January is a usually the month when a lot of people kick off their diets. But before any diet it is very important to do some detox. And this is why I am here with a recipe for green detox juice that you will love! The green juices are my favorite detoxifiers – they might look not that tempting as the creamy pinky or orange smoothies, but that does not mean that they are not tasty – do not be adfraid of these! They are full of vitamins and minerals, they clean your body and supply it with energy that is often in deficit during the winter months.
You need a juicer, and then you can throw whatever you feel like. I have tried many recipes, but after Spinach & Pineapple Juice, this is my second favourite one: Cucumber-courgette-spinach-green bell pepper-celeri-apples-ginger-lemmon. I have adapted this juice from the book Bar à jus by Vibeke Blomvagnes.
The best detoxifying drinks are fresh juices from the goodies that you can either find on your garden or buy bio somewhere from local producers that do not use chemical treatments such as pesticids. You can then throw the whole pieces into the juicer, no need to peel them, which makes the preparation even easier plus they are richer in vitamins and minerals! 🙂
- ½ cucumber
- ½ courgette
- Large handful of spinach leafs
- ½ green bell pepper
- 2 branches celeri
- 2 apples
- 1 cm ginger
- Juice from ½ lemmon
- Wash carefully all the ingredients and peel the ginger. Cut all the veggies and apples into smaller chunks that can enter easily the juicer and throw them in, remember to insert spinach and celeri leafs in between the other large chunks. Collect the juice and add juice from ½ lemmon, mix well with a spoon and serve.
- Tip: In order to enjoy better the juice, it is good to use the veggies from the fridge, otherwise you can add few ice cubes.