Raw Green Juice (Perfect for Detoxing)

This juice is simply radiating and refreshing! I did some research on juicing vegetables and fruits before I made this blend for the morning, and I discovered that this combination is perfect for individuals who are interested in losing weight. Why? This juice pushes your metabolism, helping you to feel fuller for longer in the morning and pushing your body into a “detox” mood. Moreover, drinking a juice on an empty stomach is best – it’s best to drink it first thing in the morning. This is because juices hydrate you and to reap the benefits of the vitamins and minerals, you should drink it on an empty stomach!

What’s the difference between juicing and smoothies? Well, when you juice vegetables and fruits, you are separating the fiber pulp from the vitamins and minerals. Therefore, when you drink juices, you won’t be increasing your blood sugar because the juice will be absorbed into your body immediately since there is no fiber to weigh down your digestion. That is why I suggested you enjoy juices on an empty stomach! Don’t think that “no-fiber” is bad because as vegetarians and vegans, you are probably getting enough fiber already. And, it’s necessary to get a maximum of vegetable minerals and vitamins a few times a week without the weighing down of the fiber – hence, juices are really good for you since it is made from purely raw vegetables and fruits. You can switch up the ingredients you juice (there are a plethora of options, literally any vegetable or fruit you have in your kitchen), but I recommend using a few or all of the ingredients I used if you are looking for a more detoxing juice (aim to add some carrots, beets, or other citrus fruits as well for anti-detoxing benefits).

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The Recipe

Yields 1 Serving

Serving Size: 1 cup (8 fl oz)

2 kale leaves

2 large celery stalks

2 kiwis, peeled

1/2 lemon, peeled

1 large cucumber, with peel

1 tbsp sized ginger root

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Directions

1. Wash all of your vegetables thoroughly. Peel the lemon and the kiwis.

2. Make sure your juicer is cleaned from your previous use. Juice all of the vegetables, ginger, and the fruits. Drink it right away in order to maximize your intake of vitamins! It’s best to drink juice on an empty stomach.

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