This is a really lovely combination! Basil (ocimum basilicum) has been studied for its anti-aging benefits, and it may be effective at reducing the effects of free radicals, as well as protecting heart, liver and brain cells. Basil is also high in antioxidants and anti-bacterial agents, so it’s a very protective herb. Can’t find fresh basil? Substitute fresh parsley, mint or spinach instead.
- 4 pears
- 2 lemons
- 8 celery sticks
- 2 cucumbers
- Large handful of basil (about 1 cup)
- Peel the lemon (optional) or scrub the lemon well.
- Wash and scrub the remaining produce and chop.
- Juice & enjoy!
Pear – Asian pear, apple, pineapple
Lemon – lime, grapefruit
Celery – zucchini, celeriac/celery root
Cucumber – zucchini, celeriac/celery root
Basil – parsley, mint, spinach
Prep time: 5 minutes
Total time: 5 minutes
Servings: Makes 2 servings of 16-20 oz (500-600 ml)
- Nutrition per serving:
- Fat4 g
- Sodium90 mg
- Carbohydrates48 g
- Fiber6 g
- Sugars27 g
- Protein 3 g
Yields and nutritional information are estimated and will vary depending on produce size and equipment used.