Proper nutrition is vital for overall well-being and to improve quality of life. This becomes even more important and influential in how an individual with a thyroid condition feels. This adaptogenic green juice is packed with essential vitamins and minerals along with herbal support to assist your daily energy needs and demands of everyday life!
If you are trying to improve your thyroid function, a homemade green juice can be a very beneficial and nutritious drink. When added to an anti-inflammatory diet (comprised of fresh organic food, adaptogenic spices, herbs, phytonutrients and protein), this green juice can be a powerful thyroid booster.
Thyroid Boosting Green Juice Recipe
- one bunch of parsley
- one bunch of cilantro
- ½ cup pineapple
- one nice stalk of fennel
- 2 lemons
- 1 cucumber
- 6 drops of liquid chlorophyll extract (binds heavy metals)
- 1-3 pinches of powdered ashwagandha root
- Juice all ingredients except the chlorophyll and ashwagandha.
- Add powdered ashwagandha root and liquid chlorophyll.
- Enjoy your juice fresh and its incredible health benefits!
If you are thinking of making your own raw juices at home, here are a few tips and things to keep in mind:
- Make sure to buy organic ingredients when juicing to avoid exposing yourself to pesticides and chemicals commonly sprayed on plant foods.
- Peeling is not necessary when juicing (since that’s the juicer’s job), however it is recommended to remove pits and seeds from apples, and stone fruit (peaches, plums, apricots, cherries, etc.) prior to juicing.
- Juicing differs from blending since the nutrients and liquids are extracted while the fiber is removed entirely.
- The absence of fiber allows for easier absorption of the vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients, etc.
- Some individuals with sensitive GI tracts may benefit from lowering intake of raw fiber, making juicing an excellent way to boost micronutrients in the diet without upsetting the GI system.
- Since raw juice has no fiber and is absorbed more quickly, it can cause a rise in blood sugar levels. If you struggle with blood sugar regulation or metabolic issues, it may be beneficial to consume a raw juice around a meal or snack, to slow the absorption of the natural fruit sugars.
- If you are new to juicing, TAKE IT SLOW. Start with 4 ounces and work up to the desired amount. Everyone tolerates raw juices differently.
- Try to avoid using only fruit when juicing. A ratio of 1:1 for vegetables to fruit is a great way to keep your juice balanced yet tasty.
- Fruits and vegetables are not the only thing you can juice! Try juicing roots (ginger, turmeric, etc.) and fresh herbs (cilantro, parsley, mint, etc.) to add a boost of flavor and nutrients.
- The flavor and nutrient combinations with juicing are endless! So have fun and experiment making your own recipes. Keep it colorful and try new produce each juicing session.