Green juice is literally a nutrient fast food ! It takes 10 minutes to make, 5 minutes to drink and another 30 min for our body to absorb its nutrient goodness which includes a gamut of vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients. These help us clean out accumulated toxins ( preventing all kinds of disease in the future), help build clean blood ( improved circulation and immunity) and alkalize our cells ( healthier organs, more energy and vitality). It a steal deal that no one can really be missing out on!
A typical green juice should have 4 components : –
1. One or more leafy green ( Eg. spinach, mustard greens, beet greens )
2. One or more high water content vegetable ( Eg. Gourd, squash, pumpkin, cucumber)
3. One or more herb ( Eg. mint, coriander, basil )
4. Flavor enhancer ( Eg. lemon, ginger, kokam, gooseberry). If one likes sweet flavor, a fruit can be added (eg. apple, pear pineapple).
So here’s a recipe that requires everything that you would already find in your refrigerator.. its refreshing, its cool, its one of my favorites!
BIO LIVE GREEN
Dill – ½ cup ( washed and chopped)
Cucumbers – 2 ( washed well but not peeled)
Mamoth basil – 10 leaves
lemon juice and rock salt to taste.
Run all ingredients together through a high speed blender till they are blended. Strain. if you like it think use a regular sieve, if you like it thin, use a muslin.
If using a regular blender, you will need to add 1/2 cup of water to blend the ingredients.
Experiment with quantities of ingredients to discover what’s perfect for your pallate.. and do share it with us too 🙂
Do not throw away the fiber. Mix it in flour and eat bio live green chapatis 🙂