You’re probably well-informed about the benefits of eating organic, seasonal produce. But are you picking up winter beetroot and oranges at the markets while still sipping on summery green juices made from cucumber and mint? Changing up your juicing routine with seasonal winter produce can support both your local growers and your health.
Nourishing root vegetables are the perfect way to ground us during winter. Try adding beets, carrots, celery and fennel to your usual juice in order to reap the benefits. And be sure to include immune-boosting ginger, lemon or even garlic in order to protect your body from any winter bugs that might be going around. Try drinking your juice at room temperature, too, as warming foods support your digestive system and are far more palatable than an ice-cold juice on a chilly winter morning.
Here are a few juicing combos that make the most of winter produce!
1 knob ginger (to your taste)
Fennel, Celery and Apple
½ fennel bulb
3 stalks celery
1 green apple
Take on the Challenge! Beetroot, Carrot, Celery and Garlic
1 small beetroot
4 stalks celery
1 clove garlic (more or less that you can handle!)
Optional: green apple, if you need it a little sweeter.