10 Green Refresher | Green Juice Recipe
5 Celery Stalks
1 Bunch of Swiss Chard
2 Fuji Apples
Knob of Ginger
Cooling, refreshing, cleansing and tasty; four combos I love.
Warning: Drinking this green juice may cause you to be in a state of bliss.
Beta-carotene, vitamin B-complex, vitamin C, vitamin K, choline, folate, copper, iron, calcium, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium
Cucumber – Extremely hydrating, cooling (regulates body temperature), flush out toxins, lowers blood pressure, fat burning, anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory and great for prevention of kidney and bladder stones.
Celery – Alkalizing and hydrating. Anti-cancer properties, cholesterol and blood pressure lowering, digestive aid, anti-inflammatory, diuretic.
Apple – Reduces bad cholesterol, enhances cardiovascular health, healthy intestines, digestion, cleans the liver and kidneys, anti-oxidants, very good for the lungs.
Lemon – Digestion, Vitamin C, good for teeth and skin, anti-bacterial, blood pressure, congestion.
Ginger – The heal all! Nausea treatment, anti-inflammatory, immune system booster, anti-cancer, anti-oxidant.
Cucumbers are one of my favorite fruits (anything that produces a seed is considered a fruit) to use in my green juices. Cucumbers contain about 95% water, making them an excellent base to build your green juice. Cucumbers are a great source for many anti-oxidant nutrients such as vitamin c, manganese, flavonoid, quercertin, beta-carotene and more. These anti-oxidant nutrients increases scavenging of free radicals. Free radicals are damaging to the body; they exist within our environment via pollution, radiation, herbicides, pesticides and cigarette smoke. Anti-oxidants play an important role in neutralizing the damaging effects of free radicals in our bodies. Cancer, aging and many diseases arise from free radical damage. Anti-oxidants are key in the prevention of cellular damage.
It is important to select organic and non-waxed cucumbers, most of the nutrients and minerals of the cucumber are found in its skin.