Joyous Juices with Joy McCarthy

By on May 7, 2014

Joy's favourite, healthy juices from Joyous Health: Eat and Live Well Without Dieting.

Sunshine Juice

   This juice is an immune-booster with the nutrients in the carrots, ginger, lemon and orange, including beta-carotene and vitamin C. Plus the lemon is incredibly alkalinizing and liver detoxifying. This tastes like sunshine in a cup! Makes 1 to 2 cups.

3 carrots
1/2 cucumber
1 thumb-size piece fresh ginger
1 lemon, peeled and seeded
1 orange or grapefruit, peeled

   Cut vegetables and fruits into large chunks depending on the size of the mouth of your juicer. You may run 1/4 cup (60 mL) filtered water through the juicer at the end to get every last drop of juice.

Green Beauty Juice

  This juice is beautifying because it is extremely hydrating, detoxifying and nutrient-dense. The mint gives it a refreshing lift! Makes 1 to 2 cups.

1/2 cucumber
4 stalks celery
1 apple or pear
3 kale leaves
2 cups (500 mL) spinach
1/2 cup (125 mL) fresh mint leaves

   Cut vegetables and fruits into large chunks depending on the size of the mouth of your juicer. Make sure you remove the seeds from the apple or pear. You may run 1/4 cup (60 mL) filtered water through the juicer at the end to get every last drop of juice.

Detox Juice

  Get ready to love your liver with this juice featuring beets, carrots and apple. It’s also very immune-building. The beet greens can be juiced as well. They can be bitter, but any bitter taste is good for digestion. Makes 1 to 2 cups.

3 beets
3 carrots
1/2 cucumber
1 apple
1 lemon, peeled
1 thumb-size piece fresh ginger

   Cut vegetables and fruits into large chunks depending on the size of the mouth of your juicer. Make sure you remove the seeds from the apple and lemon. You may run 1/4 cup (60 mL) filtered water through the juicer at the end to get every last drop of juice.

Joyous Health: Eat and Live Well Without Dieting by Joy McCarthy. Copyright © Joy McCarthy, 2014. Reprinted by permission of Penguin Canada Books Inc. Photography credit: Nicholas Collister.

 

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