*If you're making this juice as part of the 3-Day Fall Juice Fast please read all of the fast guidelines in the post before participating in the fast.
Day 2 Juices
Morning Juice - Kiwi Emerald Delight Juice (this post)
Midday Juice - Autumn Gold Rush Juice
Evening Juice - Green Bounty Juice
This juice is packed with zip and vitamin C along with a bunch of beta-carotenes to deepen the cleansing process and give you energy to start your morning right. The trusty apple kicks in to help regulate the colon and amp up the cleansing action. A green staple, spinach help cleanse the body, and regenerate cells, blood and the respiratory system. The delicious kiwi pumps up the Vitamin C and adds a tropical flavor which makes this juice not only beautiful, but tasty too!
Ingredient Cleansing Benefits:
Spinach - Highly alkalizing, spinach contains nearly twice as much iron as any other green, and helps to build blood by helping red blood cells carry oxygen. It also helps strengthen all other cells, particularly those of the respiratory system and brain. Rich in chlorophyll and carotene, spinach can help reduce the development of abnormal cells and macular degeneration. Rounding things out, spinach also provides carotenoids, lutein, vitamins A, B complex, C, K, folic acid, iodine, potassium, calcium, magnesium, phosphorous, sodium and manganese, and many amino acids.
This popular and readily available mild leafy vegetable serves as a great introductory green for juicing. While spinach is cooling, we include it in every seasons cleanse since it’s a versatile ingredient that pairs well with all fruits and vegetables.
Apple - Tasty, able to break down toxins, lower cholesterol, and enhance digestion, this fruit is a popular, versatile, and cost-effective go-to for juices. With phytonutrients, powerful antioxidants like quercetin, vitamin A (in the peel), vitamin C, and significant potassium, apple is a prime detox food that’s available year ‘round. As an aid to cleansing, apples’ high pectin content provides a great bowel regulator, able to slow the colon down or speed it up, as the body needs.
Apple is a cooling food, and we include it in juices to balance the bitterness of leafy greens and other vegetables. The sweet tang of apple blends with almost all fruits and vegetables; our preferred variety is Granny Smith, which has a tarter flavor and lower sugar content than common reds like Fuji, Delicious, and Honeycrisp. That said, this fruit is versatile, and our recipes work with any apple you have on hand.
We recommend coring apples before juicing, as the jury is still out as to whether the bit of cyanide occurring naturally in the seeds is detrimental to health.
Kiwis are packed with Vitamin C (even more than oranges), and are rich in lutein, a potent antioxidant. Phytonutrients in kiwis protect cells from oxidative damage. Kiwis add a nice, bright tropical flavor with a mild sweetness. Kiwi pairs well with apples, lemon, lime, grapes, and pineapple. Peel kiwis before you push them through the juicer, and to get the most bang for your buck, alternate pieces of kiwi with high water content fruits like lemon, lime, cucumber, and apple.
Lime - These alkalizing tart tamer is a potent detoxifier and natural antibiotic that improves liver function, relieves constipation, and can help dissolve kidney and gall stones. High levels of vitamin C help boost immunity and alleviate symptoms of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, as well as combat heart disease. Limes provide calcium and magnesium for strong bones and teeth, along with unique compounds that have powerful antioxidant properties. The flavonoids in limes have even been shown to halt abnormal cell division.
While limes are cooling, this superstar can be balanced with warming foods like cayenne and fennel. We use limes in lots of juice blends to lift the earthy and pungent quality of leafy greens and vegetables, add zip and tang, and balance the acidifying impacts of high-sugar fruits. You may want to remove the rinds of these fruits before juicing, as in substantial quantities they’re slightly toxic, or you may enjoy the zesty punch it adds—a good compromise is a bit of the peel along with the flesh.
Try our 3-Day Juice Fasts or 14-Day Detox Dynamo Cleanse.