Love them, hate them, or fear them – juice cleanses can help you hit the reset button, de-stress and shed weight before your big day. How? By replacing hefty, unhealthy food with a special blend of fruit and veg, your body will feel refreshed, revitalised and ready to walk down that aisle. Not convinced?
We’re here to fill you in on the benefits of five juice concoctions that are perfect for a pre-wedding cleanse…
Clean Up Your Act with Celery, Kale, Apple and Spinach
Bung the above greens in your juicer to purge the nerves and cleanse your body of unwanted acids before your big day. Green veggies are chock-a-block with vitamins and minerals – from age-defying vitamin K and energy boosting B5, to calcium, folate and potassium. If you’re worried celery, kale and spinach might not make for the tastiest combo, fear not: simply add a couple of apples to add a sweet, refreshing tang to your juice.
Carrots, Carrots and More Carrots
Carrots: is there anything they can’t do? Loaded with vitamins and minerals and packed with fibre, these vibrant super-roots can aid eye health, prevent infections, slow down aging and even help fight heart disease. This is all well and good, but how can carrots help you before your wedding? Firstly, they promote healthier skin, and can help you fight unwanted spots and pimples (skin-boosting superfoods are covered in more detail here). Secondly, they’re packed with vitamin A, which is proven to help flush toxins from the body. Win win.
Lose Water Weight With Almond Milk, Cacao, Chia Seeds & Dates
Dress feeling a little tight? Don’t fret. Simply add almond milk, cacao, chia seeds and dates to your blender and whip up a batch of delicious Cacao Almond Milk. Packed with protein and monounsaturated fats, this delicious juice-come-milk combo will eliminate hunger pangs and keep your energy levels up whilst you fast. Plus, chia seeds are a great source of omega-3 fatty acids and are proven to promote weight loss.
Power Through With Pineapple, Apple, Lemon, Beetroot and Water
Planning a wedding is tough. Often when the big day comes around, brides are about beat. Don’t let your wedding planning get the better of you: instead, pop pineapple, apple, lemon, beetroot and H20 in your juicer and power on through. This potent fruit and veg cocktail is packed with iron, vitamin C, manganese potassium and folate – perfect for cleansing your bloodstream and keeping you sharper and energetic for longer.
Settle Your Nerves With Celery, Lime, Cucumber and Broccoli
Those suffering from a bout of pre-wedding jitters will love this blend of celery, lime, cucumber and broccoli – which removes acid and toxins from the body to help you keep a lid on your nerves. Mix a batch before your big day to prevent an upset stomach putting an end to the happy nuptials. Broccoli is also a great source of iron and potassium, so it’s great for keeping your strength up through the planning stage.
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