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AIP Green Detox Juice Recipe
Feel great, look great, and feed your body what it needs to heal. This AIP green detox juice recipe is a must when you’re feeling run down.
Why Detox Juice?
There was a time when something like “detox juice” would set my skepticism alarm off. Like an infomercial, or anyone at the mall with a clipboard trying to make eye contact with you, it’s just best to move along as quickly as possible.
As I got older and experienced some health struggles, I opened my mind to opportunities to heal through food. Sure, some of it is bunk, but it is no coincidence that we feel better when we eat (or drink) better.
The idea behind detox juices and juice cleanses is to get rid of toxins while taking in nutrients.
A lot of people will try to charge you a lot of money for such concoctions. While this recipe doesn’t offer miracle cures and rapid weight loss, it does offer a whole lot of nutrition.
And you can probably purchase the ingredients with the change that’s floating around loose at the bottom of your purse.
Lemon: A Sunny Detox Superhero
Perhaps the most common weight loss drink involves water, lemon, maple syrup, and cayenne pepper.
While you obviously can’t have the cayenne pepper on AIP, and you may or may not want to lose weight, lemon seems to be a common thread in detox beverages.
Let’s take a look at why.
For starters, lemon water tastes good. Most people should be drinking more water than they do, so if it increases your water consumption, that’s a win.
Most people also welcome the taste of lemon to help cut the bitterness of the greens in their health drink or smoothie.
Lemon also boasts antioxidants, potassium, and vitamin C – all good things.
I also like adding a Granny Smith apple to this detox juice for the same reason. Even though they aren’t the sweetest of apples, they still help bring balance to the drink.
The Definitive Guide to AIP
Whether you’ve never even heard of AIP, or you’re a veteran of autoimmune protocol looking for advice and guidance, the definitive guide to AIP offers an in-depth look at what it is, who it benefits, and why you might want to try it.
While the diet is challenging, it has made a world of difference for people like Eileen, who suffers from rheumatoid arthritis, and Anne, who battles synovitis.
This detox juice is sure to start your day right and is perfect for on the go.
- 5.3 oz (148 g) of kale, roughly chopped
- 1 small Granny Smith apple (150 g), core removed and roughly chopped
- 3.5 oz (100 g or roughly 5 stalks) of celery, roughly chopped
- 1 lemon, rind and pips removed and diced small
- generous handful mint leaves
- 1 thumb-size piece ginger, peeled and roughly diced
- Place all the ingredients into a juicer and switch the juicer on.
- Once done, discard the pulp (or use in stews). Stir the juice well and enjoy with ice, if needed.
All nutritional data are estimated and based on per serving amounts.
- Calories: 174
- Sugar: 17 g
- Fat: 0 g
- Carbohydrates: 42 g
- Fiber: 11 g
- Protein: 5 g