Vegetable juices are the life savers when one is trying to drastically change into eating healthy. This is because they contain all the nutrients you could find in a cooked vegetable dish, if not more, and they are easy to make. In order to have a change of diet, start with changing your drinks to healthy version like different combination of vegetables and then move to diet meals. Vegetable foods or drinks won’t be so difficult to digest afterwards.
Here are 3 easy vegetable dishes to make and enjoy, you can even be creative with your choices.
1. Vegetable/fruit mix
You can use your own combination for this, or you could even add to this recipe. People tend to give vegetable juices a bad rep because they don’t taste that well. Adding fruits gives it a better taste than just bland vegetables. Even though bland vegetables are the best. The fruits aid for more fruits.
- 1 cup kale
- 2 Swiss chard leaves
- 1/2 cup parsley
- 1/2 small beet
- 1/2 cup pineapple
- 2 green apples (use red for sweeter flavor)
- 1 sprig fresh mint
- 1/2 lemon, peeled
- Banana (optional)
How to prepare: Mix all the ingredients together and blend until they are smooth. You can use a blender or a juicer. They both give different textures.
2. Ultimate green juice
Vegetable juice rids the body of all those unnecessary toxins in the body, adding to the fact they also aid in giving nutrients that might have been eliminated due to the cooking methods used in preparing meals. Here is the ultimate green juice you will never leave. Still, you can add your favorite vegetable as a base. Here is an ultimate green juice to prepare
- 4-5 kale leaves (preferably lacinato)
- 1 bunch celery
- 1 green apple
- 1 big handful of flat leaf parsley leaves
- 1 lemon
- 1 lime
- 1 inch of fresh ginger
How to prepare: Combine and blend. You can add 1 teaspoon of coconut oil for more health benefits.
3. Tropical paradise juice
Preparing this juice gives a tropical feel to your morning. It is one of the best juices to make in the mornings to loosen up your bowels. Gives you the morning energy you need and better your morning look in all. It is the secret to looking and feeling young too, the things a fresh juice can make for the body.
- 1 medium ripe papaya, peeled, seeded, and sliced
- 1 small pineapple, peeled, cored, and sliced
- 1 (1-in.) piece peeled fresh ginger
- 1 medium kiwi, peeled
- 1.2 cup fresh young coconut water (stir in after juicing)
How to prepare: Combine and juice for the watery flavor or blend for the smoothie version.
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