Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Summer green juice.



This juice has been my daily ritual the last month or so.  I can't get enough of it.  I've made a lot of different green juices, but I've never used celery as the base.  It's about 95% water, so it makes perfect sense to juice it.  Also - I was reading one of my Mom's juicing books the other day, and apparently celery juice is a nutritional powerhouse.  It's loaded with potassium, folic acid, magnesium, calcium, iron, phosphorus, and essential amino acids.  On top of all that, it's one of the most alkalizing things you can put in your body, and the essential oils in it help to regulate and calm the nervous system.

Aside from the celery, I throw in a huge handful of parsley, a few kale leaves, a lemon, a lime, and ginger.  Oh, and a couple green apple slices, if I feel like it.  A few reasons to drink up:

* lemons and limes are powerful cleansers and full of Vitamin C.
* parsley is another potent cleanser, and packed with antioxidants, beta carotene, chlorophyll, essential fatty acids, iron, B vitamins, vitamin K, and vitamin E.
*ginger fights inflammation, boosts the immune system, and soothes the digestive tract.

On these ridiculously hot summer days, do yourself a favor and try this juice.  Your body will thank you.

1 bunch celery
3 kale leaves
1 big handful of parsley leaves
1 lemon
1 lime
fresh ginger
a couple green apple slices (optional)

Place all the ingredients in a juicer or vita-mix, and enjoy.


Isabel said...

I love the color of the juice, it looks delicious! I am definitely going to try this. Thanks for your inspiration!

Isabel ohlovelylife.blogspot.de

Samantha said...

The color of that juice is amazing.

Kathleen said...

all hail the queen the green juice :)

casey ann said...

wow! okay i'll have to try these. i just love your concoctions :)

verdaleagreene said...

what do you think about giving juices (finely strained) to babies? My son is 11 months old