“Let thy food be thy medicine and thy medicine be thy food” Hippocrates
In a recent documentary I watched juicing was heavily spoken of and its many health benefits. I am a whole hearted believer in healing from the inside out while encouraging our bodies natural healing mechanisms to facilitate. Smoothies have been a part of my morning routine for a few years now and with my recent injuries I was intrigued to try juicing myself. So we purchased a juicer and have been juicing in addition to our daily smoothies. So far so good! Now I have not committed to a juice cleanse yet which I plan to do soon even if it lasts only a couple days as I wrap my mind around the illusive thought of ‘no food’. I’m interested to see if I would achieve any relatable results to what was shown in the documentary. At this time the most significant difference I’ve noticed is during my early morning walks I don’t have stomach discomfort from my body trying to digest smoothies but rather a beautifully light energy. While I found parsley and cilantro not to be ‘my cup of juice’ below are a few that are extremely satisfying!
Simply Apple and Carrot:
For a Large glass I used
I recommend adding apple if you don’t love root vegetable flavors. Remember you can always add more of something to balance the taste. Experiment with your palate.
Spice it up!
Ginger and numeric are loaded with medicinal properties and one of my very favorite flavors as well as scents. So aromatic!
Some of Gingers healing properties include:
- Relieves headaches
- Circulatory stimulant
- Heals wounds
- Protects liver cells
- Lowers blood cholesterol
Citrus & Celery:
I like mine to be bitter ~ if you you prefer sweeter add another orange
2-4 celery stalks
large slice ginger
large slice turmeric
Styx wanted to make an appearance
There are so many combinations of fruits, vegetables, and herbs to use for juicing all vitally packed with medicinal qualities. This is a new avenue for me on my wellness road – I would love to hear of your experiences, results, favorite combos and even the less desired!
In love and deep gratitude,
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