In the last decade, there has been a rise in trendy juice bars popping up that offer signature juice blends catered to health-conscious people.
This is because juicing has become widely accepted as a premium way to get fruits and veggies into your diet quickly and easily.
These juice bars are offering homemade juicing done for you. And they are much better than the ones you get when you walk into Kroger which are filled with added sugars and unnatural ingredients.
Got Homemade Juice?
And let’s not forget the number of fruits and vegetables! On average, a 4-ounce cup of juice contains a whole serving of vitamin and mineral-rich fruits and vegetables. These powerhouse foods contain nutrients that help to protect your body against inflammation, cardiovascular disease, and even cancer. Plus, juicing removes the fiber from fruits and vegetables which allows those nutrients to absorb very quickly into the gut and bloodstream.
Another wonderful benefit of homemade juicing is the boost of chlorophyll (the green pigment found in plants) it gives the body. Chlorophyll is great for rebuilding red blood cells, helping to detoxify the liver, and protecting the skin from toxin absorption from the environment.
When discussing the benefits of homemade juicing, it is important to note that we are referring to juice purchased at a juice bar or made at home with a juicer. Often bottled juices from the store have added ingredients, namely sugar. Be on the lookout for that when making a purchase. Fresh squeezed is the best option!
Here are some great, chlorophyll-rich greens to add to your juice:
A Delicious Juicing Recipe To Try
If you have a juicer at home, try this mouthwatering recipe that is loaded with healthy goodness:
Beetroot and Ginger
(For 2 pints)
4 beetroots 4 carrots 2 lemons 6 apples 4 inches of peeled ginger
You want your juice to be as fresh as possible, so cut this recipe in half if you will only be consuming one serving at a time.
"Real food doesn't have ingredients, real food is ingredients." -Jamie Oliver
Make sure you are getting your hands on some real food with real ingredients on most days. This means cooking at home or finding a health-conscious restaurant. I know I have a few in my back pocket when I'm in a bind. You should find some, too.