Whether you’re attempting to fit your five fruit and vegetables into your daily diet, or maybe your healthy kick downfall is snacking on chocolate, homemade juices and smoothies can be an easy way of staying full without piling on the pounds.
Making your own juice recipe isn’t hard as long as you have a decent juicer and fresh fruit and vegetables.
With added benefits of fresh vitamins and minerals, we’re going look at a new recipe each week to help you stay fighting fit.
This week…we’re looking at kick-starting your detox following the Bank Holiday weekend.
Whether it was one drink too many, or eating your weight in chocolate eggs, chances are your tummy, skin and liver could do with an injection of clean eating, vitamins and minerals.
The Ultimate Green Juice is made with a celery base, ginger and kale – all known for their alkalinising properties, while the lemon and lime add a citrus kick for a fruitier flavour.
Ultimate Green Juice
- 1 bunch celery
- 4-5 kale leaves
- 1 green apple
- 1 big handful of flat leaf parsley leaves
- 1 lime
- 1 lemon
- 1 inch of fresh ginger
*Add one tablespoon of coconut oil for additional health benefits
- Chop the ingredients into chunks, leaving the skin on. Put into blender or juicer.
- Add the parsley leaves, tearing it up in your hand and breaking down any stalks.
- Turn on blender and blitz. Add water if consistency is too thick for your taste.
- Leave to sit for 1 hour before serving.
Celery is packed with potassium, folic acid, magnesium, calcium, iron, phosphorus and essential amino acids. Added to kale, green apple, parsley, lime, lemon and ginger, this is a strong detoxing juice that will help clear out toxins in the body.
As well as being rich in vitamin C, lemons boast strong antibacterial, antiviral, and immune-boosting powers! Hot water and lemon can be used to aid weight loss, ease digestion and cleanse the liver.
Lemons also contain many substances–notably citric acid, calcium, magnesium, vitamin C, bioflavonoids, pectin, and limonene–that promote immunity and fight infection.
Recipe via The Cultureist