We are on day two of our juicing journey, if you missed yesterday’s post I wrote about how I was once again inspired by Joe Cross. If you haven’t seen his movie Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead it’s a must see! (He also has another movie coming out called Kids Menu, I can’t wait)! And just because this is the last juice post for the week, that doesn’t mean you have to stop juicing. I will still be juicing behind the scenes for breakfast for the next 30 days (and hopefully beyond) and you can check out Joe’s recipes as well to keep you going and keep you inspired.
Now on to the juice! I chose green apples because they are lower in sugar than red apples and they also give this juice just the right amount of sweetness. Now let’s talk nutrition! I love thinking about the health benefits as I power my body with these juices in the morning. It makes me think back upon my old breakfast habits. Back in my not so healthy days, I normally ate a doughnut for breakfast or something straight out of the vending machine. It really is no wonder my body was screaming for mercy! I have a friend that used to tell me everything we eat either provokes cancer or helps fight cancer. That powerful statement has really stuck with me and I think about it every time I get tempted to revert back to my old ways.
Something to ponder as you are drinking your green liquid therapy:
Doughnuts, according to Mercola are one of the worst 5 foods you can eat. They raise your blood sugar, are high in calories, high in trans fats (which lead to heart disease) and are loaded with sugar. And we know sugar of course leads to fungal overgrowth, which if you follow Eat, Pray, Get Well, you are already aware of the link between fungus and cancer.
Spinach is high in zinc, niacin, protein and fiber, as well as vitamins A, C, E, K, and B6. The folate in spinach is good for your heart and for brain function.
Cucumbers contain fisetin which is like natures anti-inflammatory and also plays a role in brain function. Cucumbers also contain anti-carcinogenic (anti-cancer) properties and as well as support digestive health.
Green apples aid in digestion and are a great source of energy as they contain carbohydrates. They are rich in vitamin C which is an antioxidant (and antioxidants help eradicate free radicals which cause damage to cells).
Stay tuned for Sunday’s post. I’ll be making Toasted Butter Pecan Ice Cream (sugar free of course). I think we deserve a treat after all this juicing! I also think it’s easier to enjoy our healthy desserts when we are balancing them out by ingesting plenty of fruits and vegetables (like we do when we juice)! Enjoy!
- 1½ green apples
- 2 handfuls of spinach
- ¼ cucumber
- Juice all ingredients in juicer.