Holiday parties tend to have too much food, and too many libations, and we all tend to enjoy both of those a little too much, leaving that heavy, draggy feeling the next day to deal with. Outside from hitting the ground running, you can blend up this sweet treat below to help get your body going back on the right track! Krista Burton, from the tremendous team at Beautylish, gives us a great recipe to help recover from all those parties you’re going to be looking so fab at!
You will need
4 medium beets (about the size of a your fist or a little smaller)
Raw beets are true health miracle workers and superstars in the detox world, able to help detoxify the liver, skin, and help the body process fats. They’re also an anti-inflammatory vegetable. And the make your pee red (cute).
3 large oranges, peeled
Oranges are a great source of vitamin C, a major detox vitamin that helps clear up digestive tract issues and clean out overworked livers. Plus they make this juice taste awesome.
8–10 large kale leaves
Now you know we can’t do this juice without kale. One of the healthiest foods on the planet, kale is a hard-core detoxifier, producing enzymes that detoxify the liver.
Thumb-sized piece of ginger
Ginger is an anti-inflammatory and helps improves digestion.
1 lemon, peeled
Lemon is a powerful antibacterial, and it helps—guess what?—detoxify the liver.
2 large carrots
Along with being a great antiseptic vegetable, carrots have lots of vitamin A, which helps flush toxins from the body. Plus, the high fiber content helps, um, clear out the colon (if you know what I mean).
Wash everything, then toss in your juicer or blender, and hit the “on” button. If you’re blending, add a cup of water to help liquefy your fruits and veggies.
The mixture will be a deep, almost-black red, a result of the kale and beets mixing together. It tastes fantastic, like an orangey-sweet, gingery fruit drink made for wellness. For reasons I don’t understand, this juice is a little bit pulpier and thicker thanmy other juices; it tastes especially good ice cold, so I recommend it on the rocks. You’ll get about 40 ounces of fresh juice from this recipe—keep in the fridge in an airtight container (stir before drinking), and finish it within two days.
There are two additional notes going along with this treat: 1- if you don’t have a juicer, this will work in a blender, and 2- don’t be alarmed when you take a bathroom break— the beats are highly pigmented and you’ll notice…
Now drink up!