In need of some TLC? Whether it’s your body or mind that needs a detox or some fast healing, juicing is an effective way of getting essential nutrients straight into the parts that need it most. Surprisingly, celery is a fantastic strengthener of connective tissues, and citrus fruits aid in healing bruises. Apples are a wonderful way to detox the liver, and the optional manuka honey will boost the immune system significantly. i9f you don’t own a juicer, you can also use these recipes as smoothies instead, which means you’ll get the added benefits of fiber too!
Healing Green Juice
Makes 4 servings:
- 4 sticks celery
- 2 green apples
- Handful fresh parsley
- 1 green pepper
- 1 grapefruit
- 1 orange
- half a cucumber
- approximately 4 inches of fresh ginger
- Optional extras: Wheat grass, or barley grass powderGood For: Bruises, detoxing, muscle and ligament healing, bone healing, energy, removing impurities from the digestive tract, improving skin health
Healing Citrus Shots
Makes 4 servings:
- juice of 1 lime
- Juice of 1 lemon
- Juice of 1 orange
- Cayenne pepper
- Approximately 4 inches of fresh ginger
- High quality manuka honey or raw honeyGood for: Bruises, detoxing, muscle and ligament healing, energy, immune boost, metabolism, digestion
Juice all ingredients and drink as soon as possible to obtain the most nutrients.
Wait! Don’t throw away the pulp….
What you have left after juicing isn’t ‘rubbish’, it’s valuable fiber that feeds the beneficial bacteria in the gut – and since the gut plays such a huge role in our overall health and wellbeing, it’s definitely something we want to take care of.
You can use pulp in a number of different ways, including adding to smoothies and soups to boost fiber, mixing with an egg to make pulp burgers, or simply saute the pulp with some spices and serve as a nutritious side dish. You’ll feel even better knowing that you created absolutely no waste with this recipe!