If a hot August afternoon has overheated you, and withered your strength, cool off with a refreshing glass of Cucumber Pear Juice. It will cool and clean the digestive tract, and help pacify fiery digestive issues like heartburn or acid indigestion, and rejuvenate you. Pears are ripe and ready to be enjoyed in August. Their demulcent qualities soothe and coat an inflamed digestive tract. A tall glass of this fresh juice will freshen the mind too, adding a splash of cool to a heated mood.
Cucumber Pear Juice Smoothie by Joyful Belly
PREP TIME: 5 MINUTES
1 c cucumber
½ c fennel stalk
2 whole pears
1 c water
Peel cucumber and pear. Remove seed from cucumber for sweeter taste, or retain seeds to improve nutritional and medicinal value. Seeds may be difficult to digest for some Vata constitutions. Puree ingredients in a blender until smooth.