|Freshly squeezed beet, carrot and celery juice. |
Best to be consumed when you're feeling grateful and loving towards your body :)
1 lb carrots
1/2 stalk of celery
Note: these amounts do not need to be specific. Almost every juice is different every time I make it because I generally like to add a little more of this, a little less of that, etc.
**This also tastes really yummy if you add an apple in there too!
Simply put all of the ingredients into a juicer, flick on the power switch and the juice starts pouring out!
This makes about 750ml of juice. It all depends on your juicer though and how well it separates the juice from the pulp. Remember that it should be consumed within 72 hours after being juiced, otherwise some of the delicate vitamins and minerals start saying good-bye and withering away!
That's no good.. so drink it up!
Reminder: Don't be alarmed if your pee and/or poop is pinkish or red. It's just the beets.
What am I drinking and why is it good for me?
Carrot Juice: Carrots can be used as a base ingredient for most juices as it has a sweet and mild flavour. It is high in beta-carotene, which is what makes carrots orange. It is beneficial for the skin, lungs, liver, and digestive tract. It is a also a blood cleanser and it has an alkalizing effect on the body.
Beet Root Juice: Beets contain a good amount of non-heme iron in them. (non-heme iron is the form of iron that is found in plants. Heme iron is the iron that is found in meat products). Beets also contain an impressive 37% folate per 1 cup measurement! Folate (folic acid) is necessary for DNA synthesis, brain function, energy production, and the formation of blood cells. This little root veggie is a great friend of your liver.
Celery Juice: Celery juice is a good re-hydration drink for athletes because of its levels of organic sodium. IT is highly alkalizing to the body. The plant hormones and essential oils in celery (responsible for its distinctive aroma) help to regale the nervous system and are calming. It has anti inflammatory effects and also lowers blood pressure. Last but surely not least, it also helps to eliminate toxins from the body.
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