I feel as if my cells are singing. Everything becomes clear and bright and alive. It’s an immediate, refreshing hit of alertness and vibrancy.
What is this wonder drug?
These are some of the effects I experience, within a few seconds of gulping down a big mouthful of freshly made vegetable and fruit juice.
Try it, you might be amazed!
My juice has lots of beetroot in it, and kind of looks like blood… I’ve often joked that it feels like an instant blood transfusion, and it seems that I’m not so far from the truth. Apparently, there is an amazing similarity between a molecule of chlorophyll and a molecule of heme (the oxygen-carrying part of haemoglobin), and experiments have shown that our bodies can convert chlorophyll to haemoglobin, thereby enriching the blood. Click here to find out more.
In addition, it’s a mega boost of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants from a range of superfoods, including beetroot, berries, leafy greens and ginger.
Did I mention that it tastes delicious too?
Juicing is a great way to detox. Maybe you’ve got a juicer in the back of the cupboard, but if you haven’t, you can be sure someone else has and you’ll be able to get a bargain on your favourite online marketplace.
Why not try a juice every day for your breakfast for a week and see how you feel?
Sometimes I make a lot and store it in the fridge or I make just enough for a takeout breakfast in a mason jar or jam jar (make sure the lid screws on tight if you are using beetroot!)
You can, of course, juice whatever you want, but here’s my favourite blend:
- 1-2 beetroots
- ½-1 bunch spinach or kale
- 2-3 carrots
- 2-3 green apples
- 1-2 lemons (leave a little skin on for a zesty flavour!)
- 1-2 oranges
- a good clump of fresh ginger – as much as you like!
- 2 stalks celery
- a punnet of blueberries or strawberries