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.
- 6 to 8 carrots
- 1 beet
- 2 beet green leaves
- 2 stalks celery
- ½ unwaxed cucumber
- 1 lemon, cut in wedges, optional
Juice the carrots, beet, greens, celery, and cucumber together.
Serve in glasses, running some cut lemon around the rim of each glass and garnishing with a lemon wedge, if desired.
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