There is nothing quite like fresh squeezed juice to get your motor running in an alkalizing and detoxifying way. Our Pink Lady juice comprises the very best of the crop in fruit for detoxing and an energy boost—Honeycrisp or Pink Lady Apples, Ruby Red Grapefruit and Red Raspberries. So refreshing!
The Ultimate Detox Juice:
Pink Lady Skinny Detox Power Juice
Simple. Healthy. Refreshing. Three (3) ingredients. Exquisite taste. The “cream of the crop” in nutrient-rich, detoxifying fruits and berries. And, it’s pink.
I know, I know. This is the season of “green juicing” and “green smoothies” and all. Everywhere you look, there they are! While the recipes are incredible ones, and the health benefits cannot be disputed, I am here to be different. So, pink it is!
Honest, I didn’t enhance these photos by punching up the color in editing. It’s just pure Mother Nature shining through in a brilliant, absolutely radiant hue of hot pink. Due to its color and beyond satisfying taste, this juice just brings a smile to my face each time I make it and I hope you will enjoy it as much as I do.
So, today I present to you the Pink Lady Skinny Detox Power Juice. Wait. Why such a long title for a simple 3-ingredient juice recipe, you ask? Well… Pink Lady is obviously due to its color as well as if you go with Pink Lady apples to make this recipe. No brainer there. But, it is also the regal name this juice deserves, in my humble opinion. Skinny is because this juice will rev up your metabolism like nobody’s business to burn unwanted body fat. Detox because this particular combination of fruits and berries has known detoxification properties. And… Power due to the sheer amount of energy this juice provides in addition to essential nutrients that will feed your body’s cells for overall health and vitality—not to mention the cancer-fighting properties. It’s a powerhouse. Pink. Power. People!
When I developed this recipe for freshly squeezed juice, it was purely on the fly with my all-time favorite fruits and berry—ruby red grapefruit, Honeycrisp apples and the red raspberry. In fact, this beautiful fruit juice, Pink Lady Skinny Detox Power Juice, was the very first juice I made in my new juicer (a crushing or masticating juicer, the Breville Fountain Crush Juicer) that The Big Lug gave me as a gift when I was incredibly ill. He gave it to me at the end of September, and I took to it like a duck to water. Immediately, I started juicing as part of my 3-week all-fruit detox, which was amazing. I will definitely share this information and my results (even urine test strip photos, ha!) in another post. Your mind will be blown. Blown. Mine was.
Anyway, one morning in early October, I sliced a ruby red grapefruit to eat. Ruby red is my favorite! Instead of eating it as per usual, I decided to set up my new juicer and jump in with juicing my breakfast. So, in went the ruby red grapefruit. Next, I spotted the bowl of big Honeycrisp apples sitting on the table. I grabbed two and cored and sliced them to fit through the juicer’s hopper. Next, I went to the fridge and remembered we had extra red raspberries on hand because I love eating a bowl of them for a snack and we had just stocked up. It was kismet. No other fruit juice combination I have made has tasted as good as Pink Lady Skinny Detox Power Juice. Honest and truly, I crave this juice! Soon to be featured on the blog will be my recipe for The Pink Lady Margarita. Oh, yeah.
And, yes… I know alcohol probably shouldn’t be discussed in a blog post about detoxification. But… when you want to indulge, celebrate and live life, you might as well do it right—even if it’s wrong! 😉
“The ancient Greeks, before the time of Lycurgus, ate nothing but
fruit,” (Plutarch) and “each generation reached the age of 200 years.”
—Onomacritus of Athens
Apples and Their Benefits
Apples are the most versatile of fruits for juicing as they blend well with nearly any fruit and vegetable while adding sweetness. Look for organic blemish-free apples with very firm flesh and tight skin.
Apples are a good source of Vitamin A. They also contain Vitamins B and C as well as riboflavin and are high in two important phytochemicals: pectin and boron. Here are some benefits of apples:
- Enzyme-Rich to Aid Digestion
- Great Cleanser (detoxifies by eliminating free radicals and toxins)
- Good source of Vitamin A & Amino Acids
- Strengthens the Body
- Great Energy Source (keeps blood sugar levels up)
- Lowers Blood Cholesterol
- Excellent Diuretic
- Good Antiseptic
- Excellent Laxative
- Liver Support
Did You Know?
The French use the peels of apples in preparing therapeutic remedies to treat rheumatism and gout as well as urinary tract conditions.
Grapefruit and Its Benefits
Most people know that grapefruit, and all citrus fruit for that matter, is high in Vitamin C. However, citrus fruits are rich in limonene, which is thought to prevent breast cancer.
Furthermore, Ruby Red Grapefruit is high in cancer-fighting lycopene. The combination of carotenoids, flavonoids, terpenes, limonoids and coumarins makes citrus fruits pack a powerful all-around cancer-fighting punch.
Look for organic, plump, juicy fruits that are heavy for their size. Grapefruit should yield slightly to pressure. Although citrus fruits will keep for at least a couple weeks if kept refrigerated, they are best if used within a week. Here are some benefits of grapefruit:
- Excellent Source of Vitamin C
- Boosts the Metabolism
- Great Immune Booster
- Alkalizes the Body
- Great Antioxidant
- Nourishes Skin Cells
- Strengthens Capillaries
- Low Glycemic
- Seeds contain cancer-fighting limonoids, calcium, magnesium and potassium
Red Raspberries and Their Benefits
Scientists now believe that the metabolism in our fat cells can be increased by the phytonutrients found in raspberries—especially rheosmin, also called raspberry ketone. By increasing enzyme activity, oxygen consumption, and heat production in certain types of fat cells, raspberry phytonutrients like rheosmin may be able to decrease the risk of obesity as well as fatty liver disease.
When shopping for raspberries, select organic, whole, plump, brightly colored berries. Sort and discard soft or broken berries. Store in crisper drawer of refrigerator. Rinse and dry before using. Here are some benefits of raspberries:
- Great Antioxidant
- Great Immune Booster
- Boosts Metabolism
- Rich in Potassium
- Rich in Niacin
- Iron Source
- Some Vitamin C
- Low Glycemic
The Benefits of Juicing
There is no escaping it. Juicing has caught on like wildfire and is taking the world by storm. Still. The movement is far from over. In fact, it has now become a lifestyle for many. More and more, people are jumping on the bandwagon and for good reason.
Of course, everyone’s personal journey will be different. However, the benefits of juicing are numerous and quite universal. Whether you wish to enhance your already raw diet, or if you simply wish to take on a round of detoxification to better your health, you will enjoy bringing juicing into your life. I never knew how much I would enjoy juicing as being a part of my daily routine.
As a general rule, and being a recent convert to juicing and adopting a more raw diet lifestyle, I prefer to juice my vegetables for easy digestion but eat my fruit so that my body gets the healthful benefits of consuming fiber to help metabolize the sugars (fructose and glucose) in fruit. However, sometimes my mind and body craves freshly squeezed fruit juice. I am telling you, there’s nothing like fresh fruit juice to start your day!
From time to time, as I mentioned above, I enjoy fresh fruit juice as a part of my diet. When I do juice my fruit, I do not include any vegetables. I do not wish to debate my choice in food combining as it is purely a matter of personal preference and dietary needs. (I am trying to heal my gut after taking a super-strong antibiotic that messed me up.) In fact, as part of my food-combining regimen, I eat melons separate from other fruits as well. I won’t go into proper and improper food combining now, but will leave it for a future post when I share the 3-week all-fruit detox program I was on and the results.
Here are some of the benefits of juicing:
- Increased Energy
- Cellular Regeneration (healthy heart and anti-aging for healthy skin, hair and nails)
- Mental Clarity
- Better Sleep
- Reduced Cravings
- Improved Digestion
- Less Bloating
- Weight Loss
- Improves Heart Health
- Cleanses Toxins to Heal the Causes of Disease (detoxifies)
It is suggested that at least two to four 10-ounce glasses of vegetable or fruit juice a day, along with a raw diet, is the healthful way to go when detoxing.
Here’s to a fit, happy and healthy New Year, my friends!
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- 1 large ruby red grapefruit, peeled and chopped
- 2 medium to large Honeycrisp or Pink Lady (red) apples, cored and sliced
- 1 6-ounce (170 grams) package red raspberries, rinsed and dried
- Optional Ingredients & Supplies
- Ice cubes
- Chilled 12-ounce glass
- Drinking straws
- Fresh berries and sliced fruit, for garnish
- Sprigs of fresh mint or basil, for garnish
Tips:Select the freshest organic fruits and berries for the ultimate in health benefits. When preparing grapefruit, leave most of the white fiber surrounding the sections (not the bitter white outer pith) intact as it contains pectin and bioflavonoids which help the body to absorb Vitamin C. These phytonutrients also strengthen the body’s capillaries supporting overall circulation and thus enhancing the skin and facial complexion. Leftover juice? Freeze into ice cubes for cocktails or popsicles for a refreshing treat! The cook time above indicates juicing time. Original Recipe Source: WickedGoodKitchen.com Copyright © Wicked Good Kitchen. All content and images are copyright protected. Please do not use my images without prior permission. If you want to republish this recipe, please re-write the recipe in your own words. Alternatively, link back to this post for the recipe.