Juicing Recipes: Zingy Carrot Apple Juice2013-07-17
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Juicing recipes are SO healthy for us.
This juicer recipe contains carrots, apples and an orange with a bit of ginger for zingy taste and more health benefits.
It makes a healthy breakfast but is wonderful to drink any time of the day. Try it. And look below the recipe for why this juice is so powerfully healthy for us.
Carrot Apple Juice
- 2 large carrots, peeled and chopped
- 2 apples, cut and seeded
- 1/2 inch piece of fresh ginger
- 1 orange, peeled but with the white pith left on
Wash all the fruits and vegetables well. Cut them all into pieces that are the right size for your juicer. Run them through the juicer and drink immediately.
Add a bit of protein to your breakfast and you have a healthy way to start you day – with some zing!
Did You Know?…
Of course we know that carrots and apples are healthy for us but why the orange pith and ginger in this recipe?
What is orange pith? it’s the white layer between the actual orange and the peel. So why does this recipe specify that you should leave some of the pith on the orange as you juice it? Because orange pith is very, very healthy.
Orange pith contains high levels of flavonoids, powerful antioxidants that help to protect the body from a range of diseases, including cancer and heart disease.
The pith also contains lots of fiber as well as something called hesperidin. Hesperidin helps to protect the heart, lowers blood pressure and helps regulate cholesterol levels. In fact if you have some surgeries, they give you a shot of hesperidin to help keep your blood thin.
So next time your bite into a sweet orange, remember to also chew on some of the white pith. Read more about the health benefits of citrus fruit here.
Ginger is full of health giving properties too. It is great for help with digestive issues and nausea. It also helps to reduce circulatory problems, makes blood platelets less sticky and is also anti-inflammatory. Lots of good from a little knobbed root.