Some mornings I wake up and know that coffee alone isn't going to do the trick to properly rouse me from my slumber. This is when I usually start thinking about what foods are energizing (or whether I should take a freezing cold shower, go for a grueling run, or some other form of minor self-torture.) This morning, I decided to be kind so I went with the former and created a nutrient-rich juice that's sure to provide a burst of energy. Combining carrots, apple, ginger, and an orange, this juice is full of vitamin C, vitamin A, and has quite the flavor kick due to the ginger. Did you know that ginger has an anti-inflammatory effect in the body and can also help with the absorption of other nutrients? Ginger has been used in alleviating many health complaints/problems in medicine for centuries so it's always a good idea to keep some in stock. Here's the recipe for my latest juice creation
- 3 large carrots
- 2 apples
- 1 orange (you can either remove the peel, or keep it on for an extra source of vitamins & flavonoids)
- 3 inches of fresh ginger root
Wash produce and run through a wide-mouth juicer. Serve immediately and enjoy.
Have a gloriously energized morning!