Lemon Apple Beet Ginger Juice


January 1, 2013

This lemon apple beet ginger juice is a powerful liver cleansing blend that hydrates the body while calming inflammation.

Lemon Apple Beet Ginger Juice

This lemon apple beet ginger juice from The Decadent Detox 3-Day Juice Cleanse is a powerful liver cleansing blend that hydrates the body while calming inflammation. Cucumber cools the body, acts as a natural diuretic, and provides the skin and connective tissues with silica. This blend doesn’t taste earthy, but if you’re particularly sensitive to beets, add more apple.

The health benefits of beet juice:

This deep-burgundy beauty is a detox diva. With loads of betaine to flush the liver and bring down homocysteine levels, beets help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, aiding brain function, and stabilizing mood. Since beets optimize the red cells’ utilization of oxygen they’re very helpful to endurance athletes. Minerals in beets include calcium, potassium, iron, copper, and sodium. On the thermic side, this is a “neutral” food, neither warming nor cooling, which makes it an ideal all-season cleanse candidate. There’s no need to peel raw beets. Just give them a scrub, roughly chop, and juice away.

Nothing beats a beet for clearing the body— maybe faster than you’re looking for. So if you’ve not juiced beets before, start with a little, a quarter to a third medium-sized root, going easy until your system gets accustomed to the effects. Overdo it and you may be paying the porcelain deity more frequent homage than you’d like. If your urine gets a pinkish or reddish tinge, no need to be alarmed. That’s a sign that you’re “beeting” the toxins.

The health benefits of apple juice:

Tasty, able to break down toxins, lower cholesterol, and enhance digestion, this fruit is a popular, versatile, and cost-effective go-to for juices. With phytonutrients, powerful antioxidants like quercetin, vitamin A (in the peel), vitamin C, and significant potassium, apple is a prime detox food that’s available year ‘round. As an aid to cleansing, apples’ high pectin content provides a great bowel regulator, able to slow the colon down or speed it up, as the body needs.

Apple is a cooling food, and we include it in juices to balance the bitterness of leafy greens and other vegetables. The sweet tang of apple blends with almost all fruits and vegetables; our preferred variety is Granny Smith, which has a tarter flavor and lower sugar content than common reds like Fuji, Delicious, and Honeycrisp. That said, this fruit is versatile, and our recipes work with any apple you have on hand.

We recommend coring apples before juicing, as the jury is still out as to whether the bit of cyanide occurring naturally in the seeds is detrimental to health.

The health benefits of lemon juice:

This alkalizing tart tamer is a potent detoxifier and natural antibiotic that improves liver function, relieves constipation, and can help dissolve kidney and gall stones. High levels of vitamin C help boost immunity and alleviate symptoms of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, as well as combat heart disease. Lemons provide calcium and magnesium for strong bones and teeth, along with unique compounds that have powerful antioxidant properties. The flavonoids in lemons have even been shown to halt abnormal cell division.

While lemons are cooling, this superstar can be balanced with warming foods like cayenne and fennel. We use lemons in lots of juice blends to lift the earthy and pungent quality of leafy greens and vegetables, add zip and tang, and balance the acidifying impacts of high-sugar fruits. You may want to remove the rinds of these fruits before juicing, as in substantial quantities they’re slightly toxic, or you may enjoy the zesty punch it adds—a good compromise is a bit of the peel along with the flesh.

The health benefits of cucumber juice:

This vege-fruit truly is the ultimate cool-hydrate-cleanse food. It’s right in there regulating body temperature and easing inflammation. A relative of squashes and melons, the cuke is a natural diuretic (due to that abundant water), aiding in cell hydration, waste removal, and dissolving kidney stones.

Cucumber’s high silica content is great for the skin, and helps alleviate eczema, psoriasis, hair loss, and strengthen nails. The silica in cucumber also reduces the concentration of uric acid, which causes inflammation in the joints, muscles and tendons. A natural blood-pressure regulator, cucumber is high in vitamin A (mostly in the peel), B complex, C and folic acid, amino acids (methionine and tryptophan), potassium, sulfur, and natural chlorine.

To take advantage of the nutrients in the skins, we always use the less-bitter-skinned English/Dutch variety. Any cucumber, though, goes well in our recipes.

We add cucumber to many juice blends as a way of adding mineral-rich water that’s way more beneficial than the plain filtered stuff. Cucumber juice is chock-full of nutrients, yet barely alters flavor. Cucumbers are intensely alkalizing, and a half (or whole) cucumber worked into a batch of juice offsets the acidic effects of high-sugar fruits and aids detox. Cucumber is our go-to base for sugar-free, alkaline juice blends, too. Make sure your cucumber is organic and hasn’t been embalmed in a coating of wax.

The health benefits of ginger juice:

Used in its raw form, this brilliant health-promoting juice booster gives beautiful back-end kick to blends of all kinds. In one serving of juice, as little as a half-inch slice of washed, unpeeled root packs a powerful punch. We rely on ginger as a warming agent, to counteract the cooling effects of fruits and vegetables, and to promote healthy sweating, beneficial to the cleansing process and fantastic for battling colds and flu.

This sensational herb-and-spice is an overall anti-inflammatory agent that stimulates the lymphatic system, provides cardiovascular and respiratory support, aids digestion and tones the intestinal tract, and relieves gas, bloating, nausea and gastrointestinal distress. It helps make blood platelets less sticky, and reduces risk factors for atherosclerosis. Ginger’s powerful antioxidants and anti-tumor agents can also protect against free radicals.

There’s no need to peel ginger before juicing. Much of the nutrients are in the skin or just beneath. Scrub the root, lop off a piece, and juice away. In our experience, people either love ginger in a juice, or hate it. Starting slow’s a good way to go if you’re unsure which camp you’re in.

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Apple Beet Grapefruit Juice

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Lemon Apple Beet Ginger Juice

This lemon apple beet ginger juice is a powerful liver cleansing blend that hydrates the body while calming inflammation.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1 16-ounce glass
Author Tess Masters

Ingredients

  • 1 green apple, cored
  • 1 lemon, rind removed
  • 1/2 English cucumber
  • 1/2 red beet
  • 1 (1/2-inch) piece  fresh ginger root, plus more to taste
  • Pinch of Celtic sea salt

Instructions

  1. Push everything through your juicer

Recipe Notes

Recipe from The Decadent Detox 3-Day Juice Cleanse.
Photo by Trent Lanz; styling by Alicia Buszczak

Comments

Comments 24

    1. I am so pleased you are enjoying this juice. It is so powerful and cleansing. It really gets things moving. Thankyou for all of your comments on the facebook page too. It is great to be connected 🙂

    1. You can absolutely use red apples. Any variety of apple can be used in these juice recipes. We just suggest green apples as they contain the least natural sugar for cleansing purposes. Enjoy 🙂

    1. Yes, just blend with some filtered water, and then tweak the flavours to taste. You can either drink like a smoothie or strain to make a juice. Enjoy 🙂

  1. I am using a blender and then straining to make a juice and was very surprised by how much juice this recipe made! It’s so great!

  2. Juicing is best and fast way o get the natural benefits of fruits and vegetables.
    Pls share recipes on weight loss, skin allergy reliefs and fertility.
    Many thanks

  3. I finally got an Omega juicer! I am so excited to make all of these recipes now! I am going to make this one later today.

  4. Hi, i’m new to juicing….. I want to try the 3 day winter fasting and was wondwring, if i’m hungry during the can i have more then 3 juices???

    1. Yes. I double all of the juices when I’m fasting. Just make another “morning” juice if it’s morning, another “midday” juice when it’s lunch, and another “dinner” juice at night. The recipes have been specifically designed to work with the body’s natural rhythms and aid sleep, etc.

  5. l want to loose tummy fat but l cant diet because l like food can you recommend some juices that l can make and drink and not diet.

    1. Any of the low-sugar alkaline green juices are good for weight loss. Grapefruit and raspberries are great for weight loss, and I’m a big fan of adding cayenne and chilis to juices to rev up metabolism.

  6. Hi, is there an alternative to beets? I get severe stomach cramps when I have raw beetroot…or could I cook it first?

    1. Yes, that can happen with some people. It is a very powerful cleansing agent. You could use spinach to make this a great juice.

  7. Thrilled to find out I don’t have to peel the ginger. I’ve been adding ginger to my juice everyday for years and have always peeled it and it’s a pain.

    1. Great! Yes, I never peel it. So much of the nutrients are on the skin or just beneath. Just give it a good scrub. Enjoy.

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