New Year’s Detoxifying Juice

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This post is part of our restricted diet series from Beth of Tasty Yummies.

I am sure we’ve all had our fair share of sweets and other indulgences over the last two weeks. Come January 2nd every year, I am ready to get back to super clean eating, tons of fruits and veggies and wave goodbye to the sweets, cookies, and cocktails for a while.

I am taking extra special care the next couple of days to get in lots of detoxifying and cleansing foods to help get my body ready for my month-long yoga teacher training program that I start next week. I want to be in tip-top mental shape, ready to take in all that I am about to learn. For me what I am eating and consuming has a direct reflection on my mind and my ability to focus.

This juice was the perfect way to start the day today and I have a feeling many days to come this month. Ginger, beet, lemon, apple, celery, cucumber, and parsley come together for a bright, fresh and cleansing juice.

The benefits:

Ginger is energizing and it’s wonderful for improving your digestive system and detoxifying your body by moving the food through the intestines quicker. Ginger is also a natural antibiotic, an anti-inflammatory food and acts as an amazing decongestant.

Cucumbers are excellent for detoxifying, as they are mostly water. They help with bloat and work to keep you hydrated with their many electrolytes. They also contain Vitamins A, C, and K and are high in calcium and potassium.

Celery is loaded potassium, iron, folic acid, magnesium, calcium, phosphorous, and essential amino acids. Celery is actually one of the most alkalizing foods you can consume.

Beets are a powerful cleanser of the blood, are high in iron and a great source of vitamin c, magnesium, dietary fiber, folate and potassium. They also contain betalains, compounds that fight inflammation and support detoxifying by neutralizing toxins and making them easily flushed from the body.

Lemons are a natural detoxifier and have a diuretic effect, which helps toxins to be released from the body. Lemons also stimulate bile production and detoxify your liver. I actually recommend consuming warm lemon water every morning for a variety of detoxifying and cleansing benefits.

Apples contain pectin that helps to break down toxins in the intestines and help maintain a healthy bowel function.

Parsley contains vitamins A, C and K, which aid in having a healthy immune system.

How do you detoxify and reset your body after the holidays?

new year's detoxifying juice

New Year’s Detoxifying Juice    

serves 1

1 1/2-inch nub of ginger

1 large cucumber

2 stalks celery

1 large beet, or two small

1 lemon, peel and pith removed

2 small apples, cored and cut into wedges

1 large handful of parsley

Press all of the ingredients through a juice extractor. Stir and serve immediately.

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Comments

meg -January 2, 2014, 8:26AM

I need this stat after all of the garbage I have put into my body!

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Cheyenne -January 2, 2014, 8:47AM

This is what I need after these holidays. Thanks for sharing!
xx

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Juliette Laura -January 2, 2014, 9:39AM

This sounds like just what I need after all of the Christmas cookies! Definitely making it. Good luck with Yoga Teacher Training!

xo, Juliette Laura
http://juliettelaura.blogspot.com

LamentingLizzie -January 2, 2014, 10:22AM

This might be my dinner. I have been feeling gross from too much meat and bread.

The Hair Care Pro -January 2, 2014, 12:14PM

Yum! Unfortunately, Santa didn’t bring me a juicer this year, but I think I still have some gift cards left over!

Paleo Diva -January 2, 2014, 1:09PM

Any suggestions on what the apple can be replaced with? My doc doesn’t want me eating apples due to the high natural sugar content in them…

Michelle -January 2, 2014, 4:18PM

I love adding ginger to juices, it just feels so refreshing!

Beth @ Tasty Yummies -January 2, 2014, 5:12PM

@Paleo Diva I would just leave it out and add more cucumber or celery, it obviously will just be less sweet. You could easily replace it with a pear or another fruit but if you are concerned about natural sugars I would assume those are also not available to you.

Bahaur -January 2, 2014, 11:41PM

I wonder what you use to extract the juices, I heard when you use a normal juicer you lose a lot of nutrients?

Liz -January 7, 2014, 4:08PM

Is it possible to make this in a blender or food processor?? I don’t have a juicer. :(

Aysha -January 11, 2014, 1:07AM

Can I make this in a blender instead?

Vidette Vanderweide -January 13, 2014, 12:11PM

I just made this recipe yesterday, then today. I did it in a blender then skimmed off the pulp and it was fantastic!

I am going to add this to my blog this week (with links, of course!) for my Modern Zen: Health series…thank you for this and look forward to sharing more of your recipes!

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