post Thanksgiving detox juice

It’s easy around this time of year to throw caution completely to the wind and bask in the post thanksgiving over indulgence. To say “what the hell I’ve blown it now” and keep on indulging. The fridge is probably still full of goodies and Christmas is lurking just around the corner. Instead of using these next few weeks as a license to eat whatever the hell I want, I’m trying something new this year. Not to go over the top.This morning for breakfast I ate yogurt and berries (granted it was Greek strawberry and honey yogurt and a yummy berry mixture I whipped up last night but still nutritious. Lunch was a somewhat forgettable salad I didn’t make. Dinner was this juice and a sandwich loaded with tomato, cucumber and onion. If you don’t count the one piece of kringle I had and the two handfuls of jalapeno chips, oh and the can of sprite ( I was thirsty after all the chips)… then I did ok. Anyway, back to the juice. This is what I’m drinking this week. It’s going to be a busy one so I know drinking a couple of big glasses of fresh, homemade vegetable juice will keep me fueled not to mention virtuous. As a side note, I made this juice as a powerful detoxifier, not something delicious to sit and sip on. I drink it because it’s good for me, not because I’m in love with the taste. So be kind to yourself over these next few weeks. Get in some exercise, eat your fruits and veg and stay away from the dips and chips at the office parties. You’ll be glad you did.

beet and spinach detox juice

beet and spinach detox juice

  •  1 large cucumber
  • 3 handfuls spinach leaves
  • 1 medium beet (beetroot), trimmed and halved
  • 4 celery stalks
  • 4 large carrots, trimmed
  1.  Using a juice extractor press ingredients through extractor in order given; stir. Makes just over 2 cups (about 625ml).




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