Cleansing vegetable smoothie

Sophia McDermott Drysdale

Freshly squeezed juices are one of the best way to cleanse and detox your body. 

For those who are following my cleanse in my newsletter to help flush systems after the delicious Thanksgiving meal, the recipe for my cleansing veggie juice is below. But firstly it is important to know that you must use a what's known as a masticating juicer that extracts the juice by pressing and crushing and squeezing as opposed to the more traditional centrifugal juicers.  Centrifugal juicers operate with fast spinning blades which essentially chop up the veggies into tiny little pieces. This as well as the heat generated from the fast spinning blades kills the enzymes which are vital for our health and digestion. I spent almost $300 on a good juicer, one from Omega Nutrition and it is worth it.  Invest is a good juicer and make sure that you are getting all the enzymes, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals from  your juice!. 

Veggie cleansing juice: (serves 2)

- 2 packed cups of spinach

- 2 packed cups of kale

- 1 cup of chopped raw beets

- 2 carrots

- 1 orange

- 1/2 cup of coconut water (optional)

- 1 small clump of ginger (peeled)