We have been going to the Farmers Market every weekend all summer – my favorite place – I love all the aromas of the fresh fruits and vegetables and the beautiful eye candy of the place. A photographers dream – so many beautiful pictures with all the colors and imaginings of angles and themes. Thoughts of imaginative recipes and juices pop into my mind. So for the first time in a long time I have started to juice again. Pulling my old juicer from the back of the pantry and becoming creative with producing really tasty and healthy concoctions to tantalize my taste buds. There are a lot of really good juicing book around and they all explain the advantage of how juices can detoxify, heal and make you feel better inside and out. The nice thing about juices is that they make it simple and easy to take in the nutrition you need. Juices are living foods in one of their most potent and easily accessible forms. So go ahead and supercharge your bloodstream with powerful plant medicines and concentrated nutrients and start juicing. I have included a few ideas to help you get started.
CARROT FIXER UPPER
Carrots are the best-known source of beta-carotene, an antioxidant that fights against many diseases of aging including cancer, heart disease and stroke. Alfalfa sprouts are a top source of phytoestrogens, the plant equivalent of human estrogen, which can stimulate cell growth. Garlic has several anti-aging benefits, including improved memory and lowered blood pressure.
Juice 8 to 10 medium sized carrots
1 small carton of Alfalfa Sprouts
1 Clove Garlic
I have been making this carrot recipe for about a month now and I can truly say I’m feeling I have more energy and just feeling all around better. Try it for yourself – it’s addicting.
Tomatoes have a very high lycopene content and the discovery that this carotenoid reduces the risk of prostate cancer is phenomenal news. Red cabbage is also a rich source of anthocyanidins and pro-anthocyanidins, providing anti-aging benefits for Alzheimer’s, atherosclerosis, and macular degeneration. Celery lowers blood pressure and garlic stimulates the immune system to the extent that it has been used to fight a variety of cancers.
Juice 2 good-sized tomatoes
3 Sticks of Celery
¼ Red Cabbage
1 Clove Garlic
Well, we may all be a little stinky because of the garlic – but we will be healthy. Actually, truthfully you will not be stinky – think about all the foods we eat with garlic, like that Caesar salad you had for lunch. Get going, enjoy and keep on Juicing.
Author: Kathryn Hartwell