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LET LOOSE THE JUICE 

Slurp your way to fitness with a juice detox. (Yes, we said “with a juice detox”).

By Lydia Schoonderbeek

If you’re embarking on a healthy eating plan, a thorough cleanse and detox will help you to get into the spirit of your new plan, and will ready your body for the nutrients and superfoods that will comprise your healthy, new lifestyle! This three-day cleanse and detox is designed to kick start a healthy eating plan and cleanse your system. Below, you will find ingredients for the Three Day Cleanse and Detox.

Breakfast Recipe Options Drink daily and prepare fresh daily.

Option 1: Mean Green Juice Recipe

6-8 leaves kale,

2 green apples,

1 cucumber, peeled,

2-3 stalks celery,

1/2 lemon (no peel),

2 inches fresh ginger,

1 cup water.

Option 2: Super Detox Green Smoothie

2 celery stalks, chopped,

1 small cucumber, chopped,

2 kale leaves,

1 handful of spinach, handful of fresh parsley or cilantro,

1 lemon peeled, 1 apple, seeded, cored and chopped,

1 cup water, add ice if desired.

Mid-Morning Snack

1 carrot, sliced,

1/2 cucumber, sliced,

1 stalk celery, sliced,

8 raw walnut halves or 8 raw almonds,

optional 2 tablespoons raw pumpkin or sunflower seeds

Lunch Recipe – Garden Salad with Lemon & Oil Dressing

Salad

1 cup spinach, torn into bite size pieces

1/2 avocado, chopped (refrigerate the other half for another salad) (optional)

1/3 red onion thinly sliced (refrigerate the remaining 2/3 for another salad)

1/2 cucumber, sliced

1 carrot, grated

8 almonds, sliced

1 cup sprouts

1/2 cup fresh parsley

1 tomato, diced

1 cup (chopped) roasted chicken breast, optional

Dressing

Juice of 1 lemon

1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

1 teaspoon dried oregano

1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Sea Salt to taste

Mid-Afternoon Snack

1 carrot, sliced,

1/2 cucumber, sliced,

1 stalk celery, sliced,

8 raw walnut halves or 8 raw almonds,

optional 2 tablespoons raw pumpkin or sunflower seeds

Dinner – Eat daily and prepare once to last three days.

Fat Flushing Soup

1 medium sweet potato, peeled and cut into 1 inch cubes (optional, 1 medium zucchini sliced into 1 inch round pieces)

3 carrots, peeled and sliced

1 stalk celery, diced

1 small yellow onion, diced

1 clove garlic, minced

Sea-salt to taste

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

1/8 teaspoon allspice

1 teaspoon paprika

1 bay leaf

2 (15 ounce) cans black beans, rinsed and drained (optional, the beans are for added protein)

2 cups vegetable broth, low-sodium

1 (14.5 oz.) can diced tomatoes (no salt added)

4 cups baby spinach, loosely packed

Directions

Add all ingredients, except spinach, to the slow cooker. Cover and cook on low 6 to 8 hours, or until the vegetables are tender. Add spinach, stir and continue cooking just until wilted, approximately 5 minutes. Serve and enjoy!

Before Bed – Drink daily

Chamomile Tea

 

Detox and Wellness Consultant: Anni:  [email protected]

 

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