Lemon, Lime & Bitters Juice – Recipe of the Week
In a recent post that I wrote called Gallbladder: What? Why? And Ways to Reduce Incidence I mentioned the beneficial effect of consuming bitter and sour foods. These foods stimulate the digestive process by improving the efficiency of stomach acid, digestive enzymes and bile production. Bitter and sour foods also improve liver function and can decrease the incidence of gallbladder stones.
This juice is perfect if you are feeling sluggish, it can certainly put a zesty spring back in your step.
If you find the juice too sour or too bitter or both, you can add more fruit or a little stevia as you get used to these new flavours on your palate. If you do not like watercress or you have some difficulty in obtaining this leafy green, you can easily substitute any of the other green bitters suggested in the substitution list.
Lemon, Lime & Bitters Juice
1 cup Watercress
2-3 Green Apples
- Wash the produce
- Peel the lemon and lime (Optional)
- Pour over ice
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Makes 1 serving 500mls (16oz)
Substitutions or Additions:
Lemon – yellow or ruby grapefruit, orange, mandarin, tangerine
Lime – yellow or ruby grapefruit, orange, mandarin, tangerine
Watercress – cucumber, green cabbage, spinach, kale, radicchio, endive, beetroot leaves, rocket (arugula), chicory (witlof), collard leaves, dandelion leaves
Apple – other types of apples, pear, kiwi, green grapes