The Modern Chef: Juice Cleansing With Melvin’s Juice Box
Begin the day by reducing toxicity in the body with this powerful anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory (ginger)
Melvin‘s most popular juice, full of green vegetables, packed with vitamins, minerals and chlorophyll to re-generate and cleanse the body (kale, collard greens, swiss chard, celery, apple, ginger, lemon)
This powerful anti-aging antioxidant is also a great source of Vitamin C
A vegetable blast of vitamins, minerals and plant nutrients (beets, avocado, apple, lemon, ginger, carrot, parsley, dandelion root)
Hydrate the skin, cleanse the organs, boost the immune system and burn toxins (cucumber, lemon, ginger, cayenne pepper, turmeric)
Potassium, magnesium and great hydration combined with Vitamin C and immunity booster(coconut water, orange, lime, lemon, alkaline water)
Powerful antioxidants, heart healthy vitamins and minerals (almonds, dates, Irish moss, banana, nutmeg, cinnamon)
Melvin: The primary benefit of doing a juice cleanse is to cleanse your body of toxins. It also increases energy levels, promotes weight loss, and leads to clearer skin. Juice cleansing particularly benefits people with existing health problems and food allergies. I’ve created a cleanse with seven different juice varieties that are filled with essential vitamins and nutrients. Your whole body will feel rejuvenated and recharged.
I don’t really have favorites but right now I’m loving burdock root, which is great for cleansing the blood. I usually add some pineapple for sweetness, which also helps with circulation. I throw in some lemon, ginger, red onions, pepper and cabbage too, and it creates a beautiful purple color that’s really tasty. When making juices it’s important to understand what each ingredient offers your body. This will help you decide which juice will benefit you best based on your needs.
I don’t have a specific juice trend for 2016 but I do have some personal juice goals and ideas I’ve been working on. I’m experimenting with a version of the classic Jamaican Peanut Punch with a healthy twist. Rather than the condensed milk, honey and peanuts used to make the traditional punch, I’m working on a similar version with Almond Butter, Carrots, Coconut, Yams, Almond Milk and a few secret ingredients. It’s a bright orangey color and it’s delicious. I also like suggesting a cleanse that contains a light salad and protein component as an option for those who are interested in juicing but need a little extra fuel to get through the day. I think 2016 will give way to healthier eating in general with a focus on fruit and plant-based diets.