I get this question all the time and I think I have found the correct answer to show you that juicing can be so incredibly tasty. You then realize that the juice in the store is just plain sugar water when compared to this recipe below.
This recipe is great because it is very simple to create with just 4 ingredients. It has an amazing golden orange color and it includes some ingredients for strengthening your immunity and energy level. Let’s be honest, you want juicing to taste great first while enjoying the health benefits. It truly does take a while for your taste buds to be ready to handle something like a Mean Green. Don’t just jump into a green juice! You also might detox too quickly and it feels like the flu.
- 3 oranges peeled
- 1/4 pineapple peeled
- 4 orange carrots
- 1/2 lemon with skin
This recipe makes about 16-20oz
- Oranges: Leaving the white pith on adds a cancer fighting benefit in addition to Vitamin C and energy.
- Pineapple: This contains Bromelain, a powerful enzyme for digestion.
- Carrots: Cancer fighter, digestive soother, help for your eye sight.
- Lemon: PH alkalinity, cancer fighter, digestion/weight loss.
One of the coolest things about getting all these tests done for my recent set back was the urinalysis test. Most people on average have a ph of about 6.5-7 and my ph came out at 8.0!! The juicing lowers the acidity in the body where disease likes to flourish and creates an alkaline environment where they perish. This was great news because bottled water ph sits at about 7-7.5 ph, so having 8.0 running through my body and kidneys is good stuff!
I hope you enjoy this recipe as a good starting point. The next few green ingredients to try subbing in would be cucumber, celery or spinach. All three have a mild flavor and can be covered with ingredients like orange, pineapple, grape, apples or pears.
After you have played around with those mild greens, then you can start bringing in the Kale, parsley, cilantro, collard greens, dill and cabbage.
It is a process for your taste buds and for creating recipes that don’t make you gag and give up right away.
Let me know what you think of this one in the comment section below:)
*Image from vegansparkles.com*