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Sweet and Spicy Detox Juice

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When juicing with beets choose firm and smooth ones. Avoid beets that are either soft or shriveled.  The smaller the beet, the sweeter it is.  Beets are known to cause both stools and urine to turn red so if this happens, don’t be surprised.  Never drink beet juice by itself.  Beet juice should always be mixed with other vegetables and/or apple juice.  Pure beet juice (from the bulb or greens) can temporarily paralyze your vocal chords, make you break out in hives, increase your heart rate, cause chills or a fever.

Spinach is high in vitamin A and C, and is one of only four vegetables that are also high in vitamin E, the others being chard, broccoli and asparagus.  It’s also a good source of choline, calcium, iron, potassium and folic acid.  It is surprisingly high in protein per calorie.   Now, to add a little sweetness to the juice lets add in apples which are a good source of vitamin C, and high in pectin and other fibers.  Lastly, a splash of ginger juice will warm the body, promoting healthy sweating, which not only assists detoxification but also boosts the immune system.

Ingredients:  yields 3-4 cups

  • 2 organic apples
  • 3 small red beets
  • 4 cups organic spinach
  • 1 1/2 inches fresh ginger
  • liquid stevia to taste (if needed)

Preparation:

  1. Juicer method: Place the apples, beets, ginger and spinach through your juicer.   Ball up a handful of spinach before pushing it into your juicer’s feeder and follow with the apple or beet to push it through.  Keep in mind you will need a juicer that can juice greens.  I love using the Omega Juicer Blender method; place the apples,  beets, ginger and  spinach in the blender craft and blend until smooth.  Pour the mix through a nut bag and squeeze the juice out into a large bowl.  Drink the juice and compost the pulp or save it to add into dehydrated crackers.
  2. Makes about 3-4 cups of juice.  Juice tends to oxidize quickly. As this happens, the levels of nutrients begin to fall. This is why it is so important to drink juice as soon as possible after you make it. Some juicers work better than others at keeping oxidation at bay, allowing you to make enough juice to last a couple of days in the refrigerator.  However, the sooner you drink it, the more nutritional value it has.
  3. Serve over ice and add a little sweetener if needed.

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8 thoughts on “Sweet and Spicy Detox Juice

  1. Tracy says:

    That looks amazing… and I don’t even like beets!

  2. Barbara says:

    Hi, Amie do you know what I can do for a master cleanse not the one with lemon and juice something that will work in couple of days.

    Thanks Barb.

    • amie-sue says:

      Hello Barbara, I am not sure what you normally eat to know what would be considered a cleanse for you but you can always do a few days of juicing to help cleanse your body. If possible try to use more greens than fruits since they are so high in natural sugars. You can do green smoothies or just juices, both have their pluses and minuses. But for a short cleanse I opt for juicing. Good luck on your cleanse! amie sue

  3. Marlys Wilson says:

    OMG, just made this for hubby and me and it was delicious. I didn’t have to add the stevia. I think because the beets were so small and the organic ginger so fresh that helped. Thank you, thank you, for your wonderful and healthy recipes.

    • amie-sue says:

      OOH awesome Marlys!! I am thrilled that you both tried and liked it. :) Music to my ears. hehe The stevia is optional… I tend to have more of a sweet tooth so I add stevia to things. I am hoping to reduce my sweet tooth over time. hehe Have a blessed evening! amie sue

  4. linda says:

    I notice that when i find a green juice or otherwise people use an apple, is that for sweetness, because i do not mix fruits and vegetables at the same meal. but I can use pineapple with vegetables. Would like your advice.

    • amie-sue says:

      Hello Linda,

      Yes, people are adding the apple to sweeten the green juice. I know that normally fruit and veggies don’t mix well in food combining but it tends to be different when it comes to juicing or making smoothies. Basically due to the fact that the liquid form of them together starts to predigest them and makes it easy on the digestive system. But the bottom line is… you need to see what works best for your digestive system. :) Have a great evening, amie sue

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