Thursday, 3 January 2013

another juice fast & recipe for glowing skin


More juicing for detox! Cleansing your beautiful body is the perfect way to start off the new year, in my opinion. I'm going to do a juice fast, starting this afternoon. (This juice recipe is from yesterday afternoon after I worked out.) I would start right away today but I'm staying at my boyfriends and he is not fortunate enough to have a juicer. Sad face.

Anyone who wants to join me is totally welcome! It'll probably last about 5 to 10 days and I will be posting frequently on the blog (here) and facebook.


Even if you're eating 100% raw (or whatever you consider to be the most optimal diet for you), exercising daily and all that other good stuff, it is never a bad idea to do a juice cleanse - I use the words "fast" and "cleanse" interchangeably by the way - because you are not necessarily restricting your calories so you won't be starving or malnourished.

In fact, on a juice fast you will most likely be enjoying the most nutritious diet ever because - like I just said - you're getting adequate calories, but you are also receiving the highest quality, most nutrient-dense and high water content foods on the planet that are ridiculously easy to absorb and digest. Fresh juice is delicious and can save lives. It has already.

The juice I made today was to give my skin a boost in health and colour. Winter does a number on my skin and hair because both are pretty sensitive. Cucumber is excellent for your skin, as is celery and they are both included in this recipe. Want glowing skin? Drink cucumber juice.


glowing skin elixir:

1 cucumber
2 celery stalks
2 green apples
2 pineapple slices
1 cup mint leaves

Juice. Drink. Love.

30 comments:

Shiva said...

Wow! Been so in tune with events around me lately, just an example; yesterday I woke up feeling like I really needed to go to the hairdresser. Then my friends bf came down to borrow some soy milk, which he could have all of because I'm juicing, and he tells me that my friend was also planning on going to the hairdressers today. Completely random. Then I've been browsing your site for juice recipes and inspiration the last few days (I'm on day 4 of my juice feast), kind of wishing you'd be on a fast as well. Now you are! Radical! I'm going to go for 3-6 more days :)

Emily von Euw said...

That is absolutely perfect! I feel like this fast will be about 5-10 days so we're both in complete synchronicity.

raechel @the rebel grrrl kitchen said...

Wow, this looks wonderful! I'm actually working on transitioning to being fully raw right now, so that's my cleanse of sorts for the new year (doing the low-fat 80/10/10 version). But next time I juice fast, I'm coming back to these recipes! Happy new year!

Emily von Euw said...

Good to hear it! You too :)

Courtney Pool said...

Love your pictures of this juice! Very creative and certainly delicious.

Chelsea said...

Drinking this now! :) (Except I had to use red apples instead of green!) It's so delicious, I think this will be my new go-to green juice. Thank you for your inspiration!!

Chelsea

Anna Mastalerz said...

I just did a mini 4 day juice cleanse and this was definitely the juice I made most often. So delicious and refreshing! Whenever I was a little down this automatically picked me back up. Thanks! :)

Anna Mastalerz said...

Also I've been thinking of making juices in the morning and putting them in a glass bottle and having one in my bag throughout the day. Does this work very well with home made juices?

Emily von Euw said...

Hey, Anna! Yes that is a great idea. And thank you for the kind words! <3

em

Morri Wilson said...

Hey, how does one go about doing a juice fast? I've done some fruit cleanses in the past, but I like trying new things. What's a good regime for a juice fast?

Emily von Euw said...

Check out my juice fast recipes and posts by searching "juice fast" in the search bar right above the archives. =)

Jeleena Jimenez said...

this is such a big help.. going to start my go green life... thank you for being an inspiration! :)

Emily von Euw said...

Aw thank you so much! =D

Anonymous said...

what kind of juicer do you use? :)

Emily von Euw said...

Omega 350 VRT - love it!

Jemimah Reyes said...

Hi! I've been interested with juicing lately but the problem is, I don't have one! Haha! So do you think this can be done with a blender? xx

Emily von Euw said...

hey there. I think it could work - a few of my readers have tried it and say it works so it's worth a shot! You can get pretty affordable juicers when you are ready :)

Ashey said...

Hi,

I wanted to do a two day juice detox for my skin. Do you have any suggestions?

Thanks!

Ashley

Anonymous said...

really awsome.

Dave said...

Great recipe! Usually I don't like greens in my juices. I know, they are very healthy and good, but I haven't found a great green recipe that I like. Here something different. Your juice seems very yummy and healthy. Only from photos I already want to do it.

Krishna said...

Hi Emily, I've been making your roast vegies with green soba noodles for lunch recently, amongst of other desserts and smoothies - they are absolutely divine! Thank you so much! Do you think you could make this juice with a vitamix instead - don't have a juicer :(.

Emily von Euw said...

Yeah, then strain it :)

Ela Cortez said...

what kind of smoothie you recommend for dinner, can i drink this after a looooooooooong day of work :)

Emily von Euw said...

Hmm something with broccoli, cilantro, garlic, ginger, spinach, avocado, walnuts, some dates, water, mmm :)

Anonymous said...

Hey,

What kind of juicer would you recommend getting? Been thinking about doing this for ages!

Thanks,

Vicky

Emily von Euw said...

@Anonymous - I have an Omega VRT 350 and I love it. I recommend it, but if you don't wanna pay $300 or whatever it costs, there are cheaper ones. Apparently the Breville juicer is good!

Terry Dawson said...

Love it! Nothing brings out glow in your skin like fresh juice and this juice seems to be wonderful and effective too. I am gonna try this out for sure. Thanks ;)

Terry,
Dermology.us

Janet Loves Great Skin said...

This juice looks easy and refreshing and I'm sure it's tasty too! Just thinking whether I should make myself one glass of juice right away :-p

Kaye Renee said...

Can I juice the night before and how long will it keep its potency? I am beginning a 10 day fast and looking to get some glowing skin back?

Emily von Euw said...

@Kaye Renee - yeah that is okay, but the less time it has to sit the better :)

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