Detoxifying Green Juice Recipe
This green juice recipe is fantastic for supporting the detoxification pathways of the body.
Packed with alkaline, nutrient-dense ingredients, it will help your body to process toxins gently, and support your body to renew cells while boosting the immune system too.
Some of the benefits from these super-nutrient-dense ingredients include:
The broccoli and kale in this juice are very supportive due to them containing a compound called sulforaphane.
Sulforaphane is particularly helpful for the detoxification process because it modulates the nrf2 pathway. This pathway helps to ‘switch on’ protective enzymes which help to counteract reactive molecules, and also helps the liver cells to produce a detoxification enzyme called glutathione-S-transferase.
Glutathione-S-transferase assists in helping the body eliminate toxins, by binding with environmental toxins and making them more water-soluble so they can be excreted by the kidneys.
The active compound in turmeric, curcumin is also so important because it may inhibit and suppress a number of different disease-causing mechanisms, such as inflammation, oxidative damage, and tumor formation.
Coriander has been found to combine heavy metals and loosen them from tissue, making them easier to eliminate from the body. Coriander’s strong antioxidant abilities, in part due to the flavonoid quercetin, also aid in the prevention of bodily damage caused by free radicals.
And of course, it’s highly alkaline, antioxidant-rich and anti-inflammatory too! Winner!
So now we know why this detoxifying green juice recipe is so helpful, let’s jump in.
Detoxifying Green Juice
- 4 florets of broccoli
- 1/2 bunch of kale
- 1 large beetroot (plus greens)
- 1cm ginger
- 1cm turmeric
- 1/2 bunch coriander (cilantro)
- 2 sticks of celery
- 1 large cucumber
- Coconut or filtered water to taste
Simply wash and chop all of the ingredients and juice them! You can make twice as much as you need and store the extra serves away for 24-36 hours in an airtight container in the fridge.
Note: this juice isn’t a ‘detox’ or cleanse in and of itself, to learn how to do the Alkaline Cleanse click here!