Spring Morning Zucchini Zinger

Summaryzucchini-zinger

Zucchini is a vegetable that is largely passed over when it comes to juicing, but it can be a wonderful alternative to celery and other green veggies. Zucchini should not be peeled or seeded before juicing, because many of its antioxidant properties come from the skin and seeds. Zucchini is rich in magnesium, an electrolyte that is important to muscle contraction and function. Magnesium has been named one of the most valuable nutrients for longevity and mobility in old age. The seeds of zucchini have also shown to have some anti-microbial benefits, including providing some resistance to parasites and illnesses.

The zing in this juice is provided by the lemons. While the lemons can be forfeited to create a sweeter juice, the tang of the lemons is wonderful for waking up. The lemons also add a variety of benefits, including helping to lower anxiety, treat acne, fight illness, and cure sour breath. Carrots and apples add a pleasant and mild sweetness to this juice, while also helping to provide cardiovascular support and contributing a wealth of antioxidants. This recipe will yield about 24 ounces, so it can be drank as a meal replacement or snack in the morning, or it can be shared alongside a health breakfast or mid morning snack. This is a great juice for easing early afternoon fatigue, but should not be drank too late at night as it may keep juicerheads awake.

Ingredients

  • 2 large lemons
  • 2 large zucchini
  • 2 sweet apples
  • 3 carrots

Directions

  • Wash all produce thoroughly, scrubbing zucchini with a soft bristle brush
  • Cut tops from zucchini and carrots
  • Remove stems and seeds from apples
  • Peel lemons
  • Juice all produce
  • Mix well to combine flavors
  • Serve immediately for best results
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