A few months ago a few co-workers & I embarked on a juice/raw food cleanse to test some of the latest programs on the market (click here to read up on our adventures!). The goal? to recharge our bodies and challenge our minds to think more healthy in terms of our food choices.
Fast forward to today, and the biggest surprise that’s come out of our adventures is my newfound love for healthy juicing. Okay, so some may say that the latest trend is all green and pressed juices, but as a woman who always turned a blind eye to any kind of veggie juice since the time her parents force fed her beet and carrot juice? Bottom line, is that I like what I like, and most juices today are relative to a person’s lifestyle, tastebuds and body needs. Their really is a juice (or smoothie) for every tastebudder.
Now, I often cary a queasy stomach with me in my everyday, and my daily juice of choice not only jumpstarts the metabolism, but it gives you a great amount of energy in the mornings.
Chai’s Recipe for Daily Kickstart Juice:
- 5 sprigs of full Kale leaves (tons of calcium)
- 1 lemon (skin removed)
- 2-3 Granny Smith/or Red Delicious apples (depending on how tart you like)
- 2 good chunks of fresh ginger (Anti-inflammatory, boosts immune system, even eases menstrual pains)
This really does taste quite delicious, so much so that I often have in the mornings on the way to work, and pick up a 2nd helping on the way back home. Not a fan of green juice? I still say give this a go. It tastes similar to a yummy healthier lemonade, and your tummy will thank you.
Do you guys juice? What’s your favorite go-to recipe?