It’s been a minute since I’ve posted some juice recipes. Lately, I’ve been on a kick where I am looking out for my skin. I’ve been purchasing all natural, locally made face washes and skin moisturizers, and it seems only logical to translate this ideal to what I ingest. You are what you eat, right?
Garlic seems to be a crucial ingredient in juices when nourishing the skin is concerned. Below are two that I came across. I know they may not be the most appealing ingredients, but it’s way cheaper and less painful then various other procedures!
(1) GARLIC VEGETABLE JUICE
- 1 clove fresh garlic
- 5 carrots
- 1 large tree broccoli
- 1 cucumber
- 1 large bunch kale
Peel the garlic and juice along with the rest of the veggies. I would recommend juicing garlic first, so that the rest of the ingredients clear the garlic scent from your juicer.
(2) GARLIC APPLE JUICE
- 1 clove fresh garlic
- 2 apples (Granny Smith)
- 1 bell pepper (Red)
Peel the garlic and juice along with rest of ingredients. Again, probable best to juice the garlic first.
*NOTE: You may think you can handle more than one clove of garlic, and I 100% bet that you can. However, stick to one. It’s the ideal amount to have in one day.
Now, let’s table about why garlic is so awesome, especially when eaten raw. Better yet, when juiced. I know it may not smell that magnificent, but it really is worth the stink.
Fun Fact: To reduce garlic breath, try wrapping garlic cloves in greens when juicing, such as spinach or cilantro. It would appear that chlorophyll binds to the stinky smell; because science.
~ Garlic has an anti-microbial effect, which also helps the immune system.
~ Garlic is an excellent source of vitamins, including A, B-complex, and C. It also supplies minerals such as manganese, phosphorus, calcium, copper, potassium, and iron.
~ Garlic contains anti-oxidants, which helps neutralize free radicals in the body.
~ Garlic contains amino acids, essential oils, and trace minerals including germanium, selenium, and tellurium.
Additionally, it has been mentioned in literature that garlic helps (but does not cure) the following disorders:
- Common Cold (helps relieve congestion)
- Thrombosis (garlic acts as an anti-coagulant)
- Cholesterol (reduces build-up of plaque in arteries)
- Diabetes (lowers blood sugar levels)
- Fungal Infections (ex: athlete’s foot or ear infections)
- Peptic Ulcer (it’s good against the bacterial stomach parasite that causes the ulcers)
- “Wind” (small amounts can help relieve gas in stomach