8 Cleansing Juices To Help Balance Your Body

Aug 8, 2017 | Body and Soul, Nutrition, Self Care

With fruit and vegetables still in abundance as we continue through the summer season, I’d love to share some of the cleansing juices I enjoyed while in Thailand.

There’s something about preparing a juice that makes you feel healthy and good about yourself even before it’s entered your bloodstream!

Why Juice?

Juicing is a convenient and fast way to receive a boost of phytonutrients – vitamins, essential minerals, living enzymes, antioxidants and natural antibiotics, which are essential for our health.

It’s a great way to add nutrients from the fruits or vegetables that you may not normally eat.

Juicing extracts the fibre or pulp from fresh fruits or vegetables, leaving you with a completely liquid drink.

It’s best to drink the juice as soon as possible after it’s prepared.

Be careful of bottle juices, they’re not the same as they’re pasteurized, meaning they’re heated and processed which can kill vitamins and minerals.

What to put into the Juicer

Many vegetables, especially leafy greens and citrus fruit work well. Flavours can range from fresh and sharp, to earthy, to tropical sweetness. I’ve focused on very simple cleansing here but there is so much more choice available.

I used to be particular about wanting to know what metric measurements to use. I didn’t quite trust myself to guess or have the patience for trial and error.

However, I’ve learnt to let go, be more intuitive, it’s much more fun that way. You become more in tune with how a little more of this and a little less of that affects the taste.

You also begin to work with a greater sense of freedom and creativity.

Nowadays, I often put all sorts of combinations together, most often it works – sometimes it doesn’t. A classic might be any fruit and vegetable left in the fridge, that one sometimes needs to be thought through!

8 Detox Cleansing Juices

Sun Salute
Kale, cucumber, carrot, apple, beetroot, ginger

Liver Cleanse
Carrot, beetroot, apple, parsley

Skin Bliss
Carrot, celery, apple

Beetroot, cucumber, apple, ginger

Mean Green
Celery, spinach, tomato, cabbage

Green Light
Cucumber, kale, celery

Healthy Heart
Carrot, celery, beetroot, apple, ginger

Personal Go-To Favourite (at the moment)
Spinach, cucumber, fennel, ginger, lemon

Place the softer ingredients in first and the harder ones on top to help push the ingredients through.

What kind of Juicer should I buy?

Juicers can vary a lot in price from under CHF/$ 100 to CHF/$ 300+. Think about how often you want to juice and then aim to buy the best one you can afford based on your needs.

It is worth the investment and does make a difference. Here is a guide to help you get started.

A Week’s Worth of Juicing
There are 7 juices, so one for each day of the week, plus my current favourite as a bonus!

Tell me which ones worked well for you, I hope this helps to improve your mindset towards a healthier lifestyle, one small step at a time!

Do you have any favourite juicing recipes? Let me know if you do, I’d love to try them out and as always comment below with any questions.

Karen x


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Karen Kurzmeyer
Private/group/corporate yoga teacher. Helping busy professionals prioritise health & well-being through yoga.

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