Juice is a beverage made from the extraction or pressing out of the natural liquid contained in fruit and vegetables. It can also refer to liquids that are flavored with these or other biological food sources such as meat and seafood (e.g., clam juice). Juice is commonly consumed as a beverage or used as an ingredient or flavoring in foods or other beverages, such as smoothies. Juice emerged as a popular beverage choice after the development of pasteurization methods allowed for its preservation without using fermentation (the approach used with wine production)
Natural juices contain all the vitamins, minerals, fluids, enzymes, amino acids and chlorophyll (with no toxic additives) found in raw vegetables – thereby helping the body by:
- Promoting growth and development
- Assisting with digestion
- Providing energy
- Protecting against oxidation
- Renewing cells
- Enriching Blood
Benefits of juice
- People with difficulty chewing can intake raw vegetables in juice form.
- People to busy to eat a meal with vegetables can obtain the nourishment of a salad by drinking fresh juice.
- Juice is easy on the stomach.
- Drinking juice enables one to have more of a vegetable’s nutrients than one would have by eating.
- Juice is a good alternative for people who lack appetites.
- Juice is a great nutrient source for babies and children who otherwise may not want vegetables.
- Juice can help prevent acne in teenagers
We always recommend juicing organic fruits and vegetables whenever possible.
This juice recipe is great to start with for those who are trying to ease themselves into this whole juicing thing and they’re not quite ready to drink those deep colored lookin’ juices. If you need it even sweeter, just add another apple to it.
Don’t think that just because it’s said to be a “beginner juice” means it’s not as good for you, this juice is great for you!
- Apples – 3 medium (3″ dia) 364g
- Carrots – 4 small 183g
- Celery – 3 stalk, large (11″-12″ long) 256g
Process all ingredients in a juicer, shake or stir and serve.