Here's a fresh juice recipe that will help you shake off holiday indulgences and start clean. This recipe is made from an array of ingredients that have natural detoxing properties: watercress helps energise cleansing enzymes in the liver, and, like celery, it's a natural diuretic. Antioxidant-rich spinach boosts chlorophyll levels in the digestive tract, which helps the body get rid of environmental toxins. Lemon is a great source of vitamin C and helps alkalise the body. Spicy ginger aids digestion. And besides giving a boost of vitamins, apples add just enough natural sugar to mask the earthy taste of the greens. This juice is bound to become part of your daily ritual.
If you don't have a juicer, turn the recipe into a smoothie by using a blender instead.
- 1/2 bunch spinach
1 handful watercress
1/2 lemon, peeled
1 celery stalk
1-inch slice of ginger
Juice all ingredients into a tall glass. Serve immediately.
- 1 serving