Monday, August 12, 2013

Juicing: Green

I love starting out my day with this green juice. From a young age, we begin to fear green foods, but it's a shame because they are so delicious and nutritious! the pear adds sweetness to balance out the kale. So fear not, this juice is both refreshing and makes you feel healthy and clean. 

I love that the pear and parsley both contain anti-inflammatory flavonoids, as I took my first body barre class yesterday and I am sore this morning! Also, there is plenty of potassium in the juice to help my aching muscles.

Here's what's in the juice:
- 3 or 4 kale leaves
- 2 handfuls of spinach
- sprig of parsley
- 1/2 cucumber
- 1 green apple
- 1 pear

Here are the benefits of this green juice:

Kale: fiber, vitamin A, calcium, protein, folic acid

Spinach: vitamin K, vitamin A, magnesium, folate, iron, calcium, vitamin C, vitamin B2, potassium, vitamin B6, good source of protein, phosphorus, vitamin E, zinc, dietary fiber, copper selenium, niacin, and omega-3 fatty acids

Parsley: antioxidants, anti-inflammatory, vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamin K, folate

Cucumber: high water content, vitamin A, vitamin B, vitamin C, magnesium, potassium, and silica

Green Apple: bioflavonoids, fiber, vitamin C, quercitin, and pectin

Pear: fiber, vitamin C, vitamin K, antioxidants, anti-inflammatory flavonoids

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