Juicing for Health and Energy
by Louise McLeavey
Q: If I'm in a hurry and don't have time for lunch which vegetable or fruit recipe or both is good for me to keep going till dinner?
A: Hi Louise! No time for lunch? Well, I'm not sure just one juice would keep you full until dinner. You'll have to test some out for yourself.
Any juice you pick will pretty much keep you satisfied the same. I happen to think that carrot juice keeps me full longer then some other juices.
If you're looking for a juice to keep your energy high, shoot for vegetable based juices. And green juices will give you the most energy. Any type of green, lettuce, kale, cilantro, parsley, spinach...all of these will boost energy.
Oh yes, and don't forget the wheatgrass. Adding wheatgrass to any juice recipe will give you great energy.
Try these recipes to keep you going:
This one has greens and well balanced nutrition to keep energy up.
- 3 kale leaves
- 1 lemon, peel ok
- 2 green apples
- 3 celery stalks
- 1 tiny knob of ginger
This one is a classic but makes you feel great. Parsley will really give you a spike of energy(it's my go to favorite for energy), so mix it with any veggie juice to give you stamina.
- 4-5 medium sized carrots
- 1 apple, cored
- a few sprigs of parsley
Another good idea would be to make a smoothie mixed with juice. This will really give you energy and keep you satisfied until dinner.
- 3 frozen bananas
- 1/2 cup of fresh almond milk
- 2 dates
- a large handful of spinach or kale
- optional: a sprig of parsley
Blend together. It's best served immediately, but will keep for a few hours in the refridgerator if needed.