Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Adventures in Juicing Part 7!

I've been making this juice quite a bit recently.  It's really nice & refreshing and not too sweet.  I throw in some red grapes, a couple of apples, some oranges (I peel the oranges before. Just to get the orange part off, I keep the white part on.) and a bunch of baby spinach.  I think a few times I've thrown in a piece of fresh ginger, too.  Next time I'm going to add in some carrots.  I just always forget until after I'm drinking it, ha. 

I feel like I kind of keep making the same juices over & over again, I want to try some new recipes out!  Do any of you guys have suggestions? 

Here are some health benefits for juicing spinach (via juicing-for-health):
  • Anemia:  The high grade content of iron in spinach makes it a great blood builder.  It regenerates and reactivates the red blood cells and supplies fresh oxygen to the body.
  • Anti-inflammatory:  The high alkalinity properties in spinach makes it the perfect choice of food for people suffering inflammatory ailments, like osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Bleeding gums:  Spinach juice when combined with carrot juice, effectively restore this disorder caused by deficiency of vitamin C and too much consumption of refined sugar.
  • Cancer:  The fine chlorophyll and carotene (lutein) found in spinach is beneficial in fighting and preventing cancer.  A variety of flavonoid compounds found in this vegetable are powerful anti-oxidants and anti-cancer agents.  Studies have shown that properties in spinach slows down cancerous cell division, especially in cancers of the breast, cervical, prostate, stomach, and skin.
  • Eye problem:  The abundance content of vitamin A and carotenoids help prevent age-related eye problems.  When combined with endive and carrot juice, it effectively helps prevent macular degeneration, night blindness, and the development of cataracts.
  • High blood pressure:  A recent study also shows that certain protein compounds in spinach are beneficial in lowering high blood pressure.
  • Osteoporosis:  The high content of vitamin K is essential in anchoring calcium in bones, making it important to bone health.
I looooove juicing spinach.  I'm also a big fan of putting spinach in smoothies.  Maybe I'll do a post on my favourite spinach smoothie, it's super easy & DELICIOUS.  Have you put spinach in smoothies?

Part 1 - Part 2 - Part 3 - Part 4 - Part 5 - Part 6

3 comments:

  1. This is so helpful - I've been meaning to get juicing for a very long time and I think you might've given me the push I need. Will have to go back through your adventures in juicing posts while I'm feeling motivated! I have to say that it does help that your pictures are so beautiful - most of the time I picture juiced concoctions looking far less pretty!

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  2. hey babe! I found some recipes for you from stir, finally! if you come over today for a housewives day ill give them to you! <3

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  3. DROOL my health is requiring I eat more veggies and fruit (i don't know why i don't already) I must try your recipes holly!

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