This week I started my juice detox and as I shared last week one of my favorite juice combinations is carrot and pineapple juice. I added a couple of tomatoes and instead of regular water, I like using Perrier sparkling water for a bit of fizz. Carrot juice alone is not all that great tasting, but pineapples are so concentrated and sweet that only a small amount offsets the carrot taste. I’m telling you this juicing recipe is super refreshing and delicious!
Carrots are rich in vitamin A and beta-carotene, so it is great for vision health and an amazing source of antioxidants. Carrots contain large amounts of vitamins C, D, E, K, B1 and B6. They are also high in biotin, potassium, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, organic sodium and some trace minerals.
This juice recipe tastes best cold, so be sure all your ingredients are well refrigerated and serve on ice. My juice detox is going well, the juices are filling me up and I am sticking to it. I’m drinking plenty of water, taking a multivitamin and eating one solid meal per day of clean foods: no dairy, processed food, carbs, refined sugar, etc.
I’ll report my final results on Friday but so far so good – I’ve learned to have my fruits and vegetables cut, washed and ready to go so whenever I get hungry all I have to do is throw everything through the juicer and enjoy. No wait, no cook time. Preparation is absolutely key when doing a juice detox. I’m keeping close track of my meals and thoughts so I can give a full report.
Anybody doing a juice detox with me? Or another type of detox?
How are you doing?
I decided to use the Jack LaLanne Juicer – the infomercial got me – but the Breville Juicer actually has the best reviews, just food for thought. If you are thinking about juicing, do a little research to find what the best investment is for your needs.