Healthy Fresh Juices that include seasonal and local fresh ingredients have been such a popular choice amongst the new millennium health fads, especially retreats involving juice fasts and numerous detox programs for weight-loss. It is now a blooming business with access to fresh juices bottled up for your convenience not hard to miss at cafes & juice bars.I like to make my own as it is more affordable to visit local farmers markets and choose produce to consume straight away when the nutritional content is at its peak.
Continued evidence, published by the World Health Organisation, indicates increasing fruit and vegetable consumption daily
“Lowers the risk of developing long-term health conditions such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes”.
Juices may assist convenience in consuming more fruit & veg, however keep in mind post juicing, what we are Not consuming ends up in your juicer bin. Dietary Fibre found in the peels/skins is one, try adding wholegrain foods (cereals, rice/quinoa) to another meal to be sure you are still getting good sources. Juice combinations also need to be mindful of sugar content, I find using 1 fruit and 3 veg is a fairly good ratio to keep our bodies balanced.
My top 3 Healthy Juice Recipes that can be consumed as a refreshing snack or along side your whole grain breakfast. Not a Juice person? I have Smoothies too.
GreENERGY Ingredients: 4 cups kale/spinach 2 celery stalks 1/2 grapefruit 1 small apple Ice to serve Tip: The Winterbor variety of kale is reported to have the greater nutritional value as well as highest antioxidant activity. Do you know your Kale?Beet Box Ingredients: 1 large beetroot 1 orange 2 leaf of silver-beet *ginger optional Ice to serve Tip: Recent evidence suggests that beetroot juice supplementation may have a positive impact the physiological responses to exercise. Performance boost anyone?Beta-Blast Ingredients: 3 carrots 1 lemon 3-5cm ginger root Ice to serve Tip: Beta-carotene is a form of Vitamin A and it's role of importance include vision, immune function, reproduction and cell communication. Sources include orange and yellow veggies.
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