Nourishing Summer Juice

Contributor: Ashley Neese
Photographer: Ashley Neese
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The first time I created this juice combination I knew I had a winner! The bright color of this juice says it all. It’s loaded with countless phytonutrients that are deeply mineralizing and it is a serious blood builder and mood stabilizer. My Nourishing Summer Juice also works wonders to reduce thirst, curb sugar cravings and wake up the mind. Today we’re going to dive deep into the benefits of these humble foods that are accessible much of the year.

Now that we are officially in the summer season I thought it was time to introduce a new juice recipe. Summer is an ideal time to drink your veggies, especially on days when it’s just too hot to think about turning on the oven. Fresh juices are a rich source of vitamins and minerals and are great to enjoy as a snack.

While I love my green juices just as much as the next girl, these days I am into juicing heartier veggies that aren’t so astringent to the body. This juice is mildly cleansing and detoxifying but is more satisfying than a green juice because of the high levels of carbohydrates.

Sweet potatoes help stabilize blood sugar and are considered one of the most nutritious vegetables. In Chinese medicine they help to tonify the blood, add moisture to dryness and are great when you are thirsty. They are super high in vitamins A and C. I love them in juices for all of their benefits but if you have a weak digestion it is best to enjoy them cooked.

If you haven’t juiced a sweet bell pepper before you are in for a treat. These gorgeous vegetables are are warming and very supportive for the stomach and circulation. Sweet bell peppers are an amazing source of vitamins C, K and B6.

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NOURISHING SUMMER JUICE

Serves 2

Ingredients //

  • 2 medium sweet potatoes
  • 2 yellow bell peppers
  • 2 red apples
  • 1 large bunch of carrots
  • 2 inch piece of fresh ginger
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced

Method //

Chop the sweet potatoes, peppers, apples and carrots so they are the right size for your juicer. Peel the ginger.

Run all veggies and fruit through your juicer except the lemon. Squeeze in the lemon juice at the end.

Pour into two glasses and serve.

Juice will keep 3 days in an airtight glass jar in the fridge.