Healthy Detox Juice for the New Year

Plug in your juicer and get ready for a healthier you. Preet Marwaha, of OrganicLives (1839 Quebec Street, 778-588-7777., recommends this perfect synergy of power-packed whole foods. He drinks four glasses of this wonder drink a day—proof that you can’t have too much of a good thing. This juice is designed to alkalize the body (most North Americans suffer from an overly acidic constitution and therefore compromised immune system) and cleanse at a cellular and blood level.

1/2 field cucumber, unpeeled
3 stalks celery
handful parsley
handful cilantro
1/4 lemon
large chunk of ginger (as much as you can handle)

Note: A wimpy little juicer won’t do the trick; you need something with muscle. The Vita-Mix blender is powerful enough to turn the ingredients into a smooth drink (instead of a chunky, stringy mess).