When I have time (often: during the weekends) or when I feel tired, I start my mornings with nutrient-rich juices.
I have two favorite and beautifying combos: My green monster juice and the pink lady one.
For the Green Monster, juice 1 organic cucumber with the skin, 1 organic fennel, 1 huge handful of fresh organic mint, 1 big handful of organic baby spinach, 1/2 lemon and 1 organic green apple with the skin.
For the Pink Lady, juice 2 raw beets, 1 fennel, 1 finger of fresh ginger and 1 grapefruit… Pour in a glass and enjoy! Sweet and tasty!
As always pumpkins, try to use organic products as often as possible…
– Mint is not only rich in chlorophyll but is also often used to soothe an upset stomach.
– Cucumber and fennel are hydrating, nutrient dense and low calorie veggies. Should I say more? Still not convinced to eat or drink your greens? Ok then. A green diet is said to help boost your immune system and keep your body running thanks to the enzymes. As they are also really rich in vitamins and minerals, they will nourish exhausted and stressed bodies. And greens are alkalizing foods: they will help balance your PH. And of course green veggies are beautifying food: the vitamins inside should help your skin clear out and glow!
– Lemon is said to help alkalize the body and help flush out the toxins.
– Ginger has stomach-soothing and anti-inflammatory properties and is rich in antioxidants. It should help with digestion.
– Beets are high in antioxidants (which help protect against free radical damage) and can support with detoxification. They are a good source of manganese (which can protect against free radical damage) and folate (or vitamin B9, which helps with tissue growth and cell function). They may also help your hair and skin look younger and healthier.
– Grapefruits are rich in vitamin C, which will boost your immune system and… should help enhance collagen production (= happy skin!!)
Do not wait too long before drinking your juice. Try and consume it as soon as you strained it. Otherwise the live enzymes and the vitamins will deteriorate once exposed to air. You will then lose a lot of the nutritional benefits of the juice…
For the lucky ones out there who have a slow masticating juicer, you can store your juice for up to 24 hours in a refrigerated container.
It’s up to 72 hours for the juices made with a press juicer!!