Time for a Clean Sweep!

The weekend is here, and I am in the process of getting my kitchen ready for next week’s detox diet.  That means my juicer and blender are on the counter and easily accessible.  I have bottled water in the fridge, along with the various fruits and vegetables needed for Monday.

I’m planning on doing a fruit and vegetable juice detox.   I will be incorporating smoothies as well as juice, so that I can get the benefits of the “whole” fruit as well. (eg. Banana blended with orange juice and berries).  The extra fiber will help sweep the toxins out.

Here are a few samples of the juices I will be enjoying this week:

Parsley Purifier:

3 carrots, 4 broccoli florets, handful of fresh parsley.  Juice all ingredients.

This combination makes for a super-rich food. Vitamin E & C help nourish collagen in the skin. Zinc content will help protect the skin.

Beet Booster:

2 carrots, half a cucumber, 1/3 beetroot scrubbed and washed.  Juice all ingredients.

Power Booster:

2 apples, 4oz white grapes, 2oz beetroot scrubbed and cut into chunks, ½ slice of ginger.  Juice all ingredients.

I do this because I feel that our bodies are wonderful machines that need to be maintained.  Lifestyle, stress and other pollutants can affect the way we function.  Just like we take our cars to the shop for repair, oil changes and alignment, I feel that I owe it to myself to maintain my body’s balance, and flush my system from debris.

If you have any comments or have detox recipes you’d like to share I’d love to hear from you.

*Juicing recipes are from the Detox handbook by Maria Constantino

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