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6.11.2012

Juicing Recipe #1

I've really enjoyed juicing for the past few months.  At first, I started off by only drinking these fruit and vegetable juices all day as a fast because I really needed it.  But now I've successfully incorporated these deliciously healthy juices into a regular diet and they fill me with lots of nutrients and energy! I am now currently trying to actively lose weight (for the first time since starting this blog), so I drink this as a small meal every single day. #Winning.  As a first reminder, even though juicing removes the fiber from the fruits and vegetables, it allows you to consume them in large quantities and allows your body to absorb an abundance of vitamins and minerals into the bloodstream very VERY quickly. As a second reminder, try to buy produce in season to save some money!
Here is one of my favorite recipes!

Ingredients:
2 carrots
1 cucumber
1 beet root
1 stalk of celery
1 bunch of spinach
1/2 pear
small piece of ginger root or a few drops of lemon for a boost


This mixture is packed with anti-oxidants, immune boosters, blood cleansers.  The ingredients are anti-carginogenic, anti-inflammatory, and anti-hypertensive. This drink will improve your blood circulation and digestion, decrease cholesterol, cleanse your intestines, strengthen your bones, encourage cell reproduction, and prevent heart disease.

If you like this post, make sure to check out my popular green smoothie post!

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*Medical Disclaimer: Though Naïka of Naïka in Balance is in pursuit of a medical degree, she is NOT a licensed health practitioner. 
Naïka believes individuals have the power to make informed health decisions on their own. If you feel that it is necessary to consult your healthcare provider before using any of the remedies mentioned, please do so. Knowledge is power and your health is your wealth.

4 comments:

  1. This recipe sounds very healthy. I really want to get into juicing but I'm not a vegetable lover. I even have a juicer sitting in my kitchen that I've never used. But, I do want to get into it for my own good. Do you ever add sugar or honey or anything to sweeten it up? I just need some flavor...
    I tried your green smoothie recipe and THAT is delicious.
    -Jane

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    1. HI Jane! Thanks for commenting. I don't like to add anything to my juices because I like to experience the natural sweetness of produce, especially vegetables! But I would definitely suggest honey over sugar, and as ShannaBeing says below, ginger could add some extra sweetness and health benefits as well!
      Let me know if you try those extra ingredients!
      I'm glad you like the green smoothie! I love it!
      -N

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  2. I don't have a juicer :( what could I do? P.S Ginger or honey would make it sweeter if I'm not mistaken.

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    1. HI Shanna! Hmm, I"m not too sure what your options would be because blending won't be good. It would be way too thick. Do you happen to have a food processor? I heard that could work. I like juicing because it allows me to get all my veggies in at once, but if you don't mind the taste of veggies, you can just make the above ingredients into a salad. Divide the quantity by 2 so it's not overwhelming and voila!
      -N

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