Food: Cucumber, Mint, Grape & Pear Juice

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1 Cucumber

Cup of Grapes

3 Mint Sprigs

2 Pears

I call this juice “Summer Green”. The color of this juice is amazing! Not to mention it is an instant shot of health. I love using cucumber in many of my juices as a base, because the taste is not over powering and it yields so much juice. I also leave the skins on the cucumber when I juice but I make sure I soak the cucumber in vinegar or baking soda for at least an hour to get the waxy stuff off.

Some of the health benefits of this drink include:

-High in vitamin C %30 of your daily dietary needs

-High Potassium 12% of your daily needs

-The mint acts as a skin cleanser and anti-inflammatory agent.

-Grapes increase the nitric oxide levels in the blood, which prevents blood clots thereby reducing the chances of heart attacks.

-Ripe grape juice is an important home remedy for curing migraine.

Happy Juicing!