In November I decided to do my first juice cleanse…a day without food sounded tough, a few hours without food usually leaves me grumpy! But it was surprisingly easy, drinking a juice every two hours stopped me from getting hungry, although I did go to bed super early just so I didn’t think about my stomach too much! One thing I ddi notice the next day was that my skin looked and felt amazing. Surprisingly I also felt full of energy and did a little workout the following morning. I bought my juice cleanse, and they are pretty pricey, so this time my January cleanse I decided to make my own.
This juice was really tasty and the chia seeds add some protein to your day of juice, the recipe serves 2.
3 large cooked beetroot
5cm ginger (skin on)
4 large carrots
2 1/2 oranges
tbsp chia seeds
What to do…
Just as a note, I bought all my veg from the local market, and when I sat the carrots were huge, they were ginormous so you may need to increase the number you use. When making juice be sure to really scrub the fruit and veg before you put it in the juicer.
Put the beetroot, carrot and ginger into your juicer, do not peel the vegetables as most of the nutrients lie close to the skin. Chop your oranges in half and squeeze the juice using a hand juicer and discard the skins. Mix the orange juice in with the juice from the vegetables and stir in the chia seeds. I use chia here just to make the juice a little more filling and to add some protein.
Store in an airtight jar or bottle and consume within 24 hours.
Enjoy your beautiful bottle of red goodness!