Benefits of Green Juice & Recipe
Note: if you aren't using organic fruits and 
vegetables, I recommend washing everything before hand in a vegetable spray  to avoid drinking a pesticide stew.
 Veggie Wash recipe:
1 Tb lemon juice
1 Tb  Baking Soda
1 cup of water

 Green Juice

Makes 3-4 servings
1-2  bananas
2 pears
1 apple
2 celery stalks
2 baby cucumbers or
1/4 - 1/2 lime
Couple handfuls of romaine
Couple handfuls of fresh
  baby spinach
Optional: Couple handfuls
of  kale

Health  Benefits:
Bananas: Bananas are
  high in potassium, but very low in sodium, thus having a perfect ratio for
  helping to prevent high blood pressure. Also contains tryptophan, an amino acid
  that can be converted to serotonin, leading to improved mood. Bananas are high
  in potassium, which helps normalize the heartbeat and regulate the body’s water

Pears: Pears are
high  in pectin and actually contain more than an apple. This makes them
effective in  helping to lower cholesterol levels and in aiding to tone the
intestines,  thereby keeping them healthy. Pear juice also has an
anti-inflammatory effect.  It also has a wide assortment of vitamins and
antioxidants, which will help  boost your immune system during cold and flu

Apples: Apples
  contain plenty of vitamin A & C. Vitamin Ais critical in
maintaining  healthy teeth, skin and tissue. The importance of vitamin C is well
known, but  did you know that vitamin C prevents free radical damage?  Vitamin C
is also said to prevent  various health conditions such as heart disease and
inflammatory conditions.

Celery: Celery juice
  is one of the most hydrating foods we can put in our bodies and is an excellent
  natural diuretic. Celery is known to contain at least eight families of
  anti-cancer compounds. Drinking celery juice frequently throughout the day
helps  curb cravings for sweets.

Cucumbers: Cucumbers
  are a natural diuretic. Cucumber juice is used to help resolve acne, fluid
  retention, eczema, arthritis and psoriasis. It is also an aid in managing
weight  loss.

Limes: Lime juice
has  been used since the ancient times due to its medicinal properties. Like
other  citrus fruits, lime juice will boost the immune system and improve our
  resistance against various infections. A glass of lime juice in the morning on
  an empty stomach is said to have natural properties that can contribute to
  weight loss.

Spinach: There are substantial amounts of potassium in spinach, therefore
  drinking spinach juice is good for the cardiovascular system. Spinach is
  said to help to normalize the blood sugar levels, so it is
useful  for diabetics. It is also recommended for weight loss and
contains  anti-aging properties.

Romaine Lettuce:
  Romaine lettuce contains high levels of vitamins A, C and K, and also contains
  high levels of fiber along with many trace minerals. Raw lettuce is also a good
  source of folic acid. It is also useful for weight loss, constipation and
  insomnia. Romaine lettuce is also hydrating and adds a slight sweetness to your

Kale: Kale is one of
  the most nutrient-dense foods on the planet and the best way to digest all of
  these nutrients is through fresh raw juice. Spinach and kale contain lots of
  chlorophyll, which has been found to be an especially potent antioxidant at
  fighting cancer. It also aids in keeping our cells healthy. Although carrots
are  the most famous for containing beta-carotene, spinach and kale are equally
as  good. Many studies show a strong correlation between beta-carotene intake
and a  reduced incidence of heart disease. It is said that diets high in
beta-carotene  will support cardiovascular health.

Here are some delicious and infinitely nutritious juicing recipes.

Ok, I've been wanting to get into juicing for a while now.  I always allowed the "I don't have a juicer" line to be my excuse.  Excuses no more P---chaw! KSL'd it and I am picking up my Jack le' Lane power juicer, (a-la someone's lost ambition,) bright and early tomorrow morning.  (You can use a blender if you don't have a juicer.)
I have challenged my boot camp women to an introductory 3-day juicing challenge. 
 I would like everyone to participate in this.  Come on, you can give up dairy, bread, and meat and processed GUNK for 3 days can't you?
We all havea lot of toxins in our body, yes including me, despite my relatively healthy diet and high actvitiy levels. I'm sure 3 days in not going to even scratch the surface at ridding my body, or your body of toxins, but it's a start. 
Let me know how this goes for you.  Let me know how you feel.  Can you do a week long cleanse?  Have you done cleanses in the past?  Do you have a favorite juicing recipe you would like me to feature?
Rejuvinating Veggie Juice
Drink this juice daily for vibrant health. It contains
vitamins  and minerals that are restorative and support the body in
re-generating healthy  cells.  Serves 1 
4 medium carrots
1 large beet
3 stalks of celery
2 large kale leaves
1 inch piece ginger
Wash the carrots and cut into 3 inch pieces.
Wash and peel the beet and cut into 2 inch slices.
Wash the celery and kale and slice into smaler pieces.
Process the carrot, beet, kale,  ginger and celery with your juicer.

 ~ drink within 10 minutes to gain the optimal benefits from this
  juice and to avoid oxidation and loss of vital nutrients and enzymes.

I know all of you can manage to make this one :)
Classic Carrot Juice
This classic carrot juice is  naturally sweet. This juice is good for your digestion, eyes, skin and hair. An  excellent source of beta-carotene.
Serves 1 
8 medium carrots

Wash the carrots and cut into 3 inch pieces. Process with your favorite juicer

Mean Green Juice (original)
6 Kale Leaves
1 Cucumber
4 Celery Stalks
2 Green Apples
1/2 Lemon
1 piece of ginger

 Mean Green Juice #2
handful spinach
3 stalks of kale
2 golden delicious apples
small handful parsley
1 lemon
1 cucumber

Tomato Vegetable Juice
Raw tomato juice is a great source of lycopene, which is well known for its cancer preventing  properties. Combined with other vegetables, this juice is high in potasium, iron, phosphorus, niacin, sodium, thiamin, sulphur, vitamin C, vitamin A, magnesium and calcium.
2 medium carrots
1 small beet
10 sprigs of parsley
2 tomatoes
2 stalks of celery
1 clove of garlic
1/2 onion, small

Wash and peel the carrots and beet, and cut into 2 inch pieces.
Wash the parsley, tomatoes and celery and slice into 2 inch slices. 
Peel the garlic and onion and cut the onion into smaller pieces
Process the tomatoes, carrot, beet, parsley, celery, garlic and onion with your juicing machine.

Carrot and Beet Juice
This is a very energizing drink.  It strengthens and fortifies the
blood.  Serves 1 
4 medium carrots
1 large beet 

Wash the carrots and cut into 3 inch pieces.
Wash and peel the beet and cut into 2 inch slices.
Process the carrot and beet with your juicer.

 ~ drink within 10 minutes to gain the optimal benefits from this
  juice and to avoid oxidation and loss of vital nutrients and enzymes.

Carrot, Ginger Beet Juice
This is a very warming and  energizing drink. It strengthens and fortifies the blood and improves  circulation.  Serves 1 
4 medium carrots
1 large beet
1 inch piece of fresh ginger 
Wash the carrots and cut into 3 inch pieces.
Wash and peel the beet and cut into 2 inch slices.
Process the carrot, ginger and beet with your juicer.
~ drink within 10 minutes to gain the optimal benefits from this
  juice and to avoid oxidation and loss of vital nutrients and

Power Cleanser Juice
This is a very energizing juice that supplies the body  with valuable nutrients that supports the body in detoxifying.
4 medium carrots
1 large beet
10 sprigs of parsley
4 inch piece of cucumber 
Wash the carrots and cut into 3 inch pieces.
Wash and peel the beet and cut into 2 inch slices.
Wash the parsley and cucumber and slice.
Process the carrot, beet, parsley, and cucumber with your juicing machine.

Mean Green Juice #3
 2 stalks celery
1/2 cucumber
1/2 apple
1/2 lemon
small piece ginger
1/2 green chard leaf
bunch cilantro
5 kale leaves
handful spinach
 Mean Green Juice #4
 1/2 pear
1/2 green apple
handful spinach
handful parsley
2 celery stalks
1/2 cucumber
small piece ginger
slice of papaya

Apple, Lemon and Ginger JuiceThe flavor of this juice is refreshingly sweet with a slight, spicy zing from the ginger. This drink acts as a cleansing agent for your liver and gallbladder and the apple pectin assists in removing impurities from your digestive tract.   
Prep time: 15 min   Yield: 1 servings
 6 medium organic apples
 1/2 small organic lemon
 1 inch piece of fresh
  organic ginger 
Wash the apples and cut into 2 inch slices. Discard the
       Leave the apple skins on your apples because the skins contain
a high percentage of antioxidants and flavanoids, which are fantastic for your cardiovascular system. Your juice may be cloudy in colour but it will be highly nutritious and just as tasty too!
       Wash and slice the lemon in half.  Peel the lemon from the rind and remove any seeds.
       Process the apple slices, lemon and ginger with your juicer.

Watermelon Lime Juice
Watermelon seed is a natural diuretic and is a stimulant particularily in underactive kidneys. This juice can asssist in cleansing and purifying the kidneys and bladder. Adding this juice to your diet can help prevent kidney stones.
Watermelon juice is high in lycopene which has cancer preventing properties. It is also excellent for canker sores and helping to reduce tissue inflammation.  Serves 1 
1 very small watermelon
1/2  lime
Wash the outside of the watermelon. Slice the watermelon into 1 inch strips. Leave the seeds in the melon and don't remove the rind. Peel the rind from the 1/2 lime.
Process the  watermelon and lime with your juicer.

~ drink within 10 minutes to gain the optimal benefits from this
  juice and to avoid oxidation and loss of vital nutrients and enzymes.

Tropical Enzyme Booster  Juice
This juice is very rich in proteolytic enzymes.It contains high amounts of the enzymes papain and bromelain. This juice is very beneficial when there is a deficiency in the body's own production of pancreatic  enzymes. An excellent source of carotene and vitamin C. This juicing recipe is  very therapeutic for those with poor digestion. Papaya can quickly assist in  restoring intestinal flora after illness or use of
antibiotics.  Serves  2 
1/2 pineapple, small
1small  papaya
1 small mango

1. Slice the pineapple in half lengthwise. With a pairing knife remove the outside skin and top of the pineapple. slice into 2 inch pieces.

2. Slice the papaya in half and remove the seeds with a spoon. Remove the skin of the papaya with a knife.

 3. With the pairing knife, slice the mango into four sections and  remove from the seed. Slice the fruit off the skin and add to the juicer first  as the mango is the juiciest of the fruit and can tend to be messy. Add the  pineapple and papaya to the juicer and then sit back and enjoy this very rich  and exquisite tasting juice!

Alkaline Juicer Recipes Heaven
- 1 cup of spinach
- 1/2 cucumber
- 2 stalks of celery including leaves
- 3 carrots
- 1/2 apple

 Wash all vegetables thoroughly, top the carrots, remove apple stem but don’t peel apple (the peel is full of flavonoid antioxidants), enjoy.