Monday, August 16, 2010

Juice Recipes!

I made my favorite green juice! I always use a base of celery, cucumber and lemon... usually 2 cucumbers and a whole bunch of celery, and 3 lemons.  Then I add the leafy greens, whichever I am in the mood for: kale, spinach, romaine...  That is always my go-to basic green juice.    I like to make a giant pitcher of it so that I can have it whenever I want that day.  It is best to drink your juice within 15-20 minutes of making it for optimal enzyme consumption, but it will keep up to 24 hours if you keep it cold and air-tight in the fridge!


There are lots of great juice recipes that you can try out.  Cancer Squad Team Member Marlena Torres has a great blog post about her favorite juice recipes, you can check that out at:



I like to keep my juice more green than fruity... but if you like it a little sweeter, feel free to juice a green apple* or a few carrots in with your veggies and that will make it taste even more delicious!

*Note - if you are trying to rid your body of cancer, diabetes, etc, please do not juice fruits.  You do not want the sugar in your juice.  Veggies only!


Here is a green juice recipe from the famous Dr. Oz who is featured on Oprah:

Dr. Oz Green Drink Recipe:

Ingredients:
1 lemon 1/2 cup parsley

chopped 1 rib of celery

2 big handfuls of spinach

1 piece of peeled ginger

1 medium cucumber

2 apples preferred amount of ice cubes (which is of course, optional)

This serves 1-2 people.


I personally love adding ginger to my green juice, it always adds a bit of spice and "heat" to it.  If this is your first time adding ginger, use it sparingly and just add a little at first to see if you like it - a little goes a long way!!!  It definitely kicks it up a notch!
If you are fighting cancer, you definitely want to focus more on greens, the leafy, rich in minerals, antioxidants and chlorophyll greens...parsley, kale, spinach, wheat grass, etc.  Cancer cells cannot survive in a chlorophyll rich environment, so kick up your greens, but balance them out with lighter and sweeter greens like cucumber and celery!   If you are not fighting cancer and just juicing for health and fun, feel free to get creative and add some fruits to mix it up a bit more.

Get Your Juice On!




 

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