DIY Juice Cleanse | Recipe #2: (Not a) Pina Colada Pineapple Detox Juice

August 2, 2014

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The second juice of the day is a little sweeter than the Glow Getter Green Juice, and it has a bit of a tropical twist. I might be biased, but I think it gives pina coladas a run for their money…

Here’s what’s in it and why it’s good for you:

  • Pineapples contain a digestive enzyme called Bromelain, which has a number of beneficial functions. It aids the digestive system by breaking down protein, while also cleansing the body of toxins – great for detoxification. In addition, Bromelain is a natural anti-inflammatory. Pineapples are rich in Vitamin A and C, as well as calcium, phosphorus and potassium. Vitamin C is an antioxidant which does loads of awesome stuff for your body: boosts your immune system, helps to synthesize connective tissue, etc. Pineapples also deliver high levels of manganese, which helps your body build bones and connective tissues.
  • Peaches contain high levels of Vitamin C, as well as flavonoid polyphenolic compounds, including lutein, zeaxanthin and B-cryptoxanthin. Along with the Vitamin C, these antioxidants protect against damage from free radicals. Peaches can also help lower cholesterol.
  • Apples are another great source of Vitamin C. They also contain ellagic acid, a liver stimulant, which can help with detoxification.
  • Ginger is a digestive aid, which can sooth an upset stomach. Ginger also has anti-inflammatory properties, so it can reduce the redness produced by skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis and acne. It also boosts the immune system.

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Ingredients

  • One third of a large pineapple (about 400g)
  • 2 apples
  • 2 peaches
  • A thumb sized piece of root ginger

Prep

  1. Remove the outside of the pineapple and chop it into pieces small enough to fit into the shoot of your juicer
  2. Halve the apples and peaches, remove the stones on the peaches
  3. Skin the ginger
  4. Juice it all up!
  5. This should make about 400ml of juice.

If you are completing the juice cleanse, follow this with another Glow Getter Green Juice, and then Beet It! Beetroot Detox Juice – recipe coming up tomorrow!!

xx

Next Up: Juice Cleanse Recipe #2: Beetroot & Carrot Juice

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