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2/11/14

Sweet Green Detox Juice for Healthy Skin

Hi beautiful! Today I have another healthy skin post, but this time working from the inside out! Our diet is a vital component in keeping our skin healthy, clear, even toned and glowing. The nutrients found in fruits and vegetables are buzzing with anti-inflammatory agents, phytonutrients, minerals and vitamins which act like little skin-superheros! And juicing is a great way to consume a wide variety of fruits and vegetables to supercharge your body.

When it comes to juicing, I don't tend to follow a "strict" recipe. I love my greens (spinach, cucumber, celery etc...) and always mix it in with a few apples, lemon and ginger for a sweet taste. Below is a picture of the ingredients I used this morning. It tastes so good (for real), and it is packed with healthy nutrients, enzymes and super detoxing & energizing components.

Recently I've been making one 20 oz jar of green juice (pictured below) which I have in the mornings, and then I make another jar usually of carrot, lemon, ginger which I'll have in the afternoon - early evening time. Making two juices in one go saves a lot of clean up time!


My sweet green juice :)



Spinach
- High in carotenes, amino acids, iron, iodine, potassium and magnesium, Vitamins A, C, K, E and B complex
- Contains anti-inflammatory & anti-cancer agents
- It is alkaline, thus helps regulate your body's natural pH level
- High in protein (you get the same amount of protein from a bunch of spinach as you would obtain from a morsel of meat)
- Helps in the creation of red blood cells


Celery 
- Contains anti-cancer phytonutrients (acetylenics, phonolic acids, coumarins) 
- Aids in digestion (naturally gets things moving)
- The minerals and essential oils in celery juice have a calming effect on the nervous system
- Helps stabilize blood sugar levels (prevents cravings, mood swings...)
- Highly detoxifying 


Cilantro
This herb goes deep into our tissues and removes heavy metal buildups. "The chemical compounds in cilantro actually bind to the heavy metals, loosening them from the tissues, blood and organs. Cilantro’s chemical compounds then aid to transport these harmful substances out of the body through elimination.", RawLivingFoods.tumblr.com

- Highly anti-inflammatory & rich in antioxidants
- Contains protective agents against bacterial infection
- Promotes healthy liver function


Apple
- Gives a nice sweetness to the juice
- Rich in vit A, B and C
- Contains many antioxidants 
- High flavanoid content (anti-cancer)


Lemon 
- Works in the body by drawing out toxins
- Highly alkaline, helping to regulate body's natural pH level 
- Contains many antioxidants 
- Rich in vit C
- Has an energizing and uplifting effect on the body 


Ginger 
- Helps to even skin tone and clear dark spots
- Improves absorption and assimilation of essential nutrients in the body
- Promotes tranquility if feeling nauseous or have an upset stomach
- Contains chromium, magnesium and zinc which can help to improve blood flow, as well as help prevent chills, fever, and excessive sweat


I also love adding cucumber, but didn't have any today. It gives a sweet taste to your juice, and is ultra hydrating! The thing about juicing is that you really don't have to be specific about the quantity of each ingredient you're using, it's about improvising with what you've got.


Juicers
My top two recommendations for juicers are the Breville Juice Fountain Plus (around $150) and the Tribest Slowstar Juicer (around $300). 

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They both work really well, however if you're on a budget I would go for the Breville as it's more affordable - but still works great. The Slowstar is a vertical "slow" juicer and works by a squeezing method as opposed to the traditional spinning method. This allows for more juice per fruit/vegetable and allows more of the nutrients to be preserved during extraction. The Slowstar is also a 2 in 1, and comes with a mincing attachment to make nut butters and sorbets. You could also make nut milk with this machine!


Do you guys do any juicing? If so, what has your experience been and what do you typically like to juice? Let me know in the comments! XOXO 

20 comments:

  1. How many times a week should I take this juice? :)

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  2. I seen so many recipe of detox but never with cilantro one of my favorite herb going to archive to try it I bet is delicious.
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  3. I actually added spinach to my smooth/juice the other day... and OMG let me just tell you, its DELICIOUS! I believe in natural, healthy glowing skin. I am a person who doesn't wear foundation at all (powder or anything) ( I do wear mascara and eye-shadow, but nothing likeso I like to try anything to help my skin stay clear and looking fresh. Recently I've had a problem with breakouts on my forehead and around mouth area ( but mostly forehead) so I'm going to see a dermatologist in March, because breakouts like that aren't normal for me.... it's like they wont go away :( Especially because i'm a FASHION BLOGGER, I want my skin to look good! :) Thanks for this recipe Annie!

    Xo
    Sydney

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  4. this sounds so good right now! when i get home from the office i'm definitely going to go stock up on my greens :)

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  5. Thank you for this! & I hope you make more YT videos :)

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  6. Hi Annie!

    I have the breville juicer and love it so much. The only thing I really dislike about it is how long it takes to clean everything/all the parts. If you or anyone else find this annoying here are some tips: Put a bag where the remains go instead of the grey container. If you tie it on secure, you can just toss it out when you are done. Also instead of using the juice jug/lid that comes with it, you can put a glass there unless you are making a jug of it. So that takes care of 3 pieces and saves some time on cleaning.

    My hubby gave me this as a gift last year when I found out I was pregnant! Such a great way to get nutrients. I love all of your posts about how to make homemade scrubs, etc. Nice to change it up and be creative and get that beautiful glowing skin!

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  7. Ahh I will definitely be adding Cilantro, thanks for sharing! Recently I`ve been adding kale and collard greens too + pineapple since it holds SO much juice. I had to get accustomed to ginger as the taste is quite strong but I actually like how it tastes now :) Breville is so awesome! x

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  8. This looks so yummy!

    xo Jennifer

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  9. Thanks for this info. I think I should do this. Anyways can you post or vlog about your meal plan and exercise plan, especially to those who are like me. My work is always sitting down so I gain much wait because I can't more likely to consume what I've ate because of sitting down the whole day

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  10. Hi Annie,

    Sorry this may sound a stupid question but I really need to uderstand this.

    I don't have a Juicer, I have a blender, which is definitely not the same, I know. It is asuper powerful one. I will buy one but not now.


    But what are the benefits of not eating the fiber as it happens with a juicer?

    Or on the other hand, is there any counterindication in just blending it all together and have it? It is a matter of calories, digestion or what?

    Thanks a lot for your commitment in the blog, I really love it.

    Chiara, Italy

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  11. I don't have a juicer but i don't mind drinking this as a smoothie, thanks for sharing!

    Yolennie
    www.lavenderfedora.blogspot.com

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  12. hello annie! I've never tried juicing before and am thinking of trying this recipe. But I'd like to ask you about the exact amount of every fruit or vegetable that you used , or is it just random ?
    thank u!

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  13. Thanks for the recipe!

    ♥ Oxana
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  14. Hi Annie I love your blogs are very interesting and helpful. Think that demonstrates the Nutribullet? and I've heard wonders of the for smoothies. I've also been to many dermatologists prescribe topical products alone have not helped my condition because I also have acne-prone skin. have routine exercise and release toxins has been of great help to me. take care, God bless you, Thanks for offering your help. xoxo

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  15. Great recipe. I make a smoothie every day where I add Life of Oil and Lecithin in it and you can't taste it's in the smoothie. But ever since I started drinking it my skin has become much more clearer, people compliment me saying I have a glow and also my hair has become much longer than usual. Any who, I thought you'd might like the recommendation, as you always write (great) things about healthy living :) x

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  16. I love green apple+carrots+walnuts+cinnamon combination.. !!! It tastes like apple pie :)

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  17. I don't have a juicer at home only a blender, is it possible to make a smoothie out of all these ingredients? I tried blending some moringa leaves and milk but it totally failed. It was a disgusting smoothie. It was my first time and I didn't follow any recipe for it. Which do you think is healthier to consume, a green juice or a green smoothie?

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  18. It may sound obvious but if you get healthy your skin will too, they're linked. If you are not healthy your skin won't be.
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