It's winter. You wake up cold-to-the-bone. You want something nourishing and warming. But you also want your daily green juice. However, the thought of adding a cold drink to an already cold body makes you wince.
Here are 7 ways you can "winterize" your green juice and still benefit from the quick infusion of phytonutrients, antioxidants, chlorophyll and magnesium:
1. Warm up your body by enjoying a glass of hot water spiked with lime juice and a pinch of cardamon.
Then follow with your green juice, ideally served at room temperature.
2. Replace cucumber with celery as the base of your green juice.
Cucumber is a summer vegetable and must be flown in from the tropics to be used in winter. Celery has a longer season and can withstand cooler temperatures.
3. Use greens from the season—kale, spinach, Swiss chard, cabbage, fennel and celery.
One of my favorite winter green juice recipes is: