It’s time for a little internal spring cleaning with a dandy detox green juice. This vibrant green juice is a powerful combination of dandelion greens, spinach, celery, herbs, green apple, lemon, ginger and cucumbers. Juice some up today and give your body a clean start for a fabulous spring and summer.
Dandy Detox Green Juice
What makes this vibrant green juice a delicious detoxifier is the ingredients. They are all green and green is good because chlorophyll rids the body of environmental toxins and promotes cleansing and detoxing.
Dandelion greens: More than just an annoying garden weed, dandelion greens are edible bitter greens, great for cleansing your liver and kidneys, and full of vitamins A and C, and minerals. Because of their bitterness, start with just a few leaves until you develop a taste for them. The ginger, lemon and apple in this juice help offset their bitter taste.
Cucumbers: The phytonutrients in cucumbers provide valuable antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-cancer benefits as well as hydration.
Celery: More than “diet food”, celery is an under-appreciated nutritional powerhouse provides potassium, magnesium, calcium, iron, vitamin C, plus it’s anti-inflammatory and one of the most alkalinizing foods you can eat.
Cilantro: Beyond guacamole and salsa, cilantro helps cleanse the body of toxic heavy metals, plus it’s an incredible source of antioxidants, is naturally calming and has a long history of therapeutic use. Some people hate cilantro, so if you’re in that club, use parsley instead and still get great health benefits.
Apples are a rich source of beneficial plant compounds called phytochemicals including quercetin, catechin, phloridzin and chlorogenic acid, all of which are strong antioxidants. Antioxidants stimulate bile production, which the liver uses to release toxins. The old adage “an apple a day” has truth behind it!
Ginger & Lemon
Both add wonderful flavor to fresh juices. Ginger is a natural anti-inflammatory and digestive booster as is lemon, plus lemon is great for cleansing and promotes hydration. Lemon also helps your body’s alkaline levels as it turns alkaline when it hits your digestive system. Lime is another great option.
The Best Juicers
Drinking fresh vegetable and fruit juices is super beneficial for your health and juicing at home gives you the best nutrition. No additives, no pasteurization, and you control the ingredients (as in all organic). To make juice at home, you will need a juicer. The best juicers on the market are slow, cold-press, masticating juicers. They do the best job of extracting all of the goodness from your produce without oxidizing the nutrients.
My top choice is the Tribest Green Star Elite. It has technology that lets you juice up to 72 hours ahead of time with minimal nutrient loss. If you want to know more, read at the link above or comment and ask questions, or email me. Order direct from Tribest at this link with free shipping or at this link on Amazon.
Produce Prep Tip!
When I get all of my groceries unloaded and into the kitchen, I fill a sink up with Eat Cleaner Food Grade Wash and wash all of the produce at once. No rinsing required. Here is another link to smaller single packets.
Dandy Detox Green Juice
- 6-8 ribs celery
- 3-4 leaves dandelion greens or more
- 1/2 bunch cilantro or parsley
- 3-4 Persian cucumbers or 1 English cucumber
- 4 ounces baby spinach 4 big handfuls
- 1" piece fresh raw unpeeled ginger
- 1 lemon
- 1 Granny Smith apple cored
- Wash produce well. Chop produce into the appropriate size for your juicer, then juice according to the manufacturers directions. Strain if desired.