Elizabeth Peyton-Jones Shares Her Nourishing, Not Detoxing, Juice Recipe
The word detox conjures up all kinds of horrors, doesn’t it? From having to down weird cleansing drinks to feeling iffy and tired during the early stages, we’re not fully abroad the idea of going through hell to feel a teensy bit better/look a little bit thinner (and in our experience, anything too draconian just leaves us lusting after the ‘bad’ stuff – hello 3am Mars bar mainlining session…).
We are, however, all for nourishment and trying to pack our bodies with nutrients to edge out tiredness, bloatedness and that all-pervasive ‘meh’ feeling. This addition of raw, fresh ingredients rather than deprivation is a sustainable approach that is backed by scores of nutritionists, including Elizabeth Peyton-Jones, who we’ve enlisted here to show you how to make the ultimate nourishing juice. It’s perfect for those days when you feel off your A-game and need a boost. Bonus: it tastes good, is easy to make and doesn’t cost the earth in ingredients.
Elizabeth says about this juice: ‘carrots are possibly one of the most nourishing vegetables we have. They cleanse the intestines, are a diuretic, remineralise, are full of iron, AND they taste completely and utterly delicious. Lime is also a very powerful ingredient – to give you an idea of vitamins it contains, just consider that it single-handedly eradicated scurvy on ships! Though we may now not have to contend with scurvy, we still need the metabolic-boost, vitamin C and micro-nutrients contained in lime and it also adds a touch of sharpness to the juice to cut through the carrot.’
Ingredients / Carrots and Lime
How to / Simply blend 5 or 6 peeled carrots and an entire, peeled lime. Add turmeric or ginger if you like a little spice (plus both are antioxidants and anti-inflammatories so will help reduce joint pain and make skin glow).