Friday, September 14, 2012

Healthy Habits ~ Carrot, Apple, Kale Juice

There are many things you can do to help promote healthy skin. One of those very important things is putting good things inside our bodies as well as on the outside. Juicing is a great way to incorporate fruits and vegetables without having to eat them yet still receive all of the nutritional benefits. Carrot, Apple, Kale juice is one of my favorite combinations that really packs a lot of nutrients in one little glass.

Kale ~ A lot of people don't know what kale is or why it is good for you. Kale contains LUTEIN, VITAMIN K, VITAMIN A, VITAMIN C  and CALCIUM.
 Lutein helps improve the health of your skin. 
Vitamin K gives your blood the ability to clot in order to stop the bleeding when your skin is cut.
Vitamin A helps promote healthy skin and good vision.
Vitamin C helps keep your body's tissue healthy, such as your muscles and skin, as well as helps your body fight infection.
Calcium helps promote healthy bones, is needed for contraction of muscles, the conduction of nerve pulses and many other processes in the body. 
Kale also include many other benefits such as manganese, copper, potassium, iron, magnesium, vitamin E, omega 3 fatty acids, vitamins B1, B2 and B3, protein, foliate and phosphorus.

Read more about the health benefits of Kale

Carrots and Apples have many of these same vitamins and health benefits and together they make one 
tasty juice.

1. Start off with the desired amount of fruits and veggies that you want to juice. I recommend four apples, two carrots and two leaves of kale. I had small apples so I used five, usually I stick to two apples to one carrot.
2. With juicing you don't need, or want to peel the fruit just cut them to the size small enough to fit your juicer. 

3. Put all fruits and veggies straight into juicer. It is best to juice a juicer for this, a blender will not extract the juice properly, leave too much pulp and make it too thick to drink. 
4. When juicing is finished you may need to mix it slightly because juice will be separated. 

5. Enjoy! This is one of my favorite juices and love to have it at least twice a week.


  1. I really need to get a juicer. That looks great!

  2. yum! This sounds fantastic! Can't wait to try it!