Detox Juice Recipes
Doing a detox can be difficult mentally and physically for some of us. The lack of energy and the detox symptoms that occur in the first few days can be challenging. This is why we encourage you to add 2 to 4 detox juices per day during your detox program. This will provide you with additional nutrients and will increase your energy level. Enjoy our detox juice recipes and let us know what ones you liked most.
Lemon Water should be drunk first thing in the morning (after tongue scraping). Remember, you are detoxing. Your body needs a lot of water to eliminate all the toxic buildups. This morning ritual will re-hydrate you after a long night of sleep. It will also help your lymphatic system and your digestive system. This takes a minute to make, and a few to drink. Take your time, there is no rush. Usually, this provokes a bowel movement. Although, you are on detox, so unless you are on the first or second day of the program, don’t expect any action in that area!
- 1 liter of warm water (or room temperature)
- The juice of 1 lemon
Green vegetables are packed with alkaline minerals that can neutralize the acidity in your body, which will restore your blood Ph. Potassium, sodium, magnesium and calcium are found naturally and profusely in the plant kingdom. During your 7 Day Detox, you will need some energy. So do not hesitate to go crazy on the juicer. It does not matter if you drink a juice in the morning, in the afternoon or at night. You just have a juice when you feel the need. Listen to your body.
Ingredients for 1 detox juice (you can substitute any of these veggies):
- 6 leaves of collards or Kale
- 1 cucumber
- 1 stalk of celery
- 4 cups of baby spinach
- 1 cup of parsley
- ½ cup of coriander
- 1 green apple
- The juice of ½ lemon
Your liver’s main function is to detox the body. He is a big filter! The best way to detoxify the liver is to boost its detoxifying enzymes with a very potent phytonutrient found in broccoli (Sulforaphane). Juicing this vegetable might not sound appealing to all of you but, don’t run away yet, you can mix it with something else. If you want to stick to green juices, then it might be a bit bitter. Choose a green apple as a sweetener. You can dilute it with 1 or 2 cucumbers. If you need more sweetness, use carrot, pineapple or red apples. Be creative, you can’t really make a mistake when juicing. If it’s too bitter or sour, add something sweet. If it’s too sweet, add a vegetable or dilute it with water.
Along with your liver, your kidneys are part of the filtering system of your body. They are extremely important. If they do not work properly, metabolic waste will accumulate in the blood. This will provoke weakness and shortness of breath, and later, kidney failure. When the kidneys fail, the body starts to fail too. The toxic substances that they would normally filter will pass through and accumulate in the blood. Your kidneys filter 150 liters of blood per day to produce your urine. So, let’s take good care of them!
The best juice to boost your kidneys will contain alkaline-forming and water-rich vegetables. Choose organic products, since you do not want to add a toxic load into the body as you detox. You can prepare this inexpensive drink in large quantity in the morning and sip it throughout the day.
Kidney detox juice recipe (in a slow juicer):
- 2 stalks of celery
- 2 cucumbers
- The juice of ½ lemon
Turmeric root is a powerful tool to have at home. Detox or not, you should use turmeric every day. The benefits come from the yellow pigment curcumin. It helps fight inflammation, boost the immune system and prevent DNA damage. According to the National Cancer Institute, it may also help prevent and stop cancer growth. Get some roots at the market and start juicing. Be careful though, it stains! Juice it all at once and keep it in a bottle, in the refrigerator. Squeeze a lime or a lemon in it for the taste, or dilute it in fresh orange juice(no pulp).
The ABC of juicing: Apple, Beetroot & Carrot. Many call it the miracle drink! It will help to detox your liver, support your kidneys, fight inflammation and clear your skin. Packed with vitamins and minerals like folic acid, beta-carotene, phosphorus, iron and potassium, as well as natural antioxidants like Vitamin C and Betalain. Have this juice with a glass of water, to have a less intense sugar boost.
ABC detox juice recipe (in a slow juicer):
- 1 carrot
- 1 Apple
- ¼ beetroot
Any herbal tea is great during the detox. It will give you a little bit of comfort and will be a change from plain water. Ginger tea is a good choice for cleansing, detoxifying, and for its anti-inflammatory properties. It will support your digestive system and help you to detoxify the body. Ginger is also a powerful anti-nausea, something you might need during the first day of the detox. Slice 1 knob of ginger, pour hot water and let it sit for 5 minutes. You can drink many of those during the day.
Having a broth is very comforting and it is a nice way to have dinner with your family when you are not actually eating. Ask your partner to prepare it for you if you are not able to cook and see food. Boil all your favorite vegetables for 1 hour: carrot, squash, sweet potato, onion, cabbage, kale, etc. All the minerals and other nutrients will be lost in the cooking water, providing you more nutrition during the fast. You may add sea salt or Himalayan salt if you’d like.
Have you ever noticed trays of grass growing on the counter at a juice bar? That is wheatgrass, a very trendy and healthy remedy. It is considered to be the healthiest of all grasses, very rich in vitamin A, B, C and B-17, a forgotten vitamin that would have the ability to selectively destroy cancer cells. It is also a good source of essential minerals such as calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, iron, sodium, sulfur, zinc and cobalt. A complete source of protein, rich in antioxidants and phytonutrients, 2 ounces of wheatgrass juice is as nutritious as 5 pounds of vegetables. The chlorophyll contained in the juice oxygenates the blood, cleans it and heals it. Drink up!
To grow wheatgrass at home, here is what you need:
- Organic Hard wheat
- Natural soil
- Spring Water
- 2 Trays (one with little holes in the bottom)
Instructions to grow wheatgrass:
- Soak 1 cup of hard wheat seeds overnight
- In the morning, rinse the seeds
- Fill the tray without holes with about 1 inch of soil
- Spread the seeds on the soil
- Water it and cover with the other tray with holes, upside down. keep in the dark for 3 days
- On the 4th day, uncover the grass, water once a day and keep it in a room with light, in the shade (never direct sunlight)
- If you have mold problems, increase the air circulation with a fan
- Average growing time is 7 to 12 days. Keep the cut grass in a container in the fridge for 1 week. To grow again, use new seeds and soil