Sue Bedford (MSc Nutritional Therapy)
Go for this green shot and benefit from all of the amazing nutrients it provides, to hydrate your cells, boost your energy and support your immune system.
What you need to make your gorgeous green shot
Cucumber– Cucumber is great for hydration and also contains a fantastic amount of antioxidants including vitamin c and also a number of other nutrients including manganese, potassium, vitamin k, magnesium, potassium and fibre.
Lime– Great for your immune system aswell as your skin! Limes contain vitamin C and flavonoids, the antioxidants that strengthen collagen. They are also provide small amounts of iron, calcium, vitamin B6, thiamine and potassium.
Green apples– packed full of plant chemicals, including the flavonoid quercetin which has anti- inflammatory action. Apples are low in calories, a great source of vitamin c and potassium and also contain pectin, a ‘soluble’ fibre that can help to lower ‘bad’ cholesterol .
Mint – contains antibacterial properties and is also a good source of vitamin A, iron, manganese and folate.
Celery– Celery contains a plant compound called apigenin, which has been found to possess anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antiviral properties. It is great for hydration, low in calories and a great source of vitamin c, potassium and calcium.
Ginger– Great for giving shots a kick but also to help alleviate gastrointestinal issues, plays a role in reducing inflammation in the body, boosts the immune system, rejuvenates skin and increases energy levels. It also contains anti- microbial properties. Ginger contains many important nutrients and vitamins including vitamin C, B5 and B6, along with a good amount of the minerals potassium, manganese, copper, and magnesium.
Baby Spinach – what can I say?!….just look at all of these nutrients that it contains! vitamin K, vitamin A, manganese, folate, magnesium, selenium, iron, vitamin C, vitamin B2, calcium, potassium, and vitamin B6. It is also a very good source of fibre, copper, protein, phosphorus, zinc and vitamin E. What’s not to like?
Ingredients: (makes 2 shots)
- 1 bunch of mint
- A handful of baby spinach, washed.
- 3 green apples cored and cut into smaller pieces
- 1 cucumbers peeled and cut into smaller pieces
- 2inch ginger root peeled and cut into smaller pieces
- 3stalks of celery cut into smaller pieces
- The juice of 2 limes
Place all ingredients into a juicer and juice well. Store in the fridge in a jug covered and enjoy a shot served in the morning with breakfast! Enjoy!
Please note: ‘Greens’ often contain a good amount of vitamin K – please check with your healthcare provider if you have blood clotting issues before taking in too much vitamin K.