Cleansing veggies—cucumber, lettuce, and sprouts and/or parsley—make this a super-charged lemonade. This blended juice is incredibly refreshing on a hot summer day, but it can be used year-round as a tonic, especially the day after you feel you’ve eaten too much. It’s a great way to counteract holiday meals for instance. Try some of the variations suggested, or alter it to suit your taste. more→
You can experiment to your heart’s delight with thousands of taste combinations! If you don’t have a juicer, consider investing in one. Juicing allows you to consume the nutrients form a huge amount of raw produce without the digestive distress of consuming so much fiber. Although fiber is great, a balanced vegan diet provides a healthy amount, so don’t worry about missing any in fresh juices. Contributed by Alexandra Jamieson, from Vegan Cooking for Dummies.* more→
To really make this a chlorophyll-rich drink, add spirulina, available at most health food stores. Spirulina has many special benefits including reducing the risk of cancer. Recipe from Warming Up to Living Foods* by Elysa Markowitz.
Juices are absorbed so quickly by our systems. The best way to savor a juice is to “chew” it first in your mouth to activate the salivary process of digestion. On an empty stomach, juices absorb through the stomach lining, taking much less energy to digest. Beets and their greens are a great liver cleanser, and lemon juice stimulates the liver to make enzymes. Recipe from Warming Up to Living Foods* by Elysa Markowitz.