When heat waves strike in the summer, keeping hydrated and healthy is a must. Overeating and consumption of particularly fatty meals may make you feel sluggish.
Regularly overeating does not allow your digestion to rest and may lead to fatigue and a constant feeling of being tired.
How about giving your body a rest by drinking a glass (or two) of freshly extracted juice in place of a meal? One juice recipe for one day of the week. Do a 7-day partial detox and feel so much better at the end of it!
7 Cleansing Detox Drinks
1. Spicy Tropical Pineapple Juice
This vitamin C-rich drink has a little kick to it to keep it fresh! A taste of jalapeño will keep you on your toes, and give you the cancer fighting, energy increasing, and weight loss inducing benefits that everyone needs.
1 quarter fresh pineapple
½ bunch of cilantro
½ small jalapeno, seeded
2. Tropical Green Coconut Smoothie
This amazing juice has all the components of a typical green juice like spinach and kale, but with a taste of the tropics thrown in for flavor. Coconuts are packed with potassium and electrolytes, and make this juice the perfect post-workout drink.
Coconut water from 1 young Thai coconut
A handful of green kale
A handful of spinach
Crack open coconut (using a cleaver and with extreme care) and pour the coconut water into a blender. Scoop out the coconut meat with a spoon and add to blender. Add kale, spinach and banana. Blend on high for 30 seconds. Pour juice back into the coconut and serve with a straw.
3. Sweet Melon Blossom
This juice combo is a nutrient powerhouse, providing all the vitamins and minerals is a delicious hydrating drink.
It is also rich in antioxidants that is helpful for anti-aging and prevents many ailments.
½ small honeydew or rock melon
2 cups of grapes
1-2 inch fresh ginger root
A handful of basil leaves
4. Tropical Paradise Smoothie
This juice is packed with all the best fresh ingredients that you expect to find while on a tropical vacation. Vitamin C from the pineapple, digestion air from the ginger and electrolytes from the coconut make this a homerun health drink.
½ medium ripe papaya, peeled, seeded, and sliced
½ small pineapple, peeled, cored, and sliced
1-inch piece fresh ginger root, peeled
2 cup fresh young coconut water
Crack open coconut (using a cleaver and with extreme care) and pour 2 cups of the fresh coconut water into a blender. Scoop out the coconut meat with a spoon and add to blender. Add your cubed papaya, pineapple and ginger root. Blend on high for 30-45 seconds. Serve chilled. Enjoy!
5. Wild Spiced Berry Smoothie
Fresh berries give this healthy drink an amazing taste that doesn’t need any artificial sweeteners!
Put all the ingredients into a blender and blend to a smooth texture.
4 cups of strawberries, leaves and all
2 cups of raspberries
1 small chili with seeds and placental skin removed (optional)
1 cup mint leaves or more to taste
Juice from ½ lime
6. Beet Apple And Blackberry Juice
The only thing better then the beautiful color of beetroot is the amazing health benefits that it contains!
Beetroot juice is a powerful cleanser of the blood and helps lower blood pressure. Highly nutritious, this juice combo is rich with folate, manganese potassium, iron and Vitamin C!
3 medium-sized beetroots
1 small cucumber
A handful of mint leaves
½ inch fresh ginger root
7. Ultimate Green Juice
This green juice is packed with all the essentials, including celery, which is a seriously under-appreciated super food!
Celery is loaded with potassium, folic acid, magnesium, calcium, iron, phosphorus and essential amino acids, which puts a spurt of energy into your day.
6-8 ribs of celery
4-5 big kale leaves
2 green apples
A big handful of cilantro
1 inch of fresh ginger