A few months back I was reading actress Gwyneth Paltrow’s blog Goop where she was talking about how she eats when she is looking to detox and loose that bloat. She went on and on about the wonders and benefits of her regimen, and the importance of eating the right type of foods at the right time.
An admirer of her sheer will power to eat this way on a semi regular basis, I did not think I would enjoy having to blend my meals. Yet I decided to try her detox menu for the next two days. After the eating fest that was last week Thanksgiving and the eating festivities of the upcoming Chanukah holidays, I could use a little de-bloating and get a head start for a healthy routine this winter.
So this morning I made myself one of her recommended drinks for breakfast. I am a lover of beets, so I thought how bad could this drink be? Not only was it not bad – it was really quite delicious and for someone who starts the day off with a VENTI skinny cappuccino with double shots of espresso, this drink surprisingly packed a huge energy punch.
Not a bad way to start the morning I think! – Ginger Carrot Avocado Salad for Lunch!
BEET, CARROT, APPLE and GINGER JUICE
This juice is the most incredible color and is wonderfully sweet. Beets are said to lower blood pressure, carrots pack a super beta-carotene punch, apples are cancer-fighters and ginger just loves your heart.
TIME: 5 minutes
- 1 large or 2 medium beets, cut into wedges
- 1/2 lemon, zest and pith removed
- 2 large carrots
- 1 large apple, cut into wedges
- 1″ piece of ginger
Juice everything into a glass, give it a stir and enjoy.