Detoxifying and Hydrating Green Juice Recipe
This juice is a great (and delicious!) way to cleanse your pathways of elimination - especially the liver. If you're feeling a little more sluggish than usual with low blood sugar levels, are having trouble with digestion or are dealing with a hangover, this juice is an excellent go-to cure.
These ingredients focus on detoxification & rehydration.
This juice works best on an empty stomach, so try drinking before breakfast/lunch/dinner or have it as an afternoon snack!
4 stalks of celery
half a cucumber
1 cup fresh cilantro
1/2 cup fresh parsley
half a lemon (including the rind, just take out the seeds with your knife)
1 green apple
1 cup water (if using a blender)
Additional add ins if you like (I didn't have these in my fridge!)
1 small carrot
Handful of spinach or kale
Blend the above ingredients together in either a blender or juicer. I don't have a juicer because I've heard all kinds of stories about how messy they are, so I just use my Nutribullet. (Plus it seems to me that if you're taking out the pulp with a juicer, you're taking out all kinds of nutrients that are good for you!) If you use a blender, make sure to add a little water depending on the consistency you'd like it.
This would be a great juice to make a big pitcher of in the morning and drink before each meal that day if you're dealing with bad symptoms.
Other ways to support your body with low blood sugar, poor digestion or a hangover...
Take a gentle yoga class. Nothing heated - restorative yoga, yin yoga, hatha yoga or any level 1 class would work. These classes focus on calming your body and adrenals, which may be dealing with a lot of stress at the moment. Any poses involving twists are also great to help further detoxify your organs.
Commit to a fresh start mentally. Especially with a hangover, it can be difficult to get moving. It's natural to want to wake up, eat a big breakfast/brunch because you're already sluggish and spend the rest of the day on the couch. Instead of completely checking out, keep yourself engaged throughout the day with lighter tasks. It's up to you to break the cycle of your symptoms, and that starts with taking care of yourself: diet, attitude and lifestyle.