Juice cleanses have gained tremendous popularity in the past several years, and for good reason. They’re a great way to feel lighter and healthier quickly, and to jumpstart healthier eating after a period of overindulging. As with any major change to your diet, check with your doctor before starting a juice cleanse.

Ingredients to Include

  1. Groenten

    Detox drinks and juice smoothies can be made with an endless variety of ingredients, but it’s generally best to include more vegetables than fruits to keep the natural sugars to a minimum.

  2. Beets

    Rode bieten zitten barstensvol antioxidanten die gewichtsverlies bevorderen en bietensappen hebben een felle, verkwikkende roze kleur. Probeer deze smoothie met biet, appel en gember.

  3. Celery

    Celery gives subtle vegetable flavor, and naturally cleanses the digestive system of uric acid.

  4. Ginger

    Gember gaat darmgassen tegen en helpt bij het verteren van vet voedsel. Probeer dit groene gembersap.

  5. Apples

    Appels zijn rijk aan vezels, versterken het immuunsysteem en helpen bij het reinigen van het spijsverteringsstelsel. Probeer dit sap van appel, wortel, gember en venkel.

  6. Cayenne Pepper

    Adding a pinch of cayenne to juice drinks acts as a circulatory stimulant, detoxifier, and supports weight loss.

Try Using Nut Milks

Many cleanses also include nut milks, which can be more filling than juices. Homemade nut milks are easy to make in your Vitamix blender, and taste much better than store-bought varieties. See Almond Milk for the recipe, and have fun experimenting with different types of nuts.