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Lemongrass De-Stress Juice

Sara Cadji, author of "Pure Juice: Fresh and Easy Recipes," writes, "The star ingredient in this juice is lemongrass. Lemongrass contains two polyphenol oils; limonene and citral, which both have antibacterial properties. It's important to feed the body with lemongrass at lunchtime, so it can eliminate and kill all the toxins and bacteria the body has built up. It also has powerful pain-relieving properties, so if you are suffering from a cold or muscle ache this is a great ingredient to add into your juices. Finally, it also has the ability to alleviate stress, so it's beneficial in stress-related conditions (especially in the midst of your busy day)."

RECIPE: Lemongrass De-stress Juice

Serves 1 (1½ cups)

Ingredients:

  • 3 carrots, peeled
  • 3 stalks of lemongrass
  • 2 thumb-sized pieces fresh ginger root, unpeeled
  • 1 green apple, unpeeled
  • A pinch of sea salt

Directions:

  1. Start by juicing your carrots and lemongrass, so that you can infuse your main ingredient in the juice from the start. Continue with the ginger and the apple and then add a pinch of sea salt for added flavor.
  2. Drink immediately or pour into an airtight container and keep in the refrigerator for up to 12 hours.

Excerpted from "Pure Juice: Fresh & Easy Recipes" by Sarah Cadji (The Countryman Press). Copyright © 2016. Photographs by Kristin Perers. Available on Amazon.

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