One of the staples of my diet include smoothies and juices. During the colder months, I find that using too much fruit (especially tropical fruits) makes me feel colder in a way. I still want my liquid nutrition so I swap out my usual juice recipes for more fall friendly ingredients. Adding root vegetables, seasonal fruits and spices like ginger, turmeric, cinnamon, cardamom or cayenne can provide a “warming effect” and make your juice more appealing on a cold day.
Here is one of my fall favorites – a sweet potato juice- along with the benefits of each ingredient. Yes, to my surprise, you CAN juice a sweet potato! This sweet and soothing juice packs a powerful anti-inflammatory punch, along with a surplus of antioxidants. It’s perfect for chilly fall days 🙂
What’s so great about this sweet potato juice?
Sweet Potato – Did you know these jewels have more nutrients than a white potato, with fewer calories? They also contain 400% of the daily needs of Vit A. It’s also important to note the immunity boost from the vitamin C and beta-carotene content.
Ginger – No only does it provide anti-inflammatory action, but it can also reduce muscle pain & soreness, improve brain function and help with indigestion
Red Pepper – This vegetables is great because it is rich in antioxidants like vitamin C and by rich I mean TWICE the daily recommendation. It’s also great for weightless because it’s low in calories but high in flavor and nutrition!
Carrots – Vitamin A, K, and B6 are among the few antioxidants included in this veggie. They aid in eye sight, fight infection and keep skin healthy.
Celery – Helps to relieve inflammation and eliminate toxins. Also, a great post-workout tonic as it rehydrates the body and replaces electrolytes and minerals.
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