Now that the weather is finally warming up here in Southern Ontario, my juicer has been making many appearances on the kitchen counter. One of my favourite recipes to make is this Simple Sweet Green Juice. By combining leafy greens like kale and spinach with pineapple and lemon you get a nutrient-rich juice that’s not too earthy. Even my 2 ½-year-old, Jackson, enjoyed his little mason jar of green juice.
The majority of the juice on store shelves have been processed with high levels of heat or oxygen. This process denatures the enzymes and breaks down the nutrients, making the juice almost nutritionally dead. Making your own allows you to enjoy a more nutrient-rich juice with a cornucopia of vitamins, minerals, and enzymes.
There are about 12 servings of vegetables and 5 servings of fruit in this juice recipe. Per serving, that’s about 3 servings of veggies and 1 ¼ serving of fruit. Just a reminder: Drinking any type of juice does not replace your need to include whole vegetables in your daily diet. This makes a great addition to an already healthy diet looking to boost up their nutrient-intake in a quick and easy way.
If you are looking to do a temporary cleanse, you might be interested in my juicing guide Blends with Benefits: How to Successfully Detox with Raw Juice. I walk you through how to safely do a 3-day juice cleanse with pre and post cleanse recipes, juice recipes, deeper detoxification practices, and a complete schedule. Learn more here.
If you follow Traditional Chinese Medicine practices, you know cold foods can dampen the digestive system. Adding a little ginger to the juice allows you to help keep your digestion warm and happy.
Not only is ginger is warming to the body but it also contains the bioactive compound, gingerol. With powerful medicinal properties, gingerol helps to give ginger it’s incredible anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.