Spicy Alkaline Vegetable Cocktail Juice6
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Today, I am sharing my favourite alkaline vegetable juice cocktail! This blend tastes like a delicious refreshing tomato gazpacho. It is loaded with live enzymes, alkaline buffers, essential nutrients, and antioxidants.
This juice contains tomatoes, which are widely known for their outstanding phytonutrient and antioxidant content, and rich lycopenes that have linked to bone and heart health. Tomatoes are also an excellent source of vitamin C and beta-carotene; a very good source of manganese; and a healthy does of vitamin E.
Carrots contains loads of health promoting carotenes and minerals, as well as powerful anti-oxidants. Carrot juice is great for eyes, and boosts the immune system as it helps out the production and performance of white blood cells. It can help lower cholesterol and certain skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema, all while keeping the respiratory system resistant to infections. It reduces the risk of stroke and helps relieve painful joints from rheumatism and arthritis.
Throw in some celery for good measure, which is also beneficial for respiratory conditions, such as bronchitis and asthma, but also contains coumarin which helps lower blood pressure. Celery is also a natural laxative and diuretic, and is great for kidney health. Celery contains valuable organic sodium, and is rich in potassium.
Kale comes to the party rich in phytochemicals to protect us from cancer, and provides highly absorbable calcium due to the high ratio of calcium to phosphorous content. Kale can can also lower the risk of colon, breast and lung cancer as well as fight osteoporosis, macular degeneration, support the cardiovascular and immune systems, and assist in energy production. It also contains huge amounts of chlorophyll and is a powerful alkalizer. The best thing for kale skeptics, is that kale tastes a lot milder when juiced! Yipppeeee!
Parsley is a wonderful blood purifier, rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals, which help control blood-cholesterol, prevents constipation, protects the human body from free radicals mediated injury and from cancers. Cilantro is also rich in antioxidants and many essential oils. It is also a good source potassium (helps control heart rate and blood pressure), calcium, manganese, iron (essential for red blood cell production), and magnesium.
Toss in some garlic and onions for their anti-viral, anti-fungal properties, and for a flavour blast, and you having a winning combination. Not only does this juice taste like a gourmet soup, it packs in your daily serve of veggies for the day.
Bottoms up :)
Photo taken by Katy Townsend
Spicy Alkaline Vegetable Cocktail Juice
- 5 tomatoes
- 2 ribs of celery
- 2 green onions
- 1 handful of kale leaves
- 1/3 cup continental parsley
- 1/3 cup cilantro
- 1 carrot
- ½ red bell pepper
- ½ peeled lemon
- 2 garlic cloves
- pinch of Celtic sea salt or Himalayan salt
- smidgen of cayenne pepper (optional)
- Process all ingredients through your Omega Juicer.
- Drink strained or unstrained depending on your preference.
- Serves 1 - 2.
Photo taken by Katy Townsend
Piggy Cooking Tips
selecting great tomatoes
Tomatoes are very hard to transport when they are ripened as they get damaged very easily. So most tomatoes are picked green and then sprayed with ethylene gas (yuk) to make them red. They are also covered with a wax coating to prolong their shelf life. To avoid this “freak fruit” try to purchase organic tomatoes from local farmers that are allowed to ripen on the vine naturally. Look for tomatoes that have a rich red uniform colour and are firm and heavy. These tomatoes have the best flavour and the most lycopenes and nutritional value. If you must purchase conventional tomatoes peek the skin off before using.