Bursting with nutritional content The Cruciferous Beta-Crunch recipe focuses on restorative and protective countermeasures to poor digestion and digestive disorders. A great juice recipe for sufferers of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), Crohn's Disease, Diverticulitis, Ulcerative Colitis as well as general conditions relating to poor digestive health.
For this fantastically nutritious gut-soothing recipe you will need the following:
Optional extras can be added to enhance specific nutritional content and/or flavour and preference - feel free to experiment with different ingredients until you find your perfect combination!
Optional extras include:
A really simple juice to make with minimal waste and maximum yield!
After washing down the ingredients to prevent any unwanted contaminants making their way in, proceed to chop your ingredients and send them all through your juicer.
Inflamed intestines sometimes are unable to stomach (pardon the pun) such a concentrated mixture depending on your chosen optional extras. It is thoroughly recommended that the yielded juice be diluted to approximately 50% strength using either water or a suitable herbal tea replacement (see below).
You should aim to be making enough for approximately 1 Litre (35oz) of diluted juice per day, which should be consumed over the course of the day in quantities of approximately 5-7oz servings. (Roughly 5-7 servings per day).
SUITABLE HERBAL TEA INGREDIENTS
The herbal tea ingredients below have a restorative effect on the intestine and bowel and can be used in the place of water above to dilute down the concentrated juice.
What's in it for me!?
This simple recipe can be bashed together in pretty much no time at all.
By combining foods with antioxidants that boost cognitive function by increasing blood flow to the brain we can create a whole host of natural goodness that has almost immediate positive influences on our brain activity and cognition as well as improving memory and overall performance over time.
Beetroot, a natural vasodilator, is really great for improved blood flow to the brain, as well as Blueberries and Blackberries. Combined with potassium sources such as the favourite Bananas and Coconut Water you're onto a winner. We've saved those for some upcoming recipes though just to let your mouth water a bit first ;)
For now though...
We'll kick things off with a really simple recipe that should be easy to find around the house without having to go out and speifically buy any extras.
It's simple and only includes the following:
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