As most of you may know by now…I’m a bit of a health nut. One of my main obsessions is FRESH JUICES! I love them!! I try my best to make at least one a day ( in addition to my 2 litres of green smoothies). Juices are amazing, because your body is able to absorb nutrients in such a way that allows it to focus it’s energy on recovering, not on digesting. Juicing is also great for people recovering from surgery or treating diseases, people with digestive issues, and the everyday health nut that wants to make sure they’re taking in optimal levels of fruits and vegetables! The other day I was feeling a bit sluggish and groggy, so I decided to make my favourite cleansing and detoxifying juice which I’ve nicknamed, Get the Glow…I felt so refreshed and energized after drinking it… it was amazing. I’ve shared the recipe below 🙂
Naturally, the morning is when our bodies go into detox mode and cleanse themselves from the previous day, and flush out any remaining impurities from our systems. My Get the Glow juice is so great for cleansing your body. It has great veggies like cucumbers, great for weight loss and reducing bloating (reduces water retention). They’re also great for curing digestive issues… and helping to rehydrate your system of a night of partying too hard…(ahhhh the dreaded hangover!!!).
Another great part of the juice is it’s use of lemons. Lemons are great to help your body become more alkaline, and thus, healthier and balanced. They’re also great for fighting infection and boosting your immune system. Lemons are great for cleansing and purifying the liver (for all of you heavy drinkers out there..meet lemons..they are now your new best friend)
My favourite part about this juice is the ginger!! I know…some of you may not like the “spiciness” of ginger, but it has so many great health benefits one of which I take advantage of on a daily basis to help with digestion. As some of you may know, I’ve had severe digestive issues my whole life, and ginger is one of the most calming and nurturing things I’ve found to heal my insides!! Ginger is great for so many other aspects of your body including relief to arthritis and joint pain. Ginger, with its anti-inflammatory properties—can bring relief to sore muscles and joints. Also, ginger contains very potent anti-inflammatory compounds called gingerols. These substances are believed to explain why so many people with osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis experience reductions in their pain levels and improvements in their mobility when they consume ginger regularly. In two clinical studies involving patients who responded to conventional drugs and those who didn’t, physicians found that 75% of arthritis patients experienced relief of pain and/or swelling. Ginger the miracle food…Cool eh??
Another great part of this juice is it’s use of fennel. I know what you’re saying….what do you mean fennel in a juice?? Fennel is actually one of the healthiest foods you can eat. It’s full of phytonutrients and minerals! The most fascinating phytonutrient compound in fennel, is anethole. In animal studies, the anethole in fennel has repeatedly been shown to reduce inflammation and to help prevent the occurrence of cancer. In addition to its unusual phytonutrients, fennel is an excellent source of vitamin C. Vitamin C is the body’s primary water-soluble antioxidant, able to neutralize free radicals.
After hearing all of this amazing information…why not try this delicious juice for yourself??
Get the Glow Juice!
1 Lemon (peeled)
2 Green Apples
2 tbsp Fresh Mint Leaves
1 half Fennel Bulb
1 tbsp Ginger
Juice in this order: mint, ginger, lemon, fennel, cucumbers, apples.
Here you have it! A delicious fresh juice you can feel good about drinking. It has a great fresh taste and will keep you wanting more!