Juicing Cilantro

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We have a ton of cilantro in the farm. I got tired of putting 10 handfuls in curry. Haha.

So I started juicing it. There are many recipes, the one I like and the simplest is:

Blend 5 handfuls of cilantro with 2 glasses of coconut water and one lime, strain and enjoy! Enjoy it cold like a refreshing drink.

There are many other recipes like juice of Cilantro, cucumber, ginger, apple or juice Cilantro, ginger, pear, lemon.

I have not yet tried it in smoothies.

Health Benefits:

A small serving will provide 27% of your recommended daily intake of Vitamin A and 52% of the recommended daily intake of vitamin K.

Removes unwanted heavy metals. Studies have shown that levels of mercury, lead, and aluminum in the urine increase significantly during a cilantro cleansing, which consists of consuming large amounts of cilantro. Heavy mentals accumulate in the body, causing numerous health problems that can seriously impact literally every major organ in the body. Studies show that heavy metals in the body may be implicated in everything from Alzheimer’s to cardiovascular disease, from behavioral problems to kidney dysfunction, Parkinson’s disease, epilepsy, and even paralysis.

http://www.ayurvedacollege.com/articles/students/CorianderTheWealthy

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Lettuce Juice

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Our romaine lettuce was turning bitter, so today I decided to make its juice.

1. 10 full heads of romaine lettuce
2. 10 sprigs of mint
3. 2 lemons

Pass them through a masticating juicer, strain through a strainer if there is too much fiber and foam in the juice(mine had) and enjoy. It tastes very good!

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Berry Juices

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It has taken me long time to discover the best way to make berry smoothies. I had tried juicing them which resulted in wastage of most of its contents. I had tried blending it first with water, straining it and then adding fruits like mango or banana. It tasted ok. But today I made this recipe and it was super delicious!

Blackberries or Raspberries 1 pound
Coconut water 1.5 cups
Vanilla powder 1/2 tsp

Blend and strain.

Add 2 TBSP of maple syrup.
Done!

If you do not have maple syrup try honey or cane syrup or agave nectar.

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Chamomile Lemonade

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2 Cups of water. Bring to boil and remove from heat.
2 Bunches of Chamomile stalks. Take out the chamomile flowers carefully. Add to the boiled water and let it cool down.
Strain, add honey and/or jaggery, lemon juice.

Keep drinking during the day

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