Juicing has been a popular trend for years on end now, with tons of raw juices on the market and raw juice recipes to make at home. Though juice fasting is an effective diet method, I don’t recommend it if you suffer from hypoglycemia, or if you’re looking for long term weight loss. Instead, I think juicing should be added into a normal healthy eating plan, instead of supplemented for meals. That being said, I do highly believe in the benefits of juicing, and have experienced them firsthand myself. Fall and spring are the two best times to reboot the body with freshly made raw vegetable juices. Why so? We tend to eat heavier in the summer through cookouts, ice cream outings, and in the winter we tend to eat heavier comfort foods when we’ve been indoors most of the year. This makes spring and fall the best times to implement juice as a natural energizing and cleansing enhancement to a healthy eating and exercise plan. In Ayurvedic medicine, it is also said spring and summer are the body’s rejuvenation seasons and juicing is a great way to enhance this natural process. Try these fabulous raw juices from the website Reboot With Joe, which is a website dedicated to juicing by the famous Joe Cross, author of the book “Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead.” His story is remarkable since he cured himself from being overweight and ill, all through juicing. You can read more about him in the sources section of this article, but for now, pull out your juicers or blenders and make these raw juices!
1. Twist of Lime with Fennel Juice
This is one of the best raw juices of all because it is so different and effective than most recipes out there. This fabulous zesty juice is rich in potassium, digestive friendly nutrients, and enzymes that aid removal of waste and help eliminate toxins from the body, along with helping your body absorb nutrients better from other foods. Try this refreshing mix of unique ingredients this fall when your system needs a nice recharge!
2 fennel bulbs
6-8 kale leaves (Tuscan cabbage)
Wash all produce.
Peel the lime (optional).
Chop the ingredients to fit through the juicer.
Juice and enjoy! Pour over ice if desired.
Fennel – celeriac root, celery, kohlrabi, jicama, daikon, apple
Kale – cucumber, celery, kale, zucchini, watercress, chard (silverbeet), spinach
Lime – lemon, grapefruit