OK you indulged in a few too many servings of pie, ditto with the alcohol and way too much turkey and fixins! Now you’ve got some cleanup to do, and I’m not just talking about the kitchen! Your body could use a little help!
An overstressed digestion and liver weaken the immune system causing fatigue and a greater risk of a cold or flu. Here’s how to flush your body of all those toxins with one easy and healthy drink.
Cleanse your liver, boosts your digestion and rev-up your calorie and fat-burning metabolism with the best antidote for the worst holiday excesses! PLUS it tastes delicious with no added sweeteners! It even boosts your immune system for extra protection during the cold and flu season.
Beet, carrot, apple and green leafy veggies all activate enzymes that powerfully cleanse the liver. Camomille and aloe are proven digestive aids. Red pepper and matcha(powdered green tea available at any health food store) can’t be beat for boosting your metabolism and immune system, and if you like spicy, add a slice of fresh jalapeno for even more calorie-burning and cold/flu prevention.
There’s science behind all this, and just one tall glass is all you need for full recovery! But unlike prescription and over-the-counter medications we often reach for, this detox juice has no unpleasant side effects. So drink up!
- ½ Beet
- 1 Apple
- 8 leaves Kale or Spinach or a handfull of wheatgrass
- 3 Carrots
- ½ Red Bell Pepper
- 1 slice fresh Jalapeno
- ¼ teaspoon Matcha
- 2 tbs Aloe juice or 1 tbs Camomile
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 0 minutes
- Total Time: 5 minutes
- Yield: 20 oz.
- Makes about 2 servings
- For Aloe, I prefer the bottled 100% Aloe juice available at your local health food store. I used to snip a piece of fresh aloe from my indoor plant but recent studies show that the fresh form contains some small amounts of toxin which are filtered out of the store-bought version – for more about this issue click here.
- For Camomille I simply open a tea bag when I can’t find small wild buds by the roadside!
- Wheatgrass can generally be found in your local health food store. You sometimes see it sold as ‘pet grass’ – the same thing! I’d use it instead of any green simply because it’s immensely more powerful. Incidentally for those concerned about gluten, there is none in wheatgrass. Simply snip off a handful of grass and place it in your juicer. Just be sure your juicer can handle greens.