Energising Green Juice Recipe
We challenge you to replace your morning latte with this energising green juice.
This recipe, courtesy of Urban Remedy, is low in sugar and rich in nutrients. It also delivers a boost of energy when you need it the most. It is a low-glycaemic juice, which means it is the best option to maintain energy. Although Lattes can be a saviour at times, the added sugars can cause a spike in energy levels, leaving you crashed by lunchtime. These Green Juice ingredients will sustain you throughout the day, here’s why:
Cucumber: It contains phytonutrients that provide valuable antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anticancer benefits; it also contains B vitamins, which help support energy levels.
Spinach: This dark, leafy green is a nutritional powerhouse! Spinach is high in iron, and a lack of iron equals a lack of energy.
Celery: the juice from celery rapidly alkalinizes the body and is rich in vitamins and minerals. It is also very high in water, helping flush out toxins.
Parsley: Rich in energy-producing chlorophyll, parsley helps to build red blood cells, which equates to higher energy levels. Added bonus: parsley also freshens breath and increases oxygenation of cells, which supports detoxification.
Ingredients – choose Organic when possible
- 1 cucumber, peeled or non-peeled
- 3 cups spinach
- 5 stalks celery
- 1/2 bunch parsley
If you find this recipe is not sweet enough for you, add 1/2 an apple and a small piece of ginger for a sweet-spicy juice. You can also add two small beetroots with the greens; the beetroot will provide added sweetness and extra energy.
Run everything through a juicer and serve over ice. If you don’t have a juicer, you can use a blender just add a little of your favourite organic juice and give it a whirl. This recipe will make enough for 2 servings, and will keep for up to 3 days!