Feeling green when it comes to how best to drink your vegies? Read on…
First published in northsider magazine Autumn 2019
Australian Open champ Novak Djokovic does it every morning and supermodel Miranda Kerr swears by its benefits. The super healthy pair are fully juiced up members of the Global Celery Juice Movement and are downing a glass of the green stuff every day.
Devised by Anthony William, aka the Medical Medium, the movement recommends juicing one large bunch of celery and drinking it on an empty stomach to achieve a wealth of health benefits including better digestion and bloat elimination.
But if you’re a beginner when it comes to greens, or wanting to try more than just celery, Dr Bryce Fleming from Alignment Chiropractic and Health Studio in Milsons Point shares his top tips on introducing juicing into your life. Can we get a kale yeah?
Step By Step
If you’re new to juicing, start with celery, carrot, cucumber with apple or orange for taste.
Once you get used to these start to add red leaf lettuce, beetroot, green leaf lettuce, romaine lettuce or spinach.
Then experiment with cabbage, Chinese cabbage and bok choy.
Begin to add herbs to your juicing. Two that work well are parsley and coriander.
Don’t overdo kale, silver beet and mustard greens – they’re bitter!
For extra flavour add...
Half a lemon or lime, leaving much of the white rind on.
Small amounts of cranberries. Researchers have discovered that cranberries have five times the antioxidant content of broccoli.
Fresh ginger is another excellent addition. It gives your juice a little kick and as an added bonus, researchers have found that it can have dramatic effects on cardiovascular health.
4 Weeks to Wellness by Dr Bryce Fleming & Terry O’Connor, Halstead Press, rrp $29.95. Available at all good book stores and Alignment Health, alignmenthealth.com.au