Cleanse Tips

Pep Talk

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.

PREGAME

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:

  • Slowly start cutting out meats, refined starches (bread, white rice and pasta), dairy products, sugar, and processed foods at least 3 days prior to your cleanse.
  • It will help to start subbing in one juice a day as a meal replacement. Get your digestive system acquainted with the juice before you embark on an exclusive relationship with it in a few days.
  • Kick the alcohol, nicotine, and caffeine. Yes, we know for some of you that morning coffee is a sacred ritual. If the thought of doing without is too much, you can substitute green tea for your coffee. We know it’s not the same but c’mon give green tea a chance! Having all these toxins out of your system before you start will make a significant difference.
  • HYDRATE! We can’t stress this enough. Most of us do not drink enough water as it is, so this is the perfect time to start.
  • Take some time to think about why you are doing this cleanse, what you want to get out of it and how you want to feel after. Write it down. Refer back to it during your cleanse for some inspiration.

 

GAMETIME

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.

MJF RULE BOOK

MJF DO’s:

* 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.

 

* EXFOLIATE

(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.

 

* EXERCISE 

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.

 

* REST!

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.

 

* Feel free to contact us at hello@montaukjuicefactory.com with any questions or concerns. We are here to coach you through this!

 

MJF DONT’s:

* EAT 

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!

POST GAME

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.

CELEBRATORY MEALS

BREAKFAST:

Banana Berry Fiber GLOW Smoothie

1 banana

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

  1. Put all ingredients in a Mason jar, cover tightly and shake.
  2. Refrigerate for 10 minutes and then shake again.
  3. Return to refrigerator for 50 minutes or longer.
  4. Serve with fresh berries and enjoy!

 

Minty J. Fresh HYDRATE Salad

Watermelons

Apples

Berries

Chopped mint

 

LUNCH:

Kale and Avocado NOURISH Salad

Kale, cut into strips and massage with oil

Avocado

Cucumbers

Almonds

Brown Rice

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

 

  1. Steam green beans, celery and zucchini until very soft, about 15 minutes.
  2. Add onion, spinach and garlic and cook for 5 minutes.
  3. If you desire a very thick soup, drain excess water.
  4. Add parsley and basil and puree until smooth. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

 

 

DINNER:

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

Arugula

Walnuts

Dried cranberries

Dressing: 1 tbsp of olive oil and lemon juice

 

Quinoa GLOW Salad

Butternut squash

Pomegranate seeds

Quinoa

Spinach

Dressing: Olive oil, apple cider vinegar, hemp seeds, lemon, garlic, himalayan salt

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