Monday, August 6, 2012

Juicy Juicy Green Juice

Juicing vegetables is an easy way to increase your daily intake of important nutrients and vitamins and to introduce a variety of fruit and vegetables into your diet.

Green juices are a great addition to your everyday life as they have an alkalising effect on the body. They help promote smoother skin, a more youthful appearance, control weight in allowing the efficient elimination of wastes and improve your energy levels.
Dark green leafy vegetables are loaded with vitamins and minerals including iron, calcium, potassium, and magnesium as well as vitamins K, C, E, and many of the B vitamins, playing an important role in overall health. Leafy greens also contain protein.
Getting my greens from the Organic Farmers Market in Brisbane

Put the Red Bull down and get a natural buzz from a green juice.

Here are some of my favourite green juices.
I am using a blender so I need to add water to my green juice. If you are using a juicer you might need to increase the amount of ingredients and you won’t need to add the water.

The Green n Gold
2 leaves Kale
2 Celery stalks
Handful of Parsley
1 Gold Kiwi
Juice of 1/2 Lemon
2cm piece fresh Ginger
2 cups filtered water

The Minty

Large handful of mint
Juice of 1/2 lemon
1/2 cup filtered water

Alkaline Me:

4 Kale leaves
2 beet leaves
2 Celery stalks with leaves
1/2 Cucumber
Juice of 1/2 lime
2 Dandelion leaves

Here are some of the green vegetables I like to use:
Cucumbers, celery, chard, kale, parsley, sprouts, spinach, mint, rocket, beet leaves, Dandelion leaves.

Experiment to find your perfect mix.

I add one piece of fruit to my leafy greens such as lemon, lime, kiwi fruit, grapefruit or a handful of grapes to give my juice a sweeter taste. You can also add ginger or turmeric.

Aaron enjoying his green delight in Bali

Let your body soak up the goodness of fresh green juices.
What’s your favourite green concoction?
Peace n Love

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