Rumi's Beauty Potion: The Go- Go Green One

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Surprisingly, this juice doesn't taste bad.. at all. I was assuming I would have to scrunch my eyes, hold my nose and gulp the juice down, like a shot.. with none of the short term benefits of doing a shot. #whatawaste
My first tentative sip of the juice revealed a super light, fresh, slightly acidic slightly green(?) slightly sweet tasting liquid. Totally doable. I don't think I will ever crave it, but I could very definitely work it into my recipe book, my rotation and routine of juices.


GO GO P(ee) P(ee) GREEN JUICE RECIPE

1 cup Celery (cut into convenient pieces for juicing) 
1 cup Cucumber (cut into convenient pieces for juicing) 
2 cups Pineapple (cut into convenient pieces)
1/3 cup Parsley (washed and cleaned) 

1. Literally throw all the above into a juicer or blender until liquidized. 
2. Add a little water if necessary to loosen the juice up ( I used canned pineapple so I used a little of the pineapple water) 




If you are using a juicer, then you're done. Drink away. 
If you are using a blender like I did, you're not done. Sorry. 
You will need to now strain the juice so that it is remotely drinkable. 



Now you're done. 
  

The glass on the left is pure concentrate of the ingredients. I diluted the one on the right with a little water, not as concentrated, a little lighter to drink. What you like is based solely on your preference.

Beauty Benefits of drinking the juice:

1. It helps with bloating and any retention of water since a few of the ingredients act as diuretics. Hence the Pee Pee in the name. #soclever #iknow

2. The Pineapple :

  • contains a proteolytic enzyme bromelian that breaks down protein in the food and also has anti-inflammatory, anti-clotting and anti-cancer properties. Studies have shown that consumption of pineapple regularly helps fight against arthritis, indigestion and worm infestation.
  • excellent source of Vitamin C, Vitamin A, B-Complex Vitamins
  • excellent source of minerals like copper, potassium, and manganese
* warning - pregnant woman shouldn't eat too much pineapple since the enzyme bromelian could cause uterine bleeding 

3. The Parsley
  • contains volatile oil components (isn't being volatile usually a bad thing?) that assist in tumor formation inhibition - particularly in the lungs. 
  • The flavonoids in parsley function as antioxidants that combine with oxygen radicals and help prevent oxygen-based damage to cells. 
  • excellent source of Vitamin C and Vitamin A 
  • excellent source of Folic Acid 
4. The Celery:
  • Phthalides, a phyto- nutrient, acts as a diuretic 
  • provides antioxidant and anti-inflammatory support 
  • provides cardiovascular and digestive tract support 
5. The Cucumber
  • contains anti-inflammatory flavanols - can help with brain health 
  • contains soluble fibre 
  • seeds are cooling and diuretics 
  • can be used to help relieve headaches 

So many benefits in such a little glass of juice! 

~Rumi 

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