Nature's Diet Coke: A Green Juice Recipe | Modern Mummy

Thursday, 24 January 2013

Nature's Diet Coke: A Green Juice Recipe


This week I've been experimenting with my juicer and have come up with a recipe that I adore.

I have come to think of it as nature's healthy alternative to diet coke. Yes that revoltingly bad for you fizzy drink that looks (and tastes) like dirty water and which I shouldn't even be THINKING about, let alone WRITING about. I used to be addicted to the stuff and drink at least a can a day but now I've seen the light and have swapped it for lots of lovely fresh juices instead. 

This recipe is a perfect alternative as it's low calorie and perks you up instantly (that'll be the ginger!) but instead of pumping your body full of caffeine and aspartame, it loads you up on vitamins, minerals, enzymes and antioxidants so is SUPER good for you.




Ingredients.

3x golden delicious apples, 5cm cucumber, 1x stick of celery, 2x handfuls of spinach and 2cm of ginger. Makes 250ml 

Tip.
Put one of the apples into the juicer first and pack all the spinach behind it before adding everything else. This helps you get the most juice from your spinach.

Health Benefits.
APPLES: contain PECTIN (lowers cholesterol and blood sugar levels) and VITAMIN C (boosts your immune system)
CUCUMBER: contains B-VITS (a great pick me up) and SILICON (good for hair and promotes good joint health)
CELERY: Full of antioxidants and, specifically, has anti-inflamatory benefits

SPINACH: The ultimate superfood, a handful of it contains over 300% of your RDA of VITAMIN A (promotes healthy skin and protects & strengthens respiratory, urinary and intestinal tracts) and IRON (great for white blood cells which fight infection)
GINGER: A fabulous digestive aid which helps relieve tummy pain and sickness

The Green Juice A Day website is a brilliant place to go if you're contemplating introducing juicing to your diet. Click here for more information on why Green Juice is so good for you!
SHARE:

2 comments

  1. Although humans are omnivores, each culture and each person holds some food preferences or some food taboos. This may be due to personal tastes or ethical reasons. Individual dietary choices may be more or less healthy. Thanks.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Think we may have to try this one :)

    ReplyDelete

© Modern Mummy. All rights reserved.
BLOGGER TEMPLATE MADE BY pipdig