Days of Sunshine & Cold Pressed Juice
Some days are about sunshine, fresh berries and a glass of cold, refreshing juice in the morning. Today is exactly like this. Needless to say more.
I own a cold press juicer since about 3 years and the story behind it is quite simple. Three years ago I used to still spend a lot of time in London, even though I had moved back to Lithuania ( if only living out of a luggage can be called 'moving back' ) and I started drinking juice a couple of times a week. Cold pressed juice, to be precise: it was just starting out as the new healthy trend. Now, I will not argue whether it IS healthy or it isn't, but reality is that I do like to occasionally have a glass of freshly squeezed juice and in that case I'd rather get it squeezed in a way which saves as much vitamins and minerals as possible. I quickly saw how expensive cold pressed juices were in London and decided to simply buy a juicer instead. It proved to be a sensible decision as ever since I got it, I don't need to worry about stocking up on ginger shots when flu season kicks in or stress about the wast amount of fresh beets my grandma brought from the countryside.
Juice to Boost Iron
Anemic much? You probably know that beets are a good source of non-heme iron (plant derived), but did you know that vitamin C helps our bodies to absorb iron? That's the reason one should consume iron rich foods with foods that are high in vitamin C, e.g. apples in this case. Useful? I thought so. Cheers!
Serves 2 | Total time: 5-10 minutes
- 1 larger crunchy apple
- 3 larger round beets
- 1 medium carrot
- 1 lemon
- a small piece of ginger for spiciness
Peel the beets and lemon. Cut all ingredients into smaller pieces, juice & drink immediately.
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