So you’ve decided to do an MJF cleanse: good for you! We applaud your initiative. Our cleanses are rejuvenating and empowering experiences. You are giving your digestive system a much needed vacation while nourishing yourself at a cellular level with our nutrient-dense juices. Our raw juices are jam packed with enzymes, vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients, and antioxidants.
You may be thinking a juice cleanse seems simple enough- you just consume juice for a few days. Well it’s a little more complex than that. If you’re going to do a juice cleanse, you want to do it right. We have some tips to help make sure you are getting the most out of your cleanse and to ensure it is a totally rad experience.
The days leading up to your cleanse are just as important as the cleanse itself. Got to get your body warmed up and ready for game time:
Okay, so now that you have stretched and are limbered up with your pre-game exercises you are ready to start erasing the waste. From the first sip to the last drop, you will be eliminating toxins from your body and feeling the fuel and nourishment that comes from our cold-pressed nutrient-dense juices.
For each day of your cleanse, you have 6 juices to be consumed in the order that they are numbered throughout the day, spacing them out about every two hours. You also have one superfood shot that can be consumed at any point in the day.
* STAY HYDRATED
You may being thinking “Stay hydrated? All I’m doing is drinking liquids!” Well, on top of your juices you should really be drinking at least 8 cups of water a day. We know that is a lot of liquids but your body will thank you later! Squeeze some lemon in your water… not only is it refreshing but it will also help flush out those pesky toxins even faster.
(That’s what the Lemon Detox scrub is for)Try dry skin brushingbefore a warm shower or bath; treat yourself to a spa day- hit the sauna or get a massage. These are all amazing and relaxing ways to open your pores, boost circulation and help your body eliminate toxins.
Be sure not to overexert yourself: aim for 30-minutes of light exercise a day. We recommend a refreshing walk or a gentle yoga session. It’s the perfect way to accelerate your lymphatic and circulatory systems which can gently aid in the safe movement of toxins in the body. It also helps you stay balanced and in the right frame of mind for a successful cleanse.
We know its hard to get that ideal 8 hours of sleep a night but think of all the time you’ve saved with not having to eat- not to mention cooking or cleaning up after a meal. Allow your body to devote maximum energy resources towards healing.
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To get the most out of this cleanse you will want to avoid solid foods. Try to silence the hunger pains (it’s all in your head!!!) However, if you absolutely must eat a little something stick to some apple or cucumber slices
* MAIN VICES
Avoid caffeine, alcohol and nicotine. If the caffeine withdrawal is too much, try a little green tea to hold you over.
* GIVE UP
Refer back to the card where you wrote down your reason and motivation for doing this cleanse. You got this! It will be worth it- we promise!
You did it! Congratulations! You may be ready to take on the world, but you’re not quite ready to take on solid foods. Just as you transitioned them out before your cleanse you will need to reintroduce them slowly back in after your cleanse.
We recommend keeping your victory meals to salads, fresh fruit, smoothies, steamed veggies, soups and small amounts of whole grains for a few days. We have included some of our favorite healthy, clean and plant-based recipes to make sure the positive benefits of your cleanse extend long beyond those few days.
Keep drinking that H2O like it’s going out of style- hydration is always important. Continue to practice mindful eating habits and enjoy the gift of treating your newly restored body with love and respect.
And, most importantly, don’t forget to give yourself a pat on the back because you just did something awesome for yourself and you deserve some praise! A cleanse is a great way to help you reset your system, ditch unhealthy habits and begin making steps towards running your cleanest and meanest. Learning how to feel your best can be a long road but it’s the most rewarding journey.
Banana Berry Fiber GLOW Smoothie
1 handful of blueberries
2 tbsp ground flax seeds
1-2 cups kale
3 ice cubes
1/2 cup water
Avocado and Sprout NOURISH Toast
½ avocado, mash with a fork
Spread on multigrain or sprouted toast
Garnish with chili pepper and alfalfa sprouts
Chia FUEL Pudding
1 1/2 c. Unsweetened Almond Milk
1/4 c. Chia Seeds
1 tsp. Vanilla Extract
Minty J. Fresh HYDRATE Salad
Kale and Avocado NOURISH Salad
Kale, cut into strips and massage with oil
Lemon and olive oil dressing
Green GLOW Smoothie
2 cups swiss chard, cleaned with stems removed
1 cups, chopped pineapple
1 Bartlett pear, core, stem and seeds removed
1 frozen banana, peeled
1 teaspoon chia seed
¼ cup unsweetened coconut milk or coconut water
2 cups ice
Zucchini and Spinach FUEL Soup
1 lb green beans
8 celery sticks
4 lb zucchini
2 bunches spinach
1 yellow onion
5 cloves garlic
1 bunch basil
1 bunch parsley
Kale and Bean NOURISH Soup
1 cup dried cannellini beans
1 ½ cup diced onion
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tbsp minced parsley
1 quart vegetable stock
1 tsp Himalayan sea salt
1 cups celery, diced
4 cups chopped kale
3 cups chopped swiss chard
Crunchy Raw DETOX Salad
Zucchini, shaved thinly with a vegetable peeler
Dressing: 1 tbsp of olive oil and lemon juice
Quinoa GLOW Salad
Dressing: Olive oil, apple cider vinegar, hemp seeds, lemon, garlic, himalayan salt