Re-hydrate this summer with a delicious and nutrient-rich juice!
Basking in the summer sun for a moderate amount of time not only raises your Vitamin D levels, but causes an unquenchable thirst for hydrating replenishment. What do you reach for to drink, though?
If you’re like most Americans, Gatorade, beer, or soda is likely on stock; however such options are full of processed sugars, artificial sweeteners, and have a low pH. While they may be tasty at first sip, the ingredients are linked with degenerative health issues and further dehydrate the body – the opposite of what one needs during the summer heat.
Besides water, what should one drink then? How about a nourishing and hydrating fresh-pressed juice! Vibrantly orange and full of antioxidants, this drink is perfect for all people, but is especially refreshing for those who need to cool off from the heat.
Fresh, stimulating ginger boosts the immune system and remedies digestive ails; orange juice is alkalizing (even though it’s acidic-tasting while drinking) and is abundant in Vitamin C, and carrot is abundant in beta-carotene and other essential nutrients crucial for health. Plus – it’s incredibly easy to make and tastes great!
Ginger Carrot OJ Splash
Preparation Time: 10 Minutes (including clean up)
Serving Size: 1-2
- 1 lb. Carrots
- 3 Oranges
- 1-2 Tbsp Grated Ginger (more/less to taste)
Juice all ingredients, stir, (optional: add a few ice cubes), and serve immediately!
Such a tasty and refreshing drink is not only extremely economical, but is boasts a plethora of nutrients. Sip this on a hot, summer day and be thankful for the healing foods nature offers!