Juicing! For some, that means squeezing an orange or two every morning. For those you are more health conscious, it means extracting the living enzymes out of fresh fruits and vegetables so it can benefit our bodies. Lots of people will go on a juice fast or cleanse once or twice a year and I’m one of them. It’s a great way to cleanse, detox, and shed some excess pounds. I have lots of juice recipes, but sometimes I just want some fresh ideas and a different perspective, and I found that in Skinny Juices!
Skinny Juices, 101 Juice Recipes for Detox and Weight Loss offers you valuable insight on how to make your juicing experience a success. Juicing is an essential step to a radiant, vibrant, and healthy body, mind and spirit and this book will get you there.
Part 1 will walk you through the science behind and the benefits of juicing. Some benefits are radiant skin, weight loss, lower blood pressure, and improved digestion. You’ll also learn the difference between juicing and blending and what equipment you’ll need. A rundown of the pros and cons of various juicing machines is offered if you’re in the market for one. But, if you already have a juicer, work with what you have.
Juicing allows you to consume vast amounts of produce that are chock-full of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and enzymes, that you couldn’t possibly eat. Juicing is like satiating your body with potent energy.
Part 2 gets you right into your detoxing program. So, how do we know if our bodies are in need of a detox? To name a few symptoms, fatigue, bad breath, depression, difficulty concentrating, heartburn, food cravings, sleep problems, and the list goes on. If you have a few of these symptoms, then perhaps a detox might be just what you need.
The program shares The Dirty Dozen, this is a list of fruits and veggies that should be purchased organically. The other list is The Clean Fifteen, this is a list of fruits and veggies that are safe to buy conventionally. There are three phases in detoxing, and each one will gently morph you into the next so the transition is not so alarming to your system. Sample menus and juice recipes are provided so you don’t have to worry about planning.
Part 3 is the where the heart of the book is, 101 divine juice recipes. It gets you right into juicing with each chapter honing in on a specific purpose. Each recipe is trumpeted with its attributes and has a breakdown of its nutritional information.
It starts off with Chapter 5 introducing you to Superfoods and their crucial role in regenerating our bodies. If you want to upgrade and supercharge your body, you’ll want to include some of these ingredients in your juices. I personally have chlorella and cinnamon every day in my smoothies. Chapter 6 has recipes for Cleansing and Detoxifying, and the Licorice Lately is my absolute favorite. I love fennel and this recipe taste so cool and refreshing. Chapter 7 share recipes for Weight Loss. I tried many of them and the Green Machine gave me that extra bit of energy mid-afternoon.
Chapter 8 has lots of Super Immunity Juices that will nourish your cells. The Flower Power juice includes broccoli and cauliflower as part of its ingredients. Who would have thought these would taste great in a juice. It’s fabulous! Chapter 9 Juices for Anti-Aging and Glowing Skin is a must for all ages. My favorite was the Ageless Elixir, I love pineapple and the combination with parsley and cucumber is sublime. Chapter 10 Juices for Digestive Health will help you literally go with the flow. The last chapter is dedicated to Cancer-Fighting juices. The back of the books offers some awesome resources and a conversion table.
If you’re in the mood to spring clean your body or rev up your immune system, then Skinny Juices is a must have. Your skin will clear up, your mood will lighten and you’ll rid your body of unwanted toxins. It’s well written and super easy to follow and ideal for the novice and seasoned juicer.
Disclaimer: I received product to facilitate a review. All opinions are my own, yours may differ.