Friday, March 22, 2019

Apple Juice Cleanses & other Apple Detox Recipes

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Prep time: 6 min
Juicing: 4 min
Ready in: 10 min
 

Apple Recipe #1: Cucumber, Cauliflower Cleanse

“Brilliant” and “brassica” don’t wind up in the same sentence very often, but they pair beautifully in this juice.

Cauliflower, milder in flavor than other cruciferous veggies, offers antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits to support heart and brain health. With impressive amounts of vitamins C & K and beta-carotene, cauliflower aids digestion and detoxification, too.

Cilantro adds a clean flavor and aroma, and helps flush out heavy metals. Cucumber hydrates the cells and mineralizes the blood. Romaine relaxes the body, and eases aches and pains.

Green apple and lemon lift and sweeten that mildly funky cabbage-y flavor while cleansing the liver and colon.

Boost with ginger to encourage sweating to ramp up detox and for added anti-inflammatory ammunition.

Add the probiotic powder to balance the sugar content of the juice. The salt punches up the flavors and neutralizes acids.

Ingredients

  • 1 green apple, cored
  • 1 English cucumber
  • 1 lemon, peeled
  • 1 cup raw cauliflower florets
  • 1⁄2 bunch cilantro
  • 1⁄4 head romaine
  • 1⁄2 cup filtered water

Optional boosters

  • 1⁄2-inch piece ginger
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon probiotic powder
  • 1⁄8 teaspoon Celtic sea salt

Directions

1
Push the apple, cucumber, lemon, cauliflower, cilantro, romaine, ginger booster, and water through your juicer. Strain any pulp. Stir in the probiotic powder and salt boosters, if using.
 

Apple Recipe #2: Cleanse

Prep time: 8 min
Juicing: 3 min
Ready in: 11 min
 

These frozen liquid snacks are a treat during a fast. You’ll almost feel like you’re cheating, but you’re still doing dynamo detox!

All four popsicle recipes use apples and lemon as the base.

Apples add sweetness and support digestion, and lemon adds tang, a dose of vitamin C, alkalizes the blends, and helps to flush out toxins from the liver.

For each season we use seasonal produce and complimentary spices for fabulous flavor and detox potential.

Enjoy these popsicles at any time during the juice fast, throughout the cleanse, and beyond.

Ingredients

  • 3 green apples, cored and roughly chopped
  • 1 small red beet, scrubbed and chopped
  • 1 cup strawberries 1⁄2 lemon, peeled
  • 1⁄2-inch piece ginger, plus more to taste
  • 3 drops of alcohol-free liquid stevia, plus more to taste (optional)
  • Pinch of Celtic sea salt (optional)

Directions

1
Push the apple, lemon, ginger, beet, and strawberries through your juicer. Strain any pulp.
 
 
1
Stir in the salt, and add the stevia to taste.
 
 
1
Pour the mixture into popsicle molds, and place in the freezer. Alternatively, freeze the juice in mason jars, partially defrost, and enjoy as slushies.
 

Apple Recipe #3: Pie Popsicle Cleanse Recipe

Prep time: 8 min
Juicing: 3 min
Ready in: 11 min
 

Ingredients

  • 4 green apples, cored and roughly chopped
  • 1⁄2 lemon, peeled
  • 1⁄2-inch piece ginger, plus more to taste
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon ground cinnamon, plus more to taste
  • 1⁄8 teaspoon natural vanilla extract
  • 3 drops of alcohol-free liquid stevia, plus more to taste (optional)
  • Pinch of Celtic sea salt

Directions

1
Toss the apple, lemon, and ginger with the cinnamon. Push the spiced produce through your juicer. Strain any pulp.
 
 
2
Stir in the vanilla, stevia, and salt.
 
 
3
Pour the mixture into popsicle molds, and place in the freezer. Alternatively, freeze the juice in mason jars, partially defrost, and enjoy as slushies.
 

Apple Recipe #4: Raw Apple Pie

Apple pie, in general, is always an across the board favorite. The magic of this pie, is that it has all the delicious taste without the “crash” that comes later as a result of using flour and sugar in your recipe. Gone are the days when people really want heavy foods like this. What people usually really crave is the sweetness and comfort of this apple pie and you get all of that with this recipe!

To make your crust:   

  • 1 cup almonds  
  • 1 cup walnuts 
  • 1 t sea salt 1
  •  1- 1/2 cups pitted dates (at room temperature or slightly warmed in a dehydrator)
  • Process almonds, walnuts, and sea salt in food processor until resembles coarse crumbs.  Drop in dates a few at a time while processor is running and continue until the mixture begins to stick together. 
  • Keep an eye on this and be sure not to over-process because you want to maintain some of the texture.  (You will want to add all of the dates rather quickly in order to achieve this.). 
  • Now, taste this mixture to see if you have reached your desired level of sweetness and add a few more dates if desired.
  • To create the crust shape, place about 2/3’s of this mixture at the bottom of a glass basking dish or pie plate.

To make your filling:

  • 5 cups apples, peeled, cored, and thinly sliced (you do not have to peel the apples, but the pie is more “authentic” if you do!)        
  • 1T ground cinnamon       
  • 1 orange, peeled        
  • ½ cup pitted dates, chopped

Kitchen tool of choice:

  • Food processor
  • Blend orange in food processor for about 30 seconds. 
  • Add ½ cup dates with cinnamon and blend until smooth. 
  • Pour mixture over prepared apples and stir to combine. 
  • Pour mixture over crust. 
  • Crumble remaining crust over top of the apple mixture.  
  • Warm in dehydrator and serve with cashew crème, raw, or vegan ice cream, if desired.

Creative Tip: For a variation on this pie, substitute any other fruit such as peaches in the summertime!

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Judy Fisker
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