About This Juice
Aloe vera is a miracle plant that has been used for thousands of years by numerous cultures to heal the body in several ways. When I got busy in the kitchen to create this recipe I had the intention of creating a delicious green juice that would encourage people to try aloe vera for the first time. Aloe vera is sold cold pressed in most health food stores and is widely available. There are many people who have never heard of aloe vera juice, but if you watch trends in grocery stores and juice bars, you can’t help but notice aloe vera is gaining a significant amount of popularity. The aloe vera plant is an excellent agent to assist in digestion, it has tremendous antioxidant power, and has been shown to rejuvenate skin and prevent aging. Although I created this recipe with aloe in mind, that’s not all this powerful healing juice is packing. One of the other ingredients that I’m really stoked and excited about is broccoli. Broccoli isn’t a very popular ingredient for juicing and I never figured out why. I absolutely love it for juicing not only because it juices well and you get a lot of juice, but it also taste fantastic and it packs a megaton of nutrients and phytochemicals.
The last ingredient that I want to briefly brag about is dandelion. Dandelion in juices and smoothies can be hard to get down sometimes because it is such a bitter green, but for all the bitter mouth puckering kick it has, it also packs an equal amount of health benefit. Nobody said being a health nut was easy, but we do what we have to do right? To be truthful dandelion isn’t all that bad, you just have to get creative and figure out how to add the right amount of other ingredients to balance the flavor, and also don’t over do it with the dandelion greens. In any case dandelion greens are really known best for their healing capacity with regard to the lungs. If you’re having any kind of lung issues dandelion is the green for you. Lastly I love dandelion because it is great for the liver. As I’m sure you already know the liver is arguably the most important organ in the human body aside from the brain. Dandelion keeps the liver in good running function and aids in digestion. If you have a happy liver, you will be happy.
Antioxidants, Cancer Prevention
When it comes to protecting the body from disease and sickness it is important that we provide the body with the phytochemical and micro-biological tools it needs to stay healthy. In terms of the internal cellular battle going on 24 hours a day within our bodies, there is nothing more that the body loves for us to supply than antioxidants. Antioxidants go to the front lines of the war and prevent free radicals from harming our individual cells structures and DNA. Free radicals go about their destructive path by creating oxidation stress, what is also known as “cell rust.” This oxidation is partly due to natural biological functions within our body that are quite natural; however, if the equanimity is not in balance there could be trouble. If we want to stay healthy, age well and have a high quality life, it would serve us well to be intimately familiar with antioxidants and their role as protectors of our vitality.
One of the most nutritious antioxidant packed vegetables listed in the ingredients is broccoli. Broccoli has long been touted by several institutions, doctors, and scientist as one of the best cancer fighting vegetables on the planet. Broccoli naturally contains high concentrations of isothiocyanates a natural set of phytochemicals that has been proven to prevent cancer in humans. Broccoli in particular is known to prevent lung, prostate and stomach cancer.
- 6 stalks of celery
- handful of dandelion
- 1 cucumber
- 1 green apple
- 1 small slice lemon with the peel in tact
- 1 stem & crown of broccoli
- ½ c aloe vera juice
Clean produce thoroughly with water and grapefruit seed extract.
Juice all ingredients then put juice in a clean mason jar, add aloe vera juice, place lid on mason jar, gently swirl to mix, drink and enjoy.
Use juice pulp to make dehydrated snacks or compost.
- Excellent Source of Sodium
- Promotes Healthy Digestion
- Supportive of Lungs
- Natural Diuretic
- Energy Booster
- Blood Cleansing
- Prevents Colon Cancer
- Prevents Lung Cancer
- Prevents Prostate Cancer
- Antioxidant Rich
I trust this information is useful to you and you will use it to better enhance your quality of life. If you have any fun facts regarding any of the ingredients in the recipe that you want to share, please comment below.
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