We live in a fast-paced world.
We live in a world where everyone wants everything, and everyone wants to look their best in the process.
Everyone follows their own procedure and has their own methods to achieve the best-looking versions of themselves. Some exercise, some diet, and some just happen to have great metabolism.
However, whatever your method or process is, there is always one thing that people want more of: Time.
With the busy schedules we all follow these days, health involuntarily happens to take the back seat. Some of us miss our breakfasts, some of us are not able to take out time for a proper physical work out and some of us are either too tired or too lazy, even if or when we happen to have the time. There however, is a possible and simple solution that we can easily accommodate in our tight packed schedules, to ensure that we start our day right, get our nutrients even if our diets and meals get unpredictable and do a little bit every day, to ensure the well-being of our health.
This easy go solution is: detoxifying and cleansing our bodies with healthy juices!
Juices are a great way to start the day. Even if you don’t have time for a healthy breakfast because you have that important meeting or your children cant sit down and start their day with a proper meal as they are getting late for school, the one thing you can always do start your day with a healthy detoxifying juice to ensure the required dietary intake and to kick off the day, the right way!
Juices like these also work great if you have to skip your meals sometimes or if you are not able to take out time to exercise to get rid of the toxins that accumulate in your body all day.
The best part about juices? They are portable!
You can make your juice and carry it in a sipper or a bottle anywhere, sip on it even on your way to work and not worry about spilling it, as you would with anything edible.
Besides that, they are also easy to prepare, their ingredients are easily available, they are affordable and they also help with weight loss!
So here are the health benefits one can achieve and the recipes of some easy to make and easy to carry detoxifying juices:
- Help detox the liver
- Cleanse the skin and help give it a glow
- Regulate sugar level in the blood stream
- Help get necessary nutrients, which you may miss out on otherwise
- Help keep your weight in check
- Reduce amount of cholesterol in body.
- Regulate metabolism and helps with athletic activities
- Feed the good bacteria in the gut.
Besides that, juices like these don’t have to be digested by the body in the regular manner, therefore the nutrients are more easily absorbed into the body. Without the regular requirement and process of digestion, the process of detoxifying becomes much easier.
The general approach to making any of these juices is to wash the vegetables/fruits thoroughly, remove any peels, chop them into smaller bits and then blend them together.
1. Green Detox Juice
The preparation of this juice follows the general approach. The ingredients required are 2 green apples, 3 stalks celery (without leaves), 1 cucumber, 8 leaves kale, 1/2 lemon (peeled), and 1 piece of fresh ginger. You can also add a little mint for extra freshness. This juice works great for keeping a check on weight gain and is a great source of vitamin C.
2. Tropical Carrot Apple Juice
This juice can be prepared from 1 large apple, pineapple (425 grams), 2 large carrots and 2 pieces fresh ginger. This juice is full of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. It is also a great source of potassium.
3. Lemon Apple Juice
This juice requires 2 lemons, 4 apples, 2 cucumbers and 1 cup water (for dilution). All these ingredients can be mixed together to produce a refreshing juice, full of vitamin C, vitamin K, and antioxidants.
4. Green Juice (part 2!)
This juice can be made from 2 oranges, 1 lemon, 1 green apple, 1 leaf kale and 1 cup of baby spinach. It is a high source of vitamins, carotenoids, iron and folic acid. It also helps mask the strong flavors and mixes them well, making this a great choice for kids!
5. Red juice
We need 2 lemons, 2 carrots, 2 apples and 2 beets. Mix them well by blending. This juice is extremely filling and can be consumed as a wholesome breakfast. It also is a great choice as it has a good quantity of folates, manganese, iron and vitamins.
6. Spinach Lemonade
As the name suggests, this can be prepared from 1 cup spinach, 2 stalks of celery, 1 lemon, 2 apples, 4 leaves of kale and 1 piece of ginger. It is an extremely refreshing drink, works great in summers and provides the body with lots of energy. It is also extremely low in calories. If it’s a little bitter for your taste, you can add honey to sweeten it a bit.
7. Green Juice With Parsley
This juice can be made from 1 cucumber, 1 lemon, 1 cup of pineapple, 1 cup of grapes (seedless), 1 apple and a little parsley. This juice besides providing the body with lots of vitamins, also helps fight seasonal allergies. Mint can be added for flavor.
8. Orange Detox Juice
Take 1 orange, 2 apples, 3 stalks of celery, 2 pears with 1 sweet potato. This juice is creamy and refreshing and is a good source of copper and potassium. This juice can also be frozen to make orange popsicles!
9. The Basic Juice
This juice is extremely simple. All we need is 2 apples, 3 carrots and 4 celery stalks. These fruits and vegetables help reduce cholesterol levels, help in weight loss and improve eye sight due to the vitamin A present in carrots.
10. Ginger Ale Juice
This juice greatly helps with weight loss. It can be prepared from 3 apples, 2 stalks of celery, 1 cup of spinach, 1 cucumber, 1 lime and 1 piece of ginger. Besides weight loss, it is an extremely healthy drink that helps reducing morning sickness, and different types of nauseas.
11. Beet Juice
Prepare this juice by taking 3 beets, 3 carrots and 3 stalks of celery, along with a little amount of ginger. This juice has benefits like enhancing cognitive functions and is a good source of antioxidants.
12. The Turmeric Tonic
Take fresh turmeric, 4 carrots, some ginger, 1 orange, 1 lemon and 3 stalks of celery. This tonic has anti-inflammatory benefits. Consume this drink chilled.
13. Iron Juice
This juice can be made by taking ½ cucumber, 2 stalks of celery, 1 cup of lettuce, 1 green apple, 1 cup of broccoli, and ½ green lime. This juice is packed with iron and works great if you have an iron deficiency!
14. Chia Seed Green Smoothie
Take 1 cup of spinach, 1 cup of unsweetened almond milk, 1 cup of frozen pineapple chunks, 1 banana, along with 1 tablespoon of chia seeds. Mix these ingredients well to produce a thick smoothie for a natural detox! It also helps with weight loss.
15. The Kiwi Punch
Take kiwi, orange, grapefruit along with a pinch of cinnamon. Prepare this punch by blending and consume it for boosting your immune system.
Juice diets works great for detoxifying and providing body with wholesome nutrients. However before starting their consumption, one must always consult with their nutritionist.
- You should never suddenly switch to a complete juice diet unless you have taken advice from your nutritionist and are on a juice fast.
- You should try to eat something solid a little while after you have consumed the juice.
- Do not use it as a substitute for food completely.
- Regularly consume them and keep trying different types of juices and smoothies for different detoxifying and cleansing benefits!