After the holidays, we can all benefit from a detox juice. The environment we live in is filled with more harmful substances to our health than ever before. Whether you are a party freak or a health nut, exposure to the elements of our polluted environment is inescapable. Because even just going outside and taking a breath can be a free radical download of toxic chemicals that are found in today’s atmosphere, we all are in need of a little detoxing from time to time. Fear not however, there has always been a solution to the inescapable presence of these harmful substances.
Plant’s are that solution. Since plants are full of anti-oxidants, vitamins and minerals that help our immune systems eliminate free radicals from our bodies. Plants were put here for our benefit and can serve many purposes for us. Below are the best vegetable detox juice recipes, so you too can make them into a delicious desirable detox juice.
Beet That Cold-Immune Booster
Makes 2 servings. Juice and enjoy.
1 medium cucumber
A piece of ginger (about the size of your thumb)
2 piece or leafs of kale
1/2 a whole lemon (include peel)
2 slices of Jalapeño
Makes 2 servings. Juice and enjoy
3 pieces of celery
3 leafs of kale
2 handfuls of parsley
2 cloves of garlic
A small piece of ginger
1/2 of a lemon
That’s right. Since it’s that simple. And because, the number of health benefits to wheatgrass is almost unending, Barry Murphy can share with you 1 benefit, each day for fifty days. Wheatgrass has a sweet tangy taste yet contains almost every vitamin and mineral in book. Therefore, along with a blast of high anti oxidant phyto nutrients, the detoxing power of this superfood is off the charts. I recommend investing in a wheatgrass juicer so you can buy wheatgrass straight from a reputable distributor and juice it yourself. Barry Murphy, of Field of Farms is the residing expert when it comes to growing wheatgrass while he can also explain the detoxing benefit’s the juice has on our bodies. Check out Barry’s 50 days of health benefits here.
Spicy Anti Inflammatory
Serves 4, Juice and enjoy.
2 garlic cloves
A piece of turmeric (size of your thumb)
1/2 cup of spinich
1 hand full of cilantro
1 large slice of bell pepper (any color)
Super Detox Juice
Serves 2, Juice and enjoy.
handful of red cabbage
handful of cilantro
1 broccoli stalk (no leaves)
2 kale leaves
1 large slice of green bell pepper
1/2 of a lemon
It’s important to avoid sugar whenever you feel down or you like you need to boost your immune system. Even sugar from fruits or vegetables will have an impact on our blood sugar levels as well as ph balance, especially when stripped of their fiber as when juiced. Because of this, Lemons are the only fruit juice I use when making detox juice. Lemons actually have an alkalizing effect on our bodies due to their mineral content. They also do a great job of cutting the strong earthy or grassy flavor of green vegetables in juice.
As well as grapefruit, limes also have an alkalizing effect on our bodies. Therefor a lime can be substituted or added to any recipe when desired. A grapefruit may have the same effect but may not be as suitable for the taste of the detox juice recipe. However the case, try and avoid sugars as much as possible while detoxing. This will result in aiding the body to keep blood sugar levels stable as well as to maintain a healthy flora and fauna in the gut.