If you are welcoming the New Year with a hangover or the holidays have left you feeling all kinds of yuckiness, then rehydrating and detoxing your body are a must.
Beginning with this powerful Raw & Alive beet juice recipe that will leave your body feeling nourished, re-energized, and ready to take on the New Year fresh and clean!
Powerful Raw & Alive Beet Juice
Makes 2-12oz servings (may have an extra 4-6oz left over)
½ head of romaine lettuce (from a large head of romaine)
1 small beet
Beet greens from a single beet (optional)
1 large cucumber
7 long celery stalks
1 small pear
1 small apple
Just a bit of a warning… Don’t freak out if you pee red, beet juice will do that. It is perfectly natural so do not be alarmed.
Beets are extremely powerful with a wealth of nutrients, vitamins, and minerals. Just a small beet goes a long way. Juicing beets is a great way to rejuvenate and hydrate your cells with complete nourishment while resting and allowing the liver and kidneys to do their very best work in detoxifying your body.
Beets aren’t alone in the detoxification and cleansing process, as all vegetables aid in pushing toxins out of the body but it’s no secret they are one of the most potent ingredients in a juice cleanse and for good reason.
Their health benefits are amazing!
Health Benefits of Beets
Beets are not only a powerful source for aiding in the detoxification process, it provides amazing benefits for your heart, helps to improve athletic performance, improves brain function, reduces blood pressure, decreases inflammation, reduces the risk of cancer, increases energy, and so much more.
Beet greens are also highly beneficial to your health and often go unnoticed or in most cases kicked to the curb or simply just tossed into the trash. These too pack a powerful punch in providing the body with a good amount of protein, fiber, and antioxidants. They are also high in vitamin B6, vitamin K, vitamin A, and other nutrients, vitamins, and minerals required by the body for thriving.
Health Benefits of Beet Greens include:
- Boosting bone strength
- Fighting off Alzheimer’s disease
- Strengthening your immune system
Bottom line, eat more beets and don’t forget the beet greens!
They go great in smoothies, juices, or salads when eaten raw. They can also be lightly sautéed and added to quinoa for a vegan cooked plant-based meal option.
Keep in mind, that there are no shortcuts to health. It’s as simple as caring for your body as it so deserves. Your body has the very powerful ability to heal itself and do all the work for you. You just need to be present and allow it to do what it does best which is to heal.
Take it a step further by nourishing and recharging your body with the Raw & Alive 21-Day Weight Loss and Nourishment program for a complete detox and cleanse or grab a copy of The Ultimate Guide to Optimal Health for an in-depth look at how to make positive lifestyle changes that will dramatically change your life. You will also learn how to transition into a raw vegan lifestyle step-by-step including how to incorporate a raw food diet of at least 80-90% as desired so that you can take it at your own pace.
If you love yourself, your health, and your life, you can rest assured, that they will all love you right back.
Make this New Year about you and healing not only your body but your mind and spirit as well. You can start by taking the 30-Day Mental Cleanse Challenge to get your New Year started on the right foot!
Share your favorite juice for cleansing in the comments below!
Wishing you nothing but abundant health, love, happiness, success, and prosperity for the New Year and always.