Detox Elixir

September 20th, 2012

This new Elixir takes only a couple minutes and very little produce to make when compared with conventional juicing, and won’t spike your blood sugar as juicing will. Adjust your produce according to what’s available and play around with the herbs, stevia and ginger and lemon or lime, to taste.

1 cup cold water or aloe juice (great for digestion)

1/3 cup of fresh parsley (heavy metal detoxifier)

1 ¾” wedge of cabbage (stomach healer)

1/2 cup of fresh dark, bitter greens (detoxifying and stimulating to the liver)

1” piece of ginger, peeled (circulation stimulator, anti-inflammatory)

1/2 lemon, scrubbed but not peeled (body alkalizer, bioflavanoid-rich)

1/2 small beet (blood cleanser)

Pinch of cayenne or 1/4” slice of small jalapeno pepper (peppers reduce pain and compulsive urges)

2 tsp. xylitol or stevia to taste (smoothes out the taste, both have health benefits)

Bonus: a sprig of fresh herbs, such as thyme, tarragon or basil

Ice as needed

Put all ingredients into the Vita-Mix. Run the machine on speed #10 for 15 seconds, and then on high for another 15 seconds. Taste and then add any needed, water, ice and sweetener to taste and run on high again. Make it pretty thin, as it will thicken quickly because of the fiber. If you have leftover, you can use it up to half an hour later by refreshing it with cold ice and a little water. Makes 2-10-oz. servings.


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