Now that the holidays are over, do you feel sluggish, constipated, or low energy from all that sugar and extra carbs? Maybe you’re a bit achy from the inflammatory foods you that made their way onto your holiday plate.
Whatever the reason, if you’re feeling heavy in your body, you’ve got to give this detox juice a try.
Activated charcoal powder is a star ingredient. It helps reduce intestinal discomforts with its binding properties. In fact, the charcoal ‘sucks’ toxins out of your tissues, binds with them, and allows you to pass them easily.
This beverage is a combination of ingredients that promote detoxification and reduce inflammation.You can drink this daily as part of a detox for up to 5 days straight.
Here’s what makes this juice go the extra mile for you:
We Love Fresh Lemon at NHH. Specifically, lemons are high in vitamin C to reduce inflammation, along with a host of other benefits.
Fresh Ginger & Turmeric are from the same plant family and are very helpful to support your system and get things moving. Actually, turmeric needs a pinch of pepper to activate the most beneficial compounds; so don’t leave it out!
Celery assists your liver and provides you with minerals supporting your adrenal glands.
Mint helps your body produce digestive enzymes. It’s calming for the stomach too.
Apple Cider Vinegar is beneficial for digestion, balancing blood sugar and feeling satiated.
Cinnamon is anti-inflammatory and blood sugar-balancing.
MCT Oil, or medium chain triglycerides, are easily digestible and are burned faster than other forms of fat, it effectively revvs up your metabolism.
You can get activated charcoal powder in gel caps or as a powder that you scoop. Actually, if you get the gel caps, you’ll have to open them up to dump the charcoal into the drink. Instead, you could take the activated charcoal powder caps along with the juice!
- 1/2 lemon
- 2" ginger
- 2" turmeric
- 4 celery stalks
- 1 cup water
- 10 mint leaves
- 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp activated charcoal
- pinch sea salt
- pinch black pepper
- Ice cubes
- 1 tsp-1Tbsp MCT oil
- Juice the lemon, ginger, turmeric and celery in a juicer, or blend and strain out the pulp.
- Pour the fresh juice into a jar and add the remaining ingredients. Screw on the lid and shake well. Pour into a tall glass and garnish with celery, mint and lemon if desired.
Pin it for your New Year detox!
Photos and recipe by Sarah Steffens of Savor & Fancy
Sarah Steffens is a Personal Chef based in Los Angeles. She specializes in Paleo, Autoimmune, and Whole30 cooking and believes food is the starting ground for practicing kindness to one’s body, mind and spirit. She shares recipes and kitchen tips at Savor & Fancy.