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ONE DAY DIY JUICE DAY – Or how to kick your healthy eating habits

DIY JUICE DAY For Beginners

Juice Day is a day (or two) that you are going to ingest nutrients in liquid form, while still nourishing your body and letting your organs function at its best. If it is your first time is it a good idea that you take the day easy and while you prepare for it (shopping a few days before for instance) make sure you drink lots of water. As a rule of thumb we should drink no less than 2 L a day. If you want a more accurate calculation you can go to: https://www.camelbak.com/en/hydrated/hydration-calculator

This “plan” can be used almost by anyone, however, if you have diabetes or low blood sugar levels this is not for you. Also, if you are taking “water pills” you may find having to make more than usual trips to the washroom.

If at any point you feel dizzy or unable to focus, add small portions of clean solid food (1-2 tbsps hummus, 1-2 crackers for example). If it doesn’t get better slowly keep incorporating solids until you do and leave this plan for a later time.

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THE Plan:
8:30-9am: Carrot Bliss

11am: Green Beauty  

 1pm:  Renew or Smoothie

3pm: Detoxville

6pm: Potassium Vegetable Broth and salad with one fruit 

8pm: Nourishing Cucumber

 

The Juices

 

Carrot Bliss

  • 2 carrots
  • 6 stalks celery
  • 2 cucumbers
  • 1 apple

 

Green Beauty

  • 2 green apples
  • 2 cucumbers
  • 1 bunch kale
  • 1 bunch parsley

Renew

  • 1 handful kale
  • 1 handful romaine
  • 5 celery stalks
  • 1 handful of basil
  • 1 inch piece of ginger
  • dash of cayenne

Smoothie:

  • 2 Mandarins
  • 1 serving protein powder
  • 1 ½ cup of youghurt
  • 1 cup coconut water or orange juice
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 3 ice cubes

Detoxville

  • 2 cucumbers
  • 1/2 beet
  • 3 celery stalks
  • 3 dandelion leaves
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • juice of 1 lime
  • dash of turmeric

Potassium Vegetable Broth

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 16 cups of water
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 8 celery sticks, chopped
  • 8 carrots, washed and unpeeled
  • 1 bunch dark leafy greens (kale or collards)
  • 1/2 bunch of parsley
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 3 1-inch slices of ginger root

Nourishing Cucumber

  • 1 handful of spinach
  • 2 cups of mixed greens
  • 2 cucumbers
  • 1 handful of parsley

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fact or Fad?: Cleanses are necessary once in a while

Our bodies are such smart machines, mechanically and biochemically. Our organs work independently but connected at the same time and produce enzymes (a type of protein ) and protein factors that help all those processes. Among those processes some of our organs (spleen, kidney, liver) have a “built in” detoxification system.

Drinking store bought or homemade juices or drinks will not in any way help your body detox or cleanse. There is no hard science or studies that show any benefits from those cleansing programs. On the contrary they can be dangerous for people with certain known or unknown chronic conditions (i.e Diabetes)

The only type of detox diet that is worthwhile is one that limits processed, high-fat, and sugary foods, and replaces them with more whole foods like fruits and vegetables. That clean-eating approach is your best bet to getting your body in tip-top shape.

The kind of severe calorie restriction associated with cleanse diets can also lead to muscle breakdown and feelings of extreme fatigue, as well as headaches, irritability, cramping and diarrhea.

There is a fact though: you will loose water weight and for some people to see that “movement” down on the scale can be strongly motivating.Like using the start of the New Year as motivation to change your life, initiating a cleanse for a few days before adopting a healthier well-rounded diet could have some psychological benefit.

If that is your case I suggest you look at our 1 DAY DIY JUICE DAY. Needs a little bit of preparation (shopping ahead of time and drinking lots of water before “the day of”)