New Year’s Juice Detox Resolution

New Year’s Juice Detox ResolutionThe New Year is a perfect time to reset your body for an amazing year ahead, start fresh and re-assess your goals for health and wellness. If you overdid it with sweets and fatty foods during the holidays or lacked motivation throughout bumpy 2020 for healthier options, a New Year’s juice cleanse can help reset your system and get your diet and healthy lifestyle back on track, we  recommend the following to have a successful one.

 

Picking Fresh Ingredients

 

Get creative with your juices to obtain a wide range of nutrients and avoid getting bored.  It’s winter, so you’ll have to work with what’s seasonally available, and that depends on where you live and shop.   Fresh greens such as kale, watercress and cabbage are in season during the winter, as are carrots, beets and broccoli.  Apples, pears, bananas, kiwis and mandarins are all winter fruits.  You can also juice frozen fruits and veggies.

 

Seasonal Recipes

 

Warm up with a seasonal blend that combines apple and carrot juices with fresh ginger and fennel.  Another warming variation blends carrot, apple and lemon juice with fresh cayenne pepper powder.  Cabbage and beetroot are packed with antioxidants and widely available in winter months; pair the two in a nutrient-rich juice with oranges and ginger.

 

Benefits of Whole Food Juicing 

 

It aids digestion, helps you feel full and balances blood sugar.  This is especially important with fruit juices because they can be high in sugar.  This is specially important with fruit juices because they can be high in sugar.  For a cleansing beverage that’s packed with even more fiber blending versus juicing.

 

Here at Gibson Chiropractic we understand good health is obtained by a well balanced lifestyle and recommend to give these combos a try.

 

Apple Delight 

1 apple (granny smith/Pink lady)

3 celery stalks

1 kiwi (peeled)

1 cup of orange juice (homemade/squeezed)

1/8 tbs of cayenne pepper

Directions:

  • Add all ingredients and blend for 30 to 45 seconds
  • Drink slowly and try to chew while drinking (for better absorption)

 

PH Balance 

3 mandarins

1 cup of grapes

1/2 cup of spinach

Directions:

  • Add all ingredients and blend for 30 to 45 seconds
  • Drink slowly and try to chew while drinking (for better absorption)

 

Energy Booster

1/3 beet

1 cup of blueberries

1/2 cup of raspberries

Directions:

  • Add all ingredients and blend for 30 to 45 seconds
  • Drink slowly and try to chew while drinking (for better absorption)

 

General recommendations to make this process more successful:

  • Avoid Sugar, refined carbohydrates (white flour, white bread, white rice, pastries, sodas, snacks, pasta, sweets, breakfast cereals and added sugars)
  • Try to get 7-8 hrs. of sleep
  • Drink plenty of water
  • Add a big salad two times a day
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