Friday, March 22, 2019

Cucumber Cleanse & Detox Recipes

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

Cucumber, Apple & Lemon Cleanse

If you like pickle juice, you’ll love this blend, with a flavor like the liquid on your favorite cured cukes!

If you’re not a fan of pickle juice, you may want to repeat an evening juice from Day 1 or Day 2.

But, if you skip this savory probiotic juice you’re missing a cleansing superstar. Cabbage is a powerful prebiotic, encouraging proliferation of friendly bacteria in the gut, and its juice contains L-glutamine and gefarnate to cleanse and regenerate the digestive tract.

Cucumber flushes out toxins, alleviates inflammation and swelling, hydrates cells, and delivers minerals that prepare the body for sleep.

Green apple and lemon aid cleansing and digestion and take the edge off the cabbage; garlic adds antibacterial power; and apple cider vinegar adds a spectacular tang and beneficial prebiotics. Add the probiotic powder to take advantage of that. Boost with turmeric for anti-inflammatory benefits.

Cayenne will encourage those probiotics, too, while stimulating the lymphatic system, warming the body, and bringing in a delicious back-end kick.

Ingredients

  • 1 English cucumber
  • 1 cup shredded green cabbage
  • 1⁄2 green apple, cored
  • 1⁄2 lemon, peeled
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1⁄2 cup filtered water
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1⁄8 teaspoon Celtic sea salt

Optional boosters

  • 1⁄2-inch piece turmeric
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon probiotic powder
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper

Directions

1
Push the cucumber, cabbage, apple, lemon, garlic, turmeric booster, and water through your juicer. Strain any pulp.
 
 
2
Stir in the apple cider vinegar, salt, and probiotic powder and cayenne boosters, if using
 

Cucumber Recipe #2: Salad Cleanse

Prep time: 8 min
Juicing: 7 min
Ready in: 15 min
 

This simple salad is one of our favorite break-fast recipes because it’s light, gentle on the digestive system, intensely hydrating, and enlivening to all the senses.

Ignite full flavor fever after three days on liquids! Cucumber is a master cleanser.

It helps regulate body temperature, reduce inflammation and swelling, lower blood pressure, flush out toxins, hydrate cells, and plump up skin! Garlic chimes in with antibacterial support; apple cider vinegar adds prebiotic power; lime juices adds antioxidant vitamin C and alkalizing minerals; and cilantro kicks pollutants to the curb as it brings in crazy good flavor.

Dressing Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic (1 clove)
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon Celtic sea salt, plus more to taste
  • 1⁄8 teaspoon red pepper flakes, plus more to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 3 drops alcohol-free liquid stevia, plus more to taste

Salad Ingredients

  • 2 cups diced or spiral- sliced, unpeeled English cucumber (1 cucumber)
  • 11⁄2 tablespoons diced red onion
  • 1⁄4 cup finely chopped cilantro

Directions

1
To make the dressing, throw the ingredients into a glass jar, secure the lid, and shake vigorously until well combined.
 
 
2
Toss the cucumber, onion, and cilantro together, and toss through the dressing. Add salt, red pepper flakes, and stevia to taste.
 
 
3
Consume immediately, or allow the salad to chill in the fridge for a couple of hours for the flavors to mesh.
 
 
4
Serve 1 portion, and place the remaining salad in a sealed container, and chill in the fridge.
 

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Judy Fisker
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