Today I have three juicing recipes for you. These are great for when you need a little energy boost. If you fix them first thing in the morning, they can replace your cup of coffee if you want. A glass of fresh juice in the morning is a wonderful caffeine-free way to amp up your energy levels. The ingredients in these juices are perfect for an energy kick.
The first energy boost juice recipe is:
The Vegetable Energy Boost
1 cup of celery
1 cup of kale
1 cup of spinach
1/4 of a lemon
small piece of ginger
With this juice, you will find it loaded with chlorophyll, which is found in the kale and spinach. This is beneficial for oxgenating your blood. Kale is an excellent source of vitamins A, C and K.
The celery and cucumber helps with hydrating and cooling your body. The lemon and ginger are full of goodness and are great pick-me-ups.
The second energy boost juice is:
The Kale Boost
4 cups of fresh kale
2 medium size apples
4 ounces of coconut water
a small piece of ginger root
When I make this juice, I use two Granny Smith apples. Actually, all recipes that call for apples, I always use the Granny Smith apples. As mentioned with the first energy boost juice, the kale is an excellent source of vitamins A, C and K. It’s also high in iron and has powerful antioxidants. To help get your energy levels up, the coconut water provides you with calcium, sodium, potassium, manganese and magnesium. Also, an advantage over drinking a cup of coffee is that your fluid and electrolyte levels will be enhanced. Drinking coffee has a dehydrating effect.
The third energy boost juice is:
The Berry Boost
1/2 cup blackberries
1/2 cup cherries
1/2 cup of blueberries
1 cup almond milk
1 tablespoon of flax oil
1 teaspoon of honey
sprinkle of cinnamon
Blueberries are great to juice. They are also great in blender drinks. I have some in mine every day. Besides being a great energy booster, blueberries are also known to prevent short-term memory loss and improve cognitive performance. Win for energy boost and a win for healthy brain!
I have a couple of juicing tips for you. First, when you juice, always go for the organic fruits and veggies. You don’t want a lot of chemicals getting in your body when you juice. If you can’t get any organic, make sure to wash really well. Leafy green veggies like spinach, kale, collard greens, dandelion greens, etc. get sprayed the most so clean well. They are on the Dirty Dozen list. I won’t buy any leafy green vegetables unless I can get organic. I can always find the organic variety, so I’m happy about that. There are several fruits that are also on the Dirty Dozen list.
Another juicing tip is when you are putting the fruits and veggies in your juicer, alternate between the soft and hard produce. This keeps the heat that your juicer makes at a minimum and it maximizes your chances of getting the most nutrients from your juice.
When you are looking for an energy boost in the mornings, opt for a fresh, organic juice. I can’t think of a better way to start your day.