Carrots offer mom some great health benefits as well as keep babies from experiencing colic. Just make some organic carrot juice fresh and mix with equal parts boiled filtered water. (about 1 oz total can be fed to baby). When nursing moms drink carrot juice, it also apparently helps to develop babies palate and develop a taste for our 2nd favorite vegetable in the USA. Carrots as everyone knows, helps with eyesight as they are rich in Vitamin A. Here are some other carrot tidbits: Easy to grow, prevent cancer and heart disease, reduce stroke risk, nourish skin, beta carotene helps with anti aging, and lastly your dental health is improved due to their natural abrasive nature. So go out and pick up a 5lb bag today (or better yet pick them from your own garden). Note: I always peel my carrots, as I've found that it removes much of the bitterness. Additionally, I chop off the tips and about 1" below the top.
This mix had 13 peeled carrots, 2 rings of a red onion, 1/3 bunch of parsley, 3 celery stalks (I peel the outside of each), 1 tomato, 1 peeled lemon, and a whole peeled cucumber. It tastes delicious and should be made often to keep you and your family/friends healthy. Note: No babies were harmed in this juicing art production - though my newborn son did get the indirect health benefits of having mom drink a tall glass of the orange goodness!
1 Beet (peeled), 1 Pear, 10 Carrots, 6 radishes, sprig of parsley, 1/3 bunch celery, slice of lemon, slice of lime, piece of ginger
Carrot and beet juice together gives your body phosphorous/sulfur and potassium in a high dose. Vitamin A is also very rich in this mix. All of this equates one of the best natural builder of blood cells - especially the red blood corpuscles.
Peeling the beet is not required but it makes the juice a bit sweeter. Make sure to wash your root veggies well, unless you like eating dirt.
Caution: drinking too much beet juice at one time may cause a cleansing effect of the liver. This can actually cause you to become dizzy. So use plenty of carrots in your juice for balance. Also, beet juice will stain anything it touches including your skin - so pay attention to what you are wearing.
4 oranges, 2 lemons, 5 leaves kale, 1/2 bunch parsley, 1/2 head cauliflower, 1/2 a pinkie finger sized hunk of ginger
Please trust me that this blend tastes fantastic, your head will spin around like Beetlejuice and you'll wish you doubled the portion. Put ginger in your next drink for a little zing and reap all the health benefits:
8 Kale leaves, 8 sprigs Parsley, 1 bunch Celery , 3 Oranges, 2 Grapefruit, half bag baby Carrots, 1 Lemon
Did you know it was common for our ancient ancestors to eat up to six pounds of leaves per day. Walking along from one place to another, just picking and eating leaves as they went. Can you imagine eating a grocery bag full of greens each and every day? Few of us even eat the minimum USDA recommendations of 3 cups of dark green vegetables per week. And yet, these veggies deliver a bonanza of vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients
1/4 pineapple, 2 hearts celery, 1 apple, 1/2 bunch parsley, 1 red pepper, 1 bunch kale
Kale juice is high in sulphur, chlorine, and iodine. These are great for cleansing the mucus membranes. Thus has been very effective to help the relief of ulcers and constipation. The pineapple and the apple make this combination palatable.
Celery is very high in magnesium & iron content, ideal food for your blood cells
2 apples, 1 bunch celery, 7 carrots, 1 cucumber, 1/4 lemon, sprig parsley, 1/8 head cauliflower
The importance of selecting organic produce: Some items are more critical than others. My general rule is that if you are going to juice the skin, make sure it is organic. Doubly so if you are giving the juice to small children. Kids can not tolerate the same level of pesticides as adults without issues.
If you are willing to take the time to peel, then it is not life or death that you stick with organic produce, especially citrus or other very thick skinned fruit/veggies. Regardless, take the time to wash everything well. All of the ingredients in this entry are organic, except for the parsley.
A simple mix of 4 apples, 1/2 bunch of parsley, and 6 carrots. Parsley is an herb and very potent when mixed in juices. It is great for the blood vessels, kidney and bladder. When mixed with carrot - you have an incredible cocktail that can fight off many eye issues. I have the book by Dr. Walker, Fresh Vegetable and Fruit Juices. It describes the health benefits of each fruit/vegetable in great detail, and recommends certain produce by ailment. See link to right -->