Juice detoxes are one of the simplest and most wonderful of recent health trends. Whether you are just now choosing a healthy lifestyle and want to get all the bad stuff out quickly, or you already use detox routines regularly, natural cleansing is a great way to kickstart your body.
The idea of natural cleansing may be a wonderful new trend, but there is nothing new about the concept. People around the world have used various recipes for juice detox since well before God invented the juicer. However, it is always great when ancient natural cures catch on in the mainstream culture, and this is one of the best.
There are multiple uses for detox juices and just as many reasons why people want to use them. It’s a great way to lose weight, have more energy, kickstart a healthy lifestyle or (what may be the case for many people this time of year) cleanse out all the turkey, stuffing and sweets. This is also a very helpful tool for people who have recently made a lifestyle change and want to quickly remove toxins from their bodies.
Whatever your reasons may be, detox juices provide a natural way to cleanse the body and lead to a healthier overall life. Their recent popularity has provided a great alternative to pharmaceutical or chemical detox formulas, which often do more harm than good. If the idea is to cleanse your body of toxins and all the unnatural mess that has inevitably entered your system over time, using chemical agents to do so kind of defeats the purpose.
Even if you already lead a healthy lifestyle, the occasional cleanse will only benefit your system. You may avoid processed foods, pharmaceutical medicines and anything else that is traditionally viewed as unhealthy, but it is impossible to avoid certain toxins, even in the healthiest of diets. Let’s be honest, we all break down and chomp some chocolate chip cookies or snack on a friend’s plate of french fries every once in awhile. Even if you are perfectly resistant to temptations, even breathing modern air brings a certain amount of toxins into your system.
For all these reasons and more, detox juices are a wonderful addition to a healthy life. And this doesn’t even take into account one of the best aspects of them: they can be pretty delicious. The great thing about some of the following detox recipes is the variety of options and the flexibility they offer. You can pick and choose the ingredients that you know you like, add another healthy favorite or leave out something that doesn’t suit your tastebuds.
In this article, we will list a wide array of detox juices with multiple ingredient combinations and additional health benefits. This way, you can select the right one for the kind of cleanse you are looking for, and you are free to experiment and find your own favorite recipe combinations. Juicing of all kinds provides a large level of flexibility and freedom to create the right mixture for every purpose and palate.
For each of the following recipes, simply put all the ingredients in a juicer and drink chilled. It’s best to drink immediately, but if you have to store it, do so in a sealed (preferably dark-colored) container in the refrigerator.
1. Wild Spiced Dandelion Berry Bliss Juice
This is one of my personal favorite cleansing juices, as it provides multiple additional health benefits. Pulped juices will almost always provide a healthier option and a great texture. They also make this recipe packed with immune-boosting vitamins. Not to mention, that name is kind of awesome, right?
- 2 cups of strawberries
- 1 cup of dandelion leaves (can be more or less according to taste)
- 1 cup of raspberries
- 1 small chili with seeds and placental skin removed (can be more or less according to heat you can handle)
- 10-20 drops of alcohol free liquid stevia (depending upon the ripeness and sweetness of your berries)
2. Apple Beet and Blackberry Juice
The key ingredient in this one is probably the least tasty, but beet juice is one of the most powerful natural cleansers. It’s also highly nutritious and great when combined with other healthy fruit juices.
- 3 small beets
- 2-3 apples
- 8 ounces of blackberries
- ½ inch of fresh ginger
3. Ultimate Green Juice
This is a great detox juice that can be used on a daily basis. The ingredients list itself should show you the immense benefits, and the celery is the key to the cleansing power.
- 1 bunch of celery
- 4-5 kale leaves
- 1 green apple
- 1 big handful of flat leaf parsley leaves
- 1 lime
- 1 lemon
- 1 inch of fresh ginger
4. Morning in the Tropics Juice
This is another great juice that can be used daily. The tropical fruits provide gentle detoxing, and this juice provides the perfect way to start a healthy day.
- 1 medium ripe papaya (peeled, seeded and sliced)
- 1 small pineapple (peeled, cored and sliced)
- 1 inch of fresh ginger
- 1 medium kiwi (peeled)
- 1 cup of young coconut water (stir this in after juicing)
5. Blossoming Lotus Juice
Another wonderfully named, tasty cleansing juice, this is a great all-around choice. It was first served in the Blooming Lotus Thai Restaurant in Oregon, hence the awesome name.
- 5 large Fuji apples (cored)
- 2 inches of fresh ginger (peeled and sliced)
- 1 medium lime
- 7 large sprigs of cilantro