If you are in need of a perfectly refreshing and crisp juice for a hot day, this is the one for you. It has many greens in it which can help hydrate your body (cucumber) and refresh your body (basil and mint). Plus, some will also make your drink smoother (spinach) and others will give it a tangy kick (ginger and lime). Try this drink out and you’ll surely make a daily habit out of it!
The Healthy Alternative Found in Juicing
The best way to add veggies in your diet is probably to turn them into juices. Nutritionists advise us to have at least 6 servings of veggies and fruits every day, but that is easier said than done. Still, if you turn them into juices, it might make it easier for you to consume.
Juicing is recommended for many reasons. Since the result will be rich in vitamins and minerals, it can increase your energy and boost your immune system. Plus, you’ll draw out all the necessary nutrients without having to ingest tons of refined sugar found in most juices.
In addition, you will make it much easier on your digestion, since whole vegetables like kale might be hard to digest. By juicing them down, you will get your nutrients without making your stomach go through that difficult process. This green juice will definitely enhance your health if you include it in your diet.
Spinach Keeps You Up and Going
Remember how Popeye the Sailor Man would always get an energy and strength boost once he ate some spinach? Well, he wasn’t far off at all. Spinach is packed with vitamins A, C, and E, plus flavonoids that prevent inflammation and cancer. Spinach was actually proven to slow down the dividing of cells causing stomach cancer.
In addition, spinach has shown that it is a great aid to prevent eye problems. It’s rich in vitamin K which is crucial in blood clotting. Not to mention that it can prevent heart disease and help us maintain our healthy bones. Plus, it can also aid you in weight loss since it’s low in calories. Spinach has only about 10 calories per cup, which makes it the best way to get all the nutrients you need while shedding those extra pounds.
The Mojito of Life
To make one or two servings of this drink, you will only need about 5 minutes and some enthusiasm. There’s no need for cooking skills (no risk of burning anything then), and you’ll have a nice healthy juice as fast as you can say “mojito.” This is what you’ll need.
- 1 lime
- 1 green apple
- 2 cups of spinach
- 1 cucumber
- ¼ fresh mint leaves
- ½ cup of basil
- 1 piece of ginger (1 inch)
Add all these ingredients in your juicer, and your drink is ready! You can also use a smoothie blender to make this drink, adding some avocado to it to make it creamier. So sit back, relax and enjoy your mojito!