After this weekend and the food and the drinks and the Micky Dees consumed after midnight at Cheeseburgher all I want to do hit the RESET button on my body. Looking back I think stepping up on the liver cleanse herbs would have been a good idea as well.
Enter the juice cleanse. I completed a 5 day cleanse with Ritual Cleanse a few months ago and I loved it. It was my very first cleanse and I can’t begin to tell you how amazing I felt. I know everyone throws that word around after they get off a cleanse but I’d be lying if I said it didn’t change me. Right after I ordered a juicer. I wanted to be able to supplement inbetween doing a serious (5 day) cleanse. I bought a Breville Juicer (not affiliate) for under a hundred bucks, I see now the price has gone up, maybe supply is low? Either way it is a great juicer. The only thing difficult to clean is the strainer, I was told if you pour olive oil on in paper towel it will wipe clean with that. It does come with its own brush that does a good job after you soak the strainer.
As a big fan of the Dr. Oz Green drink at Whole Foods I played around in my kitchen and experimented with the proportions trying my best to get it right here is the end result. This recipe makes about a half gallon, or 64 oz. Its delicious and next time you are in my neck of the woods I am making you one so grab a glass and put your buffet jeans on notice.
Here’s a little tip – if you are in a pinch Trader Joe’s makes an Essential Green drink for around 2.69 a bottle. celery, spinach, parsley cucumber, kale, romaine, and at least 2 of the three: wheat grass, clover sprouts and sunflower greens. Its very green tasting since it has no fruit juice, which means sugars are 3grams and calories are 60 for the entire bottle. I mix this 50/50 with watermelon juice not great but certainly not as bad as greens straight up. The only green drink I enjoy is my own or Ritual Cleanse number 4. Wheat grass makes me nauseous so I have to cut it with something. Shelf life is about 2 weeks so you can stock up.