Touch of Lime
Touch of lime is a green juice with a nice tang provided by the green apple and the lime. This is a good one for those that don’t like a sweet juice or are otherwise concerned with the glycemic load. A great thirst quencher and re-mineralizer.
2 generous double handfuls of spinach
1 green apple
1 to 2 carrots
1 lime (cut lime into pieces and put into juicer)
Leave the skins on the fruits and veggies to get optimal nutrition from them. If your particular juicer doesn’t do that good a job with greens then roll them up tight and push through with the cucumber and carrots.
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A Touch of Lime
Limes, which are actually yellow when ripe, are thought to have originally come from south East Asia. It’s thought that Arabs brought them to the Middle East and then crusaders to Europe. Columbus and other explores took them on to the West Indies and the Americas.
Limes contain bioflavonoids, citric acid and pectin. It’s said limes are good to eat for cancers, heart problems, strokes, constipation, the blood and nerves. They contain calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, and potassium. Limes have a cleansing and alkalizing effect on the body.
All the ingredients in this juice contain great nutritional value and should not be taken lightly. All too often we are told of a special fruit, berry, or plant from some far off land that contains super nutrition, when all the time we have ready access to many super nutritious foods right where we live.
The Super Cucumber
Cucumbers are another marvelous fruit, I know we think of them as vegetables, but they are actually a fruit. Cucumbers are alkaline forming, they’re diuretic and great cleansers. They contain vitamin K, B5, silicon, potassium and copper, all of which make them great for building strong bones, nails and hair. And beautiful skin too!
Cucumbers are one of my most favorite fruits. Every spring I plant a dozen cucumber seedlings in my garden and eat them fresh throughout the summer and fall. I prefer the Persian or Asian variety because of their soft skin, but most cucumbers when picked fresh from the garden do not have tough skin. Commercially grown cucumbers may be bred to have tough skins so they travel well to market without much damage and loss.
I also like the Armenian varieties, both regular and striped. All the cucumbers varieties have a distinct taste, which is why I plant many varieties. They’re great out of hand and also go well in shredded salads as seen in the recipe section of the website. I often eat them for lunch with fresh figs during Summer and Fall.