Gwyneth Paltrow's Family Recipes

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Cucumber, Basil + Lime Juice

This juice is especially refreshing when you blend it with a handful of ice cubes (use a whole lime if you do, as the acid is muted when the juice is cold). Think of it as a detox-friendly mojito. 


Serves 1

1/2 cup basil leaves

1 English cucumber, cut in half lengthwise

1/2 lime, zest and pith removed

1 apple, cut into wedges



Starting with the basil, juice everything into a glass. Alternatively, you can chop all the ingredients and pop them into a powerful blender with 1/2 cup of water, then pass the mixture through a fine-mesh strainer into a glass. Give it a stir and drink immediately.