If you’re not planning on smooching anyone in the next day or so, or have an understanding partner, then you really ought to try out this juice. For people out there who like garlic, juicing is a great and bright frontier for this explosively flavorful member of the onion genus. Adding even a little bit can really invigorate a vegetable cocktail. And adding a lot can positively clear the sinus passages!
But the truly great thing about garlic is that it’s good for you too. It turns out that garlic possesses anti-oxidant properties thought to increase heart health – nearly a dozen studies have shown that garlic is capable of lowering cholesterol. It also helps to increase blood flow throughout the body. But perhaps garlic’s single most impressive impact is as an immune system booster. Sickness is often on people’s minds this time of year, and garlic can be an effective component of a nutrition regimen aimed at keeping seasonal illness at bay. So other than lack of access to a toothbrush or breath mint somewhere along the line, there’s no reason to avoid trying this juice!
- 2 tomatoes
- 2 cloves of pealed, fresh garlic – more if you’re brave.
- 1 handful of spinach
- 2 celery stalks
- 2 carrots
- A quarter of a lemon, or to taste
- A shot of hot sauce
- Peel garlic
- Juice everything, but we recommend you start with the garlic. That way, the smell of the garlic will be partially removed from the apparatus with the help of all of the other juiced produce pulp.
Technically, you CAN consume too much garlic, leading to stomach disturbances. But we believe you’ll probably have your fill of garlic well before this becomes a concern.