An Uplifting Fall Drink
Fall is here! Drink it up!
Carrot Ginger Cider
4 of your favorite types of apple (green apples contain the least amount of sugar while red apples contain the most antioxidants)
2 large carrots
1 sprig parsley
1/2 teaspoon ginger root
1/2 tray of frozen apple cider cubes (this must be done at least 2 hours prior)
After thoroughly washing your apples, carrots, parsley and ginger ~ chop them up. I juiced all of the above ingredients, but you can also add them to your blender for a thicker treat...just blend it all up real nice!
Benefits of this yummy juice:
Carrots are one of the worlds healthiest foods. They are jammed with a powerful amount of vitamins, minerals and macronutrients. The benefits of carrot juice is endless as it has been proven to improve eyesight, decrease cancer cells, regulate blood sugar, hydrate skin, improve liver function, promote lung quality and improve digestion. It has a sweet taste that will wake up your senses and assist in a healthy morning or afternoon pick-me-up!
The best part about juicing apples is that you can juice the whole thing..stem, skin and all ~ which has some serious nutritional power. Apple peels are rich in polyphenols, which can decrease asthma and strengthen the heart. In addition, they are loaded with anti-inflammatory agents, antioxidants, and lots of fiber.
I just started to add parsley to my juices and although it is subtle, it still has the the perfect bite that a juice may need. Parsley is beneficial in waking up our adrenal glands. It is packed with magnesium, potassium and calcium ~ and loaded with beta-carotene, Vitamin C and Vitamin K. Parsley is good for the gallbladder and is also a diuretic which is why it has been known to help remove gallstones.
Ginger is a a fierce and tasty creature...and a little goes a long way! It is a wonderful addition to any juice or shake as it improves the absorption of essential nutrients into the body...all while firing up your digestive enzymes. Ginger can help with nausea, cramps, joint pain, a soar throat, congestion...and is an aphrodisiac!