Try our Strength Builder spinach juice recipe!

By Lisa Brant | 16th April 2019
green detox juice on a plate next to the pool with spinach, lemon, celery and pear

Spinach is renowned for its strength building properties, which is why we called this spinach juice recipe “Strength Builder”! Our theme this month is finding your voice, so we hope this juice gives you the strength to speak out your truth.

This juice is a lovely deep green colour, due to the spinach, and is creamy, due to the courgette. Spinach is a good leafy green veggie to include in your diet on a regular basis and it makes a great addition to any juice. It´s a source of iron and calcium, both of which is needed by the body to build strength. Fresh spinach also contains good quantities of Vitamin C, vitamin A (from beta-carotene) and vitamin K, which keep our heart healthy, blood flowing and immune system in tiptop condition. The other added benefit of spinach is it´s high nitrate content – nitrates help to build muscle and build strength.

Juicing tip! If you are using a centrifugal juicer (one that spins – read more in our juicing article, you need to use large leaf spinach to get the best juicing results. If only small (baby) leaf spinach is available, then you can either make a spinach “parcel” (see below) or blend the spinach into your juice, using a hand blender or mixer.

How to make a spinach “parcel” for juicing: take a large lettuce leaf and place all the spinach leaves inside. Fold the edges of the lettuce leaves together so that it makes a parcel shape, and put the whole parcel into your juicer. This should increase the volume of juice you get from the spinach.

Strength builder: spinach juice recipe

Serves: 1
Calories: 169

Ingredients

Large handful spinach (or kale)
1 large courgette
½ stick celery
1 pear
2cm unwaxed lemon
(Optional extra: large lettuce leaf)

Method

Wash all the vegetables and fruit beneath cold running water. Make sure you give the spinach a very thorough wash, as there is nothing worse than finding grit and dirt in your juice! Take any labels off the pear and remove the outer skin from the lemon if you are using a waxed variety. Create your spinach “parcel” and then put all the ingredients through your juicer.

Wash your juicer and enjoy your juice!

Detox juice retreat

Juicing is a great way to detox your body and deliver lots of fantastic nutrients to give your body a healthy boost. When you come to La Crisalida health and wellbeing retreat for a detox juice retreat we suggest you start to juice for 3 days for best results. Read more about juicing here and our detox and weightloss retreats here.

Enjoy your juice and find that inner strength to speak your voice!

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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Comments
  • By Veronica GALE ( Mrs) | 14th May 2019

    I have been juicing for nearly 5 years but can't stick to having it all the day through as I eat with Hubby during lunch and dinner ? Is there a way within your retreat that Is could have , say, also a salad?

  • By La Crisalida Retreats | 28th May 2019

    Hi Veronica, that's great you have stuck to juicing for so many years. At our retreat you have the option to juice or have a meal for breakfast, lunch and dinner. We are very flexible at meal times so you can choose your three meals a day whether you want to juice or have a meal. We hope this is helpful, best wishes Alice

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