In countries like America, the recommended daily allowance is 5 servings of fruit and vegetables a day. In other countries, like Japan, it is up to 17 servings a day! Ideally, you should aim for at least 9. (Remember, potatoes don’t count!)
90% of the antioxidants are actually in the juice liquid – not the pulp. It’s hard for people to eat enough raw fruits and vegetables to equal what they’d get in a quart of juice.
So if you aren’t a fan of eating your salads, get your daily dose with this juice recipe.
- 2 leaves of Kale
a powerhouse of nutrients and is a mild flavor that is a great base for most green drinks
- 2 leaves of Swiss chard
there are many varieties, even rainbow, so feel free to experiment
- 1 cup of Spinach
a mild-flavored leafy green that actually contains twice as much iron as other greens
- 1 large collard green leaf
to add a bit of spiciness
- 2 stalks of celery
high in water content and vitamin A
- 1 small cucumber
a fantastic source of potassium and magnesium. And because they have a mellow flavor, they are a great base for a juice. But be sure to buy organic, because you don’t want to cut off the half of this goodness that’s in the skin.
- 1 pear
to balance out the sweet-tart of this combination. Buy pears a little firmer so you get more juice
- 1 lemon
an excellent source of absorbic acid – vitamin C – which is a powerful antioxidant and helps support the body against infectious agents and inflammation
- 1 handful of parsley
this herb really brings out the flavors of the other ingredients; most of the flavor is in the stems not the leaves
You don’t have to eat your way through pounds of produce – juicing provides the most efficient way to get an instant hit of your daily nutrient needs – in a glass!
Cheers to your RDA!