Thirty Days of Juice! Day 29

 

 

Wheatgrass Orange Juice

Makes one tall glass

Ingredients:

  • Two cups freshly cut wheatgrass
  • Four oranges
  • Ice cubes

Directions:

  1. Juice oranges through a citrus juicer
  2. Juice wheatgrass through a wheatgrass juicer. Or, if you do not have a wheatgrass juicer, put wheatgrass with 1/2 cup of purified water in a high-speed blender. Liquify. Pour into a nut and seed milk bag and strain.
  3. Pour orange juice into tall glass.
  4. Top with wheatgrass juice.
  5. Plunk a few ice cubes in the glass for a pretty look.
  6. Enjoy your liquid sunshine!

Health Tip: Drink wheatgrass daily for energy, nutrition, cleansing and body building! Wheatgrass juice contains most of the vitamins and minerals needed for human maintenance. It is a whole meal and complete protein  and it is very high in enzymes and chlorophyll. It contains up to 70% chlorophyll, which is an important body builder. The chlorophyll molecule closely resembles that of the hemin molecule, the pigment that combines with protein to form hemoglobin. The major difference is the chlorophyll molecule contains magnesium as its central atom, and hemin contains iron. The molecular structure of these two substances is almost identical in all other respects. It builds the blood. Wheatgrass juice has been proven to build red blood cells quickly after ingestion. It normalizes high blood pressure and stimulates healthy tissue cell growth.


Thirty Days of Juice! Day 28

Berry Medley

Makes two to four tall glasses

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of strawberries
  • 2 cups of blueberries
  • 1 1/2 cups of raspberries
  • Cold purified water and ice to taste

Directions:

  1. Rinse fruit
  2. Push fruit through the juicer
  3. Stir in water to taste
  4. Pour over ice and garnish with a strawberry wedge

Health Tip: All berries are a great source of antioxidants such as anthocyanins, flavonoids and ellagic acid, all of which have been associated with anti-cancer and anti-heart disease benefits.

 

Thirty Days of Juice! Day 27

Potassium Juice

Makes 2 medium glasses

Ingredients:

  • 3 carrots
  • 3 stalks celery
  • ½ bunch spinach
  • ½ bunch parsley

Directions:

  1. Rinse vegetables well
  2. Run all ingredients through a juicer
  3. Pour into glasses and enjoy!

Health Tip: Drink your potassium! It helps your muscles and nerves function properly, helps lower your risk of high blood pressure and helps to maintain the proper electrolyte and acid-base balance in your body. Excellent sources of potassium include chard, crimini mushrooms, and spinach.

 


 

Thirty Days of Juice! Day 26

Joy Juice

Makes 2 glasses

Ingredients:

  • 3 hard pears
  • 1 cantaloupe
  • 1 sweet potato

Directions:

  1. Scoop seeds out of melon and slice into sections.
  2. Remove stem from rinsed pear and slice it.
  3. Rinse and slice sweet potato.
  4. Feed all ingredients into the juicer.
  5. Garnish with a wedge of melon and enjoy!

Health Tip: Drink cantaloupe juice for a great source of Vitamin A — especially if you or someone you love is a smoker or if you are frequently exposed to secondhand smoke. Making vitamin A-rich foods, such as cantaloupe, part of your healthy way of eating may save your life, suggests research conducted at Kansas State University.

While studying the relationship between vitamin A, lung inflammation, and emphysema, Richard Baybutt, associate professor of nutrition at Kansas State, made a surprising discovery: a common carcinogen in cigarette smoke, benzo(a)pyrene, induces vitamin A deficiency.

Baybutt’s earlier research had shown that animals fed a vitamin A-deficient diet developed emphysema. His latest animal studies indicate that not only does the benzo(a)pyrene in cigarette smoke cause vitamin A deficiency, but that a diet rich in vitamin A can help counter this effect, thus greatly reducing emphysema.

Thirty Days of Juice! Day 25

Ginger/Lemon Cleanse

Makes 2 glasses

Ingredients:

  • 1-inch slice Fresh Ginger Root
  • 1 Fresh Lemon
  • 6 Carrots with tops
  • Apple
  • Water

Directions:

  1. Stem apples
  2. Run all ingredients except water through the juicer
  3. Add cold water to taste
  4. Pour into glasses and enjoy!

Health Tip: Carrots are legendary for promoting healthy vision and also known for promoting healthy lungs, colons and hearts. When selecting carrots,  roots should be firm, smooth, relatively straight and bright in color. The deeper the orange-color, the more beta-carotene is present in the carrot. Avoid carrots that are excessively cracked or forked as well as those that are limp or rubbery.

 

Thirty Days of Juice! Day 24

Ginger Ale Juice

Makes 1 tall glass

Ingredients:

  • handful of grapes
  • 1 apple, cored and sliced
  • ½ inch fresh ginger (less if you find the taste too strong)
  • 1/2 lime
  • 1/4 lemon
  • purified water to taste

Directions:

  1. Feed all ingredients except water through a juicer
  2. Dilute with water to preferred consistency.
  3. Pour into tall glass over ice.
  4. Garnish with wedge of lemon and enjoy every sip of energy-boosting goodness!

Health Tip: Grapes provide the majority of the Cardioprotective benefits of Red wine without the risks of alcohol consumption, which, if excessive can lead to accidents, liver problems, higher blood pressure, heart arrhythmias-and alcoholism