Why a detox juice?

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We’re eating foods that contain pesticides, herbicides and other chemicals. Our air is full of heavy metals, chemicals and toxins. Our meats contain steroids, antibiotic residue and herbicides from food ingested by the animal. Our water has prescription drug residues, harmful chemicals, herbicides and pesticides in it.

Because we live in a polluted world, our bodies are having to maintain balance in a situation they we’re not designed to handle. If you follow a typical American diet, your body is most likely in a state of inflammation and your over-worked immune system is constantly battling the invaders from the fried foods, fast foods, white flour, refined sugar, chemical sweeteners, etc. that you’re eating.

So if you’re looking for a sure-fire way to help soothe and calm your poor digestive system, this detox juice is an easy and tasty option.  And continuing the series of juices that don’t require a juicer, this one is packed with ingredients that your blender can happily handle.

High-fiber root veggies and fruit keep things moving through the digestive tract, while ginger calms your stomach.


Detox Juice Recipe

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Calories per serving: 155


  • 1 inch Ginger
  • 2 beet
  • 1 cup carrots
  • 1 apple
  • 1 cup crushed ice
  • Water for consistency


  1. Place all ingredients in blender, adding water as needed until desired thickness is reached.
  2. Blend and enjoy immediately!


Note: to increase thickness to a smoothie consistency, add 1/2 cup Greek Yogurt or about 1 cup of ice and Dairy-free Milk of choice. Other great options are to add 1 banana or 1 whole avocado.