One of the most popular trends in the health and fitness world today is the juice cleanse. Celebrities all over the country have been ordering specialty juices or making their own juices at home as a means of losing weight, improving health and cleansing the body.

It is very important to engage in a cleanse once in a while because, over time, toxins accumulate in your body and it starts to slow down. These toxins come from the food you eat, the products you use and even the air you breathe some of the most dangerous toxins are man-made and can be found in processed foods and even cleaning products.

Your body has a natural detoxification system in place, but it can only do so much. Your liver filters toxins from the blood and sends them to the bladder to be excreted through urine. Your lungs help to filter out airborne toxins and even your skin helps to eliminate up to 1/3 of the toxins you encounter every day.

The more toxins you put into your body, the more stressed and overloaded it becomes. In time, you start to feel the effects of these toxins your digestion may become sluggish, your hair dull, and you might experience frequent breakouts. When this happens, your best bet is to engage in a cleanse to reset your body so it can once again function at its most optimal level.

This green juice recipe utilizes some of the healthiest vegetable ingredients out there cucumber, celery and kale. Flavored with fresh ginger and lime, this juice is as refreshing as it is healthy. Enjoy this juice for breakfast or use it as a snack to help tide you over to your next meal. Dont be afraid to doctor the recipe a bit, using whatever vegetables you have on hand.

In order to get the full cleansing effects of the recipe, however, try to stick to it as closely as possible. If you make green juices like this one a part of your dietary routine, you will be amazed at how much better you feel in no time at all!

Servings: 2 to 3


3 medium stalks celery
2 large leaves curly kale
1 medium seedless cucumber
1 cup cilantro leaves, packed
1 large apple, cored
1 inch fresh ginger
2 small limes, peeled


1. Rinse all of the ingredients well under cool water and shake off the excess moisture.
2. Chop or trim the ingredients as needed to fit through the juicer.
3. Place a pitcher or plastic container under the mouth of the juicer to collect the juice.
4. Feed the ingredients through the juice in the order listed.
5. Stir the juice well and pour into glasses. Serve immediately for the best flavor.

**Note: This juice can be stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 48 hours. Fresh juice loses some of its nutrient content during storage so drink immediately for the most benefit.