Fruit and vegetable juices for hot summer days - Lemony celery quencher
The healthy way to rehydrate in the heat
This is the ideal drink for re-hydrating the body after a long day’s work or a burst of exercise when sweating from heat has depleted sodium from the body. The important thing about sodium is that so much of the salt we consume is composed of inorganic, insoluble elements. The sodium which is most beneficial and least harmful to the body must be completely soluble in water. Rock salt is not treated with heat like commercial table salt and is soluble. Deficiency in sodium leads to lung problems as it is aids with the elimination of carbon dioxide from the system. Celery contains an exceptionally high amount of organic sodium, which makes celery juice a fantastic drink for a hot day.
Cucumber juice is high in potassium, which helps to regulate the blood pressure, and is known to aid in the growth of nails and hair, as well as treating conditions of the teeth and gums.
Lemon juice is cleansing, helpful in eliminating toxins and neutralizing harmful bacteria.
I drink this juice when it is unbearably hot, and I can’t face eating, as it is nutritious and hydrating, and very tasty and refreshing.
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How long does this take?
What will I need?
- 2 sticks of celery, no need to cut off the leafy heads
- half a large cucumber, no need to skin
- half lemon, skin on
- half inch fresh ginger
- 6-7 mint leaves, (optional) washed
- 1 frond fennel leaf, (optional) washed
- 1 handful wheat grass, (optional) washed
- 2 apples, no need to peel
- 1 masticating juicer
- several ice cubes
What do I do?
- Chop everything into chunks to fit your juicer machine, if necessary (you can buy juicers that take whole apples, no need to chop)
- Feed everything in, I find leafy ingredients such as mint, fennel, and wheatgrass are best washed and fed in alongside some of the chunkier pieces like the apple.
- pour over ice
- Enjoy immediately, to get the full benefit of all the vitamins and enzymes contained in this juice
Values per pound
Vitamin Content per pound
Mineral content per pound
Vitamin A 1600 units
Vitamin C 62 mg
Thiamin 0.18 mg
Vitamin A 1400 Units
Calcium 0.15 G
Vitamin C 65mg
Norman Walker, Fresh vegetable and fruit juices, value charts
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Very wide ranging book on all aspects of fruit and vegetable juicing, including milk subsitutes like recipes for nut milk, apricot and fig milk, coffee substitutes, also recipes for cocktails which combine fruit and vegetable juice with other ingredients like milk or spices. There are useful recipes for what to do with the left over pulp, too. The chapter on teas and tonics looks at the healing/health promoting properties of juices.