If you’re feeling like you need a good diet detox but don’t want to survive on smoothies alone, try one of these five whole-food, balanced cleanses to get you back to healthy eating.
My daily morning Power Juices that I make are very similar to the recipes in Dr. Oz’ 3 Day Detox Cleanse. The reason I like these recipes are that they contain Super Power Foods such as: kale, lemons, berries, spinach, coconut oil…foods I regularly eat. The main difference for me is that the 3 days will only include juice. No actual meals. If you prefer a 3 Day Detox using Whole Food Meals that you enjoy as meals, you might like my delicious 3 Day Whole Foods Meal Plans here.
Dr. Junger’s 5 Day Gut-Flush Cleanse.
I drank my usual morning green tea until around 8:30 when I started my first green juice of the day. I feel fine during my workout and drink #2 afterward. But then I come home to the smell of fried chicken and gravy which my babysitter has decided to cook for my husband’s dinner since I will not be cooking (yes, he can cook for himself, it was just a nice gesture). So now I am suddenly starving.
Green Supreme – This was supposed to be the last green juice of the day. I didn’t look that up until day 2, so I started with this juice. Oh well. This can be described as Salad in a bottle. If you like the Kale Blueprint juice – you’ll like this one. If you don’t like that one, you won’t. It wasn’t particularly sweet and while I like green juice, my experience is most people find this one to be outright yucky. Nina found it to be “grassy”. Glow – This was still salad in a bottle, not much sweeter than the Blueprint green juice and while it had some extra stuff, tasted very similarly to Green Supreme. FIJI – Not sure I could differentiate between this one and Glow. Fuel – Tastes like carrots. If you like carrots, you’ll like this one. If you don’t, you won’t, but as the second juice of the day, it is no PAM (Pineapple Apple Mint from Blueprint). Vanilla Cloud – The Suja answer to the Cinnamon Cashew Milk…. For $5 less, it passes and it is good, sweet, and filling. It is however, not nearly as heavenly as the Cinnamon Cashew Milk. However, don’t get me wrong, it is very very good – especially after a day of basically vegetable juices. Purify – I didn’t touch it with a 10 foot pole. This kid does NOT do beets.
I like to do a Cleanse once or twice per year, usually at the start of Spring! Like spring cleaning your body and getting rid of harmful toxins. My skin is better, I have more energy, I feel lighter and leaner.
My final verdict – if you want to save a little money over Blueprint (and it’s actually cheaper at your store) go for Suja. It seemed to be basically same difference to me and the juices were pretty tasty. If you REALLY hate green juice, ease into it with the Whole Foods Greens With Envy. It’s much less Salad in a Bottle. If you are a regular juicer, this may seem a bit on the sweet end of the spectrum for you.