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5 Green Juice Recipes to Detox From Your Holiday Binge-Fests

'Tis the season for boozy cocktails and sugar-laden sweets that make it easy to overindulge. And while there's nothing wrong with a couple of cookies or a glass of cheer, why not balance those treats with nourishing, wholesome foods that keep your spirits lifted and pants from feeling snug? Kick off 2014 in style with these five energizing (and surprisingly tasty) green juices.

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1) Kiwi Juice (Courtesy of Green Kitchen Stories)

Ingredients:
8 kiwi fruits
3 green apples
1/2 cucumber
2 inches of fresh ginger
1 handful fresh mint leaves
4 ice cubes, for serving

Preparation:
Place all ingredients through a juicer. Serve immediately with lots of ice.

2) Sweet Green Veggie Juice (Courtesy of Pressed Juicery)

Ingredients:
3 kale leaves, stems removed
4 romaine lettuce leaves
Small handful of spinach leaves
1/2 lemon
2 Fuji apples

Preparation:
Combine all ingredients in juicer and enjoy!

Take it up a notch: add one peeled beet for a sweet, nutritious boost.

 

3) Get Ur Green On (Courtesy of Juice Generation)

Ingredients:
1 cup kale
1 cup spinach
1/2 cup pineapple
2 medium green apples
1 sprig mint

Preparation:
Combine all ingredients in a juicer. Enjoy immediately.

4) Field of Greens Plus (Courtesy of Blossom du Jour)

Ingredients:
1/2 cup spinach
1 large cucumber
1 Granny Smith apple
2 stalks celery
3 sprigs parsley
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon fresh ginger

Preparation:
Combine all ingredients in juicer and enjoy.

 

5) Green Goddess Juice (Courtesy of FEST)

1 lemon
2 apples
1-inch ginger root
6 celery stalks
1 cucumber
2 large handfuls spinach

Preparation:
Place all ingredients through a juicer. Immediately pour into a glass and enjoy.

 

Kathryn O'Malley is the creator of dramaticpancake.com, a food blog devoted to the people and stories behind great recipes.

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