Happy St. Patrick’s Day, we’re all a little Irish!
Here is my favorite organic green juice recipe:
Super Green Juice! 1 stock of celery, 1 large cucumber or 4 small persian cucumbers, two bunches of super greens, one bunch of wheatgrass, 1 full lemon including peel, 1 inch chunk of ginger, 1/2 tbsp powdered chlorella, two shakes turmeric powder.
Remember your avocado today too, your plate doesn’t want to get pinched either!
NOTES: The masticating juicer is the best for juicing vegetables and wheatgrass. Costco has organic celery, super greens and ginger. Trader Joe’s has organic persian cucumber and lemons. I grow my own wheatrgass but you can also purchase it at whole foods.
Find Organic Chlorella Powder here.
Green Juice Benefits:
Alkalinity – The Standard American Diet (SAD) is made up of acidic processed foods and drinks that end up promoting inflammation. Green juice helps make the body’s pH less acidic. Inflammation and an acidic diet is being found to promote cancer, chronic illness, auto-immune disorders, poor digestion, depression, brain disorders, insomnia and the list goes on. Reducing inflammation in the body improves overall health.
Gentle Detoxing – It cleanses the blood, liver, digestive tract, and kidneys. It also provides support for all major organs of the body.
Digestion – While we’ve taken the fiber out of the veggies for green juice, celery is full of HCL which aids in digestion. Ginger is a well known digestive aide and stomach soother, and the enzymes found in vegetables also aid in digestion.
Nutrient Absorption – the nutrients from green juice are quickly absorbed into the blood stream, packed full of magnesium – an important mineral that almost everyone is deficient in. Calcium, potassium and strong antioxidants are also quickly absorbed. Food cravings often occur from a lack of nutrients such as magnesium. When the body has enough, food cravings can lessen or disappear.
Why chlorella? It is one of only a few nutrients that binds to the heavy metal mercury and helps the body pass it. Chlorella is such a powerful detoxifier, rich in chlorophyll, which is known to:
- Aid you in processing more oxygen
- Cleanse key elimination systems like your bowel, liver, and blood
- Help purify your blood and clean away toxins
- Aid you in promoting optimal blood pressure
- Support elimination of molds in your body
- Help neutralize bad air you might breathe in
- Promote growth and repair of your tissues
It also aids in:
- Boosting your immune system
- Improving your digestion, especially if constipation is a problem
- Providing B vitamins
- Enhancing your ability to focus and concentrate
- Increasing your energy levels
- Balancing your body’s pH
- Normalizing your blood sugar
- Reducing your cancer risk
- Freshening your breath
More about chlorella from Dr. Mercola
Another note: The body needs a balance of alkaline and acidity. Making your body too alkaline also has its own issues. You can get pH test strips if you’re curious what your pH is. Almost everyone will benefit from eating less sugar, less processed foods, less grains, higher quality meats and fats, and much more vegetables.