Swiss Bliss Juice

Summary
swiss-bliss-juiceToday’s juice features Swiss chard. It’s a leafy green that is probably available at your local farmer’s market. Swiss chard has been used for ages, although not always for juicing. Back in the day, the Greeks and Romans used it for medicinal purposes. Today, we’re aware of its many health benefits. 

The first thing you ought to know about Swiss chard is that it’s not actually indigenous to Switzerland. Swiss chard’s name derives from the fact that it was first scientifically named by a Swiss botanist.

Now that we’ve cleared up the naming issue, let’s talk about Swiss chard as a healthy green. A full three cups of Swiss Chard only contains around 20 calories. Yet this amount of Swiss chard also contains 50 percent your recommended daily intake of vitamin C, 126 percent of your daily recommended intake of vitamin A, and 10 percent of your daily recommended intake of iron. Additionally, Swiss chard is a significant source of vitamins E, K, B6, as well as calcium, magnesium, phosphorous, potassium, and plenty of other healthful minerals and phytochemicals.

Although Swiss chard can be a bit bitter on its own, it’s actually quite tasty when combined with the right other ingredients. This juice makes use of ginger and apple to take the edge off of Swiss chard’s bitterness without making any sacrifices nutritionally.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups of Swiss chard
  • 1 apple
  • Fresh ginger to preference

Directions

  • Rinse Swiss chard. If heavily soiled, swish it around in a bowl of water to remove dirt.
  • Core apple.
  • Juice it all up!
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