Even Shauna Martin, the founder of Daily Greens, knows that juicing can be pricey.
Martin’s juices are sold across the country, but she’s recently published a cookbook to help do-it-yourselfers know how to make them at home.
This month, Martin published “Daily Greens 4-Day Cleanse,” (Race Point Publishing, $22.99) a book that covers juice cleansing — from why you’d do it in the first place to how to start eating again when you’re finished. Martin started juicing after she was diagnosed with breast cancer nearly a decade ago, and now she’s become an advocate for incorporating juices to boost your overall wellness.
The book’s main chapters are seasonal menus to help you take advantage of the different kinds of produce that are at their nutritional peak at various times of the year, as well as raw food dishes to eat while you’re cleansing.
As with all books on juicing (and cleanses), it’s wise to consult with your doctor before embarking on one, but Martin’s introductory chapter about what happens to your body when you give your digestive tract a break will help you know what kinds of questions to ask.
Glowing Skin Smoothie
The ingredients in this smoothie all promote beautiful, glowing skin, especially the kiwi. If you want to switch things up a bit, it’s fun to swap coconut water for regular water. This will add electrolytes to your smoothie while offering a fun, tropical taste.
— Shauna Martin
Big handful of spinach (2/3 bunch)
1/2 large avocado or 1 small avocado
1/2 banana (fresh or frozen)
1 cup filtered water (or coconut water, if desired)
Wash the spinach, and remove the flesh of the avocado from its skin and discard the pit. Add all ingredients to a high-speed blender or Vitamix and blend on high until smooth and creamy. Add more water if needed to obtain desired consistency for drinking.
— From “Daily Greens 4-Day Cleanse” by Shauna Martin (Race Point Publishing, $22.99)