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Detox with this: Apple, Grapefruit, Beet & Lemongrass Mint Juice

  • Anti-inflammatory, Packed with Antioxidants
  • Takes less than 5 minutes to make!
  • Packed with vitamin C, polyphenols, betalains (detox!) and folate!
  • Simple, Easy, Fast
  • Light & Refreshing

 

 

 

Introducing…  Apple, Grapefruit, Lemongrass, Mint & Beet Juice

 

Ingredients:

(1) 1 Apple

(2) 1 Grapefruit

(3) 1/4 piece of beet

(4) 2 Stalks of Lemongrass

(5) 10 pieces of mint leaves

Preparation (Takes less than 3 minutes to make!):

Wash (1) – (5) in filtered water. Cut apple, grapefruit and beet. Put (1) – (5) in juicer.  Or, you can squeeze juice out of grapefruit first, and then put (1), (3) – (5) in juicer. Voila! Your final product!

Why Apple?

Polyphenols: Recent research has shown that polyphenols in apples can help regulate blood sugar, preventing inflammation. Apples can decrease oxidation of cell membrane fats and improve our cardiovascular health.

Vitamin C: 1 small apple also provides us with about 8 milligrams of vitamin C (14% of DV). Coupled with flavonoids in the fruit, this also helps us regulate blood sugar.

Why Grapefruit?

Vitamin C, which protects skin by fighting free radicals, and boosts our immune system.

Vitamin A, protecting cells and tissues from free radicals and oxidative damage which accelerates aging.

It is also a good source of dietary fiber, potassium, vitamin B1, vitamin B5, liminoids and lycopene.

 

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Why Lemongrass?

Lemongrass is native to India and tropical Asia and has a subtle citrus yet slightly “minty” flavor that is very distinct.

Lemongrass is also a rich source of:

Iron, which transports oxygen into your body through your red blood cells. This nutrient is particularly important for athletes, because iron can be excreted through sweat, and muscles need iron to transport oxygen to muscles which is crucial when you’re working out! Without sufficient iron, you may feel fatigued!

Potassium, which prevents muscle cramps  during/after working out!

The vitamin C from apple and the grapefruit can facilitate absorption of iron from lemongrass.

 

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Why Beet?

Betalains: The pigments that give beets their rich colors are called betalains, which can function as antioxidants and prevents inflammation.

Beets is also very good source of vitamin C and manganese.

Detox: According to whfoods, “the betalin pigments present in beets have repeatedly been shown to support activity in our body’s Phase 2 detoxification process. Phase 2 is the metabolic step that our cells use to hook activated, unwanted toxic substances up with small nutrient groups.”

Why Mint?

Peppermint is a good source of vitamin A, C, and manganese. I added mint in the juice to spice up its flavor.

xox

-Nicole

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How do you like this juice recipe?

Try not to put too much beet or the juice will taste a bit “bitter,” unless you like the taste of beet that is.

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