It was late before I turned my attention to this blog post tonight. As I walked into the kitchen, at a time when I should have been getting ready for bed, the apples piled in a basket called to me. They literally did, by sending their fresh apple scent to tease me.
Inspired, I quickly created a special bedtime treat that is in perfect alignment with the 21 Day Apple Challenge.
Anthony William, who issued the Apple challenge to the Medical Medium Instagram community, shared a juice blend recipe this morning. With those apples calling my name, fresh juice seemed like a great way to relax before bed.
Apple Ginger Celery Juice
4 red apples
4 – 6 stalks of celery
1 – 2 inch piece of ginger, peeled
1 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)
Run the apples, celery and ginger through a juicer. Stir in cinnamon, if desired (and trust me, you will desire it!). Makes 2 servings.
I put four small red apples, 4 stalks of celery, and 1 teaspoon of minced ginger through my juicer and added 1 teaspoon organic cinnamon.
Anthony shared today that apples are anti-inflammatory because they starve viruses. When their pectin enters the digestive system, it releases phytochemicals that bind onto viruses, shrouding viral cells so that they can’t feed and proliferate. Apples also have traces of flavonoids, rutin, and quercidin, phytochemicals that are responsible for heavy metal and radiation detoxification, as well as the amino acids glutamine and serine, which help detoxify the brain of MSG. This fruit helps cleanse and purify organs, improve circulation in the lymphatic system, repair damaged skin, and regulate blood sugar.
Apples also hydrate at a deep, cellular level. They provide precious trace minerals such as manganese and molybdenum, as well as electrolytes and critical mineral salts that help the body rehydrate after exercise or stress of any kind.
This juice was a great way to destress at the end of the day while getting in more apples for the challenge. And it tasted delicious. The blend of sweet apples with salty celery was just right. The ginger added a hint of warmth while the cinnamon immediately reminded me that fall is approaching.
I enjoy freshly prepared hot apple cider this time of year. This refreshing juice drink could become my new fall favorite.