- 4 large carrots
- 1 apple
- 1 orange (rind removed)
- 1 meyer lemon (rind removed)
- 1 in. jalapeno
- 3 mint leaves
- 1/4 tsp turmeric
- sprinkle of black pepper
- sprinkle of himalyan sea salt
- 1 scoop collagen peptides
APPLES are a great source of fiber which helps aid keeping you regular and a healthy digestive system. It's also a great way natural to sweeten your juice while keeping it low in calories and sugars.
ORANGES are obviously known for their super source of Vitamin C. Vit C, also known as ascorbic acid, functions as a primary antioxidant in the body, and it destroys or neutralizes free radicals before they can do damage to the body’s systems. Our bodies need vit C to stimulate other aspects of our immune system as well. Even more, ascorbic acid is one of the fundamental components of collagen, which is necessary to repair cells and for the growth of new tissues in the body - (think healthy, glowing, firm skin)!
LEMONS might seem like they're an acidic source but they're actually a great way to help alkalize the body and balance pH levels. When the body becomes too acidic (processed foods, sodas, artificial sweeteners, alcohol, and even coffee) it becomes a breeding ground for disease and infection and can be a cancer thriving environment. Lemon juice is a great way to daily incorporate into your drinks to help keep the body slightly alkaline.
JALAPENOS contain the chemical called capsaicin. Capsaicin is what gives peppers their spicy heat and because of that, has been shown to help boost your metabolism as it raises the body's core temp. It's also a great source of Vit C - which once again can help reduce the damage from free radicals in the body.
MINT is a great way to help reduce inflammation in the stomach and aid in digestion. It's also been shown to increase memory and alertness.
TURMERIC is the main spice in Indian curry dishes. It's arguably the most powerful herb on the planet at fighting and potentially reversing disease. It has so many healing properties that currently there are over 10,000 peer-reviewed articles published proving turmeric benefits, especially one of its renowned healing compounds, curcumin! Curcumin is most notably known for its ability to control and reduce inflammation. Many diseases today are results of inflammation in the body. It's also been linked to anti-depressants, skin condition treatment, and more. Def make turmeric part of your daily routine (always make sure to consume turmeric with a pinch of black pepper as it helps it absorb better in the body)
HIMALAYAN SEA SALT is not just any ordinary table salt, it's probably the cleanest and purist salt on the planet. It's rich mineral content can help balance the body's pH levels - which I mentioned above, is super important in keeping your body's levels balanced and in an alkaline state. Since it contains sodium and other electrolytes it's great to sprinkle a little in your water before a sweaty workout!
COLLAGEN PEPTIDES are loaded with health benefits and adding just a scoop of unflavored collagen to your coffee or shakes each day can have great effects on your health - some of them include: firmer, more elastic skin, joint support, helps speeds up recovery after exercise, and soothes and heals the digestive tract.
Cheers to your health!