Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Serving Size: 16 -18 oz. (500 mls)
If you’re looking to lose weight, then you’ll want to make this juice. Bitter melon is an Asian vegetable that is commonly used as a bitter green in many Asian cuisines such as stir-fries, soups and stews, and it can also be made into smoothies and juices! Bitter melon may help reduce the incidence of insulin resistance and diabetes due to its ability to reduce elevated blood sugar levels. Studies also indicate that it may reduce the incidence of obesity and cancer. Due to its natural bitter taste it is beneficial for the digestion due to its ability to increase bile production. This vegetable has amazing health benefits that can’t be ignored, so make a juice with this wonderful weight loss vegetable!
*This is not recommended during pregnancy as there are some concerns about its safety.
1 bitter melon
2 sticks of celery
1 lemon, peeled
1.) Wash all ingredients.
2.) Cut the bitter melon in half longways– scoop out the seeds and white flesh with a spoon and juice
the outer green of the bitter melon. If you want a demonstration you can YouTube it.
3.) Chop the rest of the ingredients to fit through the juicer.
4.) Add all ingredients through the juicer & enjoy!
Note: If you find the bitterness too strong, simply add more fruit you will still enjoy the health benefits!
Bitter melon – endive, arugula(rocket), spinach, chard(silverbeet), kale (Tuscan cabbage)
Apple – orange, pear
Celery – cucumber, zucchini
Cucumber – celery, kale, zucchini
Lemon – lime, yellow grapefruit
Claire Georgiou is an Australian Naturopath, Nutritionist and Herbalist who has completed a Bachelor of Health Science (C.Med) and an Advanced Diploma of Nutrition, Naturopathy and Herbal Medicine. With over 13 years of clinical experience working in Sydney and London specializing in liver disease, autoimmune disease, thyroid conditions, diabetes, insulin resistance, digestive disorders, chronic infections, children’s health, fertility and pregnancy care, Claire uses nutritional dietary guidance, juices, superfoods, herbal medicine, supplements and lifestyle advice to support her clients' health goals. Claire has worked for and closely with Dr. Sandra Cabot, who is known as the Liver Cleansing Doctor and who has written over 25 health related books, for more than seven years. Claire has also previously worked with other health and vitamin support companies that offer people in remote areas with health, lifestyle and dietary advice. Claire started working for Joe Cross three years ago after the release of his first movie Fat, Sick &Nearly Dead supporting Rebooters who are partaking in juice cleanses. She writes health related articles, creates healthy recipes, juices and smoothies and is one of the nutritionists who runs the Guided Reboot programs.
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