I threw some leftover veggies together this morning for my juice and it turned out really good! The lemon and ginger added a nice flavor. This juice is very alkalizing, which is great for your body because disease cannot exist in an alkaline state.
Many people think lemons are acidic, when in actuality they are alkaline forming in our body and their high concentration of alkaline minerals have an overall alkalizing effect. “Lemon juice promotes the production of hydrochloric acid in the stomach (a great thing), and its acids are oxidized into carbon dioxide and water, which keep it from acidifying our systems. We want to consume alkaline-forming foods in abundance and make our bodies more alkaline, which will help keep us vibrant and beautiful, full of youth-inducing oxygen, and mentally calm and peaceful. Acidity is associated with a hard, lined face, wrinkles, disease, toxicity, low energy, a bleak outlook on life, and depression. We simply have more life force when we are alkaline! Fruits that are ripe are alkaline-forming. Organic fruits are the most alkaline, because they are grown in mineral-dense soil. Most fruits that are not ripe are acid-forming. Therefore, only eat fruit that is ripe!” – KimberlySnyder.net
Ginger is a great addition to this juice because it adds great flavor and it improves the absorption and assimilation of essential nutrients in your body.
Green Juice with Lemon & Ginger
1 large cucumber
1 cup kale
1 cup romaine
1 inch piece of ginger
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