Saturday marked the official launch of the New Year Whole Body & Mind Detox eCourse! I couldn’t be more pleased with the group that’s gathered from around the world to learn, cleanse and grow together. This week, we’re focusing on eliminating inflammatory foods from our diets and drawing from nourishing, alkalizing whole foods to boost our energy and build a strong foundation before our juice cleanse. I’ll be sharing more of our journey over the next several weeks via instagram and Facebook, keep in touch with us there! So far, this juice has become one of new winter favorites of the cleanse. It’s a vitamin C boosting root juice with lots of fresh ginger and turmeric to stimulate circulation and keep my body warm in these colder days. I’ve shared with you all about the benefits of turmeric, here are a few good reason why to love on fresh ginger, too!
Nutritional Profile: Ginger Root
Ginger, Zingiber officinale, contains potent anti-inflammatory compounds known as gingerols. Documented studies have shown ginger dramatically reduces swelling and joint pain. Other studies have found that gingerol inhibits growth of cancer cells in the body. Here are a few more nutritional benefits of this super root:
- Boosts digestion and soothes upset stomachs
- Approves absorption and assimilation of nutrients
- Helps to lower high blood pressure and reduce high LDL cholesterol
- Ginger contains anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties, helpful in killing Candida in the body
SPICY CARROT CLEMENTINE JUICE
6 clementines, peeled
4 pieces fresh turmeric (or 1/2 tsp ground turmeric)
Optional: 2-3 drops Young Living orange essential oil
Scrub the carrots well to remove any dirt, trim the tops of the carrots. Remove the peels from the clementines. Process all ingredients through your juicer. If using ground turmeric, pour juice into a glass and stir in the turmeric until well combined. Stir in the essential oil. Enjoy within 30 minutes of juicing or pour into an airtight container to store in your refrigerator for up 36 hours.