Serves 2 / I call this “The Invigorator,” but it’s no simple beverage. Because natural juices are food, you should view them as a liquid component of your meal that gives your body nutritional sustenance. All-natural fruit and vegetable juices (without fillers and artificial sweeteners) are sometimes a better way to consume otherwise solid foods because the body digests them more easily; however, they do pack calories and so are not meant to be consumed like water.

2 Granny Smith apples

4 large carrots, peeled

1/2 inch cube peeled fresh ginger

Juice of 1 lime

1. Cut apples and carrots so they can pass through an electric juicer. Juice apples, carrots, and ginger together. Add lime juice. Pour in a cold glass and garnish with a slice of green apple.

PER SERVING: 56 cal, 2% fat cal, 0g fat, 0g sat fat, 0mg chol, 1g protein, 13g carb, 0g fiber, 23mg sodium