How to make cleansing detox juices
Freshly-squeezed fruit and vegetable juices are powerful tools and are essential in any detox programme. Apart from being easy to make, especially with the aid of an electric juice extractor, juices help stimulate the whole body, from the internal organs to the outside skin, encouraging the elimination of built up toxins.
There are many juice combinations you can make such as a typical fruit combination like the citrus blend or a more tropical version using mango and pineapple. Try something a little more unusual and mix up a variety of vegetable juices to kick-start your system.
Enjoy these concoctions as they help remove impurities and boost your digestive and immune system. After a while you will be creating your own combinations.
Each fruit or fruit and vegetable blend makes up one serving, so double the quantity if you are making for more than one person.
Apple, melon and red grapes
Apples are well known for flushing impurities from the liver. Peel, core and remove the pips from 1 apple, then cut it into quarters. Use half a honeydew melon and remove its skin and seeds. Juice the apple, honeydew melon and 3 1/2 oz (90g) grapes, then stir in 1 tablespoon of lemon juice.
Melon and Pears
Melons are effective at removing excess fluid and help to cleanse the kidneys. Juice 2 pears, 1/2 Galia melon and a1 inch (2.5cm) piece of fresh ginger. Quarter the pears, removing the stem and the core. Peel, remove the seeds and slice the melon into big chunks. Peel the ginger.
Mango and pineapple
Mangoes are rich in vitamin C and betacarotene. This blend of tropical fruit juiceswill aid in boosting the digestive system and the kidneys. Peel and cut the flesh away from the stone of 1 mango and remove the skin and core of 1/2 a pineapple. Add them to the juicer and enjoy the tropical cleanser.
Grapefruit and blood orange
Citrus fruits provide a rich source of vitamin C. This refreshing citrus combination is beneficial for boosting the immune system. Peel the grapefruit and the blood orange and cut them into chunky segments. Juices the fruit then stir in 2 tablespoons of lemon juice.
Strawberries and peach
This soothing concoction is a perfect start to your day. Hull 2 cups of fresh strawberries. Cut 1 peach or nectarine into quarters, removing the stone. Juice these fruits using a juicer or, if you desire a thicker juice, use a blender.
Fruit and veges
2 apples, 1 large carrot, 2 oz (50g) cooked beetroot in natural juice, 3 1/2 ox (90g) white grapes and 1/2 inch (1cm) piece of fresh ginger are used in this great energizing drink. Beetroot is a terrific detoxifier and laxative. Peel and core the apples. Top and tail the carrot and peel the ginger. Leave the grapes whole and chop the remaining ingredients. Place it all in the juicer and reap the health benefits.
Carrots and celery
Carrots not only nourish, cleanse and stimulate the body, but they also contain a rich supply of antioxidants. Top and tail 3 carrots then cut into chunks along with 2 stalks of celery. Add the carrots and celery, 4 oz (115g) of cooked beetroot and 1 oz (30g) of baby spinach to the juicer. Allow this delicious drink to kick-start your system.
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