Does that photo make you thirsty? (Me too!)
Today I’m excited to share this yummy recipe created for you by my friend Arie-Elle from Nourish & Inspire Me. Nourish & Inspire Me is a wellness website run by Arie-Elle (in Melbourne, Australia) and her sister Brooke (in Austin, Texas). Their website is absolutely gorgeous and I’m a big fan of their focus on health-conscious meals based around whole, organic foods. Arie-Elle also has a background in remedial massage and natural medicine so I’m going to let her take it away and talk more about healthy eating and living…
Hi, my name is Arie-Elle, and before I share a yummy kiwi cleanser juice recipe with you today, I’d like to tell you a little about my wellness website, Nourish & Inspire Me, and holistic health.
My food philosophy is quite simple. Eat Whole-Foods. Educate yourself about what whole-foods are, what you are putting in your body, and get in the kitchen and start cooking! I’m here to tell you that it’s easy to create healthy meals, even if you don’t consider yourself a cook! Our website is not based around any particular diet, however there are recipes to suit those who are vegetarian, vegan, paleo, sugar-free, dairy-free and gluten-free.
I believe health is a holistic picture that no one pill can fix. Having the courage to look at your health in a holistic way through your mind, body and spirit requires self-awareness and compassion. I hope that our website can help improve your life in some way no matter how big or small.
The New Year is a great time to cleanse and detox your system, especially if you’ve indulged in alcohol, sweets or processed foods during the holidays. And, detoxification means juices and smoothies – my favorite! Today I have a yummy juice recipe to help kick start your health in 2014. The Kiwi Cleanser is full of vitamins and minerals and is a great juice to add to any detox program.
I used kiwi fruit, cucumbers, cos (or romaine) lettuce, lime (for some zing!), pear and coconut water as the base for this juice. Be sure to use young organic coconut to avoid high sugar content, added sugar and any pesticides or chemicals. Coconut water is naturally high in electrolytes such as potassium and will keep you hydrated. Plus, it’s so yummy!
I love cucumbers because of their cleansing and nourishing feel. Cucumbers have a high water content and contain B vitamins, potassium, magnesium and anti-cancer properties. They’re also beneficial for blood pressure. Super-food!
Kiwi fruit is a vitamin C powerhouse. They are rich in antioxidants and can protect against cardiovascular disease and cancer.
Although Cos (romaine) lettuce is a light colored lettuce (unlike darker greens like kale or spinach), it still has amazing health benefits including, vitamins A, B, C and K, minerals such as potassium and iron, and protein. Cos lettuce has a mild flavor so it’s great to add to smoothies and juices.
I hope you enjoy this juice! It definitely left me feeling cleansed and refreshed!
Wishing you all happiness and health for 2014!
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- 2 limes
- 3 kiwi's
- 1 pear
- 3 cucumbers
- 1 bunch baby cos lettuce/romaine lettuce
- 1 cup organic coconut water
- Peel the skin of your limes and kiwi's and cut into chunks (depending on your juicer).
- Cut the pear and cucumber into chunks (skin on).
- Juice limes, kiwi's, pear, cucumbers, and lettuce.
- Pour the coconut water into your juice jug and stir well.
You can separate the cos lettuce leaves and wash with cold water and strain.
I re-juiced the pulp to get the most juice out as the kiwi and cucumber are quite soft and high in water content, so they may still have valuable juice in the pulp!
Taste test – this juice is a cleanser and generally I like to keep my juices low in sugar, however if you're a first time juicer or you like a little extra sweetness add another pear or apple.