The Core Diet Blog

Project Juice: Day 16

I have been hearing such unbelievable things about kale, I decide to incorporate some leaf into my juice today. Additionally, I will continue the morning ritual to juice first thing in the morning! I am ready. Hopefully, the rest of the family is ready, as well.

Kale is one of the healthiest vegetables on the planet, apparently.

One cup of kale contains 36 calories, 5 grams of fiber, and 15% of the daily requirement of calcium and vitamin B6 (pyridoxine), 40% of magnesium, 180% of vitamin A, 200% of vitamin C, and 1,020% of vitamin K. It is also a good source of minerals copper, potassium, iron, manganese, and phosphorus. Of note, Vitamin K opposes warfarin, an anticoagulant, and anyone taking this drug should make sure Vitamin K intake remains stable. If you are not capable of monitoring your Vitamin K, speak to your physician or dietitian before adding kale to your diet.

Kale is an excellent source of antioxidant vitamins A, C, and K.

Carotenoids and flavonoids are the specific types of antioxidants associated with many of the anti-cancer health benefits.

Juice #16

  • Kale - ½ cup
  • Pear - 1
  • Lime - 1
  • Ginger - 1"
  • Ginseng - ½" x3"

Project Juice: Day 17

Today we have our coaches meeting followed by our Holiday Party, and so I decide to juice in between events. I have in fact become a believer in juicing. I feel a burst of energy after my juice that is more energizing than just its burst. The burst has been getting me over the evening hump, a transition from washing dinner dishes and kids bedtime to getting back in front of my computer to work. Zsometimes, this transition can go either way, but the juicing has given me a new fiund vibrance at days end. For a bit of zip post meeting and pre party.

Juice # 17

  • Quince- 1
  • Asian pear - 1
  • Lemon - 1

Project Juice: Day 18

Today is absolutely a day for pomegranate, ginger and ginseng. After working all day and night yesterday, I feel like a juice may particularly help today. For some reason, pomegranates feel like they have an extra zing. Is this my imagination?

They are high in vitamin C and potassium, a great source of fiber, and low in calories. Pomegranate juice is high in three different types of polyphenols. The three types - tannins, anthocyanins, and ellagic acid - are present in many fruits, but fresh pomegranate juice contains particularly high amounts of all three. YES! An extra zing. I knew it!

In the event my juicer breaks…

On a hard surface, press the palm of your hand against a pomegranate and gently roll to break all of the seeds inside (crackling stops when all seeds have broken open). Pierce the rind and squeeze out juice, or poke in a straw and press to release the juice. NOTE: Rolling can be done inside a plastic bag to contain any juice that may leak through the skin.

Juice #18

  • Pomegranate - 1
  • Ginger - 1"
  • Ginseng - ½" x 2"
  • Grapefruit - 1
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