Delicious Juice Recipe Using Kitchen Scraps!

Delicious Juice Recipe using Kitchen Scraps

Delicious Juice Recipe using Kitchen Scraps

One of my favorite ways to clean out the fridge and use up any extra produce is to juice it! You just need fruit, veg, and lemon/lime to make a delicious combo!

This juice isn’t fancy but it’s delicious, nutritious and loaded with antioxidants! It is super refreshing and will give you a nice little burst of energy after drinking it!

Kitchen Scrap Green Juice

You’ll need:

  • 1 cucumber
  • 2 apples
  • 1 pear
  • kale stems (I save these after making kale salads)
  • 2 broccoli stalks (these are great for juicing, save these too!)
  • celery tops, including the leafy part
  • handful parsley
  • 1 lemon (peeled)
  • 1 lime (peeled)

First wash the skin of your fruits and veggies. I always use this wash.

Then simply run all ingredients through a juicer (I recommend Breville). Makes 32oz.

Delicious Green Juice Recipe Using Kitchen Scraps!

Feel free to throw in or substitute whatever you have. Grapes, baby carrots, strawberries, even green beans! And, if you have backyard chickens like we do, be sure to give them the leftover pulp. They love it!

backyard speckled Sussex chicken with juice pulp

You can see all of my juice recipes here. If you are interested in getting started with a juice cleanse start here!

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Paleo Kale Cobb Salad

Paleo Kale Cobb Salad

Paleo Kale Cobb Salad

This is a healthier take on one of my favorite salads, the traditional Cobb. Cobb Salads typically have some not-so-healthy ingredients like bacon and blue cheese which are very acidic to the body.  I decided to omit the blue cheese and bacon and substituted some yummy and flavorful cooked veggies in their place.

If there is one thing that I see universally, it’s that most people do not get enough Kartal escort alkalinity from vegetables and greens on a daily basis. By far, as a nation we are overly acidic!  As a rule, I always try to have at least 1-2 servings of veggies at each meal. It’s crucial to weight loss and overall health.

Paleo Kale Cobb Salad

I love salads like this during the colder months. It is absolutely FREEZING here in Texas, as it has been in most parts of the country. On these chilly days a raw salad just doesn’t sound appetizing. The roasted and cooked veggies, warm rotisserie chicken and hard boiled eggs in this dish make this salad stick to your ribs and feel more like comfort food!

Paleo Kale Cobb Salad

I tend to be a little lazy with my cooking as many of you know, so even though this dish turned out beautifully, it’s really just a bunch of leftovers! As always, feel free to copy these recipes precisely or use what you already have on hand.

  • I used a pre-cooked rotisserie chicken from my local health food store. Costs about the same and is SO MUCH easier than doing it yourself!
  • I made these roasted root veggies earlier in the week according to this recipe and found inspiration on pinterest using this recipe for zucchini and corn (I omitted the cheese and added extra pepper!).
  • For the hard boiled eggs (which I rarely make because they always come out terribly wrong) I used this recipe from Martha Stewart. And for the first time in my life, they came out perfectly cooked!!

Paleo Kale Cobb Salad

For the base of your Paleo Kale Cobb Salad you can use any greens you like: spinach, romaine, arugula, swiss chard, kale, watercress, you name it!

I used kale and tossed it with my favorite Garlic Expressions salad dressing and a drizzle of siracha for extra kick! Then layered it with chopped grape tomatoes, a sliced hard boiled egg, shredded rotisserie chicken, roasted root veggies, and cooked zucchini with corn.

Healthy meals like this are such a great way to re-purpose your leftovers! Have fun trying different combos and let me know what you come up with!

Paleo Kale Cobb Salad

 You can find more paleo recipes here and all of my salad recipes here. Enjoy!!

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Paleo Almond Crusted Chicken Salad

Paleo Almond Crusted Chicken Salad

Paleo Almond Crusted Chicken Salad via Linda Wagner

This salad recipe is back by popular demand! It is one of my absolute favorites. It’s so pretty and packed with nutrients! It’s always a good idea to eat as many colors as you can at each meal as each color provides it’s own unique nutrient profile.

The construction of this recipe is really easy and the best part is that you’ll have plenty to share and have as leftovers! I always try to make at least 2-3 extra servings of anything I cook, that way I have leftovers for the week and don’t have to worry about cooking all the time!

Paleo Almond Crusted Chicken Salad via Linda Wagner

The first part of this salad is the Almond Crusted Chicken and Balsamic Roasted Brussels. I made them last night for dinner and saved the extras to use on rainbow salads for the remainder of the week! You can cook everything in 1 tray in the oven for easy clean up! You could also substitute any kind of fish or turkey for the chicken if you like!

For the Almond Crusted Chicken you’ll need:

Preheat oven to 400 deg, line a large baking sheet with foil, and set aside.

You will need 2 large bowls. In the first bowl, add your almond meal, salt, pepper, and spices and mix thoroughly.

In a second large bowl, crack 1 egg and beat with a fork or whisk until combined.

Dip each chicken breast into the egg mixture and coat both sides. Then dip the coated chicken into the almond meal mixture, coat both sides and place on a large baking sheet lined with foil. You can see a picture tutorial for a similar recipe here.

Paleo Almond Crusted Chicken Salad via Linda Wagner

For the Balsamic Roasted Brussels you’ll need:

  • 1 large bag of brussels sprouts – I got mine at Trader Joe’s
  • olive oil
  • sea salt & fresh cracked pepper
  • balsamic glaze

Place your brussels in a large ziplock bag with a drizzle of olive oil. Seal the bag and toss until coated. Place your brussels onto the baking dish with your chicken and sprinkle with fresh cracked pepper and sea salt.

(You could also add other veggies if you like. I love using broccoli in this recipe too!)

Bake your chicken and veggies for about 10-15 mins or until brussles are just starting to get a little soft. Switch the oven to ‘Broil’ and remove the tray from the oven. Drizzle your veggies with a generous amount of balsamic glaze and then place on the top shelf to broil for just a few minutes, watching carefully, until your veggies are nice and browned/slightly charred.

Use a spatula to remove your veggies and set aside.  Switch the oven back to ‘Bake’ and continue to bake your chicken for another 5-10 mins until cooked through.

Paleo Almond Crusted Chicken Salad via Linda Wagner

The chicken will develop a lovely crust on the outside that’s full of flavor! I typically make about 4 of these Almond Crusted Chicken Breasts at a time because I know that I’ll want extras to have throughout the week! You can have this meal on it’s own for dinner. Then use the chicken and veggies in other creative ways during the week. It would make a heavenly addition to this “Zoodles” recipe using spiralized zucchini noodles. You can also add the chicken and brussels to a salad like I did here!

Paleo Almond Crusted Chicken Salad via Linda Wagner

Paleo Almond Crusted Chicken Salad

You’ll need:

  • 1 head romaine lettuce chopped fine
  • shredded carrots
  • raw corn
  • cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 and avocado
  • balsamic brussels sprouts cut into halves
  • Paleo Almond Crusted Chicken, cut into slices
  • vinaigrette dressing of choice – my favorites are this homemade lemon vinaigrette or Garlic Expressions

In a large salad bowl layer with romaine lettuce on the bottom and then create sections with your favorite veggies and protein.

Pretty simple, totally gorgeous!!

I used what I already had on hand but any veggies will do! You could use purple cabbage, orange bell peppers, radishes, cucumbers, you name it! Just use what you have, add some leftover protein, roasted veggies, and create your own gorgeous Rainbow Salad!

It’s so pretty that it looks like it must take a lot of work but once you have the protein cooked, it’s really just a matter of throwing together leftovers!!

I hope this recipe inspires you to get creative with your meals and add more colors into your diet! It’s not only healthy, it’s fun too!

Paleo Almond Crusted Chicken Salad via Linda Wagner

Paleo Almond Crusted Chicken Salad
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
Ingredients
  • 2-4 organic, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup almond flour – you could also use coconut flour or leftover almond pulp from making homemade almond milk!!
  • 1 Tbs spices of choice, for this recipe I used organic steak seasoning to give it a more intense flavor.
  • sea salt & black pepper
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 large bag of brussels sprouts – I got mine at Trader Joe’s
  • olive oil
  • sea salt & fresh cracked pepper
  • balsamic glaze
  • 1 head romaine lettuce chopped fine
  • shredded carrots
  • raw corn
  • cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 and avocado
  • vinaigrette dressing of choice – my favorites are this homemade lemon vinaigrette or Garlic Expressions
Instructions
  1. For the Almond Crusted Chicken you’ll need to Preheat oven to 400 deg, line a large baking sheet with foil, and set aside.
  2. You will need 2 large bowls. In the first bowl, add your almond meal, salt, pepper, and spices and mix thoroughly.
  3. In a second large bowl, crack 1 egg and beat with a fork or whisk until combined.
  4. Dip each chicken breast into the egg mixture and coat both sides. Then dip the coated chicken into the almond meal mixture, coat both sides and place on a large baking sheet lined with foil. You can see a picture tutorial for a similar recipe here.
  5. For the Balsamic Roasted Veggies you’ll place your brussels in a large ziplock bag with a drizzle of olive oil. Seal the bag and toss until coated. Place your brussels onto the baking dish with your chicken and sprinkle with fresh cracked pepper and sea salt.
  6. (You could also add other veggies if you like. I love using broccoli in this recipe too!)
  7. Bake your chicken and veggies for about 10-15 mins or until brussles are just starting to get a little soft. Switch the oven to ‘Broil’ and remove the tray from the oven. Drizzle your veggies with a generous amount of balsamic glaze and then place on the top shelf to broil for just a few minutes, watching carefully, until your veggies are nice and browned/slightly charred.
  8. Use a spatula to remove your veggies and set aside. Switch the oven back to ‘Bake’ and continue to bake your chicken for another 5-10 mins until cooked through.
  9. In a large salad bowl layer with romaine lettuce on the bottom and then create sections with your favorite veggies and protein.

 You can find more paleo recipes here and all of my salad recipes here. Enjoy!!

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**This recipe was originally posted on 2/20/14 and was reposted due to popular demand! **

Chopped Detox Salad Recipe

Chopped Detox Salad

Chopped Detox Salad

Keeping to the theme of New Year’s detoxing, this raw Chopped Detox Salad is a great way to get your bod in tip top shape quickly! Raw veggies are packed with nutrition but they are also full of enzymes and LOADED with fiber which plays a vital role in weight loss!

Fiber is only found in foods from plants, such as greens, nuts, vegetables, and fruits. It passes through the body with very little change in the digestive system. That means that fiber provides few or no calories, in addition to having many health benefits.

Fiber provides many benefits. While maintaining the health of the digestive tract, it also lowers the risk of certain cancers, heart disease, and diabetes. It helps control the appetite, so it’s easier to keep weight in check. Because it is found only in plant foods, vegetarians tend to have very high fiber intakes, which may be one of the reasons vegetarians are generally healthier and slimmer than meat–eaters. (source)

Chopped Detox Salad

A high-fiber diet has many benefits, which include:

  • Normalizes bowel movements. Dietary fiber increases the weight and size of your stool and softens it. A bulky stool is easier to pass, decreasing your chance of constipation. If you have loose, watery stools, fiber may also help to solidify the stool because it absorbs water and adds bulk to stool.
  • Helps maintain bowel health. A high-fiber diet may lower your risk of developing hemorrhoids and small pouches in your colon (diverticular disease). Some fiber is fermented in the colon. Researchers are looking at how this may play a role in preventing diseases of the colon.
  • Lowers cholesterol levels. Soluble fiber found in beans, oats, flaxseed and oat bran may help lower total blood cholesterol levels by lowering low-density lipoprotein, or “bad,” cholesterol levels. Studies also have shown that fiber may have other heart-health benefits, such as reducing blood pressure and inflammation.
  • Helps control blood sugar levels. In people with diabetes, fiber — particularly soluble fiber — can slow the absorption of sugar and help improve blood sugar levels. A healthy diet that includes insoluble fiber may also reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
  • Aids in achieving healthy weight. High-fiber foods generally require more chewing time, which gives your body time to register when you’re no longer hungry, so you’re less likely to overeat. Also, a high-fiber diet tends to make a meal feel larger and linger longer, so you stay full for a greater amount of time. And high-fiber diets also tend to be less “energy dense,” which means they have fewer calories for the same volume of food. (source)

Chopped Detox Salad

Chopped Detox Salad

For the chopped salad you’ll need:

  1. a base of assorted greens – I used spinach, kale, arugula, and shredded purple cabbage
  2. veggies of choice – I used shredded carrots, broccoli, green bell peppers, diced radishes and yellow squash, halved grape tomatoes, and diced avocado
  3. nuts & seeds of choice – I used hemp seeds, pumpkin seeds, and chopped almonds
  4. dried fruit – I used cranberries
  5. vinaigrette dressing of choice – I used my homemade Liquid Gold salad dressing recipe (see below)

Simply layer all your ingredients together in a large salad bowl, toss, and ENJOY!! This makes a great lunch or dinner meal and the best part?! You can have as much of it as you want!! There is no limit on the quantity! You can also mix it up by using different kinds of veggies.

Liquid Gold Dressing (adapted from The Raw Food Detox Diet):

  • 2 cups fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 3 whole cloves garlic
  • 3 Tbs fresh minced ginger
  • 3 Tbs Tamari (available through iherb.com or in the Asian section at your local health food store)
  • 2 droppersful NuNaturals liquid stevia (alternately you could use 3 heaping tsps raw honey)
  • 1.5 cups cold-pressed olive oil
  • handful of brazil nuts (about 8 total) – just 2 Brazil nuts a day will provide you with your daily selenium requirements!

Simply blend all ingredients in a high speed blender until smooth. This will make about 4 cups.

I always use my VitaMix which is an amazing, state of the art, professional grade high speed blender. They are the ONLY blender that will get you the creamy consistency that you desire, especially when using nuts.  I love, love, LOVE my VitaMix and highly recommend investing in one if you are ready to make serious changes to your diet. I have had mine for almost 5 years and use it daily! If you’re not ready to drop that kind of cash, I also like Hamilton Beach which makes some great budget friendly blenders that you can get at your local Walmart or Target.

You can purchase your  Tamari and NuNaturals liquid stevia through iherb.com! They always have discounted prices and fast, shipping – they ship to over 180 countries, including APO addresses! Feel free to use my discount code WAG472 to get $5 OFF your first order or $10 off your first order of $40 or more!

Chopped Detox Salad

You can see all of my salad recipes here and browse through all of my winter squash recipes here! Enjoy!!

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Chopped Detox Salad Recipe
Author: Linda Wagner
Prep time:
Total time:
Serves: 1-2
Ingredients
  • For the chopped salad you’ll need:
  • a base of assorted greens – I used spinach, kale, arugula, and shredded purple cabbage
  • veggies of choice – I used shredded carrots, broccoli, green bell peppers, diced radishes and yellow squash, halved grape tomatoes, and diced avocado
  • nuts & seeds of choice – I used hemp seeds, pumpkin seeds, and chopped almonds
  • dried fruit – I used cranberries
  • vinaigrette dressing of choice – I used my homemade Liquid Gold salad dressing recipe (see below)
  • For the Liquid Gold Dressing you’ll need:
  • 2 cups fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 3 whole cloves garlic
  • 3 Tbs fresh minced ginger
  • 3 Tbs Tamari (available through iherb.com or in the Asian section at your local health food store)
  • 2 droppersful NuNaturals liquid stevia (alternately you could use 3 heaping tsps raw honey)
  • 1.5 cups cold-pressed olive oil
  • handful of brazil nuts (about 8 total) – just 2 Brazil nuts a day will provide you with your daily selenium requirements!
Instructions
  1. Simply layer all your greens, chopped veggies, nuts, and dried fruit together in a large salad bowl, toss, and ENJOY!! This makes a great lunch or dinner meal and the best part?! You can have as much of it as you want!! There is no limit on the quantity! You can also mix it up by using different kinds of veggies.
  2. For the Liquid Goal salad dressing simply blend all ingredients in a high speed blender until smooth. This will make about 4 cups.

Kale Salad with Chili Lime Roasted Butternut Squash, Quinoa, Avocado, Pomegranate and Garlic Sriracha Vinaigrette

Kale Salad with Chili Lime Roasted Butternut Squash, Quinoa, Avocado, and Pomegranate with Garlic Siracha Vinaigrette

Kale Salad with Chili Lime Roasted Butternut Squash, Quinoa, Avocado, and Pomegranate with Garlic Siracha Vinaigrette

I’m SO EXCITED to share this recipe with you! One of my good friends was in town last night and came over for dinner. He said that he’s not typically a fan of kale but absolutely loved this salad and the way the kale mixed in with the other ingredients.

Anytime I am making a salad I want everyone to enjoy, I add a lot of different ingredients. It just makes the dish so much more interesting and fun. This salad has a lot of components and will take a little prep time but it is SO worth it. It’s one of my favorite salads I’ve ever made! The flavors just compliment each other so nicely!

Kale Salad with Chili Lime Roasted Butternut Squash, Quinoa, Avocado, and Pomegranate with Garlic Siracha Vinaigrette

This salad is gorgeous too, don’t you think?! I’m sure I’ll be making it again for Thanksgiving and Christmas since the pomegranate makes it so festive!

pomegranates seedsKale Salad with Chili Lime Roasted Butternut Squash, Quinoa, Avocado, and Pomegranate with Garlic Siracha Vinaigrette

Kale Salad with Butternut Squash, Quinoa, Avocado, Pomegranate and Garlic Sriracha Vinaigrette

You’ll need:

  • 1 head kale, stems removed and leaves torn into small pieces.
  • seeds of 1 pomegranate (Trader Joes & Costco sell them already de-seeded)
  • 2 cups quinoa
  • 4 cups peeled & diced butternut squash – about 1 large squash (Trader Joes & Costco sell them already peeled and diced)
  • 1 sweet onion, diced
  • 1 large avocado, diced
  • chili lime seasoning – I actually found mine at Home Goods but they also carry it on Amazon. A must try, it’s amazing!!
  • Garlic Expressions salad dressing
  • Sriracha
  • olive oil
  • salt & pepper

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

First prepare your butternut squash. If you are using a whole butternut squash, peel your squash, remove inner seeds with a spoon, and cut it into cubes. Toss with a drizzle of olive oil, a little sea salt and 1 Tbs chili lime seasoning (I always use a ziplock bag for this step). Place on a large baking sheet covered with aluminum foil and bake, tossing occasionally, until edges begin to brown, about 30-40 mins. I sometimes broil them for a few minutes right at the end to get them nice and crispy but that is purely optional!

While your squash is cooking, cook your quinoa. In a large saucepan over medium high heat add 2 cups of quinoa to 4 cups of water. Cover and let cook until all the water is absorbed, about 20 mins.

While your quinoa is cooking, prepare your carmelized onions. In a medium sized saute pan over medium high heat, add a drizzle of olive oil and let it begin to simmer. Then add diced onions and a dash of salt and pepper. Stir to coat and let cook down, stirring occasionally until golden brown. Remove from heat and set aside. 

Once your quinoa is done cooking, toss it in a large bowl with kale pieces, caramelized onions, and a generous drizzle of Garlic Expressions and Sriracha to taste. Taste and adjust dressings according to taste.

Top with cooked butternut squash, avocado slices, and fresh pomegranate seeds.

Kale Salad with Chili Lime Roasted Butternut Squash, Quinoa, Avocado, and Pomegranate with Garlic Siracha Vinaigrette

This salad takes a few more steps than most of my other recipes but boy is it worth it!! The combo of Garlic Expressions with Sriracha is one of my favorites and my go-to combination for salads. I highly recommend that you try it but if you don’t like spicy food, simply omit the sriracha.

The baked butternut squash is amazing on it’s own and out-of-this-world when combined with the other flavors of this salad. All the flavors and textures are represented here: sweet, savory, spicy, tart, creamy, crunchy; it’s like a party in your mouth. It’s just so good!

Enjoy it on it’s own or with cooked protein like grilled chicken or salmon. I highly encourage you to share this with family and friends. This recipe as it’s written makes a very large portion and can serve up to 6 as an entree so you’ll have plenty to share!

Kale Salad with Chili Lime Roasted Butternut Squash, Quinoa, Avocado, and Pomegranate with Garlic Siracha Vinaigrette

You may also like this Holiday Roasted Vegetable Salad

Holiday Roasted Vegetable Salad via Linda Wagner

This Sweet Potato, Kale, and Goat Cheese Salad with Homemade Lemon Vinaigrette

Sweet Potato, Kale, and Goat Cheese Salad with Homemade Lemon Vinaigrette

This Arugula and Roasted Butternut Squash Salad

Arugula and Roasted Butternut Squash Salad via Linda Wagner

This Kale and Butternut Squash Salad with Cranberries

Kale and Butternut Squash Salad with Cranberries

And this amazing Superfood Salad

 amazing Superfood Salad via Linda Wagner

You can see all of my salad recipes here and browse through all of my winter squash recipes here! Enjoy!!

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 Looking for a fast easy detox plan? I’ve got everything you need to get started! Check out my step by step programs here.

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 For more healthy living tips and recipes please subscribe to this blog, follow me on twitterLOVE me on facebook, subscribe to my YouTube channel, follow me on Pinterest, OR if you are interested in getting started on your own weight loss journey with a one-on-one consultation, shoot me an email!

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Kale Salad with Chili Lime Roasted Butternut Squash, Quinoa, Avocado, Pomegranate and Garlic Sriracha Vinaigrette
Author: Linda Wagner
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 1 head kale, stems removed and leaves torn into small pieces.
  • seeds of 1 pomegranate (Trader Joes & Costco sell them already de-seeded)
  • 2 cups quinoa
  • 4 cups peeled & diced butternut squash – about 1 large squash (Trader Joes & Costco sell them already peeled and diced)
  • 1 sweet onion, diced
  • 1 large avocado, diced
  • chili lime seasoning – I actually found mine at Home Goods but they also carry it on Amazon. A must try, it’s amazing!!
  • Garlic Expressions salad dressing
  • Sriracha
  • olive oil
  • salt & pepper
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. First prepare your butternut squash. If you are using a whole squash, peel your squash, remove inner seeds with a spoon, and cut it into cubes. Toss with a drizzle of olive oil, a little sea salt and 1 Tbs chili lime seasoning (I always use a ziplock bag for this step). Place on a large baking sheet covered with aluminum foil and bake, tossing occasionally, until edges begin to brown, about 30-40 mins. I sometimes broil them for a few minutes right at the end to get them nice and crispy but that is purely optional!
  3. While your squash is cooking, cook your quinoa. In a large saucepan over medium high heat add 2 cups of quinoa to 4 cups of water. Cover and let cook until all the water is absorbed, about 20 mins.
  4. While your quinoa is cooking, prepare your carmelized onions. In a medium sized saute pan over medium high heat, add a drizzle of olive oil and let it begin to simmer. Then add diced onions and a dash of salt and pepper. Stir to coat and let cook down, stirring occasionally until golden brown. Remove from heat and set aside.
  5. Once your quinoa is done cooking, toss it in a large bowl with kale pieces, caramelized onions, and a generous drizzle of Garlic Expressions and Sriracha to taste. Taste and adjust dressings according to taste.
  6. Top with cooked butternut squash, avocado slices, and fresh pomegranate seeds.

The Ultimate Liver & Kidney Cleansing Juice Recipe

The Ultimate Liver & Kidney Cleansing Juice Recipe

The Ultimate Liver & Kidney Cleansing Juice Recipe

The Ultimate Liver & Kidney Cleansing Juice Recipe

This juice is loaded with nutrients to support cellular detoxification and cleansing:

  • Cucumber is rich in B vitamins, water, electrolytes, silicon and sulfur to support hydration, liver, kidney, skin, and immune system health.
  • Nectarines are high in vitamin A, vitamin C, lutein, magnesium, potassium, iron, folic acid, and vitamin K.
  • Lemon helps support and flush the liver and kidneys and acts as a natural anti-inflammatory and diuretic.
  • Green Apples are loaded with flavinoids and vitamin C which act as antioxidants and can neutralize the effects of harmful free radicals. This is especially important if you have been eating out, as restaurant foods are always higher in free radicals from preservatives, additives, coloring, and cooking methods.
  • Romaine Lettuce is bursting with vitamin C, vitamin K, and potassium and is also low in calories. It is an extremely alkaline food which results in faster cleansing in the body.
  • Kale is high in iron, vitamin K, antioxidants, vitamin A, vitamin C, sulfur all of which are excellent at detoxifying the body, fortifying the body and supporting the liver in cleansing the entire body. It is an AMAZING superfood and one that I always turn to when I need to get back on track!
  • Ginger improves the absorption and assimilation of essential vitamins, minerals and nutrients in the body. Ginger also clears the ‘microcirculatory channels’ of the body, acts as an anti-inflammatory, supports immune system health, and is great for digestion.

I say it all the time but juicing is amazing!! There are SO MANY amazing benefits in just 8 ounces of fresh squeezed juice. As a little challenge, why not start incorporating 12 ounces of fresh juice daily for one week. I guarantee you will notice a huge difference in your skin, mood, energy, cravings, and more!

The Ultimate Liver & Kidney Cleansing Juice Recipe

You’ll need:

  • 1 large cucumber
  • 2 heads romaine lettuce
  • 2 nectarines
  • 2 med lemons (skin peeled)
  • 3 clementines (skin peeled)
  • 5 kale stems
  • 1 green apple
  • 1 inch knob of ginger

Simply Run all ingredients through a juicer (I recommend Breville) and feel the ZING!! (Makes 32oz) This drink is especially good after a big weekend out on the town or after travelling!

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The Ultimate Liver & Kidney Cleansing Juice Recipe
Author: Linda Wagner
Prep time:
Total time:
Serves: 2
This drink is especially good after a big weekend out on the town or after travelling!
Ingredients
  • 1 large cucumber
  • 2 heads romaine lettuce
  • 2 nectarines
  • 2 med lemons (skin peeled)
  • 3 clementines (skin peeled)
  • 5 kale stems
  • 1 green apple
  • 1 inch knob of ginger
Instructions
  1. Simply Run all ingredients through a juicer (I recommend Breville) and enjoy! (Makes 32oz) This drink is especially good after a big weekend out on the town or after travelling!