Updated: Jul 6, 2020
Need a boost? Whenever I'm feeling sluggish and need a pick me up, I tend to go straight for the juicer and toss in all the veggies that will help with my ailments such as gut health and inflammation.
I grew up in a food cures all type of household. My family is full of advocates boasting food can heal and we all know vegetables have a ton of body benefits. However, do you really know what they are helping with in particular? I'm going to share my favorite juice concoction that makes me feel like a million bucks every time my tummy turns into an angry upset beast and also break down ingredient benefits.
Magic Belly Juice
Cup of parsley
5 Celery stalks
Bunch of kale
Chunk of ginger
Dash turmeric on top
Here's a link to the juicer I use and recommend, I find it to be the easiest to clean which is major because juicing can get quite messy!
Choose your ailments
My greatest advice is choose what ailment you have
than do some research as to what vegetables (and/or fruits) will help with that specific issue. There are also several books out there that can guide you like this one called "Healing Tonics, Juices, and Smoothies"
Don't forget to save your juice pulp! You can make a veggie broth with it, veggie muffins, or jazz up a smoothie.
Carrots are known for their eye health benefits, but did you know they aid in gut health and digestion too? Here's a breakdown of each veggie and what they help with.
Carrots: bowel regulation, boosts heart health, lowers blood pressure, immune booster, eye health, skin health
Beets: Blood pressure regulation, digestive health, brain health support, weight loss, inflammation fighter
Celery: Antioxidants, reduces inflammation, supports digestions, alkalizing, lowers blood pressure and cholesterol levels
Kale: antioxidants, vitamin C, lowers risk of heart disease, vitamin K (blood clot preventative) fiber, iron, toxin remover
Apples: Gut health, weight loss aid, lowers risk of diabetes, asthma fighting compounds
Parsley: Bone health, cancer fighting substances, eye health, heart health, antibacterial, antioxidant rich
Turmeric: Anti-inflammatory, antioxidants, boosts brain health and lowers risk of brain diseases, lowers blood pressure
Ginger: Calms upset stomach, anti-inflammatory, regulates blood sugar, eases menstrual pain, reduces diabetes and heart disease risks
I hope you enjoyed this Belly Booster recipe and if you make it, comment below and tell me what you think! I also invite you to share your favorite juice recipe. You really can't go wrong with juicing!
Much love, Seanna