Glorious Morning Ginger Juice

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

photo.PNG-12Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

Wash produce and run through a wide-mouth juicer. Serve immediately and enjoy.

 

Have a gloriously energized morning!

-Jess

Updates & a Green Juice Recipe!

Hello Readers! I’ve been so busy with classes but I realized I haven’t posted in almost two weeks, so I’m making this post a combination of some personal updates and a green juice recipe. It’s the end of the semester for me, so these past few weeks have been all about school and trying to focus on that aspect of my life. Another exciting thing for me is that I got a juicer! I already have a blender and I make smoothies with it, but now that I have a juicer it opens up a whole new arena for creativity in the kitchen, plus an excellent way to add even more nutrition to my diet. Although many people swear by juice fasts and juice cleanses, I’m not taking that approach, and instead I’m adding juice to my diet as an additional source of fruits and veggies.

The recipe below is my first juice that I made using some fruits and veggies that were already in my fridge. What’s fun about making juice is that you can get creative and experiment and learn what fruits and veggies go together, and which definitely don’t. Luckily, my first attempt went well.

 

Jess’s First Juice

2 stalks of celery

2 kiwis

1/4 of a head of broccoli

1 cup kale

an orange

I used a wide-mouth juicer and got about 12 ounces from this recipe. It packs a huge amount of vitamin C, vitamin A, folate, and phytonutrients, so drink up and enjoy!

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Keep checking back soon for more recipes, updates, and nutrition news!

 

-Jess