Did you know that:
“Celery is a good detox remedy, celery stem, leaf, and seed stimulate the kidneys to clear waste products, especially helping to
cleanse salts that accumulate in joints, causing stiffness and inflammation”.
“Juice from the stem and leaf is an excellent dietary supplement in aiding detoxification and weight loss. It is particularly suitable
for people with a tendency to fluid retention”.
“Both the juice and seed of celery stimulate urine flow and can prove useful as part of a broad approach to treating high blood pressure”
(Andrew Chevalier “Herbal Remedies”).
“Hemp seeds are one of the most nutrient-rich and delicious food sources on the planet. Hulled hemp seeds are packed with protein
and are rich in iron, zinc, calcium and vitamin E. Hemp seeds contain the perfect balance of essential fatty acids, omega 3,6 and 9,
which are key for healthy brain function, beautifying the skin, and enable the body to create proteins, such as antibodies that
ward off infection before symptoms of sickness begin.”
Hemp also contains nutrients that help to aid detoxification.”
(Annelie Whitfield “Annelie’s Raw Food Power: Supercharged recipes from a jungle diary”).
The recipe I want to share today is very simple to make and is really good for you and your family to have first thing in the morning or as an afternoon snack.
After realizing that I was eating too much fruit and not enough vegetables and protein on a day-to-day basis, I found this to be one of the best ways of including an extra serving of protein and a few handfuls of vegetables in my diet.
I personally use a slow juicer, because according to my research and experience it juices most out of fruits, vegetables and greens I buy. It was proven by numerous studies to be extracting more minerals and vitamins out of the produce, than traditional centrifugal juicers. It also preserves a lot more enzymes and can be left in a fridge for up to 12 hours without losing its useful properties.
I also try using organic ingredients, whenever possible, as they are also a lot richer in nutrients then the stuff from the supermarket. I found joining an organic food collective one of the most affordable ways of doing that.
Having said that, it’s definitely times better to have a glass of freshly squeezed juice every day, starting today, from the juicer you already have or can buy for $20, then planning to have it one day when you can afford the best juicer.
So, let’s get juicing. Here is the recipe:
INGREDIENTS: (makes 1 large glass)
– 2 large sticks of celery,
– 1 cucumber,
– 1 handfuls of any greens,
– 1 Tsp of Hemp Seed Protein or any other
protein (whey, soy, linseed, almond meal etc)
(optional but makes it a lot more nutritional
-Half of mango/apple/orange(optional)
1) Wash all of the produce and put it through the juicer. I like putting the pulp through the juicer once again to squeeze all of the
remaining juice out of it.
2) Blend the juice for 30 seconds in a blender (I use the Magic Bullet brand) with the chosen protein.
3) Pour into the glass and enjoy!