Ingredients: 1/2 - 1 Stalk Of Celery, 3-4 Apples (Honey Crisp & Pink Lady Are My Favorite), 1 Cucumber, 2-3 Slices Of Ginger, 1 Hand Squeezed Lime, Cilantro (Optional). More often than not, this is the juice I make to cool off at the end of the day. Most of my diet through the day is fruit based, however as the day comes to a close, it's nice to incorporate some grounding veggies. Celery is probably my favorite vegetable - the natural salts in celery are regenerative for the adrenal glands. Sometimes I juice the entire stalk, sometimes I'll juice just a portion of the stalk to keep the juice on the sweet side. Regardless, you should juice the celery first, and save the pulp to make celery crackers in your dehydrator! I add cucumber into most of my juices to increase the volume of the juice, making it more alkalinizing and hydrating. The apple comes into the equation to sweeten things up a bit, and add some astringent detox power to the juice. The ginger and lime are subtle additions that make the juice in my opinion. Too much ginger will make the juice too spicy, and too much lime will make it too sour, but just a touch of each compliments the juice perfectly.
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Ingredients: Apples, Ginger, Dash Of Cinnamon (Optional). This simple formula was how it all got started for me. My first juice cleanse was on just apples and ginger. During the Fall in most temperate climate zones, apples are at their peak potential in terms of ripeness. This is the best time to make this juice - and if you're feeling festive, add a dash of cinnamon to really get that Autumn vibe going. Whole foods usually has bags of apples on sale during this time of the year, but you can take it a step further by going right to the farm (if you have one close by) and getting them right off the tree. This is a good way to get the whole family involved with the process/connected back with nature. You can find apples and ginger pretty much anywhere throughout the year anyways, making this combo one you can always fall back on...No pun intended.