Drink Me: Liquid Plumber
I love me some yummy green juice/smoothie. Healthy, nutritional, digestible and delicious. Just the way mother nature intended our food to be.
After my casting today, I popped by a brand new health store on Dupont, Innate Wellness, where they carried one of my favourite Toronto vegan restaurant’s fresh juices. Live Organic offers a delicious selection of gourmet healthy dishes, desserts and juices that are gluten free, sugar free, preservative free, organic and vegan! They have 2 restaurant locations in the city and also have brought their exciting goodies to retail (Live Organic Raw) in select health shops. And one of the most popular products from their line are their fresh, organic juices. Unpasteurized and containing only natural ingredients, these juices are great for an on the go healthy option. I generally juice and blend my greens myself but sometimes when you’re on the run, your body just needs that extra pick me up.
They’re fresh pressed meaning they come straight from the juicer and not manufactured from some toxic factory. Most commercialized “100% juice” products (most from concentrate) are loaded with a ton of sugar and preservatives and contain only a small portion of vegetables. You’d might as well grab a can of soda!
The best part about them? You can taste that they’re made with the genuine intent to live a healthy and optimal lifestyle! They care. 😉
Here are some fast facts on the benefits of juicing:
Juices help you absorb all the nutrients from the vegetables and fruits. They rapidly go straight into your blood stream! Your body doesn’t have to work as hard to break down the food.
Juicing allows you to consume an optimum amount of vegetables in an efficient manner. Who has time to eat numerous pounds of greens anyway?
Fresh juices offer a wonderful resource of enzymes! It’s fresh. It’s raw. And given that vegetables and fruits are juiced uncooked, the enzymes are all there and not lost or damaged through any processing.
Vegetable juices are great for detoxifying and cleansing, but keep in mind that they are not complete meals as they lack fat and protein that your body needs as well. I have them as snacks and pair them up with my plant based protein dishes. But either way, you can enjoy them at any time of the day and feel good about it. Happy juicing!
Click here to read the difference between juicing and blending and why you should do both!