Whether detoxing, dieting or just after a sweet, satisfying drink, Americans love juicing; the cold-pressed juice industry is worth an estimated $100 million.
Because it is a quick and easy way to increase your consumption of raw fruits and vegetables—chock full of vitamins and nutrients—juicing is a great complement to any healthy diet or lifestyle.
Author, environmentalist and health advocate Mimi Kirk’s recent book, The Ultimate Book of Modern Juicing (Countryman Press), is a comprehensive manual featuring handy tips on things like cutting costs and how to make a juicing grocery list, as well as over 200 healthy—and delicious—juicing recipes.
Below, Kirk shares a recipe from her book that she describes as “antioxidant rich, metabolic boosting and blood pressure regulating.”
Kirk explains that resveratrol—found in grapes—can protect your heart and improve the dilation of blood vessels. And when blood flows easily, the walls of the blood vessels relax, resulting in a significant reduction in heart-attack risk factors.
- 1½ cups green tea
- 1 cup spinach
- 1 cup green seedless grapes
- 1 banana, frozen
Blend all ingredients in order listed in a high-speed blender