Juice For a Natural Energy Boost
by Tess Pennington
I constantly struggle with having enough energy to get everything done. Instead of loading myself up with coffee all day, I am taking a healthier approach and started giving my body what it really needs – natural vitamins and nutrients.
Juicing is a great way to add essential nutrients to the body and, in return, I get a much needed boost of energy.
My kids have lovingly dubbed this juice the “Green Drop Drink” after one of their favorite movies. If you don’t have any kale or spinach, you can add the remaining ingredients and make a delicious yellow version of this beverage.
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Go for the organic fruits and vegetables when juicing as it helps your body detoxify more efficiently.
Here are some other ways your health benefits from this juice:
- Weight loss
- Lowers blood pressure and cholesterol
- Colon cancer prevention
- Increased blood circulation
- Cancer prevention
- Bone protection
- Improved complexion
This juice is very versatile, so feel free to adjust the amount of vegetables and fruits to your liking. I make a large pitcher of this juice to enjoy throughout the day and also to give to my kids.
Green Drop Drink
Makes 5 servings
- 5 green apples, halved
- 10 stalks celery, leaves removed
- 2-1/2 cucumber, peeled
- 15 leaves kale
- 2 cups spinach leaves
- 1-1/4 lemon, peeled
- 1- 1 inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled
- Process all ingredients in a juice. Store for 24 hours.
Contributed by Tess Pennington of Ready Nutrition. Tess Pennington is the author of The Prepper’s Cookbook: 300 Recipes to Turn Your Emergency Food into Nutritious, Delicious, Life-Saving Meals. When a catastrophic collapse cripples society, grocery store shelves will empty within days. But if you follow this book’s plan for stocking, organizing and maintaining a proper emergency food supply, your family will have plenty to eat for weeks, months or even years.