One of my sweet followers and friends, Amanda asked if I made my juices yesterday and if so what was the recipe. The answer is no. The main reason is time and convenience, but really it’s less expensive to buy them when you look at what goes into each juice. For instance, you drink 6 juices per day and just 1 juice contains 2 pounds of fruits and vegetables. I have now had the opportunity to do 2 – 3 day cleanses this year and I have used Suja juice both times. The first time I used Suja, I had to order in from California and due to the nature of the product they overnight the juice to you, which is expensive. NC now has Suja juice at Whole Foods. It is new to the states and it is wonderful. They also stock Blue Print cleanse which is good, too. They are more expensive, though. To break it down further, one of the juices is the “Purify” juice. It contains 7 carrots, 1 apple, 2 celery stalks, 1/4 of a cucumber, 1/2 a beet, and a 1/2 of a lemon. This one juice sells for 7.49 at Whole Foods in NC. It comes in a “ready-to-drink” bottle. Also, if you buy a case from Whole Foods, which is 6 bottles, they give you another 10% off. (This may be a temporary sell-not sure) Even if I bought a juicer and purchased all of the ingredients, and bottled them myself, it would still be more expensive than buying them. BUT, if you have an amazing garden, you may want to try it yourself.
The basics of a cleanse start with the pre-cleansing. You will want to pre-cleanse for at least 2 days prior to beginning and post-cleanse at least 2 days after. This means cutting out coffee, alcohol, dairy, red meat, sugar, white flour and bread products while at the same time maximizing on fruits, veggies and whole grains. The first morning of the cleanse you will start with alkalizing your body with a warm glass of water with lemon or 1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar. I personally choose to pour 1 teaspoon in a shot glass of vinegar and add water and then just shoot it. I can’t bear drinking it slowly in a large glass. Anyway, I believe that it really helps my bodies function and I put it through a lot of foodie abuse on a regular basis, so it works for me. This is all my personal opinion. I do not reap any benefit from sharing this information other than hoping it benefits someone else. If you try it, please let me know what you think about it. I am far from perfect and I love to live life fully which sometimes means I drink and eat a little too much. I try to balance my life now-a-days with the occasional detox cleanse and exercise. I want to live this life and live it well. I hope I have a lot of life left to live. I hope you do too.

3 thoughts on “How a Detox Cleanse Works

  1. Coco, you can always do a one day cleanse! We’re thinking about adding those to our normal routine, especially after a potluck:)

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