Why You Get That Post-Juice Cleanse Glow, and How to Keep It After You’ve Switched Back to Real Food

If you’ve ever embarked on the epic journey that is a juice cleanse, you know that all your discipline was so worth it by the end of day three, when you’re feeling like a brand new person—who happens to have an otherworldly glow to their skin to boot. Juice cleanses are a great way to hit the reset button on your nutrition habits during those times of the year when you happen to go a little too hard on the Ben & Jerry’s. And they have the same effect on your skin.

You can thank the added hydration for your luminous complexion, as well as the nutrients jam-packed into the formula of your juice of choice. “Juicing pushes nutrients through your blood stream and into your liver rapidly, therefore resulting in skin that is dewy and beautiful,” says Michelle Haddad of Live Clean Life, who recommends the Juice from the Raw line of cleanses. “At 52 years old, my skin remains radiant due to the cellular cleansing effect of daily juicing.” Juice cleanses can also help you to pinpoint if something in your diet is causing your skin to flare up, as things like dairy or certain fats can sometimes be the culprit behind inflammation for more sensitive types. “The benefits are enormous, including but not limited to, radiant skin, healthy hair and nails, and an increased mental clarity,” adds Live Clean Life health coach Sari Dana.

So, how do you keep that glow intact after you go back to eating real food? Aside from an ample amount of moisturizer and getting your required eight glasses of water, you can try swapping one of your daily drinks of choice with a green juice, ideally at breakfast if you can substitute your coffee. “It helps keep the blood alkaline, which means less inflammation and lots of energy,” says Dana, who recommends the Maintenance Greens line ($185 for 2 green juices a day for 9 days; juicefromtheraw.com). “It also means you will undoubtedly feel more flexible, energized, and balanced.”



Get the glow with the Green Beauty Juice (must try!)

You are going to love the Green Beauty Juice.  Years ago I decided to come up with an enjoyable juice to be my staple go-to recipe.

Green Beauty Juice Recipe

I wanted a juice that I could drink each day to give me energy and contribute to anti-aging and beauty efforts.  I also wanted it to be an all-around healthy and cleansing combination for my body.  I knew this meant it had to be green in some nature, and also contain low sugar.

I toyed around with a lot of greens and ingredients and came up with a recipe that I’m so proud of.

This juice is my special blend of green juices + coconut water.  I drink it almost every day and think it’s part of the reason that I feel great and have aged slower than others my age.  It also helps me with my busy schedule (I don’t have to wonder what I’ll juice when I’m in a hurry).

I call it the Green Beauty Juice.

(p.s.- Some famous supermodels have touted drinking this juice)

The juice ingredients and the benefits

This juice is rich in chlorophyll and is extremely cleansing.  The rich nutrients and cleansing power contribute to the beauty inside and out.

SPINACH  Spinach is high in vitamin A, vitamin C, folate and iron.  It’s great for the cleansing, reconstructing and regeneration of the intestinal tract.  It also stimulates the lymph glands, the liver and helps with blood circulation.

ROMAINE LETTUCE  Lettuce is high in silicon which contributes to hair and skin health.  It also has B complex vitamins which are good for healthy skin.

CELERY  Celery juice is high in organic sodium.  It’s a great way to replace the water you lose during the day or if you are active.  It helps to remove water weight (debloat naturally!) and is said to curb your desire for sweets.

KALE  Kale is an excellent source of beta carotene, vitamin K, calcium, sulfur, and iron.  It is a superior source of nutrients and minerals that will help with the proper functions of all body systems.

CUCUMBER  Cucumbers have a lot of water so they help to regulate body temperature by carrying vitamins to the cells and carrying waste from the cells.

It’s a great beauty juice because it’s an excellent source of silicon which gives elasticity to the skin and is great for the complexion.

COCONUT WATER  Coconut water is extremely hydrating and has natural electrolytes. It’s a good source of B vitamins and potassium (also low in calories).

Here’s the Green Beauty Juice recipe

This makes enough for 2 glasses or juice or one large glass (16 ounces).



1 cucumber

1 cup of kale (approximately 2 large leaves if you are measuring it uncut)

1 cup of spinach

1 cup of romaine lettuce (I like the hearts-approximately 2 large leaves)

4 celery stalks

1 cup of coconut water (fresh is best, but a good organic not-from-concentrate brand is great too)



Cut half a cucumber into 1-2 inch pieces.  Cut the celery into 2-inch pieces.  Cut the spinach, kale, and romaine into smaller pieces.  You could also roll them in a cylinder to feed into your juicing tube (test it out to see what works best for your juicer).

Juice the cucumber, kale, celery, spinach, and romaine lettuce together, alternating.

After you’ve juiced, add the coconut water to the juice.  Mix it together and serve immediately.

Optional variations for the Green Beauty Juice

Omit coconut water:  If you don’t have coconut water on hand but still would like to make this recipe, add 3 apples of any variety.  The leafy greens overpower this recipe so the ratio would not be right (or tasty) if you did not add some type of other produce.


You want it sweeter:  This recipe doesn’t include any sugary fruits.  If you want something sweeter, add 1 apple in any variety to the whole recipe.


If you juice the Green Beauty Juice often you’ll be well on your way to a more beautiful, sexy and healthy you.  Not only is it cleansing, but it’s also wildly nourishing for every cell in your body.  I recommend making it a personal challenge to juice this every day- or at least once a week.