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Juice of the Day: Celery for Energy Juice

We could all use a little lift of energy, especially first thing in the morning! If you are a fan of celery, you are going to love this juice. It’s loaded with ingredients full of energy and immune-boosting nutrients like beta-carotene, vitamin C, calcium, potassium, and biotin. Celery contains compounds that may protect us from inflammation and high blood pressure. It has also been shown that eating celery can help reduce fluid retention. Tomatoes are an excellent source of lycopene, which helps prevent prostate cancer.

Celery for Energy Juice

  • 3 stalks of celery
  • 3 tomatoes
  • 1 carrot
  • 1/2 lemon
  • Dash of cayenne pepper

Add all ingredients, except cayenne pepper, to your juicer machine and juice until smooth. Pour into a tall glass and stir in the pepper. Serve and enjoy!

Authentic Food of the Day: Lemons

Lemons are not only beautiful in color but they taste delicious! They can enhance sweet dishes and zest up even the most boring of meals. Did you know that an average lemon contains about three tablespoons of juice? All parts of the lemon contain antioxidants that help bust free radicals in our body. These antioxidants also help to keep our immune system strong. This zesty fruit has antifungal and antiseptic qualities which helps to kill germs in the body. This is one of the reasons lemons are traditionally used to soothe sore throats. Lemons are a good source of vitamin C, folate, potassium, and limonene (a chemical that has been shown to slow the growth rate of cancer).

DID YOU KNOW:

– The rutin content in lemons may help to strengthen veins and prevent fluid retention, especially in the legs.

– When it comes to picking out lemons, make sure that the lemons are heavy with smooth skin. Avoid old lemons with wrinkled skin, hard/soft patches, or those that are dull in color.

Juice of the Day: Lettuce Apple Orange Juice

When I told my friend about this juice recipe, the first thing they said to me was, “I thought that lettuce didn’t have any nutritional value?” If you stick with using dark leafy green lettuce, like romaine lettuce, you are actually giving yourself a nice boost of nutrients! Romaine lettuce is  a good source of Vitamin A, B1, C, K, Potassium, and Folate. The apples in this juice are full of antioxidants to help keep your immune system strong. I like to add an orange to this recipe for a bigger boost of vitamin C. Try this juice today and let me know what you think!

Lettuce Apple Orange Juice

  • 1 C dark green organic lettuce
  • 2 apples (I use red delicious)
  • 1 orange (peeled)
  • A splash of fresh lemon juice

Add the lettuce, apples, and orange to your juicing machine and process. Pour into a tall glass and squeeze in the lemon juice. Stir and serve!