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).
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
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.
Well, like I said a few hours ago, I am starting my 28 Day Mind and Body Cleanse Challenge. For breakfast today, I made a raw antioxidant detox juice from beets, carrots, apples, and ginger. Ahh it was so good! The beets and apples gave it a really nice sweet juicy taste and the ginger added a fresh morning zing to my body. I loved it so much. The drink blended ruby red – you cannot miss the benefits of this drink just because of it’s color! Red beets are considered antioxidant superstars. Why? They have minerals and compounds that fight inflammation in your body, detoxing your organs by making toxins soluble, and helping them to flush out. Carrots provide the same benefits! It’s unbelievable how strong these simple vegetables are. I am more than satisfied with my first meal of this cleanse! I highly recommend you trying this recipe out even if you aren’t doing a cleanse because it’s tasty, refreshing, and detoxing! The ruby red drink will purify your blood!
Yields 1 Serving
Serving Size: 1 1/2 cup of juice
3/4 cup raw beet
1 apple (I used Gala, Granny Smith is perfectly fine too)
1 tbsp ginger root
1. Place all the ingredients through a juicer or blend them together like I did. Drink fresh.
sliced apples, chopped carrots, peeled beet, and a tbsp-sized ginger root
This juice is probably my favorite breakfast drink of the summer. Why? It’s so refreshing, perfect to wake yourself in the morning. It’s made from pure fruit and green vegetables! The reason it’s so awakening is because of its unique blend of ingredients: grapefruit, cucumber, and spinach. I also added some flax seeds for my daily omega-3 fatty acids and some ginger to get the morning zing. If you’re not a huge fan of ginger, just put less than what I recommended. I simply blended all of the ingredients in my BlendTec, but you can use a juice too! What I love about this recipe is that it’s full of vitamins and minerals that are great for the morning and it has 11g of fiber in just one serving so it’s the perfect juice to flush toxins out, especially if you feel sluggish or bloated. You don’t even taste the vegetables or the grapefruit, it’s actually more of a blend of just delicious ginger cucumber with a nice touch of grapefruit sweetness at the end. I love this juice recipe, and I hope you do too!