Kiwi Express Cleansing Juice

from the 3-Day Summer Juice Fast

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*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 2 Juices

Morning Juice - Orange Are You Awake? Cleansing Juice
Midday Juice - Kiwi Express Cleansing Juice (this post)
Evening Juice - Sweet Tempered Greens Juice

An ode to our dear Kiwi friends, this juice is chock-full of Vitamin C and other antioxidants to combat free radicals and boost immunity. Spinach adds chlorophyll cleansing karma to regenerate cells, build blood, and clear the respiratory tract. Apple aids digestion, while lemon amps up the alkaline agenda. This is a tropical treat that will tickle your taste buds.

Ingredient Cleansing Benefits:

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.

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.

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.

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.

Try our 3-Day Juice Fasts or 14-Day Detox Dynamo Cleanse.

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Kiwi Express Cleansing Juice

Kiwi Express Cleansing Juice

from the 3-Day Summer Juice Fast

Makes one 16-ounce glass5 MINS
  • 2 to 3 peeled kiwis (sub: 1 green apple + 1/2 lemon, rind removed)
  • 1 green apple, cored
  • 3 handfuls baby spinach (or 3 stalks kale)
  • 1 lemon, rind removed
  • Pinch of Celtic sea salt

Push everything through your juicer.
*If you're drinking this juice as part of the 3-Day Summer Juice Fast, strain, and dilute with equal parts filtered water.
*Please read all pre- and post-fast guidelines before participating in the juice fast.

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