Freshly Squeezed Detox Juice
What types of food do you like to prepare in your kitchen? At Midwest Kitchens, we love a healthy option every now and then. One of our favorites is a freshly squeezed detox juice made in our Breville juicer. While we want to be healthy, we never want to sacrifice taste. The recipe below always satisfies our cravings for vegetables & fruit, with a little tangy kick.
When is the Best Time to Consume Detox Juice?
We all know how important it is to consume a wide variety of fruits and vegetables throughout the day for a healthy diet. A great way to incorporate fruits and veggies into your diet is with fresh detox juice made in a juicer.
We have found that fresh detox juice is best when consumed on an empty stomach at least 30 minutes before a meal. This allows your body to absorb all the nutrients. The best time of day for us to drink this delicious beverage is first thing in the morning. You may even find that you don’t need your typical morning cup of coffee afterwards!
A green drink is like a shot of vitamins into the veins – its effects are immediate. However, it is beneficial to squeeze this delicious drink into your day any time you can.
What Does the Doctor Say?
According to WebMD, Green juice helps to detox the body, flush out toxins, and improve your energy, digestion, and overall health. Juices are rich in anti-inflammatory compounds that may boost the immune system.
WebMD also states that when you juice, you don’t get the fiber that’s in whole fruits and vegetables. Juicing machines extract the juice and leave behind the pulp, which has fiber. Once your juice is ready, it’s best to drink it the same day you make it, for food safety. Wash your blender or juice machine thoroughly, so it’s ready for your next batch.
A Fun Family Activity
The juicing process can be a fun family activity, as there are several steps in the process. Consider sharing the juicing tasks with your children for an overall sensory experience. For example, you will need to wash and peel the fruits and vegetables, cut large vegetables into smaller pieces, and insert the pieces into the juicer. Plus there is always the clean-up!
What are your favorite fresh juice recipes? We would love for you to share them here. Enjoy!