Get your glow on juiceSummer is the season to juice. As the mercury rises our bodies naturally crave water rich foods, such as raw fruits and vegetables. They are nature’s perfect hydrators, while still packing a nutritional profile. This means you’re able to cool down your body’s internal fire by consuming an abundance of raw produce at your local Health Shop and Farmer’s Market.

Now take that produce, run it through the juicer, and you have THE ultimate summer beverage. Full of phytonutrients, living enzymes, vitamins and minerals, that will give you a ‘glow’ that no summer bronzer or illuminator will do.

How to get a juice-loving lifestyle beyond the bottle and into your kitchen?

 

I have outlined two juicers that I recommend for juicing at home, along with my favorite green juice recipe.

LOW: CENTRIFUGAL JUICER

If you’ve ever dabbled in juicing at home, you’re probably most familiar with this type of juicer. A centrifugal juicer works by separating the juice from fruit and vegetable pulp via centrifugal force, then storing the pulp in its own compartment. For a fool proof at-home juice that is both cost-effective and requires minimal cleanup, a centrifugal juicer (like the one from Breville) is for you.

MID: SLOW-SPEED HUROM JUICER

Hurom’s patented slow-juicing technology is the result of 40 years of research and experimentation, and juices in two stages: first, it extracts juice through crushing the produce, then it extracts the remaining juice in the pressing stage. This results in dryer pulp and nutritionally dense juice. A plus to this model? No grinding means minimal noise – so if you’re off to work in the wee hours of the morning, you can get your greens in without waking up the whole fam.

Lisa’s Glowing Green Love

  • 6 leaves of romaine lettuce
  • 2 leaves of kale
  • Half of a cucumber
  • One small zucchini
  • 4 stalks of celery
  • Small green apple
  • Half of a lemon (peeled if not organic)
  • Small piece of ginger

Run through the juicer and enjoy.

The ultimate summer, glow inducing beverage!