Today's Health Juice is a new favorite blend of mine. Get my super juice ingredients and find out why I call it "Health Juice" - Try this vibrant blend...
My Health Juice! (and why it's healthy)...
Pineapple. First I add in fresh-chopped, bromelain-rich pineapple. Pineapple is the only known source of bromelain - you can get bromelain in both fresh or frozen pineapple. But for juicing sake - lets stick with fresh-cut pineapple. Pineapple is also an excellent source of vitamin C and Manganese.
"Pineapple, whether fresh or frozen, is the only known source of bromelain - a protein-digesting enzyme that research shows to have anti-inflammatory properties that may alleviate symptoms of osteoarthritis, sinusitis and asthma; help heal injuries and inhibit the growth of malignant lung and breast-cancer cells." -Dole Nutrition Handbook, pg 94.
Carrots! Then I add a few bright orange organic carrots. Carrots are rich in vitamin A. But here's an interesting fact...
"Though raw carrots make a healthy and tasty snack, cooked carrots provide greater amounts of Vitamin A because the cooking process breaks down cell walls, enhancing nutrient ability." -Dole Nutrition Handbook, pg 108.
Celery! Then some crisp stalks of celery. Celery is not as nutrition-void as you may think!..
"Celery contains... [immunity-boosting] quercetin, apigenin and luteolin, as well as a healthy supply of Vitamin C, folate and potassium. Plus two stalks can fulfil 40% RDA of Vitamin K." -Dole Nutrition Handbook, pg 81.
Ginger! My fave juicing add-in: ginger. I added in stimulating, spicy ginger to make my health juice sing!
My Juicing At-Home Links:
*Green Juice 101
*Juicing for Health Series
*At-Home Juicing 101 (and juicer buying guide)
*10 Juice recipes to start your day
Here's my recipe...
Pin-Cel-Car-Gin Health Juice!
makes 2 servings
2 cups of fresh chopped pineapple
2-3 medium organic carrots
3 stalks celery
1 Tbsp fresh ginger, peeled
Juice and enjoy!
Extra-Spicy - add in a dash of cayenne
Posted by Kathy on 12/04/2010