If you’re familiar with healthy food and recent trends, then you’ve probably already tried beet and carrot juice.
Although it may sound strange, the mixture is actually very balanced in flavor and highly nutritious. Plus, it helps support your body’s natural detoxification process to get rid of bad bacteria, heavy metals and toxins that may be clogging up your system.
And while this juice is great on its own, adding just a few more simple ingredients dramatically boosts its health benefits.
Liver Cleansing Beet Juice
This recipe is quick, easy and makes about 2 meal servings or 4 snacks.
3 Organic carrots
1 Organic cooked beet
2 Organic red apples
6 Organic kale leaves, despined
½ inch of ginger root
½ organic lemon
1 ½ cups of water
Peel, wash, and cut all ingredients. Keep the carrot, apple and lemon peels aside to incorporate into the juice.
Place all of the ingredients and peels into a blender and pulse until smooth.
If you like, you can strain the mixture before drinking.
Enjoy immediately or store in a mason jar and refrigerate for a healthy snack.
Beets and carrots are both full of cartenoids that improve liver health by stimulating bile flow to help your liver take our the trash and fiber to absorb the bile and push it out of your digestive tract. Beta-carotene also protects the liver from alcohol-induced liver damage.
Beets also contain compounds that fight fat deposits in the liver, lower blood pressure, fight cholesterol and promote blood flow .
Ginger is a digestive tonic that helps relieve common ailments like flatulence, nausea & bloating as well as managing more serious conditions like irritable bowel syndrome. It also reduces cancer-causing inflammation.
Apples contain malic acid, which dissolves gallstones and liver stones. The fruit also stimulates bile flow and fights non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.
Kale and other cruciferous vegetables contain glucosinolate, an enzyme that fights cancer and flushes out toxins. It also improves thyroid function to prevent hormonal imbalances and excess weight gain.
Lemon contains protective bioflavanoids like hesperidin, which fights off liver damage. It also contains toxin-fighting citrate and fights bad cholesterol .