Squeezed juices are one of the best things you can give your body. It gives your body a source of vitamins and minerals. You can get a great deal of vegetables and fruits and all their valuable micronutrients because the process of juicing makes them so easily assimilable for the body.
Not only that, but freshly squeezed, cold juice in the morning can be comfortable for your digestive system and a good way to start the day with a nutritious drink.
- Buy organic vegetables and fruits. You do not want pesticide residues in your fresh juice. It’s very important not to peel the fruit and vegetable, when you prepare the juice.
- Start with the juice of vegetables and fruits. Juice from vegetables like carrots, celery and cucumbers that has a light, pleasant taste, and then slowly introduce dark leafy vegetables when palates accustomed to the taste of fresh vegetable juice.
- Try to avoid preparing drinks that have high sugar content. While fruit juices can be a sweet treat every now and then, they are full of sugar and can affect blood sugar levels. Try to mix with the vegetables and make a juice that has more vegetables than fruit.
- Drink your juice as soon as possible after juicing. If possible, drink the juice within 1 hour, as it begins to lose its nutritional value as time passes. If you do not do that, then keep it in a glass container in the refrigerator up to 24 hours.
- Prepare the ingredients the night before in order to make easily squeezed juice in the morning. Organization is ahead of time and real time saver. Keep your juicer always on the desk of the kitchen and easily accessible, so you do not need to draw every time you need.
Green lemonade – fennel, apple and celery with mint and parsley
The combination of fennel, celery and parsley can be useful for water retention as a mild diuretic. Celery has sodium and potassium, and is especially good for the lost minerals in the body after exercise or illness. Mint is a good digestive helper like fennel, which has a slightly sweet and mild flavor. Parsley is a powerhouse vegetable when it comes to juicing because it is full of vitamin C.
Little green apples and freshly squeezed lemon juice is what makes this juice “lemonade”, as they give him a bit of sweetness and acidity, and balance for better taste.
Green lemonade – Recipe
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Fennel, apple, celery with mint and parsley
1 small fennel or 1/2 large
2 stalks of celery
1 handful of mint leaves
1 sprig of parsley
1/2 green apples (Granny Smith)
2 small lemons, peeled
All the ingredients go through a juicer.
Stir and drink immediately.
Cheers to health!