D Magazine intern Michelle Saunders is a healthy eater who makes vegan/vegetarian-friendly concoctions. She fights crime and saves the world with her vegan powers.
If you’re anything like me, then chances are pretty high you indulged in a little too much sugar over the holiday weekend. Here’s an easy way to get back on track while providing a jumpstart to your week. You’ve probably heard about the recent juicing craze and may be ready to dismiss it as a fad, but I encourage you to try it before you do so! Juicing provides an excellent way to effortlessly add a lot of vegetables to your diet which will boost your energy and benefit your body in a lot of different ways. (Google it if you don’t believe me!) Juicing breaks down the cell walls of the vegetables and removes the fiber to make a nutritious drink that can be quickly and efficiently digested, and absorbed by your body. Although the taste can take a little while to get used to, the apple helps sweeten the flavor, providing a refreshing drink that can be enjoyed by anyone looking for an extra boost. I drink my green juice every morning on my way to work, but you can enjoy yours at any time, as long as it’s consumed on an empty stomach. There are many different juice recipes out there, but this is my favorite one due to its high content of veggies, minimal sugar, and zesty flavor.
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What you need:
A juicer (you can find great starter ones for under $100!)
1 head of kale (use all organic produce when able)
3-5 stalks of celery
1 granny smith apple
A 1-2” chunk of ginger
- Wash all produce well
- Pass everything through juicer, following machines instructions.
- Enjoy! Juice is best consumed within 20 minutes of blending so that as many enzymes as possible are still living.