Green leafy and cruciferous vegetables, young cereal grasses (barley grass, wheatgrass, oat grass, alfalfa) and micro-algae (Chlorella, Spirulina) are different shades of green that you can paint your Iftars and Sehoors with every day. They not only help the body clean up the mess those nasty toxins make in the bloodstream during fasting, but also give your cells a veritable blood transfusion after a hard day’s work.
Whether you juice them, eat them in your salad or add them in powder form to your smoothies, it is really important that you give yourself a treat of these green miracle workers every day.
Here is an easy recipe for a juice that is so cool and refreshing, that you simply will not want to be without come Iftar time.
I am so happy to share with you:
“Cool Green Reload”
(yields cca 3-4 glasses)
(use organic produce if possible and wash with the veg washing solution that you can read about in “Wash the dust off from veg&fruit”)
– 1 whole cucumber (unpeeled)
– 6-7 celery stalks
– 2 green apples
– 2 kiwis
– 2 limes
– 1/2 cup mint leaves
– 1/4 cup lemon balm
Juice everything together (beginning with limes for the sake of slowing down oxidation process) in your juicer (preferably masticating) and enjoy immediately!
Here is a link to the table of the most nutrient rich veggies, where watercress made it to the top! http://www.foodrepublic.com/2014/06/10/watercress-healthiest-vegetable-carrot-26-heres-ch