A Low Oxalate Immune Boosting Green Juice
Revved up with immune building turmeric, ginger and deeply cleansing burdock roots, this low oxalate green juice will support your immune system while combating inflammation and supplying your body with a vital boost of minerals and vitamins.
The roots – burdock, turmeric and ginger – are the stars of this green juice. Low in oxalates and full of immune supporting antioxidants, the juice of these roots will bring new life to an overworked immune system.
Burdock, also known as gobo, is a lightly sweet medicinal-cum-culinary root known to improve digestion and skin, strengthen the lymphatic system, reduce inflammation, help to balance hormones and detoxify the liver, just to name a few of it’s possible health benefits.
These benefits are in part due to burdock being an excellent source of potassium, combined with a mixture of many vitamins and minerals, including iron, manganese, magnesium; and small amounts of zinc, calcium, selenium, and phosphorus.
When consumed with the fibrous meat of the plant, burdock is also a good source of prebiotic non-starch polysaccharides such as inulin and glucoside-Lapin. When consumed whole these prebiotics can help to reduce weight, balance blood sugar and cholesterol levels.
This juice can handle a lot more burdock than the recipe calls for, so load up on that incredibly cleansing root if you wish. The carrots and apple add a hint of sweetness to this otherwise astringent juice, so here again you have the liberty to add more or less depending on your taste and sugar needs.
To reduce sugar content use a Granny Smith apple and fewer carrots. While to keep this juice low in oxalates, you’ll want to be sure to use Lacinato kale, and stay away from Curly or Dinosaur kale which is the highest in oxalates.
Celery is very low in oxalates, extremely beneficial and super juicy! To further reduce oxalates, scratch the kale and use more celery.
Check out my Good Produce + Juicing Basics for tips on how to get the most of your produce when juicing!
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