This is a great juice recipe for when your needing to detox your system. All these ingredients combined will give your insides a flush out and get everything back to performing at its best.
At MOD, we always encourage juicing to be combined with a balanced, healthy diet. Enjoy this juice first thing in the morning on an empty stomach and then follow shortly after with a nutritious breakfast as well as balanced meals throughout the day.
Here's a little breakdown of the ingredients:
A great sweetener to any juice. The peel of the apple contains a huge amount of vitamin A, C and potassium. This run-of-the-mill, cheap to buy fruit, is great at breaking down toxins, lowering cholesterol and aiding digestion.
Along with it's dark leafy green counterparts, spinach is a rich source of iron. The great thing about baby spinach is that it is cheap to buy and often comes pre-washed so it is great when you are in a hurry. Baby spinach definitely has the most mild taste out of all of the leafy greens so it is a good place to start if you are unsure on the whole green juice concept. Spinach is also extremely alkalizing and has a plethora of many essential vitamins and minerals. The idea of eating a salad with every meal can send some people over the edge, so juicing your greens is a great way to still incorporate them into your diet.
One of the most unrated veggies when it comes to juicing. People often think that because of the high water content they are not worth incorporating...why don't you just save yourself a few dollars and have a glass of water instead? Well, my friend, cucumbers are fantastic at promoting cell hydration and regulating body temperature. They are high in vitamins and minerals including vitamin A, B complex, vitamin C and folic acid. They also will help to ease inflammation in the body. Lastly, its high silica content helps to alleviate skin issues, hair loss and strengthens and promotes nail growth.
One of the most popular herbs around. Parsley is also incredibly easy to grow at home. It adds a nice hit of flavour to just about any dish and it also contains a wide range of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Parsley contains potassium, iron, magnesium, vitamin A, B, C, E and K. If you still aren't convinced, start with just juicing the leaves. They have a milder taste compared to the stems.
One of my favourite additions to juice. It is something that will undoubtedly grow on you over time so if you are not convinced straight away, keep at it! I promise you, you will grow to love it! Ginger contains gingerol which is a powerful anti-inflammatory and aids in digestion and relieves bloating. We know that it can be expensive to buy but a little does really go a long way so only a small amount needs to be added.
Loaded with vitamin C which helps to boost the immune system and also because it adds a level of complexity to the taste of the juice. Do you ever make a juice and find it just tastes a bit flat and two dimensional? The solution is add some citrus! The acidity that a lemon, lime, orange or grapefruit add will help to bring a bit of life to your glass and round out the flavour profile of your juice (the same goes for cooking as well!). Lemons are also highly alkalizing and have amazing detoxifying properties (hence why drinking lemon water when you first wake up is a thing). Adding vitamin C into your diet will also help your body to better absorb the iron from those leafy greens.