According to "The Food Pyramid" developed by the USDA, we should eat at least 4-5 servings of fruits and vegetables a day. Here's my own simple and holistic method to this approach--Juicing! It's nourishing and tastes wonderful and refreshing. The ingredients are readily available in supermarkets and farmers market. You can start off with a combination of any of the following: celery; carrots; apples; tomatoes; oranges; pineapples, mangoes, watermelons, and any other fresh fruits and vegetables that you may find. Yogurt or ice-cream can be added to make a smoothie. You can be creative and let your tastebuds be the judge! I will try to create at least one juice recipe a day and name it after a U.S President.
Ingredients: (makes approx. 3 and 1/2 cups)
5 stalks celery, cleaned
2 medium apples, cored4-5 carrots, scrubbed clean
1/4 cup of blueberries
3 Tbsp. plain yogurt
1 scoop Whey protein powder (optional)
1 tsp. freshly grind flax seeds (optional)
1/2 tsp. honey or Agave Nectar (optional)
- Cut fruits and vegetables into chunks. Put all the ingredients into machine to extract the juice. Drain and pour into a container. If you wish to add any of the following: yogurt; flax seeds, protein powder-- then pour the juice into a blender or whisk in the ingredients.
- Add the yogurt, protein powder and flax seeds and blend to mix. Serve immediately. Give it a stir if juice settles at the bottom. Note: I suggest using fresh produce and making in small bathes, its best consumed within 24 hours after preparation.