This refreshing and hydrating light green juice recipe is the perfect combination of salty, sweet and tart vegetables and fruit. It includes celery, fennel, cucumber and green apple.

Celery juice contributes a slightly salty flavor profile due to its natural sodium content that promotes the healthy functioning of cells. Its anti-inflammatory compounds are soothing to the digestive tract. Celery phthalides (a category of phytonutrients) can act as smooth muscle relaxants and can help lower blood pressure.

Fennel juice provides its own unique combination of phytonutrients that give it strong antioxidant activity. Fennel is also a good source of vitamin C, folate and potassium. Its flavor is slightly sweet with a mild licorice or anise note.

Cucumber juice on its own is rather bland, but don’t let that fool you! Researchers have discovered 73 different phenolic compounds in cucumbers that provide antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits. Research shows that phytonutrients in cucumbers called cucubitacins (terpenoids,) can inhibit cancer cell development and cancer cell survival.

Apple juice from Granny Smith apples adds a slightly tart sweetness to the juice in addition to cholesterol-lowering soluble fiber. The glycemic load of cloudy, fresh apple juice from your juicer is about the same as eating a whole apple.

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Celery Fennel Refresher

Yield: ~16 oz.

Benefits: Heart Health, Digestive Health, Anti-Inflammatory, Anti-Cancer, Weight Loss

Ingredients

4 large ribs celery
½ fennel bulb, with stalks and leaves
1 large cucumber
1 large Granny Smith apple

Instructions

Cut the produce to fit your juicer’s feed tube. Alternate ingredients finishing with cucumber.

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Source: whfoods.com