Juice recipe: Cinnamon Cleanse

By Lisa Brant | 18th May 2016
A photograph of the Cinnamon Cleanse Juice, alongside fresh lemon, carrots and bright ground cinnamon.

Our Cinnamon Cleanse juice is one of our popular evening juices here at La Crisalida. As well as tasting wonderful, cinnamon is said to have many health benefits. It is said to lower blood sugar levels – so it´s great to include cinnamon in your diet if you have diabetes (type 2 in particular). Cinnamon lowers bad cholesterol levels (LDL) and has anti-fungal properties, which means that eating cinnamon regularly is great if you have yeast problems (like candida) as it restricts yeast (and fungal) growth. It is also said to help to clear mucus and makes breathing easier (for people with lung or breathing problems). Some authors believe that cinnamon can reduce inflammation, so it should help to reduce pain from conditions like arthritis.

So, when you combine all of the above benefits of cinnamon, with the antioxidant properties of the carrots and apples, you have one super nutritious juice!

Juice recipe: Cinnamon Cleanse

Serves: 1
Calories: 172 (or 356 with 1/3 avocado)

Ingredients

2 large carrots
2 apples
2cm lemon
½ teaspoon of cinnamon

Optional: 1/3 avocado

Method

Place the carrots apples and lemon through your juicer. Sprinkle in the cinnamon and whisk to combine (you can also use a hand blender to mix in the cinnamon, or add to your blender if you also wish to mix in some avocado).

To make a veggie version of this juice, replace the apples with an extra carrot and a large courgette.

Read more about juicing at La Crisalida by clicking here.

Headshot of Lisa Brant - Founder of La Crisalida Retreats
Lisa Brant

Lisa has been working in the field of health for over twenty years, first as an epidemiologist and now following a more alternative route! She is a therapeutic hatha and yin yoga teacher and also teaches mindfulness meditation. Lisa is a nutritionist so designs all our menus, as well as running the retreats. She is also qualified in NLP and hypnosis. Over the years Lisa has overcome her own health challenges with severe endometriosis and is happy to share her story.

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