When I had my midwife appointment yesterday I mentioned how much I have enjoyed juicing. She was happy to hear that and asked what I have been juicing. I replied, "Everything!"
The great thing about juicing during pregnancy for me is that I know I am getting my greens in. For my four previous pregnancies, I have had an aversion to vegetables. Literally the only "green" I desired to eat was canned green beans; everything else made me gag. I would dutifully take my prenatal vitamin but otherwise I felt guilty about how few veggies I ate.
I love the scene in Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead when Joe Cross shows a huge platter full of a colorful variety of vegetables and fruits; way too much for a person to consume in the whole form. But with juicing, a person has the possibility of gaining the nutrients from a large amount of vegetables.
Leap Day Reap:
5 stalks of celery
1/2 head romaine lettuce
1 1/2 c. spinach