A New Year and My Favorite Detox Juice

January 2, 2014

I hope everyone is recovering well from the madness of the holiday season. I spent a reenergizing Christmas in northern California in a town called Trinidad. Just being in the presence of the massive cool redwoods and misty ocean breeze almost made me forget that I had eaten way too much porchetta and gingerbead men. The local market Wildberries in Humboldt had this amazing juice bar, which had one of the best juices I’ve had. It was a combination of apples, kale, beets, but best of all, it had cilantro, ginger and a touch of cayenne– just enough cayenne and ginger to build some heat in your belly. It was such a refreshing drink that I replicated it when I got home. This recipe will make enough for about 2 servings but feel free to play with the proportions as I did.  It’ll be my go-to juice for a while!



  • 3-4 beets
  • 1 1/2 apples
  • 1 bunch of kale
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 bundle of cilantro
  • 1 lemon, peeled
  • 1 large knob of ginger
  • a pinch of cayenne

juicing ingredients

Cut the apples and beets into small chunks so they fit in your juicer.

beet and kale juice

Juice all the ingredients.

Apple and beet juice

Stir the juice.


And serve!

beet apple kale cayenne juice

Cheers to good health!

(images by HonestlyYUM)


I am mesmerized by the colour of that juice! Sounds like you had a great Christmas. California redwoods are beautiful.

I think I could drink kale if beets were involved…and ginger!

Beautiful! And I love the addition of cilantro.

Do you have to drink this immediately, or could you save one of the servings for the next day?

I sometimes make the juice the night before and refrigerate it that way I have it for breakfast when rushing out the door! It tasted just as fresh. Any longer than that I’m not sure…

I’m gonna need a juicer…I’ve seen so many juice posts the past few days that I want to try. This one is the most beautiful!

I love this- there is a juice place down the street from where I used to work that had a drink similar to this and it was my all-time favorite! Buying a juicer is totally on my bucket list; in the meantime I might try and get away with turning it into a smoothie instead.

And adding this one to the mix of all the detox juices for the new year. Trying to have one every other day so I don’t get tired of it. I personally love the mix of beet and ginger, so this is right up my alley! x

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