Monday, June 30, 2014

Healthy Detox Juice Recipe

A glass of blended saluyot, carrots and bananas
A glass of blended jute leaves,carrots and bananas


Healthy Detox Juice Recipe

Oh, it's Monday today. That means it's Healthy Detox Juice day again for me and my wife. It always feels good to clean our system regularly, to flush away all the toxins that we get from the food. Yes, I admit that we're not 100% health conscious (specially me) because we still want to enjoy all the foods that we want to eat. Actually, we're a big fan of Italian, American and Filipino dishes. We're still young though, and we have nothing to worry about because we know our limitations. We eat everything in moderation, and as much as possible we avoid eating oily foods and anything with high in cholesterol. We don't eat the fats in pork and we remove the skin from the chicken. We keep ourselves from eating too salty foods and anything with artificial preservatives.

Yes we also eat in fast-food restaurants, it's hard to avoid that, because we have two sons who love burgers, fries and spaghetti. But again, we have a strong control over our food intake. Me and my wife make sure that we eat only a little of everything. We call it good eating habit, a proper and balanced diet.

Aside from eating brown rice and red rice permanently even on regular days, we don't eat meaty dishes every detox day. No pork, no beef, no chicken and even fish and seafoods. Just pure and fresh vegetables and fruits every time we're in detoxification mode. We normally do this at least twice a week. In this way, we're giving our body to clean and nourish its system. Also, to fight all the discreet bad cells (like cancer cells) that might be growing inside us and eating good cells in our system.

We can never tell that, so it's better to kill those cancer cells even before they accumulate and multiply. As the doctors say, "prevention is better than cure".

So today, I'm going to make a special healthy detox juice recipe that i got from my mother-in-law. This is just one of the many recommended drink recipes by her herbal doctor (who is a very popular alternative medicine practitioner in the Philippines). A very simple recipe that according to this doctor, is a very powerful one to fight against all the toxins and bad bacteria inside our body. Oh, and it's very affordable too.


1. Saluyot leaves (Jute leaves)
2. 2 pcs. bananas. sliced
3. 1 medium size carrot. Cut into small pieces.
4. 1 pc. lemon. Sliced in half
5. 1 tbsp. pure honey
6. 1 cup ice
7. 5 ounce water


1. Wash the fruits and leaves to make sure they're clean.

2. Slice accordingly.

3. Add the ingredients to the blender. Large chunks first (carrots, bananas). Carrots has beta-carotene and vitamin A that take care of our eyesight. Researchers found falcarinol and falcarindiol in carrots which they believe the cause of anti-cancer properties. The regular consumption of carrots also reduces cholesterol levels due to its soluble fiber.
Bananas are rich in pectin. It also aid digestion and gently chelate toxins and heavy metals from the body. It has fiber that help normalize bowel motility. They also produce digestive enzymes to assist in absorbing nutrients and act as a prebiotic, stimulating the growth of friendly bacteria in the bowel.

4. Now pour-in the water. Cover it and blend using the pulse button first. Then high until completely liquefied.

5. Add-in the jute leaves. It's rich in vitamin A that promotes good eyesight, vitamin E and other antioxidants that prevent wrinkles and promote healthy young-looking skin. Saluyot (jute) is also a cure to liver disorder, headache, stomach ache, arthritis and the best of all based on researched,(together with other herbs) saluyot can kill cancer cells.

6. Squeeze-in the lemon (do not include the seeds). Lemon is known for its strong antibacterial and antiviral properties, it also boost up our immune system to fight against flu and diseases because it's rich in vitamin C. Lemon juice is a digestive aid and liver cleanser too.

7. Add-in the ice and honey. Honey contains flavonoids and antioxidants which help reduce the risk of some cancers and heart related diseases. It also contains anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties. Its exact combination of sugars ( fructose and glucose) help the body regulate our sugar level.

8. Cover and blend. You can add more water to your desired consistency.

9. Pour-in to the glass. Serve cold.

Just a few words. Living a healthy lifestyle is not that easy, you have to keep yourself away from all the good things in the world. I want you to experience all the foods out there but please take them in MODERATION and if you want to live life to the fullest, never forget to detoxify some time.

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