By Sue Bedford (MSc Nutritional Therapy)
Feel like you need an energy boost after this cold winter? This Spring Green Energy Juice is packed with vital nutrients to support health and fertility. It is high in fibre, vitamins A, C and K, potassium, folate, and more! It helps strengthen your immune system, gives you an energy boost, helps manage your blood sugar, is anti-inflammatory and aids with digestion.
Spinach – provides a good amount of vitamin e, along with folate, vitamin c, vitamin A and iron.
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 .
Avocados – are amazing and are packed with more than 18 nutrients- including vitamin E, are a good source of healthy monounsaturated fats and contain a small amount of carbohydrate so great for helping balance sugar levels.
Ginger– Great for giving juices a kick but also to helps alleviate gastrointestinal issues, plays a role in reducing inflammation in the body, supports 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 mineral’s potassium, manganese, copper, and magnesium.
Lemons – are abundant in vitamin C and flavonoids, both powerful antioxidants, important in preventing free radical damage to cells, including egg and sperm cells, supporting the immune system, for skin health, increasing iron absorption from food, weight loss and the prevention of scurvy.
Spring Green Energy Juice
Ingredients (makes 1 juice )
½ avocado (peeled, destoned and chopped)
Handful baby spinach
1 lemon juice
½ inch of fresh ginger, peeled and crushed
250ml of fresh apple juice
Place the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. Pour over ice and enjoy!