3 Jan 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.

31 comments:

  1. 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 :)

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

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  2. 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!

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

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  4. 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

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  5. 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! :)

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  6. 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?

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

      em

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  7. 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?

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

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

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  9. what kind of juicer do you use? :)

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  10. 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

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    1. 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 :)

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  11. Hi,

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

    Thanks!

    Ashley

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  12. AnonymousJuly 12, 2013

    really awsome.

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  13. 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.

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  14. 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 :(.

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

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

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  16. AnonymousMay 28, 2014

    Hey,

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

    Thanks,

    Vicky

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  17. @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!

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  18. 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

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  19. 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

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  20. 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?

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

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  22. Hi Emily. I'm really loving your recipes anxd are considering shifting my current diet into a more raw direction. I was wondering though with this juice recipes, for example, is this one meal? Like a whole cucumber plus apples and more - obviously you wouldnt eat that much but when it's juiced down, do you have this as one glass-ful? Or does it make a few portions which you can come back to within the day or next day? Thanks so much. Daisy x

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Feel free to comment below, I love hearing your thoughts! xo, Em