I'm a big fan of juicing, it's such an easy way to include greens and vegetables into your diet without having to cook, read: chew it all. Eating your antioxidants is the best way to maintain youthful beautiful skin, while also doing your whole body good. This green juice was made with loads of beauty boosting foods, but there's no rules here, just use whatever greens you have available.
My green juice recipe varies a little time to time, depending on what I have in the fridge, but it's always based on either Spinach and or Kale, mixed with cucumber, apples, ginger, lemon (not pictured), and sometimes celery. Spinach is a great source of plant polyphenols, vitamin C, and iron. This study from 2014 demonstrates that eating spinach significantly increases antioxidant load in the body, and therefore reduces oxidative stress and damage to cells, as well as having liver and DNA protective abilities. Kale is even more of a superhero, and red lettuce contains some of the same antioxidants as blueberries, hence the purple color. The trick is to include as many colors to your diet as possible, and vegetables that are naturally deep in color, purple, red, dark green even black (like sesame, or black rice) will be full of antioxidant goodness. For this particular green beauty juice, you need:
- 1 pack normal spinach, rinsed.
- 1/2 a pack red lettuce (you can use what ever red leaf lettuce you want)
- 3 apples (red or green)
- 3-4 Kale leafs
- Approx. 1-2 inch fresh ginger
- 1 whole cucumber
- Squeeze of lemon juice to finish
My trusted Princess cold press does the job without heating the vegetables and fruits, and thus maintaining maximum antioxidant and nutrition value in the juice.
After pressing, a little layer of foam is found on the top, just stir to mix it all in.
You can see the different color pigments layered in the juice before mixing.
The finished product! I squeeze a little lemon juice and stir before serving, this protects the nutrients of the juice, and lemon in itself is a great source of vitamin C, as well as being alkalizing when ingested.
What's your favorite juice recipe?