This week (err, this weekend.) I made some more of the Grape Cucumber Pear juice recipe that I found on Shutterbean. It's just what the title says, some grapes, a bit of cucumber and a pear. Plus a little bit of ginger. I'm not sure if I didn't add enough ginger, but I couldn't reallllllllllly taste it... but at least it wasn't over powering, right? I really like this juice, though. And even Keith drank a glass! Haha. Just before you drink it you can really smell the cucumber, but it doesn't taste too much like cucumber. Give it a try! It's nice, cool & refreshing.
Here are some benefits of juicing cucumber (via juicing-for-health):
Acidity: The alkalinity of the minerals in cucumber juice effectively helps in regulating the body's blood pH, neutralizing acidity.
Fever: The temperature regulating properties in cucumber juice makes it a suitable drink when you have a fever.
Hair growth: The silicon and sulfur content in cucumber juice makes it especially helpful in promoting hair growth. Drink it mixed with carrot, lettuce or spinach juice.
Inflammation: Cucumber can help counter uric acids that are causing inflammation in joints. When cucumber is taken it does its cleaning work at the joints, thus stirring up pain as it eliminates the uric acid. This means it also help other inflamed conditions like arthritis, asthma, and gout.
Water retention: It supplies the necessary electrolytes and restores hydration of the body cells, thus reducing water retention.
Oh also a lot of you were asking if I have a juicer or if I'm using a blender. I have a blender but for all of the juices that I'm making I'll be using a juicer. I know that most people want to buy a juicer but worry that it won't be used much after the first week or even month. Since I got this juicer, I've juiced at least once every single day... and I'm loving it. It's fairly easy to wash and I don't even really mind the washing part (maybe it's because I have a dishwasher for everything else, ha!). Plus you can find some fairly inexpensive juicers that will get the job done!