This post comes courtesy of Jennifer Farley, blogger, recipe developer and food photographer at Savory Simple.
I don’t know about you, but I’m still feeling really stuffed from the holidays. Getting back into my work and exercise routine has been slow moving, to say the least. At times it has been downright painful. Since returning home I’ve been watching my processed sugar and gluten intake to try and detox from all of the heavy food I consumed for 11 days straight. I’ve also dusted off my juicer. A glass of fresh juice can do wonders when I’m feeling rough around the edges.
This basil apple lime juice is very refreshing and full of health benefits. Basil contains antioxidants, can improve digestion and aid in stress relief. Lime juice is a great source of vitamin C. Apples are believed to have cancer fighting properties. I feel almost like new after enjoying a glass!
Basil Apple Lime Juice
2.5 ounces fresh basil, both leaves and stems
1/2 lime, peeled (you can leave the peel on if using organic limes)
2 sweet apples such as Gala, cored
Wash all of your produce. Quarter the apples so the pieces will fit through your juicer.
Wrap pieces of the basil around the fruit and juice everything into a glass. Serve immediately! Makes one 6-ounce serving.
About the author: Jennifer Farley is the owner, recipe developer and food photographer of Savory Simple. She graduated from the Culinary Arts program at L’Academie de Cuisine in Gaithersburg, MD where she trained in classic French technique. Jennifer currently works as a recreational cooking instructor and social media marketer. She resides in the Washington DC metropolitan area and can often be found exploring the local culinary scene in search of new inspiration.