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Friday, February 24, 2012

Quick and Easy Green Juice



Green juice is a great way to get extra vegetables in your diet. The nutrients from the juice are easily absorbed in the body because the juicing process pre-digests the vegetables reducing the work your body has to do to break it down.

What's really great about making your own juice is the enzymes you get from the vegetables and fruits. Enzymes are present in all live foods and act as a catalyst for numerous cell functions in our bodies -- and are absolutely necessary for a proper functioning system from brain function to metabolism and much more.

With store-bought juice, the enzymes are destroyed by the high temperatures used to process it and cannot be replaced. Natural vitamins and minerals are lost as well which is why the juices are fortified -- to add them back. And these juices tend to have really high concentrations of sugar and added sugar -- which we want to avoid.

If you're feeling like some juice, make your own. It's really easy and is best for your body. Here's my recipe:

5 leaves romaine lettuce
2 stalks of celery
1 pear

Makes 1 serving, about 8 oz

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