My younger son Sam, who is 3, drinks this every morning. He comes downstairs, dreamy-eyed, hair tousled from sleep, and asks for his “green juice”. It sounds like music to my ears every time.
How can anyone start a off day better than this? Fresh “green juice” floods your body with live enzymes as well as phytonutrients and chlorophyll, a combination which is essential in promoting proper immune function.
This morning’s juice was accompanied by a bowl of Nature’s Path “Whole O’s” which are certified organic and free from any GMOs as well as being gluten-free. The milk I put on his cereal is my own cashew hemp milk which is filled with protein and essential vitamins and minerals.
Drink your juice within 15 minutes of juicing to get the maximum benefits.
Makes @ 1 1/2 cups
- spinach - raw, organic, 1 cup
Spinach is a dark green leafy powerhouse. It contains a wide variety of vitamins and minerals as well as anti-oxidant vitamins like vitamin A, and Vitamin E. These compounds help act as protective scavengers against oxygen-derived free radicals. The nutrients in spinach play a role in protecting against aging and disease.
- apple - 1 medium, organic, cored
“An apple a day” is an adage for a reason. Apples are full of fiber, vitamins, minerals and many beneficial phytochemicals. Apples are also a good source of the soluble fiber pectin, which can help detox metals and food additives from your body.
- lemon - 1/2 organic, skin on
Lemon contains Vitamins C and B as well as phosphorous proteins which help to strengthen the immune system, and enable the body to fight disease. The acidity in lemon juice helps to purify and cleanse the colon, while the acid helps to break up any food, toxins or nutrients hanging out in your digestive system. Lemons stimulate the release of enzymes and help convert toxins into a water-soluble form that can be easily excreted from the body.
- cucumber - 3 inch slice- organic, skin on
Cucumbers have high levels of potassium, anti-oxidants and Vitamin K. They protect the brain and the peel helps to sweep toxic compounds out of the gut. This crunchy vegetable also has a mild diuretic effect which helps to move toxins out of the body.
Wash all of the ingredients thoroughly.
Put all of the ingredients though the juicer.
Add more apple if you need it to be a bit sweeter.