Everyone could benefit from eating more vegetables, but with busy schedules, we don’t always succeed in doing it. This green juice is a quick way to add healthy vegetables along with fiber, vitamins and a bit of healthy fat.
The juice contains spinach, tomato, celery, cucumber, cilantro, lemon, and some spices to make it delicious! It reminds me of a V8 or a virgin Bloody Mary.
Here are just a few of the benefits from the ingredients in my recipe:
The calcium in spinach can help strengthen your bones to fight against injury, and vitamins A and C, fiber, folic acid, and other nutrients fight against colon and breast cancers. Spinach also helps to lower damaging protein levels in the blood and can protect against high blood pressure and heart disease.
Celery is a great source of antioxidants, reduces inflammation and aids digestion.
Tomatoes contain lycopene, which has been linked to many health benefits, including reduced risk of heart disease and cancer. They are also a great source of vitamin C, potassium, folate, and vitamin K.
Cucumbers are low in calories and contain a good amount of water and soluble fiber, making them ideal for promoting hydration and aiding in weight loss.
Turmeric and especially its most active compound curcumin have many scientifically-proven health benefits, such as the potential to prevent heart disease, Alzheimer’s and cancer. It’s a potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant and may also help improve symptoms of depression and arthritis.
Black pepper is high in antioxidants, has anti-inflammatory properties, may benefit your brain, improve blood sugar control, lower cholesterol levels, and has cancer-fighting properties.
So give it a try and let me know what you think!
Spicy and Savory Vegetable Juice
- A handful of organic baby spinach leaves
- 2 tablespoons cilantro leaves, roughly chopped
- 1 medium organic tomato, quartered
- 1 large stalk organic celery, chopped
- 1/4 of a seedless cucumber, peeled and chopped
- The juice of 1/2 lemon
- 1 tablespoon good quality extra virgin olive oil
- Dash of Worcestershire sauce
- A few dashes hot sauce, such as Frank’s Red Hot
- 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt, or to taste
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
Combine all ingredients in a high speed blender, such as NutriBullet. Blend until everything is completely smooth. If you prefer a thinner consistency, add a small amount of water.
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