Getting Back on Track – Detox!!

It seems as though since school has started I have had an over abundance of foods that are necessarily making me feel that amazing! I have thought about getting back to strict Paleo, and to clear my body of the overly processed ‘gluten’ free foods I have been consuming, and the large amounts of SUGAR! 

Well through some research, and some investigations into Juicing, I have decided to put our Juicing Machine to work. I am going to start a 3 day ‘Paleo’ Inspired Juicing Cleanse, and then transition back into strict Paleo!

Here is my shopping list that I put together (my plan is to hit up the farmers market tomorrow to get some of these items, and substitute if I need to!!)

  • Apples, 2
  • Beet, 3
  • Carrots, 10
  • Celery stalks, 10 with leaves
  • Chard leaves, 4
  • Collard leaves, 12
  • Cucumber, 9
  • Fresh cilantro, 1 large bunch
  • Fresh ginger root, 4-inches
  • Fresh mint, 40 grams
  • Fresh parsley, 1 large bunch
  • Fresh spinach, 23 cups
  • Fresh tarragon, 15 grams
  • Grapefruit, 1
  • Honeydew melon, 2 cups
  • Kale, 4 bunches
  • Lemons, 8
  • Oranges, 3
  • Organic green tea bag, 1
  • Pear, 3
  • Pineapple, 1/4
  • Sweet potato, 2 medium

 And the accumulated, modified recipes that I will be using!!

(Plus drinking LOTS of WATER)

Day 1

Breakfast Juice:

Love Your Greens Juice

Ingredients (1 serving, 2 cups)

  • 4 cups spinach
  • 1/2 head of collards or chard (about 6 leaves)
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1/2 bunch of parsley (about 1 cup lightly packed)
  • 1/2 bunch of cilantro (about 1/2 cup lightly packed)
  • Juice from 1/2 lemon

Instructions

If you have a ‘low’ setting on your juicer, juice all items in the recipe but the lemon juice. When complete, add lemon juice, stir and enjoy!

 

Lunch Juice:

North Pole Green Juice

Ingredients (1 serving, 500mL)

  • 1 apple
  • 1 pear
  • ½ cucumber
  • 3 leaves kale
  • 40 grams fresh mint

Instructions

If you have a ‘low’ setting on your juicer, begin with the softer items first – cucumber, kale and mint. Then turn to ‘high’ and juice the apple and pear.

 

Dinner Juice:

Tropical Beets Juice

Ingredients (1 serving, 500mL)

  • 1 beet
  • 100 grams (1/4 of the fruit) fresh pineapple, skin removed
  • 1 pear
  • 1 inch ginger root
  • Juice from 1/2 lemon

 

Day 2:                    

Breakfast Juice:

Blushing Greens Juice

Ingredients (1 serving, 500mL)

  • 1 cucumber
  • 2 cups spinach
  • 1/2 grapefruit
  • 15 grams fresh tarragon
  • 1 orange

Juice from 1/2 lemon

 

Lunch Juice:

Sweet and Green Juice

Ingredients (750mL or 3 cups)

  • 1 pear
  • 1 apple
  • 2 cups spinach
  • 1 bunch of kale
  • 1 celery stalk (about 10 sticks with leaves)
  • 1 cucumber

 

Dinner Juice:

Pink Lady Carrot Juice

Ingredients (1 serving, 500 mL)

  • 1 medium beetroot, washed and quartered
  • 5 large carrots, washed and peeled

1 medium sweet potato, washed, peeled and quartered

 

Day Three:

Breakfast Juice:

OJ Lean + Green

Ingredients (1 serving, 500mL, 2 cups)

  • 4 cups spinach
  • 1 bunch kale
  • 2 oranges
  • 1 cucumber

Instructions

  • Wash all your veggies!
  • If you have a ‘low’ setting on your juicer, use this setting for the juice.

If you do not have a juicer, just add everything to your blender with 1/2 cup water and blend until you can’t blend no more. Choose to either strain out the pulp by passing through cheesecloth, nylon or nut milk bag. Or, keep the pulp for added nutrition benefits. It’s not too bad with this mix!

 

Lunch Juice:

Go Go Greens Juice

Ingredients (1 serving, 500mL)

  • 1 cucumber
  • 2 cups spinach
  • 5 leaves kale
  • 2 collard or chard leaves (collards will make it less bitter)
  • 1 inch ginger

Juice from 1/2 lemon

 

Dinner Juice:

Green Energy Smoothie

Ingredients (1 serving, 1000mL)

  • 1 cucumber, seeded and sliced
  • 3 cups raw spinach
  • 2 cups honeydew melon, cubed [about 1/2 a medium sized melon]
  • 1 cup organic green tea
  • 1 tsp lemon juice

1/2 inch fresh ginger root

 

 

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