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Liquid Gold: Anti-Inflammatory Juice Recipe For Healthy Digestion & Glowing Skin

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Sunshine In A Glass

I don't know about you, but as soon as August hits, I begin to feel a little blue about summer coming to an end. Eating a plant-based diet can greatly improve our health and elevate our mood, especially when we eat (and drink) the rainbow!

This juice recipe is literally sunshine in a glass that you can enjoy anytime you need some extra light in your life! And on that note, it will make you feel lighter!

The Juice Is Ideal For:

  • Fighting inflammation
  • Improved digestion
  • Beating belly bloat
  • Detoxing heavy metals
  • Boosting the immune system
  • Giving your skin a healthy glow
  • Energizing + invigorating
LIQUID GOLD: ANTI-INFLAMMATORY JUICE RECIPE TO BEAT BELLY BLOAT & AID IN DIGESTION | Erin Stanczyk | Lifestyle Design | EatMoveRest
LIQUID GOLD: ANTI-INFLAMMATORY JUICE RECIPE TO BEAT BELLY BLOAT & AID IN DIGESTION | Erin Stanczyk | Lifestyle Design | EatMoveRest
LIQUID GOLD: ANTI-INFLAMMATORY JUICE RECIPE TO BEAT BELLY BLOAT & AID IN DIGESTION | Erin Stanczyk | Lifestyle Design | EatMoveRest
LIQUID GOLD: ANTI-INFLAMMATORY JUICE RECIPE TO BEAT BELLY BLOAT & AID IN DIGESTION | Erin Stanczyk | Lifestyle Design | EatMoveRest

Lighten Up & Loosen Up

Digestion

Thanks to a healthy dose of ginger root and a touch of celery, this juice is fantastic for digestion, which equates to reduced belly bloating and regular elimination.

Inflammation

This juice also boasts a bounty of anti-inflammatory benefits, due to the powerful effects of turmeric root, and the curcumin it contains. Pineapple is another commonly overlooked anti-inflammatory that contains a potent enzyme called bromelain, that's great for muscle recovery and repair

Detoxification

Another overlooked fruit with powerful benefits when juiced in the Granny Smith apple. This variety is desirable for juicing, because the more tart the apple, the more malic acid it contains. Malic acid stimulates the metabolism and also helps to detox heavy metals from the body.

Immunity

On top of the anti-bloating and anti-inflammatory benefits, this Liquid Gold juice also contains a whopping dose of Vitamin C to keep your skin and immune system in check. Thank you, citrus!

LIQUID GOLD: ANTI-INFLAMMATORY JUICE RECIPE TO BEAT BELLY BLOAT & AID IN DIGESTION | Erin Stanczyk | Lifestyle Design | EatMoveRest

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Liquid Gold Juice Recipe

Need a little light in your life? This sunshine in a glass will brighten your day and lighten your load. Liquid Gold is fantastic for optimal digestion, glowing skin, boosting the immune system, and it also boasts a bounty of anti-inflammatory benefits. Drink up first thing in the morning on an empty stomach for the most bang for your buck! 

raw vegan, gluten-free, oil-free, low-fat, energizing + rainbow-licious

time: 10 min // serves: 1-2

ingredients:

  • 8-12oz fresh-squeezed orange juice (about 5 oranges)
  • 2 stalks of celery
  • 2 Granny Smith apples
  • 2-3 cups pineapple
  • 1 large knob of ginger
  • 1 chunk of turmeric

method:

  1. Juice oranges using a citrus juicer and set aside.
  2. Cut other ingredients into chunks and place into juicer. Start with ginger and turmeric root so the juicier ingredients will flush them through completely.
  3. Pour juice from juicer plus orange juice into fine mesh strainer to eliminate any extra pulp, for an extra smooth and sweet finished product.

notes:

  • If you do not own a juicer, you can also blend all ingredients and strain with a fine mesh strainer.
  • Will last in refrigerator for 24-48 hours in an airtight container, but tastiest and most nutritious when fresh.
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Juicing 101

    The Juice Is Worth The Squeeze

    If you're looking to amp up your health, juicing is a great way to go! There are tons of juicers of varying price ranges on the market, but the quality of your juicer directly impacts the quality and nutritional value of your juice!

    An investment in quality is an investment in your health and happiness!

    My new Omega NC900 has definitely made the juice worth the squeeze! This super quiet motor, slow masticating, dual-stage extraction juicer comes with adjustable settings depending on what type of recipe you're making. Due to these features, you'll get maximum extraction, it will not damage your produce via grinding and gnashing, and it reduces oxidation, significantly! All of this jargon essentially means you'll get more juice for your squeeze, and it'll be less bubbly, more nutrient dense, and more flavorful!

    You can use this juicer for:

    • Fruits & veggies
    • Citrus
    • Greens
    • Wheatgrass
    • Nut milks
    • Nut butters
    • Pastas
    • and even Baby food! (good news for me)! ;)

    More Juicy Resources

    Be sure to look into my 3-Day Juice Feast Detox Guide--it's the perfect way to cleanse, reset, and re-energize your body!

    Check out these helpful blog posts for more on juicing, and a delicious green juice that's perfect for detoxifying and alkalizing your bod!


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    As summer begins to wind down, don't forget to soak up the sun, have a splash in the pool, and keep your body in peak shape, inside and out, with plenty of colorful, whole foods!

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    Take Your Health To the Next Level With Smoothies + Juices Part 4: MY 'Green Machine' Detox Juice Recipe

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    * If you haven't already, check out Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 of my 5 Part Series on Smoothies + Juices!


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    Let Juicing Be Thy Medicine

    Detox programs and cleanse products can take us on a rollercoaster ride. They throw us into a cycle of fasting followed by binging, and lead us to believe that we can alternate between eating junk and trying to reverse it with deprivation and unsafe dieting methods, only to go back to eating junk again. Phew!

    Whole fruits and vegetables are a natural and safe way for our bodies to cleanse—they are both nutrient dense and free of harmful ingredients. If the vast majority of your diet were fruits and vegetables, then your body would be cleansing all the time! When you up your intake of whole foods, proper digestion and elimination begin to occur daily—that is true detoxification! Why would you only clean your body out periodically? That would be like only brushing your teeth once a month!

    Cleansing and detoxification of the body should be happening on a daily basis!

    Juicing is exceptionally good for detoxification and cleansing because the insoluble fiber is eliminated leaving you with a high water content drink that is much easier for your body to digest.  All of the phytonutients, vitamins, and minerals go straight to your bloodstream and get to work on repairing cells.

    I love my Omega VRT330S Juicer, because it's not overly expensive and gets the job done with minimal cleanup!


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    Go Green Or Go Home

    I like to experiment with all kinds of different fruit and veggie juices, but green juice is especially beneficial. Juicing with primarily green vegetables and little to no fruit can be very effective at detoxification because they are highly alkaline and low in sugar content. While natural fruit sugars are good for us, when the fiber is eliminated, too much of a good thing can cause rapid blood sugar spikes. Green juice is the perfect detox!

    * Sometimes I get curious about the vitamin and mineral content of my recipes, so if you're interested in seeing what exactly is going into your body, check out this Juicing Calculator!

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    Erin's 'Green Machine' Detox Juice

    Serves: 1 (ideally, but sometimes I will split this amount with the hubs!)

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    • 1 head of romaine lettuce
    • 1 bunch of kale or 5-6 large leaves (I like Lacinato kale—no need to remove the stalks)
    • 2-3 sliced cucumber
    • 3-4 stalks of celery
    • 1 handful of fresh herbs (i.e. parsley and/or cilantro)
    • 1-2 inch slice of ginger root
    • 1 small slice of turmeric root
    • 1 half to 1 whole, cored, green apple (optional)
    • 1 lemon (squeeze juice into the mix after straining excess pulp)
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    • Additional options: Pour your green juice through a fine mesh sieve to eliminate any remaining insoluble fiber, for a smoother juice.
    • If I'm feeling extra ambitious, sometimes I'll even mix in a scoop of organic barley grass juice powder to increase the detox effect of my juice—more on that in Part 5

     

    * Note: all measurements are approximate.

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    Make Your Juice Worth The Squeeze

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    • Be careful not to add too much fruit, as it can cause rapid blood sugar spikes due to the lack of fiber content.
    • If a green juice just isn't palatable enough for you, add a lemon. You can also add a half or whole green apple, as well—these options will help you adjust to the 'green' taste. 
    • Rotate your greens when blending and juicing. It's important to work a variety of fruits and vegetables into your diet, especially greens. Spinach one day, kale the next, then romaine, you get the idea! 
    • Drink your juice within 15 minutes for maximum potency. The minute it hits the air, it will start to oxidize, meaning that the nutrients begin to diminish. However, high quality juicers do allow juice to be refrigerated in a sealed, airtight container for up to 48 hours, without much nutrient loss. 
    • Some say that swishing the juice in your mouth or "chewing" the juice will help to stimulate all necessary digestive enzymes in your mouth, just as it would with eating whole foods.
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    To-Go Thoughts

    • Green juice is highly alkaline and helps balance pH
    • The body has to work less hard to digest, and nutrients go straight to your bloodstream
    • Lower in calories and should be used supplementally rather than as a meal replacement
    • Use smoothies as a snack or meal replacement and juices for cleansing or 'medicinal' purposes

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    *BONUS*

    Check out this great article on MindBodyGreen.com to learn how to use the leftover pulp from your juice to make some delicious and nutritious recipes!


    Stay Tuned for Part 5 of my 5 Part Series on Smoothies + Juices, packed full of Supercharged Superfoods that you can add to you smoothies and juices for added health benefits! In the meantime, get your juice on!

    * If you haven't already, check out Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 of my 5 Part Series on Smoothies + Juices!

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    Erin 

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