Juice monkey.. That funky monkey! Juice monkey junkie, that funky monkey!
Jamming to some Beastie Boys this morning on my day off. Can’t help it but sing this song every time I’m juicing up something yummy! Even if I’m adding my own words to benefit myself..
Juicing has become quite popular in my house, and it’s one of my favorite things to do with my mum on Mondays. It’s apart of our ‘healthy ritual‘ to start the week off right!!
Did you know, juicing can help your body to better absorb the nutrients in veggies and fruits? As well as cleanse, boost your immune system, act as a nutrient rich jolt of energy, help to get rid of fruits and veggies on the verge of going bad, and for all of those who don’t like vegetables/fruits; get them into their diet without knowing (perfect for kids).
This mornings juice is filled to the brim with super tasty and healthy goodies!
Nicknamed ‘the queen of greens’ this leafy veggie is rich in nutrients such as Vitamin A, C and K, copper, manganese, potassium, iron, and phosphorous. It has also been said to be a cancer fighter, and is low in calories. It is a power house of healthy properties!!
–Apple: Crunchy, sweet and tart, this fruit is anything but ‘forbidden’!!
They help to aid in bone protection, lower cholesterol, lower the body’s need for insulin, and also have cancer fighting properties.
–Peach: High in fiber, Vitamin C, beta-carotene, iron and are a sweet treat-without the added calories. That’s just peachy if you ask me!
–Carrot: Not just for rabbits guys- while many studies have also showed these orange beauties prevent cancer, they also improve vision, prevent heart disease, nourish the skin, help to clean your teeth and are a anti aging veggie!!
–Ginger: This powerful herb has been viewed as a natural remedy for various ailments over the centuries. From cancer to migraines, cramps, heartburn, colds and flu! It’s a natural pain killer, is a pungent flavoring that can be used in various dishes, and has been proven to be one of the plants with the highest amounts of antioxidants! A little goes a looong way too.
My juice was even smiling at me today!!! Haha, almost at least. Then, when we decided we needed a liiitle more oomph and liquid to it.. We threw in a sweet potato.
Fibre, Vitamin B6&A,C, and E, potassium, beta-carotene. One medium sweet potato provides your body with with its complete recommended amount of Vitamin A, and are also cancer fighters. This juice is just a cancer fighting vitamin enriched machine! Delicious, nutritious, and a filling way to begin your day.
The only downfalls to juicing, are that some fibre can get lost due to the pulp that is left out after squeezing all the nutrients out of your produce.. Which leads to the other downfall: it leaves behind a LOT of pulp.. But, that pulp can be recycled into baked goods, including muffins and even pancakes, or frozen in cubes for using in broths later!
I’ll drink to that.