Why Crave Sugar? Green Juice To Get Your Fix

why crave sugar Who doesn’t love starting the day with a green juice? 

Whether you are looking to fit more veggies into your day or are trying to eat a cleaner for a bit a green juice can be the perfect compliment to a healthy diet.

For many of us the issue is time.

Even with fancy juicers and planned pre-chopping, some mornings are just too rushed. Frankly I find the process really tiresome after a while.

Here is my go to alternative. It provides loads of pure Vitamin C, Magnesium, Calcium, Fiber (missing in pure juices and needed to keep you feeling satiated – why crave sugar?), full spectrum Vitamin B, and anti-inflammatory hormone balancing goodness.

Plus the acidity from the lemon helps to break up the oxalic acid in the spinach, making the nutrients more bioavailable. The coconut water makes you feel refreshed, curbs sugar cravings (why crave sugar?) , helps you stay hydrated and provides a touch of natural sugar to give you energy for your day. It will wake you up (and relax you at the same time..weird), boost your immune system, and get your digestive system “moving” in a way that is more gentle than coffee. All you need is 2 minutes and a blender (A Vitamix is great but not necessary).

  • 1 lemon chopped into quarters (seeds removed). Dont forget the peel! It has loads of calcium, potassium, fiber and bio-flavanoids ( anti-oxidants) 
  • 1-1.5 cups spinach (I just throw in bagged organic spinach – what could be easier?)
  • A “hunk” of ginger (to desired spiciness)
  • 3/4-1 cup of coconut water (to desired consistency)
  • A few springs of fresh mint

That’s it! Throw in a the Vitamix and blend till smooth. Ginger is such an amazing spice and can be used in so many ways. Here is some more info on the benefits of ginger.

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