If you’re looking for a delicious juice to start your morning with – look no further. This apple mint juice could easily replace your morning coffee routine, PLUS it will improve the functioning of your digestive tract and help get rid of nasty respiratory issues that often plague people when the cold sets in.
Apples are one of the most medicinal fruits out there. They contain a host of amino acids, and are high in minerals like potassium, phosphorous, magnesium, iron and calcium. They help prevent cancers of all sorts, including lung cancer.
A variety of studies have found that apple intake is positively linked with greater pulmonary healthy. This is attributed to the high flavonoid and phenolic acid content in apples, which helps reduce airway inflammation and improves breathing.
Apples also contain pectin, which is classified as a soluble fibre. Soluble fibre slows down digestion by attracting water and forming a gel which helps keep you fuller longer – it also encourages healthy, solid bowel movements.
Mint is also a great way to soothe your tummy, and relieve symptoms of IBS. It also helps open our airways, making breathing easier.
Be sure to use organic apples in this recipe. Conventional apples are among one of the top dozen fruits to stay away from (due to high pesticide content). The extra price is worth it!
Apple Mint Juice Recipe
– 3 green apples
– 1/4 cup fresh mint
– 3 stalks celery
– 1 cup chopped cucumber
– 1 lime, peeled
Run all of the above ingredients through a juicer and enjoy immediately!