By Sean Michael Hall, L.Ac.
Warm, summer days are the perfect time of year to enjoy fresh juice. And juice that you make yourself or with loved ones is by far the best. Nothing compares to farm fresh produce, straight from juicer to mouth. Once you’ve taken a look at my juicing guidelines, give this recipe a try. It’s by far my favorite.
Green Juice Recipe
1 large Cucumber
1 medium Fennel bulb (with greens)
1 bunch Celery sticks
1 bunch Spinach
1 bunch Parsley (Italian)
1 medium Lime (with peel)
1 medium Apple (with peel & core)
1 thumb Gingerroot (more or less to taste)
Directions: You can either juice or blend this recipe. If you want to preserve all of the fiber and make it more of a meal, you can blend it. Make sure you have a relatively powerful blender. If you want a light, refreshing beverage a juicer is required.
I love this recipe! It tastes amazing, and the emphasis on green vegetables makes it super healthy. The exclusion of cruciferous vegetables makes it easy to digest. The spinach and parsley both provide a broad range of nutrients and other health promoting ingredients. The fennel, lime and ginger aid digestion and give the recipe a robust, unique flavor. The apple gives a touch of sweetness, without adding too much sugar.
The great thing about juicing is that the possibilities are endless. Why not visit a farmer’s market this weekend? Get creative!
East Bay Acupuncture & Natural Medicine
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