I used to be a huge juice junkie. Making fresh vegetable juices opened up our world to eating organic foods and having more of a conscious awareness of food production in the United States. I can go on and on about how meat, poultry, and dairy is "manufactured" here in the U.S. and the nasty business behind the USDA and FDA standards, but I'll let Michael Pollan explain it all in the movie Food Inc. If you haven't seen it yet, I highly suggest it! I've been fighting a sore throat and cough for the past 3 days and its been the pits. I haven't worked out as much as I had hoped this week due to this cold and my mind is feeling defeated by my body's need for rest and recovery. I decided to head over to Whole Foods, pick up some super greens, and bust out my good ol' Breville Juicer.
Beet That Cold Juice Recipe:
- One whole beet and the stems
- 4 navel oranges
- 4 medium sized carrots
- 6 stems of kale
Beets are a great source of potassium, magnesium, fiber, phosphorus, iron; vitamins A, B & C; beta-carotene, beta-cyanine; and folic acid. In addition to the vitamins, beets are also a great source of natural induced energy and a wonderful tonic to the body due to the its ability to aid the liver cleansing out toxins.
Kale, is one of the best super greens out in the market. Some say its the steak of the veggie world! High in vitamin A, K, C, and calcium, it makes for the perfect addition to any juicing recipe or meal. Some of the other benefits also include its antioxidant benefits which makes a great aid in detoxifying the body.
Oranges are packed with vitamin C and great for fighting off viral infections in the body due to abundance in polyphenols.
If you've been Heimich's Chew Chew Train in Disneyland then you would know that carrots are good for your eyes, but it also helps to prevent cancer due to the natural pesticides produced to help protect the root vegetable of fungal diseases.
Lesson of the day: eat your veggies and if you can't eat them, JUICE THEM!
All photos taken with and iPhone 5 and edited with VSCO Cam.