With Christmas, New Year and my birthday over for another year, it’s time to do some detoxing. (Especially as I was out drinking and dancing last night until 3am!) So I’ve started this morning with this Mango Detox Juice from a book by Christine Bailey called The Juice Diet which DBP has just published. It’s a great book – with 100 juice recipes along with a nutrient analysis for each recipe, telling you exactly how many calories and how much protein, carbohydrate and fat you’re getting when you drink that juice.
Juices are a powerhouse of nutrients – with high quantities of vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients and amino acids. And they can be an incredibly effective way to lose weight. Their high water content helps clear your body of waste and they contain enzymes that boost your metabolism and enable your digestive tract and liver to function optimally, all of which can help you to lose weight. When toxins build up inside you, it causes you to put on weight because if you can’t process the toxins, your body stores them in fat cells. And the more toxins in your system, the more fat cells your body needs to store them. What’s more, juices also contain compounds, such as citric and malic acid, pectin and chlorophyll, which can absorb fats and toxins from your digestive tract. Brilliant!
This nourishing and cleansing smoothie is both refreshing and sweet. The mango is packed with detoxifying properties to boost your weight-loss plan. Adding a small spoonful of flaxseeds helps stabilize blood sugar and increases the fibre content to speed up detoxification. Mango is rich in soluble fibre to lower cholesterol and insoluble fibre to aid elimination. Loaded with the antioxidant vitamins A, C and E, mangoes help protect against oxidative damage and support the liver in its work neutralizing and removing toxins from your body.
* gluten-free, wheat-free, dairy-free, yeast-free, soya-free, egg-free, nut-free, citrus-free
- 1 apple
- ½ cucumber
- 2 celery sticks
- ½ mango, peeled, stoned and chopped
- ½ tsp ground flaxseeds
- Juice the apple, cucumber and celery. Put the juice into a blender with the mango and flaxseeds and process until smooth.
- Nutritional analysis per serving: Calories 109kcal • Protein 2.7g • Carbohydrates 22.2g [of which sugars 19.9g] • Fat 1.7g