Boqueria Market in Barcelona
Traveling Spain, one of the real joys is visiting the fresh fruit and vegetable markets. They are an inspiration and a visual blast. The riotously colourful piles of deliciousness make your mouth water and all I wanted was to try a different juice every morning.
Let me share some of the wonderful benefits of juicing with you.
Freshly presssed juices are full of easily absorbable vitamins, minerals, enzymes and amino acids and these give your energy a lift and put a smile on your face.
They nourish your cells and feed your skin, hair, bones, teeth and digestive system. But don’t let me run on – try a simple green juice and feel the benefits for yourself.
Basic green juice: One green apple, 1 stick celery and leaves, handful of dark leafy greens (spinach, watercress, kale) half an english cucumber, small piece (less than half a teaspoon size) of fresh ginger all juiced together. Serve with fresh mint and a few ice cubes. Delicious!!
Leafy greens can also be added to any juice and you hardly taste them. It does take a while to get used to the idea and the eye appeal of a green juice is not the same as a pink or orange one. But persevere and prepare to be delighted with a happy digestive tract and radiant, healthy skin.
As always remember vegetables and fruit for juicing should be fresh, clean and preferably ORGANIC.
Recommended reads: I just loved this cheeky, fresh look at juicing – http://www.theholykale.com/2013/01/is-green-juice-the-new-coffee/