Juicing With Spinach
Spinach is packed with a lot of health benefits that range from the ability to purify the blood, to enhancing the body’s immune system. Spinach juice is an excellent detoxifier as well and has an alkalizing effect on the colon. The high iron content in spinach makes it incredible at helping to increase the red blood cell count. Some other health benefits of spinach juice include;
• Increasing the blood’s ability to circulate oxygen
• Help prevent and reduce the effects of cancer
• Helps improve digestion
• Enhances brain health
• Shields the body from free radicals thus keeping diseases at bay
• Helps reduce inflammation
• Excellent source of iron
• Protects the eye against diseases such as cataracts
Below is a brief outline of some spinach juicing recipes, with the ingredients that you can use to complement the many nutrients packed in the vegetable.
Recipe #1: Spinach Sweet Spinach!
• 1 medium sized bunch of spinach
• 7 carrots
• 2 small apples
• This recipe can yield up to 5 servings
Carrots and apples bring in a number of vitamins such A and C. The two ingredients also help enhance the resultant juice flavor.
Recipe #2: The Smooth Sailing
• 1 bunch of spinach
• 10 carrots
• ¼ head green cabbage
• 1 apple
• 1 knuckle
This recipe yields 4 to 5 servings
The Smooth Sailing is so popular that Popeye himself has regularly used it when enjoying his infamous smooth voyage. The ingredients in this recipe blend together in a perfect manner to give a nice, sweet, smooth juice that has a balance of flavors. You may consider adding some ginger to the recipe to a velvety blend, but that boils down to personal preference. You might increase the knuckle too.
Recipe #3: The Healthy Body Builder
• 1 bunch of spinach
• 3 oranges
• 1 beet
This recipe yields 10 to 12 servings
The Healthy Body Builder brings to the fore a sweet flavor thanks to the presence of oranges with a little taste of the beet in the background. The spinach and the beet contain properties that are beneficial to your blood’s health in addition to lowering the risk of cardiovascular diseases.
Recipe #4: The Mellow and Happy
• 1 large bunch of spinach
• 1 medium sized mango
• 1/3 fresh cut pineapple
This recipe yields up to 7 servings
The Mellow and Happy recipe enables you create a juice that features the overly sweet pineapple and mango flavor, with the taste of the spinach behind felt in the background. If you use mango as an ingredient in this recipe, ensure that you peel off the skin to remove the seed. If you have a problem with the taste of the spinach, you may increase pineapple or mango content and use less spinach. Both the mango and pineapple are loaded with vitamin C that will help your body absorb the iron and the spinach at a better rate.
Spinach is a highly versatile leafy green vegetable that can blend with a variety of other types of produce. If you plan on juicing a lot of this type of veggie then a masticating juicer would be recommended over a centrifugal machine. Masticating models, both horizontal and vertical style masticating juicers, tend to yield more juice out of leafy vegetables and they will be more efficient at handling spinach. Centrifugal juicer will still be able to juice foods like spinach but the overall juice yield will be slightly lower. With that being said, here is a juicing recipe involving spinach using a centrifugal juicer.