About the recipe: Kidney cleanser, circulation improver, and cardiovascular supporter. Give your gallbladder and liver a little love, build up the red corpuscles, and stimulate the lymphatic system throughout the body with the right combination of vitamins and minerals. Add some extra vitamin C to help prevent the risk of developing prostrate and other cancers and get a bonus of detoxification of the body. Drink up and you will help to fight oxygen free radicals (which damage cells), lower cholesterol, and support a healthy immune system.
More from Mimi Kirk: This drink is great after a workout, says Kirk. "Beets may help improve stamina and endurance," she says. Plus, the vitamin C from the citrus can help reduce inflammation.
- 1–1½ cups filtered water
- 1 handful dark leafy greens
- 2 beet leaves
- 1/2 beetroot, peeled
- 1/2 pink grapefruit, juiced
- 1 carrot, scrubbed and cut in chunks
- 1-inch piece ginger, peeled
Blend all ingredients in order listed in a high-speed blender.