Juicing

Beet, carrot, ginger & apple juice

Beet, carrot, ginger & apple juice

 

This week I am trying to incorporate as many detoxifying foods as possible after overdoing it on wine, chocolate and sugar (yes, I cheated) on my husband’s birthday. One of my favorite ways to detox is to juice fresh vegetables daily. All the pure, raw enzymes and vitamins and antioxidants will make you feel energized and refreshed.

 

You can either find a local juice bar that prepares fresh raw vegetable juice (most Whole Foods stores have them), or you can buy a juicer. The really good ones are quite pricey, but you can get a decent one for less than $100. We were lucky enough to get a juicer as a wedding gift, and it has certainly been used well since. It’s so easy to make your own juice at home. Just look in your vegetable drawer and pick anything from beets to celery to greens – whatever you want to use up or whatever looks appealing and fresh. Throw in an apple or carrot for sweetness or ginger for spice. The clean-up can be a drag, but if you add a little fresh lemon juice you can make an extra serving and keep it in the fridge for a day or so.

 

Here’s my favorite juice combination:

 

1 apple

1 large carrot

1 beet

1 small (1/2 inch) piece fresh ginger

 

Remove the core from the apple (the stem can clog the machine and the seeds contain minute traces of cyanide). Cut the apple and beet into quarters, and feed all pieces into your juicer according to its directions. Feel the good energy!

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