Updated: Jul 17
Juicing has been a hot topic these past couple of years, and I believe for a good reason! I have fallen in love with replacing my morning coffee (darn caffeine addiction) with an adorable mason jar full of green juice goodness. Read on to see why I love the benefits of green juice, plus my favorite beginners recipe!
Benefits of Green Juice
1. Energy without the crash
This is by far my favorite reason why I consistently have loved having my green juice first thing in the morning. Due to all of the amazing nutrients, my body tingles with a happy energy, without the crash a couple of hours later. This mama needs all of the extra + happy energy she can get!
2. High in antioxidants + vitamins + minerals You know how working out first thing in the morning makes you feel so good because you know you got it done?! That’s how I see juicing with fruits + veggies in the morning - you set the tone for the day and give your body just what it needs! Switch up your recipe now and then to reap the benefits of a variety of fruits and veggies including:
- decrease inflammation
- build health + strengthen hair, skin, and nails
- boost mood and fight emotions of anxiety or depression
-prevent certain cancers and chronic disease, and more!
3. Easy to digest
When you extract the juice and nutrients out of a fruit or veggie you are taking out all of the most potent, nutrient dense vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Although fiber definitely has its time and place (satiety and healthy stools!), fiber can also be very hard on our bellies to digest. Drinking the liquid form of these nutrients increases digestion and speeds up the absorption.
THE FRUIT IN SUGAR IS OKAY FOR YOUR BODY! I repeat. This sugar is okay for your body because the sugar source came from a whole food. If anyone ever tells you that you need to cut back on fruit to reach your health goals, run Fast.
Favorite Green Juice Recipe
2 large cucumber
4 celery stalks
4 heaping cups of leafy greens (we switch it up)
Run all ingredients through the juicer and you will see a beautiful, vibrant, instagram-worthy green juice.
Serve over ice and enjoy!
*Note: The juice is best drank immediately when it has its highest nutrient value, that being said, #momlife! Juice is good in the fridge for you to 48 hours.*
There you have it! Give our recipe a try and let us know how you feel! If you have a favorite recipe or any tips, drop in the comments below and we will give it a try!