Once upon a time, Mr. A and I watched Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead...and then promptly went and purchased our first juicer. For more than a year now, we've both been pretty active juicers. Though we haven't done anything extreme--like go for more than 2 weeks only drinking juice, we've started to add juices to a regular part of our diet. This recipe is one of my latest experiments.
Like many of my other juices, one of my favorite things about the Strawberry Kale Cleanser is it's health benefits. As small as they are, Strawberries are packed with nutrients. They are also low in calories. So if you're juicing for weight loss, a handful of strawberries will give your juice flavor without packing on the calories.
Here are a few amazing benefits of strawberries:
- Decreases risk of cancer
- Increases brain function and performance
- Low calorie count
- Helps strengthen bones
- Good for eyes
- Lowers blood pressure
- Curbs overeating
- Has positive effect on blood flow
- Contains nutrients that fight against many anti-inflammatory disorders such as arthritis, cancer and asthma
- Helps bowel movements
Here are a few amazing benefits of kale:
- Reduces risk of heart disease
- One cup of kale contains...
- Only 33 calories
- 9% of the daily value of calcium,
- 134% of vitamin C
- 206% of vitamin A,
- and 684% of vitamin K
- Good for the eyes
- Promote healthy blood clotting
- Decreases odds of cancer
The list goes on. The point is, both of these fruits and vegetables are vital to your health. And the best part, they're both incredibly tasty. Especially when you combine the two and tun them into a juice.
For this recipe you will need
- one cup of strawberries,
- 8 kale leaves,
- one handful of spinach
- 2 sticks of celery
- 1 apple
- 1 cucumber
The instructions are the same as always. Wash each ingredient thoroughly. Kale is especially difficult to clean, so you may want to soak them for 10-15 minutes to ensure that you've removed all the dirt. Run each ingredient through your juicer. Serve in glass with plenty of ice. Enjoy!
As always, if you give this recipe a shot, come back and let me know what you thought of it.
Until next time,