October and November are the perfect months to detox our bodies in preparation for the long Winter ahead.
There’s a 3 week cleanse program going on right now with whole food eats and while I haven’t been following it fully due to all the Halloween treats, I’ve been upping my fresh juice and smoothie intake and lowering my intake of grains. With yoga on top of that, I’m feeling fabulous!
One of my very favorite places to go when I’m on a cleanse and sick of making my own boring juices and smoothies is Jugo Juice. They have some of the best flavor combinations including their new veggie combo, Can’t Beet This. It’s a smoothie made with fresh-pressed beet juice, apple juice, banana and berries and it’s out of this world amazing.
Problem is, going to a shop everyday to get a smoothie can get a bit pricey.
Make a Jugo Juice smoothie at home for a fraction of the cost, of course!
The beets in this smoothie are loaded with liver-supporting nutrients that will make your skin glow, your digestive system happy, and well, it’s delicious through and through, so there’s that, too.
Fresh pressed juice in a smoothie combines the benefits of veggie juice with the fiber of real fruit for an incredibly delicious smoothie. High in magnesium, calcium, iron, potassium, and vitamins A and C. Don't worry, the beets add earthy sweetness with no strange aftertaste.
2 apples, juiced (2/3 cup apple juice)
1 large beet juiced (about 3 tablespoons)
1 cup mixed berries
Place all ingredients in your blender in the order listed and blend for 30 seconds or until smooth.
Don't have a juicer? Try adding pomegranate juice to this smoothie instead of beet juice and use a not-from-concentrate apple juice. Alternatively, there are many farmer's markets that supply fresh-pressed juice.
Add extra protein or fiber to this smoothie by throwing in a couple of scoops of protein powder of your choice, or 1 tablespoon of ground flax seed or chia seed
I’ve had this Breville Juicer for 7 years. Wow, 7! And still love it just as much as that very first day I pulled it out of it’s box. It’s been a good little juicer.
Make sure to scrub your fruits and veggies really well before you use them in your juice.
I started with juicing the apple, then skimmed off the foam and snacked on it… the foam is my favoritest part of juicing! Do you like it, too?
Then I made the beet juice.
I paused for a minute or so to feed Lexy the pulp. She lives for this stuff. Every time she hears the juicer going she runs into the kitchen and waits patiently for the remains.
A girl after my own heart.
Do you feed your dog pulp from your juicer? Do they like it?
Okay, now for the fun part… we’re just seconds away from the finale.
Add everything to your blender…
And feast your eyes on the brilliant, bright color of this detox-supporting, all-round delicious smoothie.
It’ll take your breath away, guaranteed.
Tell me, do you cleanse in the Fall and Spring?Would you be interested in doing a cleanse with me in November?