Friday, February 19, 2010
Fennel, Ginger, Fruit & Veggie Juice
I'm a big fan of fresh juice. I bought a Juiceman a few years ago and have never regretted it. There is lots of information on the benefits of drinking fresh juice, but from personal experience, I find that juice helps with indigestion and is a great pick-me-up when you're feeling fatigued or your blood sugar is low.
I have some leftover fennel from yesterday's recipe, which is perfect for juicing!
For my juice, I combined a few sprigs of fennel, a small piece of ginger (about the size of your pinky), 1/2 an apple, 1 pear, 3 stalks celery, 4 large kale leaves, and 1 carrot. You can mix and match with your favorite fruits and vegetables. When you are juicing items that will produce little juice, such as the fennel, ginger, and kale, place them between apple slices or pear to make it easier to juice.
Fennel has great health benefits and both fennel and ginger aid in digestion. Celery is very alkalizing so it equalizes the body's PH, which is great if you are prone to acid reflux or get frequent stomach aches. I also recommend cucumber, which is very hydrating in a juice.