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RECIPE: Lemon & Green Juice Morning Kickstarter

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If you’re looking for a quick and easy get up and go juice then you have to try this one! It’s easy, zingy, refreshing and massively detoxifying. If you’re after a detox click the box on the right there for your free guide.

You’ll need a basic blender, or a fancy one if you prefer :) Lemon Kickstarter

Ingredients:
1 whole peeled lemon
Celery x 1 stalk
Cucumber x 3 inches chopped
Ginger x 2cm – fresh is best
Pear x 1
200ml water

Method:
Place in blender and blend for a minute or so. If it doesn’t blend you can add some water or turn it off and bash it around a little with the end of a rolling pin or a spoon.

Nutrition notes:
Drinking this every morning will set you up for the day whether you are detoxing or not. The lemon’s contain citric acid, the phytonutrient tangeretin, vitamin c and limonene. It also has sour and pungent properties that stimulate digestive enzyme release. Amongst lemon’s health benefits are its detox properties such as bile stimulation and antioxidant status. Lemons are also antibacterial. By juicing vegetables we release the nutrients so that they are readily absorbed into the bloodstream without being subject to the digestive processes; the fibre that remains in blended (vs juiced) vegetables also stabilises blood sugar.

Author: Emma W-B

Emma Wight-Boycott MSc mBANT is a natural health expert with a passion for simplifying the science. Helping you and your family to make small changes that reap big health rewards. You can find her on http://www.Twitter.com/EmmaNutrition and http://Facebook.com/EmmaNutrition

6 thoughts on “RECIPE: Lemon & Green Juice Morning Kickstarter

  1. Nice mix! I really want using kale too. I also make green juice but I use a blender :-) so it’s thick (and sometimes lumpy!) Here is my recipe: http://www.chaiacupoflife.com/green-juice

  2. Can you make a batch of this for the week or does it need to be made fresh every time? I would imagine the acidity acts as a natural preservative.

    • Hi, great question! You can pre-make it and store it for up to 24 hours in an airtight container. Airtight is important as this stops the juice from oxidising. The citric acid in the lemons will act as a preservative but not for very long as the surface area is massive when juiced. I make double in the morning and leave half in a jam jar in the fridge for my husband to have the next morning as he’s up far too early for us to cope with the blender being on :)

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