Light Bright Cuke Juice
Light Bright Cuke Juice has been a winner for me so I wanted to share it with others who may be looking to lose weight or just get healthy. I know that few people will try a recipe that hasn't been rated (me included) so I know the recipes I put up here might not be tried until some brave soul gives them a try. But into my fourth week of a 45 day juice fast, the health benefits I've been seeing have been so amazing that I keep wanting to share the fantastic juices I have been making.
I have finally transitioned from high sugar content juices finally finding them too sweet. This is a great all day juice that is fairly green but not bitter at all. Thanks to Hugh in advance for letting me post!
2 large cucumbers (I've been using the super fat ones from the farmers market)
8-10 leaves Napa cabbage, which is milder than regular cabbage
1-2 cups greens of your choice (I tend to do a mix of chard, spinach and kale, sometimes with some parsley and/or cilantro thrown in)
1 lime (optional)
1" ginger (not optional)
Scrub the cucumbers well and cut to the size your juicer will take. Wash the Napa cabbage leaves THOROUGHLY (the kind I get from the farmers market always has bugs in them, but they wash off very easily). Scrub the beet and cut ends off. Don't peel lime, but scrub well and cut just the ends off. Put all through juicer and enjoy! This has become a favorite of mine.
The nutritional benefits of the main ingredients:
Cucumbers are alkaline, a diuretic, great cleansers, and contain good amounts of vitamin K, B5, silicon, potassium and copper.
Cabbage with its high fiber content helps with constipation, the sulfur and chlorine cleanses the mucous membrane of the stomach and intestinal tract, and being high in Vitamin C it is great for strengthening the immune system. Cabbage is both anti-bacterial and anti-viral making it a superior food to kill germs, parasites and viruses. It cleanses the digestive tract, and contains good levels of vitamin C, vitamin K, iodine, iron, manganese, fiber.
Beets are a great digestive system and kidney cleanser. They contain good levels of copper, magnesium, potassium, iron, manganese, potassium, and many other nutrients.
Greens in general are alkaline and loaded with nutritional value in minerals, vitamins and phytonutrients.