Happy 2018!! Some of you may have already taken the first steps with your new year’s resolutions – my husband said the gym was packed this morning. And some of you may still be waking up – good morning…or good afternoon, depending on where you are! I think it’s safe to say that the holidays for the majority of us are a time for indulgences…enjoying that extra slice of cheesecake or festive cocktail. I sure did.
But as soon as January 1 hits, I like many of you, feel that I need to go ahead and detox a little, purify my insides. This isn’t just a resolution for the new year – it’s a way of life really for me to eat in moderation and make healthy choices in general. But again, the days between the months of November and December make it hard for even the most disciplined person to stay in check.
So today I’m sharing two recipes for detoxifying juices that I know will help you either get through today if you had a little too much fun last night or help you purify after months of enjoying all those sugary sweets, drinks and extra helpings of delicious wintery dishes.
Best wishes for a happy, healthy and successful new year,
Daily Morning Lemon Cleanse
You should try to start your day with warm lemon water everyday. This isn’t really a juice but it’s great for so many reasons. It helps your immune system because of the vitamin C and potassium found in lemons. Warm water plus lemons aid in digestion. The lemons help flush the toxins out of your digestive tract as well. The vitamin C in the lemons also keeps skin clearer and blemish free.
So all you need to do is take a mug of warm water and mix in the juice of half of a lemon. And drink it while it’s still warm.
This is too simple not to do. So this year, start off everyday with this “juice” and start off your new year right.
Green Detox Juice
- ½ bunch spinach
- ½ lemon, peeled
- 1 celery stalk
- 2 apples (I use honeycrisp)
- 1 inch slice of ginger
- To make juice, juice all ingredients in a juicer and pour into a tall glass.
- Serve immediately.
- To make a smoothie, chop apple and discard the core.
- Chop celery stalk.
- Peel and chop ginger.
- Zest and juice lemon.
- Blend all ingredients in blender on high and until smooth.
- You can add water or ice to help thin out the smoothie.