Get The JUICE!
It’s me, Jackie, this week I want to talk to you about that nasty J letter word … JUICING! I know to some of you that cringe at the mere mention of juicing.
I can promise you that my easy recipe does not call for blended spaghetti and meatballs to have a meal in a cup… #WIN This isn’t Gerber inc. I want to empower you, especially people that have had the urge to try this on and off again trend, a way to transition from coffee to an actual green meal that keeps you energized throughout your day. Juicing is an accessory to a great diet that can be used to access a better and healthier you!
Here’s a quick not about why juicing is good for you:
“Chlorophyll, the green pigment in plants, helps oxygenate the blood, creating increased brain function and physical energy,” says Judita Wignall, author of Going Raw.
Here is the recipe:
1 large cucumber
8 stalks celery
1 handful kale
1 handful spinach
1 handful parsley
1-inch piece ginger
Sometimes, I switch up ingredients to my personal taste because juicing can be subjective to the pallet; especially if it is purely greens. To add some natural sweetness , add frozen fruits. Juicing can be fun and playful try different combinations of frozen chunks of pineapples or mangoes sometimes both and add almond milk, preferably Califia . The best method of doing this is by pureeing your greens first with the almond milk then adding the frozen fruit chunks to a nice blend to leave some fruity chunks. If you’re not a fan of these frozen fruit, for a smoothie feel a banana does the job just as well. If using frozen fruits chunks is not your taste, crush a few ice cubes in there and it makes the perfect morning breakfast!
What should we name our new power drink? I’ll personally go for, ‘I don’t drink coffee but I want to stay up!’ Aha, isn’t that catchy? No? Well you can’t say that I didn’t try.
#CONNECT with me and let me know what you have tried and how it turned out! ( My social links are at the bottom of the page)
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