Make Green Juice
Make this your Healthiest Year Ever with this month’s tip from Kris Carr, wellness expert and New York Times best-selling author.
Question: Could you commit to making a green juice at least three times per week this month?
If so, you might end up falling in love, says best-selling author Kris Carr. “I haven’t been able to stop talking or writing about green juice since my first sip. What can I say? That green nectar feels like pure, invigorating oxygen shooting to every corner of my being. I don’t want to shake your kale tree, but this is the time for you to start sipping more greens.”
So what is green juice and why is it so spectacular? Here’s what Carr had say, and how to follow in her footsteps:
When you run your produce through a juicer, the pulp is separated from the juice. You may be wondering why anyone would go through all that trouble. Absorption, baby. Since your body doesn’t have to work to digest the fiber, it can easily pull the vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients straight into your bloodstream. Plus, giving your digestive system a break means your body can focus on resting and repairing your hard-working cells.
Don’t get me wrong, fiber is awesome! But it’s OK to skip it in a glass of emerald sunshine, if you’re eating a plant-filled diet. Plus, you can fit a lot more vegetable goodness in a green juice (a pound or more!) than you can eat with your fork in one sitting.
What else can you drink that’ll do such phenomenal things for your health and put a large dent in your five recommended servings of fruits and veggies per day?
Today, juicing is as much a part of my life as brushing my teeth, but it wasn’t always second nature. I’m reminded of my early juicing adventures each time I receive a question from a reader who wants to juice, but just can’t seem to get the hang of it or is too intimidated to even try.
People think they have to do it perfectly, but the bottom line is you can’t mess it up. Just keep your juice green and low in sugar by sticking to 3 vegetables to 1 fruit in your juices.
That’s the 3:1 rule.
Here’s a quick how-to video that’ll get you started on your three-times-a-week juicing path:
For more information, visit www.kriscarr.com.