Emergency Green Juice!

 

Emergency Green Juice!
 
With the change of seasons seems to come the annual fall cold. I've noticed many of my friends starting to sniffle and cough more. I myself woke up with a bit of a scratchy throat the other day and knew that I needed to take immediate action before it progressed any further. Which is how my Emergency Green Juice was born. This a tasty, immune boosting drink to keep you healthy all season long.
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Ingredients
  • 1 bunch of kale
  • 2 apples
  • 6-9 stalks of celery
  • 2 inch piece of ginger
  • ½ lemon
Instructions
  1. Add ingredients one by one into a Juicer, makes about 32oz
Notes
Every ingredient in this juice is an immune booster and extremely nourishing to your body.


Kale juice is considered to be one of the most nutritious vegetable juices out there, with extremely powerful antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties. In particularly it contains sulfur phytonutrients called sulforaphanes which is a potent cancer fighter.


Celery juice is not only extremely alkalizing, but is also packed full of additional health benefits. Celery juice lowers blood pressure, treats cholesterol, contains anti-cancer compounds, hydrates and balances the body's PH, can be used as a diuretic, is an anti-inflammatory, and can even help treat insomnia. In Chinese Medicine celery is known to improve digestion and purify the blood as well.


Apples are the perfect add in to green juice because not only do they make everything taste good, but they also deliver a lot of nutritional value as well. They are packed full of antioxidants and the juice actually helps to detoxify the body which is necessary when you are getting sick. Apples also contain a substance called malic acid, that helps maintain liver function and improves digestion. In Chinese Medicine apples are used to clear away heat in the body and help protect the Lung.


Lemon juice is something everyone should consume every day. It is extremely alkalizing and contains tons of Vitamin C. And there is nothing better then a good dose of Vitamin C to boost your immunity. Plus Lemon has anti-viral, anti-septic, and anti-microbial properties.


Now Ginger happens to be the real star of this juice. Ginger in Chinese Medicine is actually used as an herb to treat colds specifically. Its warm nature increases perspiration and helps you to sweat out a cold and detoxify. It also happens to be great for nausea and is an anti-inflammatory.


And the best part about this juice is that it's delicious, I swear! It taste like ginger lemonade. So keep yourself healthy all season long and drink up!