*If you're making this juice as part of the 3-Day Summer Juice Fast please read all of the fast guidelines in the post before participating in the fast.
Day 3 Juices
Morning Juice - Sweet Coalescence Cleansing Juice (this post)
Midday Juice - Can You Feel The Beet? Detox Juice
Evening Juice - Long Life Elixir Green Juice
This delicious sweet treat is a detox disguised as dessert. Strawberries are chock-full of vitamin C and other antioxidants, as well as beta carotenes to dial up the detox. Apple helps break down toxins in the intestinal tract, lemon aids the alkaline agenda while adding a delightful tang, and ginger warms up the blend, stimulates the lymph and the digestive tract, and helps calm inflammation.
Ingredient Cleansing Benefits:
Strawberries help those grey cells live longer and transmit messages better. Along with truckloads of vitamin C and other antioxidants for heart health, strawbs aid digestion and weight loss, and phytonutrients combat the development of abnormal cells. Relatively low in natural sugar, strawberries pair well with most fruits, vegetables, and leafy greens. Juicing berries can feel decadent and wasteful. To get the most bang for your buck, remove the calyx (green stem/leaf) and push the berries through the juicer alternating with high-water-content foods like cucumber, oranges, and apples, and little bit of filtered water.
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.
Lemon - This 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. Lemons provide calcium and magnesium for strong bones and teeth, along with unique compounds that have powerful antioxidant properties. The flavonoids in lemons have even been shown to halt abnormal cell division.
While lemons are cooling, this superstar can be balanced with warming foods like cayenne and fennel. We use lemons 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.
Ginger - Used in its raw form, this brilliant health-promoting juice booster gives beautiful back-end kick to blends of all kinds. In one serving of juice, as little as a half-inch slice of washed, unpeeled root packs a powerful punch.
We rely on ginger as a warming agent, to counteract the cooling effects of fruits and vegetables, and to promote healthy sweating, beneficial to the cleansing process and fantastic for battling colds and flu.
This sensational herb-and-spice is an overall anti-inflammatory agent that stimulates the lymphatic system, provides cardiovascular and respiratory support, aids digestion and tones the intestinal tract, and relieves gas, bloating, nausea and gastrointestinal distress. It helps make blood platelets less sticky, and reduces risk factors for atherosclerosis. Ginger’s powerful antioxidants and anti-tumor agents can also protect against free radicals.
There’s no need to peel ginger before juicing. Much of the nutrients are in the skin or just beneath. Scrub the root, lop off a piece, and juice away. In our experience, people either love ginger in a juice, or hate it. Starting slow’s a good way to go if you’re unsure which camp you’re in.
Try our 3-Day Juice Fasts or 14-Day Detox Dynamo Cleanse.