Tasty Detox Juice Recipes

You may have heard that juice detoxes are all the rage and read testimonials from those who have lost weight, improved their skin and hair, and experienced a radical change in health after juicing. But how do you get started, and which ingredients make the best (and the tastiest) juices?

Glasses with fresh organic vegetable and fruit juices isolated on white. Detox diet.Before choosing your detox juice ingredients, it’s important to buy organic produce whenever possible for your juices, because if you purchase produce that is drenched in pesticides, it will only add more of a toxic burden to your overloaded system. If you must buy conventional produce, wash it well and peel it, if possible.

There are many fruits and vegetables you could include in a detoxifying juice, but some of the best choices are listed below.

Cucumber – A diuretic, which will help flush toxins out of your system, reduce inflammation, and fight free radicals.

Broccoli and Kale – These cruciferous veggies may up-regulate enzymes that help detoxify the liver, and are rich in antioxidants.

Turmeric – Contains antioxidants that may aid the cleansing process, as well as anti-inflammatory properties that can ease joint pain.

Lemon – This citrus fruit is extremely cleansing for your kidneys, bladder, and urinary tract.

Mint – Adding a little mint to your juice will help boost your energy and alertness, soothe your digestive system, and add antioxidants to your juice.

Parsley – Fresh parsley may help stimulate bile, which promotes the elimination of toxins.

Ginger – A zesty bit of ginger improves digestion and contains antioxidants that can help reduce any nausea, gas, or bloating experienced in the detoxification process.

Apple – The quercitin in apples has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.

These natural detoxifiers are included in many of the detox juice recipes below, so you’ll be able to take advantage of all those healthy fruits and vegetables in a delicious, nutritious juice.

Lemon Ginger Zing

  • 1/2 cucumber, peeled and cut in half lengthwise
  • 1 1/2 celery stalks
  • 1/2 lemon, peeled and halved
  • 1-inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled
  • 1/2 cup parsley
  • 1 green apple, quartered
  • 2 cups baby spinach

Mean Green & Clean

  • 4 kale leaves
  • 2 green apples, quartered
  • 1-inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled
  • 1-inch piece of jalapeno, de-seeded
  • 1 cucumber, peeled and sliced in half lengthwise
  • 1 broccoli head (florets only-save the stem for another juice)

Inflammation-Reducing Juice

  • 4 carrots
  • 2 stalks celery
  • 1 orange, peeled
  • 1/2 lemon, peeled
  • 1-inch piece of fresh turmeric, peeled
  • 1/2-inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled

Tip: When juicing multiple carrots, the pulp can clog some juicers, so try alternating a carrot with a juicy fruit each time-the juice will help clear the juicer screen.

Beet-It Sweet

  • 1 beet, quartered
  • 2 stalks celery
  • 2 carrots
  • 1 green apple, quartered
  • 1/2 lemon, peeled
  • 1/2 inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled

By making your own fresh juice made from one of these detox juice recipes, you’ll not only save a lot of money over buying drinks at a juice bar, but you’ll know exactly what went into it, and you can rest assured that each ingredient is not only beneficial to your health, but enjoyable as well.