizing and damaging their nutrient content), drink them immediately, or pour in a squeeze of lemon juice or a spoonful of vitamin C powder.