11 Step Detox Plan | Luminous Elixir Recipe

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Go Easy On The Juice

“I usually tell my clients to avoid pure juice cleanses,” say Poon,”I love adding cold-pressed vegetable juice to almost any eating regimen, especially cleanses, but juice-only cleanses are problematic for a few reasons. For one thing, they’re hard to complete. And they don’t include fiber, which is crucial for toxin elimination through the digestive system. Fruit juices also contain a lot of sugar,” says Poon, “which can cause inflammation. Cold-pressed vegetable juices, especially those made from greens, are a better choice. Invest in an inexpensive juicer and make your own from your organic vegetables and greens for a fresher and less-costly alternative that also avoids plastic bottles.”

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Luminous Elixir


  • Author: Serena Poon

Description

Makes 3 servings.


Ingredients

  • 6 sleeve organic Tuscan kale (about 3 cups)
  • 1/2 bunch organic spinach (about 1 cup), preferably unbagged
  • 1/2 bunch organic Italian parsley (about 1/3 cup)
  • 4 stalks organic celery
  • 2 whole organic cucumbers
  • 1 head organic Romaine lettuce (about 5 cups)

Instructions

  1. Thoroughly rinse all ingredients.
  2. Cut vegetables into smaller sizes, appropriate for your juicer.
  3. Alternate juicing hard vegetables with leafy ones. (Especially if using a masticating juicer).
  4. Transfer juice to an airtight container, preferably BPA-free, and keep refrigerated. Or divide into three portions to drink throughout the day. Add lemon, lime or ginger for extra flavor (optional).
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This content is strictly the opinion of Chef Serena Poon and is for informational and educational purposes only. It is not intended to provide medical advice or to take the place of medical advice or treatment from a personal physician. All readers/viewers of this content are advised to consult their doctors or qualified health professionals regarding specific health questions. Neither Serena nor the publisher of this content takes responsibility for possible health consequences of any person or persons reading or following the information in this educational content. All viewers of this content, especially those taking prescription or over-the-counter medications, should consult their physicians before beginning any nutrition, supplement or lifestyle program.

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