This week we continue our mini juicing reboot (or mini-detox-cleanse) with my husband (who is my main motivation behind this cleanse, as I’m determined to help him lose some weight and improve his health).
I have to say it’s been working really well so far. After a few days, he is feeling better (his flu is going away, and his detox symptoms are also getting milder). We’ll continue it for just a couple of days more, and take a short break (he is going on a trip) and continue when he comes back in almost three weeks.
So today, we made this vibrantly red beet juice with carrots, parsnips, celery and apple.
It was sweet and delicious. Plus, it’s a great immune-boosting recipe.
Super Red Beta-Carrot Juice Recipe
1 apple (or use two for a sweeter juice)
2 small beets
2 celery sticks
1 small parsnip (optional)
1/4 lemon (organic, if possible; if not, remove the skin)
a small slice of ginger (optional)
1. Pass all ingredients through the juicer.
2. Pour into a pretty glass (I find that wine glasses work perfectly – so I strategically placed the juicer next to my husband’s wine bar ;-)).
3. Sip and smile!
About the ingredients. The benefits of carrots and beets in the fight against cancer has been well-documented. You can boost the nutrition even further by adding some greens – I decided to use celery, not to alter the color too much (important for the picture ;-)), but you can use kale, or spinach, or any other leafy green. A small piece of cabbage can also be added. Also, beets are a great source of iron, which means it helps purify the blood. This juice is superb for helping to build the blood and is great for detoxing and fighting infections – just what the doctor ordered!
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