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Handful spinach/kale

1 cucumber

2 mangoes

2 sprigs of mint

1/2 cup water

4 ice cubes

Blend all ingredients in a smoothie maker or blender, and enjoy!

Cucumber: is a very good source of vitamins A and C, and folic acid. The skin is rich in fibre and a variety of minerals including magnesium and potassium. Cucumber is a top choice as a diuretic. It can help control constipation, stomach disorders and acne. The high water content, combined with its ability to balance acid, helps reduce disorders and ailments that may be a cause of over production of various acidic compounds.

Spinach heals the lining of the digestive tract, improves vision and helps to maintain healthy blood vessels. Contains vitamins B, C, K, beta-carotene and folic acid. Very good for the skin and supports liver function.

Mangoes are rich in amino acids, vitamins C and E, flavonoids, beta-carotene, niacin, calcium, iron, magnesium and potassium. Mangoes aid digestion, stimulates the immune system, cleanses and disinfects the body. They also aid in reducing the risk of cancer – this is due to the high vitamin C content and other enzymes and properties.

Mint is widely used as a digestive aid in the form of teas and culinary uses. Mint has some of the most potent antioxidant properties of all spices. These include rosmaniric acid, which slows the formation of plaque in the arteries. Mint also contains limonene, which provides protection against some cancers.

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1 apple (golden delicious or royal gala)

1 cucumber

3 sticks celery

1 inch ginger

4 broccoli florets

1 tbsp. flaxseed (optional)

Put all ingredients in a juicer or blender, juice and enjoy!

Here’s how it helps:

Cucumber: is a very good source of vitamins A and C, and folic acid. The skin is rich in fibre and a variety of minerals including magnesium and potassium. Cucumber is a top choice as a diuretic. It can help control constipation, stomach disorders and acne. The high water content, combined with its ability to balance acid, helps reduce disorders and ailments that may be a cause of over production of various acidic compounds.

Celery: is high in vitamin A, B1, B2, B6 and C, and ample supply of potassium, folic acid, calcium, magnesium, iron and essential amino acids. Celery helps flush the body of excessive carbon dioxide and reduces acidity.

Ginger: is high in antioxidants and also has anti-inflammatory properties. Ginger contains ginerol, a compound that is thought to relax blood vessels, stimulate blood flow and relieve pain.

Apple juice helps soothe the intestines and reduce constipation. It helps clean out harmful bacteria and parasites in the digestive tract. Apples contain vitamins A, B1, B2 and C, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium and iron. The pectin in apples forms a gel in the intestine that eliminates toxins.

Broccoli is a very powerful antioxidant which contains vitamins B and C, folic acid, beta-carotene, phosphorus, fibre, calcium, potassium and iodine. It’s very good for blood pressure and liver problems. Also helps to relieve constipation.

2 apples

1 cucumber

2 celery sticks

1 beetroot

½ handful of parsley

1/2 inch ginger

This juice will help cleanse your liver, kidneys and digestive system, and give them the well needed break from being over-worked breaking down processed foods. Juice the lot in a juicer or blender and enjoy.

 

Cucumber: is a very good source of vitamins A and C, and folic acid. The skin is rich in fibre and a variety of minerals including magnesium and potassium. Cucumber is a top choice as a diuretic. It can help control constipation, stomach disorders and acne. The high water content, combined with its ability to balance acid, helps reduce disorders and ailments that may be a cause of over production of various acidic compounds.

Celery: is high in vitamin A, B1, B2, B6 and C, and ample supply of potassium, folic acid, calcium, magnesium, iron and essential amino acids. Celery helps flush the body of excessive carbon dioxide and reduces acidity.

Parsley: is one herb that is usually just used for garnishing food. It is rich in carotenoids, chlorophyll, calcium, Vitamins A, B, C and iron. Parsley is known for its blood-cleansing and healing properties. It is a strong diuretic, anti-inflammatory and a powerful antioxidant. Parsley neutralizes toxins in your liver, inhibits abnormal cell growth (preventing tumours and cancers), and boosts the immune system.

There are two types of parsley – curly or flat Italian parsley which have the same healing properties. The Italian variety tends to have more flavour and best used in cooking with other strong flavours. Curly parsley can be more bitter. I tend to use the flat leaf parsley.

Beetroot are a very good source of calcium, iron, Vitamins A and C and are an excellent source of folic acid. They are a very good for cleaning the bloodstream and cleansing the liver and kidneys. Also nature’s blood builder and strengthens the immune system.

Apple juice helps soothe the intestines and reduce constipation. It helps clean out harmful bacteria and parasites in the digestive tract. Apples contain vitamins A, B1, B2 and C, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium and iron. The pectin in apples forms a gel in the intestine that eliminates toxins.

 


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