Spring Cleanse Vegetable Juice with Asparagus, Cucumber and Tomato

Here’s a Spring cleanse vegetable juice for you. I know it’s not Spring, but this one is good all year round.

This is an interesting recipe because I’ve never juiced asparagus. Steamed asparagus is delicious and I have always loved cold cooked asparagus on salads, so juicing them should work too. I had to try it.

Asparagus is a natural diuretic, which helps flush toxins from the body and cleanse the kidney.Spring Cleanse Vegetable Juice

I liked this recipe, especially over ice. I used a very large tomato and cucumber and could definitely taste them. Just a hint of lemon and a little asparagus flavor. Good vegetable juice! Try it if you like asparagus as I do.

Spring Cleanse Vegetable Juice Recipe

The Spring Cleanse Vegetable Juice comes from  – Juicing, Fasting, and Detoxing for Life: Unleash the Healing Power of Fresh Juices and Cleansing Diets. In the book it’s on page 291.

Makes 20+ ounces

  • 1 cucumber, peeled
  • 1 vine-ripened tomato
  • 8 asparagus stalks
  • 1/2 lemon peeled

Spring Cleanse Vegetable Juice

Asparagus is a brain booster: Another anti-aging property of this delicious spring veggie is that it may help our brains fight cognitive decline. Like leafy greens, asparagus delivers folate, which works with vitamin B12—found in fish, poultry, meat and dairy—to help prevent cognitive impairment. In a study from Tufts University, older adults with healthy levels of folate and B12 performed better on a test of response speed and mental flexibility. (If you’re 50-plus, be sure you’re getting enough B12: your ability to absorb it decreases with age.) Asparagus is packed with antioxidants: It’s one of the top ranked fruits and vegetables for its ability to neutralize cell-damaging free radicals. This, according to preliminary research, may help slow the aging process.  – Eatingwell.com

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EatingWell,com – 5 Powerful Health Benefits of Asparagus

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Beet – Cucumber Cleansing Juice Recipe with Carrots, Cucumber, Beets and Celery

I was a little hesitant to make the Beet – Cucumber Cleansing Juice just because it had so many ingredients, but really it’s not to difficult to make.  There are 7 ingredients, but ginger and lemon are so easy to add to a juice it doesn’t make sense for me not to try it at least once. I’m so happy I did.

This is a delicious blend. I could taste every ingredient, but none of them were overpowering. I’ll be making the Beet – Cucumber Cleansing Juice again.

Why is this a cleansing juice? For one, beets. Beets are good for the kidney, liver and bladder. Beetroot juice is also believed to be a blood purifier and is good for intestinal cleanses.

Be careful about the leaves though. The leaves are high in oxalate and people on a low oxalate diet should avoid consuming too much of the beetroot stems and leaves.beet - cucumber cleansing juice

Beet – Cucumber Cleansing Juice

The Beet – Cucumber Cleansing Juice Recipe comes from  – Juicing, Fasting, and Detoxing for Life: Unleash the Healing Power of Fresh Juices and Cleansing Diets In the book it’s called Beet – Cucumber Cleansing Cocktail and is on page 290. I changed the name slightly.

Makes 20+ ounces with a large cucumber

  •  1 cucumber, peeled
  • 3 carrots, scrubber well, tops removed, ends trimmed
  • 1 beet, scrubbed well, with stem and 1 or 2 leaves
  • 2 stalks celery
  • 1 handful parsley
  • 1 or 2 inch chunk ginger root scrubbed, or peeled if old (I used 1 inch)
  • 1/2 lemon, peeled

beet - cucumber cleansing juice

 

Researchers claims that compounds found in beets detoxify the liver and have the ability to cure diseases of the digestive system.

The benefits of juicing beets includes that it encourages liver cleansing, improves liver functioning and protects the liver from excessive alcohol consumption.

There are also indications that the benefits of beet juice includes the ability to cure kidney and liver diseases. – Juicing Benefits Toolbox

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Juicing Benefits Toolbox

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