Refreshing Juice Blends for Hot Summer Days

It’s time for the weekend, and it’s hot out there! Try refreshing yourself with one of these delicious juice blend recipes instead of soda, sweet tea of sugary alcoholic drinks. So break out your juicer and experiment away. The first is a bit more my speed—not so sweet and a little tangy. The second recipe, ‘Island Green,’ is much sweeter to the palate. Drink these on an empty stomach so that vitamins and minerals in the fresh juice are absorbed more easily into the bloodstream [ideally within 15-minutes of being made, since the live enzymes in the fresh juice break down when exposed to air]. I love coconut water, so feel free to add it to the juice to increase the serving-size to two. Oh and don’t forget—if the vegetable or fruit is in the dirty-dozen, make sure it’s organic! Enjoy!

Green Pain Killer

(add to a juicer)

  • 2-inch piece of turmeric
  • 5 romaine leaves
  • 2 carrots
  • 1 stalk celery
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 lemon, peeled

Island Green Juice

(add to a juicer)

  • 1/2 papaya
  • 1/2 pineapple, peeled, cored and cubed
  • 1 kiwi
  • 3 cups watermelon, cubed
  • 1 1/2 cubs kale, firmly packed & chopped
  • 1 cucumber

These recipes are from holistic health coach, Mary McAlary. She was diagnosed 11 years ago with MS, but in better health now than ever before. Mary, who turned her life around after at one time taking up to 18-prescription medications a day, is also co-author with George Foreman III of the motivational book “The Fighting Spirit: The Art of Winning Your Fight.” Mary was a realtor before her diagnosis of MS—but the illness pushed her on a journey to learn more about living a healthier life, and she became a certified holistic health coach. She’s now published her second book GO GREEN FOR WELLNESS, which has tons of delicious and simple recipes. Check it out!

By | 2016-08-08T22:02:22+00:00 July 8th, 2016|Recipes|