Tuesday, June 28, 2011

5 Star Medley

Know What You Eat: The health benefits of juicing fresh fruits and vegetables are well documented. Fresh juice offers increased energy, and strengthened immunity, flushes the body of toxins, and provides the raw materials to help your body heal more quickly and completely. Vegetable and fruit juices are low in calories and practically fat-free. With juicing, you can learn to control and eliminate food cravings and addictions. Its also a great way to feed the body valuable vitamins and minerals and create radiant health and vitality.
The best vegetable juices are made from organic vegetables that are in season. Green vegetables should always be used in a healthy vegetable juice recipe. Some of the best vegetables for juicing are lettuce, kale, carrots, parsley, chard, and broccoli. You can experiment with recipes to find the flavor combinations that you like best. What I used here are Spinach, Tomato, Orange, Carrot & Beet..The key to making healthy vegetable juices is to make green vegetables the bulk of every serving. Green vegetables won’t spike your blood sugar and insulin level like fruits and sweet vegetables like carrots and red beets will.

This is not to say that you can’t juice fruits, carrots, and red beets. Fruits and sweet root vegetables can be healthy additions to your drinks, and they'll definitely add sweetness and flavor. You just want to make sure that they never make up more than one-third of each glass that you drink.


5 Star Medley


Ingredients:
3 C Spinach leaves, washed well
1 Carrot, peeled & washed, diced
1  Beet medium sized, peeled & washed, diced
1 Orange medium sized, you can replace with 1/2 cup orange juice
2 Tomatoes, washed & diced
Secret Ingredient 1 inch Ginger, and a dash of black pepper powder (optional)

Directions:
1. Fill up the kitchen sink with cold water and dunk all of your vegetables/fruits for a good five minutes. Before I pull all the vegetables and/or fruits out to sit in a colander to dry off a bit, I shake them around in the cold water to make sure that I’ve removed any dirt or even bugs that may be hiding in the vegetables, particularly in heads of celery and lettuce and spinach, especially when you are not using pre-washed.
2. Blend everything well in your juicer/blender/juice extractors.

The Art of Juicing:   
1. Juicing is, for the most part, quite easy to do. You make sure that your vegetables are small or crunch-able enough to fit through the feeding mechanism of your juicer, and you push them in one at a time.

2. It's best to juice soft vegetables like leafy greens first, as they are a bit harder to push through the extraction mechanism than firmer vegetables like carrots and celery. Firmer vegetables like carrots and celery can actually help to push any bits of softer vegetables that are deep within the feeding tube of your juicer but not yet completely through the extraction mechanism.

14 comments:

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Very delicious and healthy looking drink. Excellent snap.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Saraswathi Iyer said...

Looks refreshing and healthy.

Santosh Bangar said...

healthy with so many healthy veggies
nice color and nice clicks

Vimitha Anand said...

Healthy and refreshing drink...

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healthy and tasty drink..I am glad to invite you to participate in our Quick and easy recipe mela..You can link this recipe or any of your recipes that takes less than 30 minutes to prepare..

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Madhavi said...

Very healthy post..

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Loveandcalories said...

This looks great...It looks like Frozen Pepsi!!

Priya said...

Seriously this drink looks astonishing and fabulous..

jeyashrisuresh said...

This sounds interesting and quite healthy and love the nice and wonderful colour

Jeanette said...

Lovely post on juicing, and this 5 Star Medley sounds like a nice combination!

Sushma Mallya said...

Healthy and refreshing drink..perfect for summer:)

swapna said...

Healthy and refreshing drink.....

divya said...

Slurppp..Looks tempting & mouth watering.

Namitha said...

Hi Muskaan ! Good to see you after a long time :-) That sure is a refreshing drink !

 
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