Saturday, March 7, 2015

Grow your own juice garden

Green juice drink

Saturday, March 7, 2015

If you love juicing, try adding the ingredients you love best into your garden this year.  Here are some recipes with backyard garden ingredients.  I love fresh juiced veggies!  They add energy, nutrition, and alkalize the body, which my tummy really enjoys.

Purple juice-1 large beet, 2 apples or pears, 1 fennel bulb, 2 large purple carrots
Green juice-2 large handfuls kale or any leafy green, 1 medium handful of parsley, 1 large cucumber, 1 half a lemon, 1 pear or apple
Red juice-1 large red pepper, 1 handful of red grapes, 1 large handful of spinach or other leafy greens, half of a hot pepper or pinch of cayenne pepper, 2 stalks of celery

Carrots, beets, apples and pears all contain high amounts of carbs.  If you are looking to for a low glycemic juice, just substitute other green veggies in place of these sweet additions.

Low carb green juice-2 ribs of celery, 1 cucumber, small handful of spinach, romaine lettuce, kale, and parsley with the juice of half a lime.
Low carb red juice-1 large red pepper, 1 cucumber, 1 large handful of leafy greens and half a hot pepper.

You can also add a shot of spirulina, wheat grass, ginger or hot pepper to up the nutrients to any of the above.  You can add dry, raw spirulina or wheat grass instead of the liquid.

Experiment with what you have in the garden.  Use any veggie scraps left over from meal preparation you have for variety and nutrition.

If you want to include the fiber, you can use the same recipes and instead of juicing the ingredients, use a blender to make a smoothie.  You can add ice, too, for a more uniform consistency.

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