Updated: Dec 7, 2018
I took out my #Breville (model BJE430SIL) juice fountain cold #juicer today, and decided to blend celery and several other vegetables below. I used to juice regularly 3 yrs ago, and was in my best health during that time! Then, due to various reasons (excuses really) I cut back on #juicing. So am back to juicing regularly and loving it! I found myself with low #energy, bloated, acne breakouts, and weight gain. And with the weather change in #Boston recently, I felt a little under the weather this week, so starting up juicing just felt right. I juiced my fresh produce and I have hooked again. The blended juices was so delicious! On my #Instagram #social #media page I described it as liquid smooth sugar, its was so tasty. I will say that I felt more #clarity withing the hour of drinking the juice and I had a bowel moment within hours. For now I have committed to making a batch for my morning boost and my evening beverage before bed. I will update this blog again at the end of #December 2018. I highly encourage you to try it for yourself! My 7 year old loves it with 2 tsp of honey, he happily drank his serving.
Green juice is rich in chlorophyll, which gives greens their color. Chlorophyll helps your body detoxify, some call it the internal deodorizer. It may lower inflammation. Celery is loaded with antioxidants. Antioxidants are combat free radical damage that contributes to inflammation. It may help fight infections. Celery has been used to fight infection for centuries, because celery seed contains antimicrobial and antibacterial properties. It’s also thought to help prohibit bacterial growth and boost the immune system. It may help to prevent liver disease. Since celery has diuretic properties, it’s thought to help flush toxins from the body and promote liver and kidney health. A healthy liver efficiently filters out toxins, regulates fat metabolism and is the major fat-burning organ in the body. It may help lower high cholesterol and high blood pressure. Celery lowers your cholesterol and helps with hypertension. It may reduce bloating (and urinary tract infections!) Lemon is high in vitamins A, B, and C, it helps cleanse the liver and remove mucus from the body. Besides aiding in digestion, ginger soothes an upset stomach or nausea.
Depending on your taste buds you may add dates or honey to sweeten to taste.
Here is what I used:
~2 Stalks of organic celery
~1/2 Organic cucumber
~2 Organic granny apples, cut in 4
~1/2 Organic lemon
~1 Finger size of finger
Wash all veggies and fruit. leave skin on if organic. Lightly peel or wash with a fruit veggie wash to remove pesticides if not organic.Juice the cucumber first, followed by the apple, ginger, lemon and celery. Drink and enjoy! Cheers.
4 important reasons to cleanse are:
1. Give your stomach a rest! While cleansing the stomach has to work less to extract #nutrients which can be a huge benefit.
2. Rest and repair your intestines. #Toxic #foods (including saturated fats, refined carbs, foods with additives, pesticides and allergenic foods), taking #medications, and even stress can impair the intestine’s functioning. Consuming a plant-based juice #allows food to be assimilated quickly through the intestine, consuming less energy, while the nutrient-dense food helps to repair.
3. Your liver needs a rest too! Every molecule of food that is absorbed through the intestinal wall moves into the liver for detoxification and preparation before being allowed to enter the rest of the body. There are often too many toxins for most of our livers to handle. An organic juice cleanse rests the liver’s overload.
4. Reduce your appetite. Juicing eliminates the habit of comfort eating, and makes you feel satiated with less food than usual. This provides a big psychological boost to help get over the hurdle of changing habits.
See you on the table!