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Authentik DETOX GREEN JUICE

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Asmaa Lahlou

February 26, 2024
At MyAuthentikSpoon, we're huge fans of food that not only tastes great but also makes you feel amazing. So, we've put our unique spin on a classic: the Authentik GREEN JUICE. While we all know smoothies are awesome for their fiber and how they help our digestive system, this green juice is a game-changer. It's full of nutrients that help clean out not just your digestive system, but your whole body. Because eating food takes up so much of our body's energy, drinking this juice gives your body a break, letting it focus on cleaning and fixing itself up. And it's loaded with antioxidants, which are great for you.

Authentik GREEN JUICE – Serves 2

What’s in this super drink?

  • Lots of greens like spinach, kale, or parsley (about 7 handfuls)
  • 2 stalks of celery and 3 cucumbers, try to get these organic
  • A little green cabbage or 100g of broccoli (only if your thyroid is all good)
  • 1 green apple and 1 lemon, keep the skin on and go for organic if you can
  • A small piece of fresh ginger (about 5g)

How to prepare it?

  1. Wash all your fruits and veggies with some baking soda and water. Keep the skins on because they’re good for you.
  2. Chop everything so it fits in your juicer.
  3. Start juicing all the pieces one by one.
  4. Give it a taste. You can add more lemon, ginger, or water if it needs it.

Enjoying your juice

Serve immediately for a refreshing burst of vitality, or store a portion in the fridge for a rejuvenating drink later in the day. Embrace the simplicity and potency of this juice, making it a daily ritual for detoxification and nourishment.

Note

For those with a slow mastication juicer, this green juice can retain its nutrient-rich profile for up to five days. However, for an optimal detox experience, we advocate for the freshness of daily juicing.

Our Authentik GREEN JUICE isn’t just a blend of random ingredients; it’s a carefully crafted potion. Each component is selected for its unique benefits to support your body’s natural detoxification process. Let’s dive into the food science behind our choices and understand why these ingredients are not just good, but great for you.

Why These Ingredients?

  • Greens like spinach, kale, and parsley: These are powerhouses of chlorophyll, which helps in cleansing the blood and boosting blood production. Rich in vitamins and minerals, they support liver function, the body’s main detox organ.
  • Celery and cucumber: High in water content, these veggies help in flushing out toxins by promoting urine production. Celery, in particular, contains antioxidants that reduce inflammation, while cucumber’s hydrating property ensures your body is well equipped to eliminate waste.
  • Green apple: Apples are high in fiber which aids in digestion and the elimination of toxins. The skin of green apples contains quercetin, an antioxidant that enhances the liver’s detox capabilities.
  • Lemon: This citrus fruit is not just for flavor. Lemons are high in vitamin C, vital for converting toxins into water-soluble forms that are easily excreted from the body.
  • Ginger: Known for its anti-inflammatory properties, ginger supports digestion and helps in soothing the gastrointestinal tract. This is key for a smooth detox process as it ensures toxins are efficiently moved through and out of the system.
  • Green cabbage or broccoli: Both are cruciferous vegetables, known for their sulfur-containing compounds. These compounds help boost the body’s detoxification enzymes, assisting in the breakdown and elimination of toxins.

The Organic Choice

Choosing organic vegetables and fruits is a deliberate decision aimed at maximizing the nutritional intake while minimizing exposure to harmful chemicals and pesticides. Organic produce tends to have higher levels of beneficial nutrients, including antioxidants. By opting for organic, we ensure that you can safely consume these fruits and vegetables with their skins on. This is where a significant portion of the nutrients are housed.

However, we’re aware that organic produce can be less accessible or more expensive for some. That’s why we emphasize the importance of washing all fruits and vegetables with a baking soda solution. This method is proven to be quite effective at removing pesticide residues, making it safer to enjoy the full benefits of these ingredients, skins included. It’s a simple step that aligns with our ethos of making detoxification accessible and practical for everyone.

In crafting the Authentik GREEN JUICE, our goal is to make DETOX not just a monthly ritual but a daily joy. By understanding the science behind our food choices, we empower ourselves to make decisions that support our body’s natural cleansing processes. And by choosing organic where possible and cleaning our produce well, we ensure that our detox journey is as pure and effective as the ingredients we cherish.

Remember, detoxification is about nourishing your body with the right tools to cleanse itself. This juice is our way of showing you how DETOX can be simple, natural, and delicious. It’s perfect for helping your body do its natural cleaning job.

To continue learning

But this juice is just a part of our bigger picture on DETOX. We believe that helping your body clean itself isn’t just about what you remove from your diet, but what you add to it. And that’s where our DETOX thinking comes in – we’re all about supporting your body’s natural detox processes by picking the right foods and drinks.

For those interested in diving deeper into our detoxification philosophy or seeking guidance on how to tailor a detox plan to their needs, our AUTHENTIK DETOX program offers a wealth of resources and will allow you to do your DETOX with the support of our expert coach. IF you are a self learner or want to solely develop your DETOX knowledge without doing a DETOX right now, our DETOX masterclass might be the right starting point for you. Additionally, we invite you to book a free private consultation with our dedicated naturopathic chef. This one-on-one session is an excellent opportunity to have all your questions answered and to learn how to incorporate detoxifying strategies into your lifestyle effectively.

We’re on a mission to make healthy eating a fun and tasty journey for everyone. So, let’s end this February with a new habit and a regular glass of Authentik GREEN JUICE. Santé!

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