A Simple Juice Cleanse
Your busy life is probably as wild as mine. Family, business, friends… weekends aren’t the respite they used to be! Our lives have too much going on, and I tend to make crappy food choices when I’m on the go OR I don’t eat at all – either way, my body suffers. Feel me?
We’re not alone in any of this! As a society, we are stressed, we get sick, we lack energy, we do not feel like doing anything, our skin is bad, our health suffers, our weight fluctuates, and things just don’t seem right. Busy business people, busy parents, busy weekend warriors… busy, busy, busy bees! I don’t know anybody who doesn’t need (and 1000% deserve) a break! Times like these call for simple solutions. Times like these are when we need is a simple juice cleanse. (Gimme an “amen!”)
A simple juice cleanse supports your body’s natural ability to detoxify by giving your bod a break from all the junk that you have been putting in there! You will be amazed by the results that you will see and feel in just a few days of a simple juice cleanse. You will feel lighter, your skin will glow and begin to clear, you will have heaps of energy to conquer your day (and you may even be able to finally lose that last bit weight that has been hanging on!)
Here are a few easy, simple detox juice recipes to try. My favorite is Call a CAB! For a simple plan, drink one large glass first thing in the morning instead of breakfast or take it up a notch and substitute your choice of these juices for your regular meals for a day or two!
To make each juice, combine all ingredients for the recipe in your juicer. Blend until well incorporated and serve.
6 celery stalks
1 whole cucumber
1 large green apple
3 big leaves of kale
3 big leaves of romaine
A handful of spinach
A handful of parsley
Call a C.A.B.
This juice is best after a strenuous workout. It provides a great energy boost that your body needs to recover from vigorous exercise.
3 large carrots
3 large green apples
2 beets, including green stalks
1 lemon (peeled)
1-inch piece fresh ginger
My Friend P.A.M.
This juice is best when you are feeling sleepy or fatigued and need to wake up. It tastes just like a mint margarita and is much better for you than that afternoon coffee!
1/3 of a pineapple
2 large green apples
Sprig or two of mint
This Means Business
The ingredients in this juice are alkalizing, anti-inflammatory and supportive of your liver!
½ a beet
3 celery stalks
3 dandelion leaves
½ teaspoon turmeric or 1 inch of fresh turmeric
I use juicing as part of my daily detox routine to keep my body running well. Because I am on complete thyroid hormone replacement, my metabolism is relatively fixed… for me, juicing needs to be either a replacement for a meal or a focus for a couple of days (basically a juice fast). If I ADD juices into my nutrition plan AND eat normally, I gain weight. Juices are just to calorically dense for me in that way. But, if I use them as a substitute or as a gentle liquid fast, I am a-okay! You may need to experiment to find the perfect fit for you, but fresh juice, rich in nutrients and enzymes is a gorgeous way to flood your body with goodness!
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Yours in health and wellness,