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Juice of the Week: Sweet Clover

This zesty combination provides a burst of sprout energy, including a wealth of protein, vitamins, and iron. It also guards against cancer, tumors, and heart disease and helps purify your blood.

Boost

For extra energy and health protection, add an ounce of aloe vera juice and/or a teaspoon of green grass powder.

Benefits

Rich in chlorophyll, sulfur, protein, vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and plant-based estrogen, this juice is a superb source of nutrition. It helps lower cholesterol, relieve sore throats, and beautify your skin. Thanks to spicy clover and arugula, it can also stimulate your metabolism, improve circulation, and detoxify your blood and tissues.

Juice of the Week: Sweet Ginger

My kids call me the Ginger Queen because I’m likely to put ginger in almost anything. Besides adding spirit and flavor, ginger helps stimulate metabolism and promote weight loss. Ginger also improves circulation and boosts immunity.

Benefits

Warming ginger improves circulation by dilating arteries and helping lower cholesterol. With pineapple and plum, this juice supports your lungs and can help relieve coughs, congestion, and even asthma. Ginger ignites your digestive fire, while enzymes in pineapple help your body absorb nutrients.

Tip

Make sure your pineapple is ripe. If you’re not sure by looking at it, taste it. If it’s more acidic than sweet, it’s not ripe. The acids in unripe pineapple can damage your teeth and burn your mouth.

Soup of the Week: Pasta e Fagioli

Pasta e Fagioli has been an Italian favorite for centuries and is the epitome of rustic elegance. A casual one-dish meal that everyone loves, this easy pasta and bean soup has often been a saving grace for last-minute dinners.

Tips/Variations

Vary the herbs, beans, or pasta: Instead of or in addition to basil, feel free to use arugula or Italian parsley. Also, you can use different beans, like romano or borlotti, as well as other pasta shapes, such as orzo or ditalini.

Juice of the Week: Summer Glow

This sweet and slightly peppery juice is surprisingly delicious. Rich in silicon, chlorophyll, iron, and vitamins and C, it also helps beautiful your skin and hair and alleviate joint and muscle stiffness.

Boost

Add a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar or an ounce of wheat-grass juice.

Benefits

Richer in silicon than most other garden vegetables, lettuce provides lubrication for your joints, combating rheumatism, arthritis, and gout. This recipe also stimulates digestion and clears your sinuses. Lettuce juice calms nerves and skin inflammations. Radish juice helps normalize thyroid function and metabolism.

Soup of the Week: Olive Avocado Cream

This 5-minute soup has a rich flavor and a wonderful silken texture that come from a blend of sumptuous olives, ripe avocado, and baby lima beans. Abundant with valuable antioxidants like vitamins A and E, this beauty soup helps moisturize and protect your skin on the deepest levels. By nourishing dry, depleted cells, these nutrients help revive your skin, restore elasticity, and promote a smooth, creamy complexion. Cucumber and lemon are also well known for their innate abilities to promote a radiant glow.

Tips/Variations

Serve with a simple green salad or slices of green apple as a light summer lunch.

Juice of the Week: Watermelon Wave

Perfect when lounging by the pool, this summer special works wonders in reducing water retention. Natural diuretics like melon and cranberry ease uncomfortable bloating and cleanse the kidneys of toxins. They simultaneously replenish fluids and refresh your palate.

Boost

It never hurts to add some fresh ginger

Benefits 

Both watermelon and cranberries help flush uric acid from your body, relieving arthritis and gout, renewing the blood, and improving your skin. Because they help eliminate excess fluids from your body, these fruits are also great for weight loss. Cranberries cleanse the urinary tract and help treat bladder, kidney, and urinary tract infections.

Silky Green Bean Cocktail

A terrific recipe for people with blood sugar problems, this juice is refreshing, balancing, and nourishing.

Benefits

Jerusalem artichokes contain inulin, a nondigestible carbohydrate that satisfies cravings for carbohydrates without upsetting blood sugar levels. It also stimulates the production of insulin, rejuvenates the liver, and promotes the growth of friendly bacteria in the digestive tract. Rich in plant-based estrogen, green beans can benefit women experiencing PMS and menopause.

Juice of the Week: Citrus Sunrise

This recipe was my younger daughter’s solution to sour grapefruit, and it’s become a regular breakfast favorite in our home. Since it strengthens your tissues, arteries, gums, and teeth, this juice is especially helpful for maintaining oral hygiene.

Benefits:

This refreshing combination cools and replenishes fluids in the body, making it an ideal drink after your morning workout. It also helps relieve arthritis, acne, and varicose veins. Citrus fruits give a boost to your immune system and help relieve coughs and sore throats. Persimmons help treat gingivitis and canker sores.

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