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Monday, August 18, 2014

Simple One Day Revitalizing Cleanse

"Motivate the mind; the body will follow"
Happy Monday Everyone!  With August coming to an end, I thought I would share my Simple One Day Revitalizing Cleanse because it has been my saving grace with all the traveling I have done this summer. 
When your energy is low, your stressed out, your anxiety levels are high, your unhappy with how you look which in return affects how you feel.... Your body is SCREAMING FOR A CLEANSE!

Cleansing can be intimidating.  The idea of not eating solid foods for days is frightening, I know.  Some people may even think it's stupid...  some may think all of this trendy juicing is just another fad.  While it is in fact "trendy" right now, juicing has been around for ages.  There are a lot of people who have been avid juicers for a very long time.  The thing is, the way food is designed in today's society (processed, chemically designed to last for years, loaded with sugar and salt... the list goes on and on.) We NEED to "clean out our pipes" from time to time and rid our bodies of all the harmful chemicals we feed it on a daily basis.

Cleansing is important because it purifies the body and the mind.  Think of a cleanse as a mini retreat.  It gives you the opportunity to step back and take a look at the things you're consuming because so much of what we put into our bodies, weighs us down.  Cleansing, fortunately can set us free from all of that!  What you eat, affects every single aspect of your life.  

So now, you may be wondering how to even get started.  It's important to be prepared when you are about to start a cleanse.  Here is a list of things to do before jumping into a cleanse: 
  1. Make a list of your favorite recipes that you will use. 
  2. Make a shopping list and purchase all the necessary fruits and veggies you will need. (I recommend going to the Farmers Market so you are not tempted by other foods at the grocery store) 
  3. Ask a friend to join you.  I recently did a 3 day cleanse with two of my friends.  We all live in different cities but we would text each other throughout the day in a group message just to check in and see how we were all doing.  We would also send each other pictures of the juices we were drinking and share recipes. 
  4. Let your family know.  If you have a spouse or live with other people, let them know that you are getting ready to do a cleanse.  It's important for them to support you.  The last thing you need is your husband going to town on a cheeseburger while your sitting in the same room sipping on a juice.  
  5. Write down a list of 5 reasons you need to do a cleanse and keep it with you.  It's important to maintain a positive attitude.  In moments of weakness it's easy to give up and give in but if you stay strong, you will feel so empowered! 

The Simple One Day Revitalizing Cleanse was designed for when I  have too much of a good thing over the weekend.  Whenever I would come back from a trip, even if I tried to eat healthy, I would always feel bloated and out of shape upon returning.  Sometimes you just throw your hands up and say to yourself, "Enough!"  This cleanse is about devoting 24 hours to your health.  It gives you the chance to start over and clean everything out.  This cleanse can be used to ease yourself into another (longer) cleanse, or you can use it as a weekly routine maintenance, which is what I do.  Just think of how we take our cars for oil changes... we need to take care of our bodies the same way!

 With all that being said... Drum Roll Please! I now give you the step by step instructions for the

Simple One Day Revitalizing Cleanse. 
  • Upon waking:  Sip on some Lemon Ginger water or just Lemon Water
  • Breakfast:  20oz Green Juice (de-bloat recipe)
  • One hour after to breakfast:  1 Cup of Detox Tea
  • Snack:  8oz Green Juice with 12 almonds (de-bloat recipe)
  • Lunch:  20oz Beet Juice (digestion recipe)
  • One hour after lunch:  1 large glass of lemon water
  • Snack:  1 Banana or 1 Avocado
  • Dinner:  Either 1 fresh veggie juice or 1 fresh all natural soup.  You can make homemade veggie soups with your juicer.  (weight-loss recipe)
  • Post Dinner:  1 Cup of Detox Tea 
  • Take a Detox Bath  

To enhance your cleanse, make sure you get a good nights rest the night before you start and the night of.  Sweating will also assist getting those toxins out of your body.  If you can, you should squeeze in the time to either go to a hot yoga class or sit in a sauna.

Well, there you have it! I hope you enjoy this simple cleanse and that you take some time for YOU!  If you need recipes for anything mentioned in the list above, keep scrolling down! I have recipes for everything you will need! 

 Lemon Ginger Water: Juice two lemons and an inch of ginger, pour into an 8oz mason jar and add water until glass is full

Juice #1 Green Juice:  2  granny smiths apples, 5 kale leaves, 1 cucumber, 2 lemons,  2 celery stalk

Detox Tea:  I prefer the Yogi Brand.  I have purchased it at Smiths, Sprouts, and Whole Foods.  

Juice #2 Green Juice: 2 celery stalks, 2 kale leaves, 1 green bell pepper, 1 cucumber, 2 granny smith apples, a handful of spinach. 

Beet Juice:  3 Beets,  3 Oranges, 2 Carrots, 2 Lemons.

Veggie Juice:  A handful of parsley, 2 carrots, a handful of spinach, 2 tomatoes, 2 celery stalks, 1/2 cucumber, 1/3 green pepper.  

Veggie soup made with juicer:  2 cups of tomato juice, juiced with a juicer. Then add all other ingredients in a blender.... 4 tomatoes, 2 califlower florets, 1/2 cup of spinach, 1 garlic clove, 1/2 red pepper, 2 carrots, 1 sage leaf.  Blend in Blender until its pureed.  Then simmer in low heat for about 5 minutes.  Season with pepper... Not salt! 

Detox Bath recipe can be found by clicking here on this Total 3-Day Detox. 

If you want to see more recipe options click here on my Super Green Juice Detox or 50+ Juicing Recipes.  

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