Colon Cleansing Green Juice

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  • Raw
  • Dairy Free
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  • Gluten Free
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  • Egg Free
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  • Nut Free
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  • Soy Free
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  • Blender

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season. My family and I had an absolute blast! I must admit I overindulged... and enjoyed every single minute of it!

For those of you wanting to get a head start on your holiday detox, this simple spinach and apple juice blend will do the trick! I got this colon cleansing juicing tip from my favorite juicing book, Heinerman's Encyclopedia of Healing Juices. This is my juicing bible. Some of the information is a little out of date. But, it's still the most comprehensive guide to the health benefits of juicing I've seen.

Apple is a staple ingredient in the juicing world, adding sweetness and flavor to otherwise unpalatable combinations. Besides the delicious taste, apples are loaded with natural goodness -- containing calcium, phosphorus, sodium, iron, potassium, and small amounts of vitamins B and C.

For detoxing purposes, apple juice is fantastic for cleansing the colon, and is a wonderful natural remedy for constipation. The high pectin content in apples (one apple contains about two grams of pectin) combines with the mineral salts contained in the apple to form an insoluble salt that can have a powerful laxative effect.

A trick I learnt from John Heinerman is to combine equal parts spinach and apple juice to heighten the laxative properties of apples. The oxalic acid in the spinach mixes with the pectin and mineral salts in the apples to clean out the colon! This magic mix is very effective at scraping off impacted fecal matter from the walls of the colon. Drink only one cup of this mixture every four hours, or you may be paying homage to the porcelain bowl more times than you'd like.

Juicing is a wonderful way to detox your system, and get a healthy start to the new year.

I like to use the new year as the perfect excuse to make healthy promises to myself.

Here are some easy ways you can get clean in 2013:

  • Sleep and rest.
  • Drink a glass of lemon water to detox after rest, restore an alkaline balance, stimulate the peristaltic movement of the colon, and prepare your body for digestion.
  • Drink at least three liters of filtered water a day to keep hydrated. For maximum effect, add liquid chlorophyll to the water.
  • Purchase organic, non-gmo foods from local sources where possible.
  • Enjoy a savory green alkaline smoothie every day to get your daily dose of greens, and top up your alkaline buffers.
  • Increase the amount of raw foods for live enzymes to aid digestion.
  • Include green leafy vegetables with every meal.
  • Include cultured vegetables with every meal to keep a healthy balance of probiotics in your body for immunity.
  • Soak and sprout your nuts, seeds, and grains to remove enzyme inhibitors and activate nutritional potential.
  • Practice food combining to improve digestion.
  • Keep moving! Engage in some form of stretching, aerobic activity, and weight bearing exercise at least three times a week.
  • Practice deep breathing and/or meditation to reconnect with your inner self, alkalize and relax.
  • Set mindful intentions for the day.
  • "Thoughts Become Things." Choose the good ones. Be positive about your life and act with gratitude and abundance. This attitude has an infectious quality that brings beauty into the world.
  • Treat others the way you want to be treated. What you put out into the world comes back to you.
  • Tell the people in your life how you feel about them.
  • Volunteer your time to a cause you are passionate about.

  • Start composting.
  • Use food-grade, natural, organic beauty products.
  • Clean your home with eco-friendly food items like lemon juice, baking soda, and vinegar.
  • Reduce your consumption - upcycle and recycle.

What are some of the ways you are improving your health this year?

Colon Cleansing Green Juice

Colon Cleansing Green Juice

Serves 2 10 MINS
  • 6 cups baby spinach
  • 3 green apples, cored
  • 2 handfuls flat-leaf parsley (optional)

Push the ingredients through your juicer, and consume whole. Drink 1 cup of juice every four hours unstrained to relieve constipation.


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