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Healthy Snacks: Power Detox Green Juice

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Crisp, vegan Power Detox Green Juice

I don’t know if there’s a better way to get a rush of living nutrients and enzymes than to drink freshly made vegetable and fruit juice.  (Smoothies are a lovely option if you’re looking to get plant fiber to boot.)  According to clinical nutritionist Lauren Talbot, author of Clear Skin Detox Diet, juicing gives our bodies access to an abundance of nutrients that otherwise would  be nearly impossible to consume.

Imagine eating 8 cups of spinach–or several pounds of carrots–in one sitting! Talbot explains: “You can drink and digest the nutrient equivalent of five pounds of carrots juiced much more readily than the same amount in the blended form of a soup or smoothie.” Wow.

But that’s not all–juicing is the perfect complement to a detoxifying lifestyle for other reasons.  The live enzymes in juice help eliminate waste from the intestines and colon.  By stimulating peristalsis (the contraction of muscles the moves food and waste through our system) certain veggies likes carrots, beets, and ginger, further support elimination.  (Good news: there’s ginger in this recipe!)

If you don’t have a juicer, don’t fret! Juice can be made by blending ingredients and straining the smoothie juice into a glass. Now are you ready? Get set, and juice!

Power Detox Green Juice

Ingredients:

(Makes about 8oz.)*

8 cups of spinach

1 ripe pear or apple

1 thumb-sized knob of peeled ginger

1 lemon, rind removed

2 large leaves kale (or two stalks celery)

stevia to taste (I usually use about 7 drops of NuNaturals liquid stevia, or “Steve,” as my fiancé calls it.)

*If you’d like to thin out your juice a bit, add 1/4 cup water.

Directions:

Drop produce into juicer a little bit at a time. Gradual juicing allows for more juice to be extracted.  Pour into glass and stir in stevia, if using. Wait no more than 15-25 to drink to maximize nutrient absorption.

Healthy Snacks: Power Detox Juice

Enjoy!

 Also see: Beet Carrot Ginger Protein Smoothie

Energizing Carrot Grapefruit Basil Juice

4 tips to Juicing – Plus Recipes!

Photos: Mary Hood

Mary Hood Luttrell

Mary Hood Luttrell

Beauty Editor at Peaceful Dumpling
Peaceful Dumpling Beauty Editor and creator of Bisou du Jour, Mary Hood Luttrell lives with her husband in Corpus Christi, Texas. Mary is a freelance writer and writing and blogging consultant. A lover of whole foods, Mary delights in learning new ways to prepare vegan dishes. Mary also enjoys reading and writing poetry, art journaling, running, and practicing yoga and ballet. Follow Mary on her blog Bisou du Jour, Instagram and Pinterest.
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