What do the Purifier, Green Protein, The Beet-nick, & Body Beautiful have in common? They are 4 of the over 30 different organic medicinal juices Intelligent Gourmet blends. If you follow me on Facebook, you’ve probably noticed more than a few posts about how we can heal ourselves through our food. I firmly believe that the solution to many of our health problems can be found in what we choose to put in our bodies.
And juicing is a powerful way to concentrate the health benefits of fruits and vegetables. Here are some of my favorite ways to Boost Your Juice.
Turmeric Root – A little goes a long way, but when you pair it with celery, Asian pear, and apple, it becomes an exotic, tasty, and very healthy treat. Turmeric has been used in India for more than 2500 years, not only for its anti-inflammatory properties, but also for its natural antiseptic and antibacterial qualities. It’s also a powerful cancer-fighter, a natural liver detoxifier and may even prevent or slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease by removing amyloid plaque buildup in the brain.
Sea Beans – Looking a little like coral, sea beans (aka Salicornia/Glasswort/Pickleweed) are actually a type of succulent that grows in salt marshes and beaches. It has a high salt content, but the flavor is similar to spinach or asparagus. A variety of “sea vegetable” like seaweed, sea beans are rich in vitamin A, C, iron and calcium. I like to put them in our gazpacho juice with tomato, lime, poblano pepper, cilantro and cucumber.
Dandelion Greens & Burdock Root – For a deep detox (and to help get the wine out of my liver) I add these to some of my juices. Both have mild diuretic properties that help flush toxins out of the system.
Hemp Protein Powder – If you’re cleansing for an extended period of time, you’ll need to keep up your protein. Hemp contains all of the essential amino acids, making it one of nature’s best plant-based proteins.
We’re coming out with more and more medicinal juices every day – so let us know what you’d like to see, and we’ll juice it up for you!