Hoppy Easter! Easter is notoriously all about the chocolate, but I thought I’d balance out the coco overload with a fresh, nutrient rich juice.
I tend not to have juices that often because:
- They can be quite high in sugar (especially if they’re made from mainly fruits)
- I don’t own a juicer & straining pulp is such a faff
- Juices & juicing is expensive
But every now and then I like to treat myself to a juice (from the only juice bar in my local town) and order my favourite large green juice.
This time, however, I decided to give it go at home and create a juice the Easter bunny would be proud of.
Unlike squash or standard fruit juice, this is the kind of juice you can happily drink without having to worry about a sugar high or a sugar crash. Plus, it’s full of micronutrients:
- BETA CAROTENE (which the body converts to Vitamin A) for: healthy eyes and vision, immunity, skin health and reducing the likelihood of developing acne
- VITAMIN C for : aiding the formation of skin collagen, wound and acne healing, immunity, maintenance of cartilage, bones and teeth
- ANTI-INFLAMMATORIES to: reduce risk of developing allergies, depression, syndromes and diseases such as IBS, IBD, Crohn’s, diabetes, heart disease, stroke and rheumatoid arthritis
I also added a pinch of cinnamon (which I add to anything with fruit/sugar) to help balance blood sugar levels. Cinnamon has been shown to lower insulin resistance, this allows your body to send the glucose (sugar) in your bloodstream to your cells and utilise it for energy, rather than leaving the sugar in your bloodstream.
Well that’s enough rabbiting on, let’s get juicing.
Makes 2 servings/glasses
2 cm slice ginger
500 -750ml water (depending how ‘watery’ you like your juice)
1.Juice all the ingredients in a juicer OR Blend and strain all the ingredients.
You can freeze the juice but make sure to freeze it straight away so you preserve maximum nutrients.
Have an eggcellent Easter, and remember, somebunny loves you.
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