Juicing can enhance life in many positive ways. It can cleanse our body and mind and rejuvenate them. It can be used to clean our “pipes”, clearing out many toxins taken into the body by our sometimes less-than-ideal diet. It can make us look younger and live a longer, more healthful life, and it can give us more energy, vibrancy and can improve our mood. It also is known to enable us to absorb more nutrients and preserve valuable enzymes.
Juicing also makes a great start to a fast, which can be an excellent way to go deeper into our spiritual journey. A wide variety of vegetables, fruits and herbs can be juiced, and different combinations create interesting taste sensations and provide various nourishing effects. My preference is to try to eliminate any additives, preservatives and chemicals by choosing organic produce.
Here are some juicing recipes and their reported benefits that I’ve acquired through friends and have experimented with too. You can change or combine them to create your own unique juices. It’s fun and delicious!
Body Cleanser: 1/2 cucumber, 1 beet, 1/2 seeded apple, 4 carrots no tops
Orange Delight: 2–3 oranges, 1/2 seeded apple
Fruit Cocktail: large bunch of grapes, 2 seeded apples, 1 lemon wedge
Immune Builder: handful of parsley, 1 garlic clove, 5 carrots no tops, 3 celery stalks
Garlic Express: handful of parsley, 1 garlic clove, 4–5 carrots no tops, 2 celery stalks
Green Surprise: kale leaves, 2/3 green apples, 2 celery stalks
Calcium Rich Cocktail: handful of parsley and spinach, 4–5 carrots, 2 celery stalks
Energy Shake: handful of parsley , 4–5 carrots
Digestive Special: handful of spinach, 4–5 carrots
Chlorophyll Cocktail: 3 beet tops, handful of parsley and spinach, 1/2 seeded apple, and 4 carrots no tops
High Calcium Drink: 3 kale leaves, handful of parsley, 4–5 carrots
Cleansing Cocktail: 1/4 inch ginger, 1 beet, 1/2 seeded apple, 4 carrots no tops
Evening Regulator: 2 seeded apples, 1 pear
Ginger Hopper: 1/2 inch of ginger, 4–5 carrots no tops, 1/2 seeded apples
Garden Salad Special: 3 broccoli flowerets, 1 garlic clove, 4–5 carrots, or 2 tomatoes, 2 celery stalks, 1/2 green pepper
Potassium Broth: handful of parsley and spinach, 2 celery stalks
And a Favorite: 1 inch of ginger, 1/2 beet, 3 carrots, 1 apple, 2 celery stalks
Enjoy and happy juicing!