While it may not look like the prettiest organic green juice you’ve ever seen, it was certainly a powerful one.
This juice that I made the other day had rainbow chard, celery, arugula sprouts, and lemon.
The taste was refreshing, largely because the lemon evened out any bitterness from the arugula sprouts.
Some of you might be curious as to why I am using sprouts in my juice.
Well, it is actually pretty simple – sprouts have incredibly important health properties.
They have very high levels of nutrients and enzymes, which provide the body valuable energy to detox and strengthen the immune system.
According to the Hippocrates Health Institute run by Dr. Brian Clement, the other key benefits of sprouts include:
– Increased vitality, energy, and vigor from the large amount of enzymes.
– 10 to 100 times more enzymes than fruits and vegetables when eaten within the first seven days of being sprouted.
– Powerful antioxidants which help fight free radicals and aging.
– The minerals and nutrients are easily absorbed into the body.
With the increasing cost of food these days, I want to make sure that I am getting the most for my dollar. And that means juicing with sprouts.
In case you were wondering, the juicer that I used to make this juice was the Green Star 1000, and I washed the produce with the fruit/vegetable wash from Vermont Soap Organics - the only fruit/vegetable wash that I recommend.
If you are new to juicing and want to start off with a less expensive machine, try the Breville.
Each juicer uses a different extraction method, and that accounts for the significant difference in price.
The Breville is a centrifugal juicer (the blade that spins around creates more heat and oxidation) and the Green Star uses a twin-gear motor (slower and less oxidation).