Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Carrot, Apple, Ginger and Lemon Juice
My favorite fresh juiced drink is carrot, apple, ginger with lemon! Yummie.... This is a very popular drink amongst "juicers" and is packed with Vitamin A and C- which is great for the hair, skin and nails. Here is my recipe:
What you need:
high quality juicer (I use the Jack LaLanne power juicer pro)
piece of ginger (to your taste)
1 lemon (juice, pulp and pith)
Shaker (martini shaker is fine)
What to do:
Wash and clean carrots, apples and lemon. Cut the tips off the carrots and slice the apples in half if they are too large to fit down the juicer. Power-up your juicer and toss in carrots, apples and ginger. Place ice in the shaker and pour the fresh juice over the ice. Cut lemon in half and squeeze the juice, scrape the pulp and pith and add all of these to the fresh juice. Place the lid on the shaker and lightly shake to chill the juice. Strain juice into glass and… Voila! Enjoy your fresh squeezed juice!
Top benefits of carrots: Excellent source of Vitamin A and Beta Carotene. Therefore, carrots are great for hair and nails, elasticity of your skin and also supports vision function.
Top benefits of apples: Apples are high in Vitamin C, fiber and over 200 trace nutrients. Apples contain potassium, which aids in the water balance of the body and are good for muscle function.
Top benefits of ginger: Ginger stimulates digestion.
Top benefits of lemon: Lemon acts as a blood purifier and improves the body’s ability to get rid of toxins.
This combination provides an amazing liver cleansing, blood purifying, and health intestinal drink.
*Juicing a carrot removes the indigestible fibers (all that stuff that is collected in the back of the juicer bin) allowing for greater absorption of the nutrients in carrots.
**General Tip when juicing: Try to drink your juice within 15-20 minutes of juicing for maximum nutrient absorption.
***Remember—everything in life must be balance…