This Cleansing Sugar Detox Juice is a quick, healthy option for a great detox or immune system boost with a tasty, refreshing element. Made from freshly-squeezed lemon and orange, apple cider vinegar, cucumber, kale, carrots, ginger, apple, and parsley, this juice is bursting with nutrients as well as amazing health benefits which include a boost in digestion, cleansing/detoxing properties, metabolic aide, and more. All vegan ingredients. No sugar added.
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If you're anything like me and love fruit and veggie juices for how they taste and make you feel, I highly recommend making your own juices at home. It's much less expensive than shelling out money at a fancy juice shop. Plus, you can be sure to pack your drink with the high-quality produce that you love and want to get great healthy benefits from. And no need to have a fancy gadget like a "juicer"--------all you'll need is a high-powered blender and a strainer to achieve your best juice! This Cleansing Sugar Detox Juice is packed with fresh fruit + vegetables---all of which have powerful benefits for an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant boost, whenever you whip it up.
I recently began drinking homemade juices and completely eliminating store-bought juices as a way to heal my body completely towards of 2022. While I thought that it would be really hard to do, my tastebuds got accustomed to "no sugar" and it eventually left me feeling "refreshed" and restored overall. My digestion got better than it's been a long time, my skin looks more clear, and I don't feel tired or lethargic as I was feeling prior.
Along with juicing, I've definitely eliminated a lot of gluten and not turn a lot of my faves in gluten-free options, avoid sweets overall except for my occasional "cheat days" (think desserts), reduced dairy greatly and drink a lot more water, especially Alkaline water as well as herbal teas.
I'm so proud of myself for sticking to it thus far (it's been almost 2 months) and I'm not as tempted to revert back because my goal is for a better health going forward. If you're a lover of juicing at home also, check out a few combos that I like to make below! Also, be sure to try my Cucumber Ginger Lemon Detox Juice, which is especially great post-workout!
By dictionary definition, Detox is the psychological or medicinal removal of toxic substances from the human body. Therefore, detoxes like this one helps your body to reset and get rid of toxins (which can be built up by many factors internally and externally) so that we can feel rejuvenated, improve our health, and help with weight loss.
Overall, a sugar detox is when you abstain from consuming sugar, specifically "added sugars"---which lasts for 1 week or up to 1 month. As a result, this reduces sugar intake, curb sugar cravings, and/or improve overall health.
The first step to making this detoxifying drink is to make sure that you prep your produce by squeezing out the juices, peeling, and slicing the others.
Then, you can add everything to a high-powered blender and blend until combined and produce is full broken down. Strain into a pitcher or bowl and then serve over ice or chill in the refrigerator for an hour or two before serving. Wallah!
It just takes a few fresh ingredients for this Cleansing Sugar Detox Juice recipe:
Well, the short answer is that each ingredient has a ton of health benefits, therefore, putting them together adds more power! I delve further into their individual benefits throughout this post, but that's really my main reason for adding them together for this detox.
No! You don't need a special juicer to make this juice. When you puree everything in a blender, you keep all of the fiber and nutrients from the fruits and vegetables in the juice, rather than straining them out. This makes the drink more filling, healthy, and cleansing.
Of course, if you don't like pulp in your Cleansing Sugar Detox Juice, simply strain it through a fine-mesh strainer before storing or serving.
Again, if you enjoy making your own juices at home or need a few ideas for whenever you want to cleanse + detox, I've put together a few additional combos that I enjoy making as well. Just use about the same amount of ingredients for each as in this Cleansing Sugar Detox Juice for an easy whip together:
Kidney Flush: Apples, beets, celery, spinach, cucumber, lemon, tomatoes, + carrots.
Clarity: Carrots, oranges, ginger, turmeric, + black pepper.
Cleansing: Pineapple, ginger, turmeric, black pepper, + lime.
Cranberry Cleanse: Pear, apple. cucumber, celery, spinach, cranberries.
Hormone Imbalance: Celery, cucumber, + green apple.
Anti-inflammatory Juice: Pineapple, cucumber, lime, jalapeño, + mint.
OK, so apple cider vinegar is one of my GO-TO, go-to's! Yes, I had to say that twice. Haha. But honestly, I'm in love with ACV for so many reasons, especially since it's one of the acids that I use for most of my vegan recipes, especially in banking.
However, when it comes using ACV as a natural remedy, I'm such a huge fan.
Just be sure to get the Organic unfiltered ACV with the mother---I get mine from Bragg. Why? Well, because ACV has some powerful properties and benefits which includes:
Of course, like many home remedies, ACV shouldn't be overused due to it's powerful nature. On average, consuming 1-2 tsps or 1-2 Tbsps per day mixed in a large glass of water is recommended, especially since it's super acidic.
Did you know that carrots are super beneficial? They are great sources of beta-carotene, fiber, vitamin-K, potassium, and antioxidants.
Studies also suggest that consuming carrots regularly may help reduce cholesterol. Plus, the stories are true, they also help improve eye health! That's thanks to all of the beta-carotene in the bright orange veggies.
Carrots also help to lower blood sugar levels thanks to plant fiber. This also feeds the good bacteria in your gut, which aides better digestion and is tied to a healthy immune system.
Before we dig into this recipe, did you know that Cucumber is an actual fruit and not vegetable? I know. Insane. I had it wrong all my life. Haha.
It's pretty crazy how we think of all fruit being sweet or at least a little sweet in the midst of any tartness. However, a cucumber just don't fit either category right? Is it just me? Haha.
But yes---cucumber is a fruit and it has some pretty awesome benefits as well:
And the list goes on.
Let's face it---cucumbers are more than just that one ingredient that you throw on top of a salad to add character! It's healthy stuff!
In case you weren’t aware, kale has many health benefits that makes it a great option for detox drinks. Actually, it’s considered a superfood and comes packed with protein, Vitamin A, C, + K, along with other minerals/vitamins, which is why I wanted to share some of the few ways to prepare kale for detoxifying benefits:
Whether you make this Cleansing Sugar Detox Juice often or just feel like sprucing things up for additional powerful health benefits or for a greater taste, here are a few ingredients that you can add to the mix:
Keep any leftovers in the refrigerator, tightly covered in your pitcher or in a sealed mason jar for up to 1 week. Best if consumed within a few days. Always shake well before serving.
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