Raw Food and Juices
Having been into eating raw foods for some years now I like to start my day with a green juice and the recipe we all enjoy most is here for you to share!
Raw food contains important enzymes that are destroyed or de-natured when cooked so in eating raw food you not only provide extra nutritional beneifit to your body, but you also take in the enzymes that help the food to digest. This in turn means that to digest your food you do not need to use so much of your own energy and therefore you end up with an additional overall gain!
In addition it is suggested that we are not made to eat cooked foods and that raw foods suit and alkinalise our bodies which promotes a disease-free state.
It is worth saying at this point that if you have a standard centrifugal juicer you will find it very difficult to juice greens with loads going in and not much juice if any, coming out.
If you have what is called a masticating juicer, juicing greens is a breeze. In addition the centrifugal juices tend to heat the juice slightly and this means the enzymes will not last as long. With a masticating juicer, you can place you juice in a sealed thermos and enjoy it later in the day if you so wish, although fresher IS better!
- Dark leafy greens such as kale, beet, spinach - large handful
- Slice beetroot
- 4 sticks celery
- Small cucumber
- ½ small lemon
- 2 apples
- 2 - 3 carrots
- Tiny slice of ginger
- And if you want it to be very sustaining whizz half a ripe avocado afterwards to make it into a smoothie.
- This recipe makes sufficient for a small glass for a family of four or enough for you to have two LARGE glasses each day.