Juicing is one of the best (if not THE best) ways to get a hefty nutritious dose of vegetables and fruits. If you’re like me and you’re not naturally inclined to eating vegetables with every meal, juicing is a life saver. Best of all, once you get the hang of juicing and see the changes in your complexion and energy levels, you’ll never want to stop! If you’re new to juicing, you’ll want to get a high quality juicer that extracts the highest amount of juice. Some less expensive juicers leave up to 40% behind, making much less juice over time. Bottom line, it’s more efficient to spend a little more on a high quality juicer as it will save you money in the long run.
Having said that, here are 5 of our favorite juicing recipes that are both detoxifying and delicious.
Grapefruit Cayenne Juice Tonic
This tonic not only clarifies the body, but tastes delicious. Grapefruit boosts the metabolism while ginger, lemon, celery, and cayenne cleanses the body. Spinach and apple boosts immunity and adds B Vitamins, as well as Vitamin A, C, and K.1 grapefruit 1 apple 3 stalks of celery Handful of spinach 1 inch of ginger a dash of cayenne pepper 1/2 a lemon
This green super juice is high in antioxidants, Vitamin C, and has diuretic properties for cleansing the liver and urinary tract.Handful of parsley Handful of spinach 5 mint leaves 1 cucumber
3 stalks of celery
1 inch of ginger
1 green apple
Super Carrot Cleanse
Carrot juice is incredible for the complexion and is also a great source of vitamin C, vitamin K and various B vitamins. Combined with cucumber, apple, ginger, and lemon it packs an even more powerful anti-oxidant punch.3 carrots 1 cucumber 1 apple 1 inch of ginger 1 lemon
This recipe is recommended by doctors and nutritionists for cleansing the liver. It contains dandelion greens which are known for detoxifying, aiding digestion, reduce swelling and inflammation, treating viruses, jaundice, edema, gout, eczema and acne. Dandelion greens are a lesser known super food that have 40% more Vitamin A and 70% more Vitamin K than broccoli.Handful of dandelion greens 1 green apple 2 inches ginger 1 lemon
Superfood Juice Cleanse
This juice is great as a meal replacement. It contains all the essential nutrition, minerals and protein you need for one meal along with super antioxidants. You can also add additional protein powder if you’d like.
Handful of kale or miners lettuce3 carrots
1 inch of ginger
Blend the juice with the following superfoods.
One teaspoon or more of:
bee pollen coriolus mushroom maca powder
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