After all of that charoset and matzoh, its time to give our bodies a fresh start. Here are some juicy recipes to help jump start your spring!
the following excerpt is adapted from here.
“Imagine us all being kids again and we have spent the day out in a big huge pile of beautiful dirt, digging holes, making castles, playing with toys, living large. We come back inside and it’s time to clean up. How? Every which way; we clean our hair, our nails, our skin, our feet, our backs, our ears… wherever the dirt and gunk of the day got into. Same goes for cleansing our insides, and juicing cleanses the cells faster than any other food that I’ve found. Cleansing is not “new, and improved.”
We are all cleansing right now, and have been since the moment of conception. Every cell is constantly peeing and pooping. Every time we breathe out, we’ve cleansed our body of the metabolic waste known as carbon dioxide. Every time we have a bowel movement, our body is eliminating old cellular material (interesting: up to 40% of every bowel movement is dead cells). Cleansing occurs because our body’s cells are constantly dying and being replaced with new cells. Our spleen and liver and stomach cells do it, our intestinal walls do it, even our bones and muscle cells do this regeneration circle of life. All vegetable juicing does is improve this spring-cleaning regeneration process.
1. There is hardly any digestive work needed to process raw, enzyme active liquid. Vegetable juice gets into the system quickly.
2. Squeezed vegetable juice is very nutrient-dense. This concentration acts to supercharge the system in the same way that herbal tinctures work. One of the words we are going to hear more about over the next few years is “phytonutrients,” or plant chemicals. They are proving-as those who have switched to whole foods always have known-to be the key behind keeping our bodies free of cancer, digestive problems, and other degenerative illnesses.
3. The most important, and most overlooked, reason: juicing cleans the liver. I believe that the next big advance in understanding health will be in acknowledging the importance of self-detoxifying and de-sludging our liver. Sure, if you look into any human biology book, it already tells us that there are now over 700 known functions of the liver. But what we don’t realize is how that functionality is dependent on how unclogged it is.”
the following juices are adapted from juicer recipes.com
Orange Apple Carrot Celery Ginger Detox Juice Recipe
1 celery stick
1 inch ginger root
process in juicer and serve.
Pineapple Celery Ginger Flaxseed Detox Juicer Recipe
2 cups pineapple
3 celery sticks
1 inch ginger root
1/8 teaspoon flaxseed oil
Process the celery, pineapple and ginger root through your juicer. Pour into a glass. Then add the flaxseed oil and mix thoroughly. You may want to make this juice and then put in a jar that has a lid — add the juice and the flaxseed oil — put the lid on the jar and shake vigorously to mix. Then pour it into a glass and enjoy!
Cucumber Apple Mint Ginger Juicer Detox Recipe
2 large sweet apples
2 sprigs fresh mint leaves
1/2 inch ginger root
Process all the ingredients through your juicer.
This is a great detox cleansing juice.
Grape Apple Lemon Lime Juicer Detox Recipe
1 cup of grapes
Process and serve in tall glasses. Garnish with a slice of lime.
Its a perfect time of year to buy a juicer. Not sure which one is for you? The video above may help you decide as the guys from organicjar.com test three popular juicers and compare price and functionality.