I was cleaning the fridge this morning and found some fresh veg that was on its way out so thought I’d rustle up a quick fresh juice with anything I could get my hands on.
I just chopped off any ends that didn’t look pleasing to the eye and prepared it by peeling and cutting so it’s ready for the juicer.I usually limit my juices to one piece of fruit but the pear was teeny tiny so I thought I’d add it too.
I’ll list below the benefits of each of the ingredients I used for this juice. I love experimenting with my juices for different flavours so, feel free to replace the ingredients with fruit and veg you like or have left over.
Here’s the left over pulp from juicing which I will use as compost in the garden and a face mask, if it’s good enough to eat and drink it must be equally as good to slather over the skin!
Here’s the end product, next to my little Ganesh statue which my BFF gave as wedding favours, what a thoughtful gift. Ganesh is a Hindu God who is the remover of obstacles.
(Sorry for the shoddy images, I was rushing and thought some kind of image is better than no image).
Health benefits of…
Celery – is rich in vitamin K and contains vitamins A and C and potassium. It lowers cholesterol, prevents cancer, reduces high blood pressure. Celery is water based and has fibres to aide in promoting skin health.
Cucumber – contains copper, potassium, manganese, vitamin C, phosphorus, magnesium, biotin, and vitamin B1. They also contain mineral silica which is important for nail health. B vitamins help ease feelings of anxiety and help with stress. Cucumbers are known help to keep skin healthy as it is water based and also aides in curing constipation.
Beetroot – Beets are an excellent source of folate and a very good source of manganese, potassium, and copper. They are also a good source of dietary fiber, magnesium, phosphorus,vitamin C, iron, and vitamin B6. Beetroot juice is known to improve athletic performance, lower blood pressure and increase blood flow.
Apples – Apples are high in potassium, a mineral that helps control blood pressure and they can help reduce the risk of stroke. They contain pectin, a soluble fibre that reduces cholesterol, which promotes heart health. Apples are full of so much goodness and have so much goodness in them that they help with a number of other health problems such as cancer issues and bones problems. That’s why the saying goes…”An apple keeps the doctor away”.
Pears – Pears are a good source of vitamin B2, C, E, copper, potassium and fibre. Pears are actually higher in pectin than apples,which is a water soluble fiber.
Ginger – is an excellent anti inflammatory relieving digestive problems such as nausea, loss of appetite, sickness and pain.