How to Cleanse
3 Days Pre-Cleanse
Maintaining a light, healthy diet 3 days before your juice cleanse will ease the feelings of hunger during the detox process. Where possible, eat fresh organic food including meat, fish, fruit, vegetables, whole grains and eggs, and drink 8 glasses of water per day. Avoid alcohol, caffeine, sugar, processed foods, dairy, red meat and gluten. Trust us, it will make the transition much easier.
For an optimal juice cleanse experience, make sure you have the free time to reflect and rest. Do not do juice cleanses during an emotionally intense time or during a major life transition. Set yourself up for success; ask your friends and family to support you or even to do a detox with you!
Set an intention for your juice cleanse. An intention is a commitment to changing a part of your life that no longer serves you. What do you want to create through your juice cleanse? What do you need to heal (such as relationships, illnesses, thought patterns)? How will you know if your juice cleanse was a success? Write down your answers to these questions to reveal your intention.
During a Cleanse
We recommend a 100% juice cleanse because eating slows down the detoxification process. If you need to eat during your juice cleanse, choose organic fruits, vegetables or soaked nuts and seeds. We provide five or six 500ml bottles of juice per day – one of these to be a nut milk smoothie. We recommend you consume the smoothie during the middle part of your day as it will act as an incentive during the morning and keep hunger pangs away throughout the afternoon.
Limit yourself to light exercise, such as walking, yoga and stretching. Your energy levels will change when you’re on a juice detox, so pay attention to what your body needs.
We suggest doing introspective activities while juice cleansing such as meditation, countryside walks, listening to gentle music and taking a warm bath (ideally in Epsom salts) an hour before you go to bed. Avoid places with loud noise and a lot of activity; you might be more sensitive than usual during a juice cleanse. Make sure you have a lot of free time to take care of yourself.
3 Days Post-Cleanse
During the three days after completing your juice cleanse, gradually return to eating solid foods and follow a diet similar to the days pre-cleanse. You can eat organic fruits and green vegetables the first day after detoxing. On the second day add brown rice, eggs and yogurt. Add chicken, fish or meat to the diet 5 to 6 days after the fast. Use your juice cleanse experience to create new, healthy eating habits!
The most important thing is to really think about what, and how much, you consume after your cleanse.
Don’t jump into anything strenuous or exhausting right after your juice cleanse. Continue to take time to relax and integrate your cleansing experience back into your life.