Saturday, 31 March 2012

GOOP Junger Detox

Just a few of the foods I've been juicing, putting into smoothies, etc.

6 days ago, my friend Kathryn and I decided that we wanted to do a cleanse. Now, I know that there is no way I could do the master cleanse. Lemon water with syrup and cayenne pepper? and laxatives? Gross. I subscribe to Gwyneth Paltrow's newsletter GOOP. I remembered reading about a 7 day version of the Junger Cleanse that she had done after new year's one year. I went to the GOOP website, found that particular newsletter, looked it over, and decided that this was a reasonable looking cleanse. It's only 7 days long, and you get to eat one solid meal a day! I'm currently on day 6 of this program. Basically, I have a fruit, rice milk, protein powder, and greens powder smoothie every morning for breakfast. For lunch, I have a solid meal consisting of chicken, fish, or salad. Then dinner is either soup or juice.
I've been juicing things I never thought I'd eat, such as beets and kale. I think I've had more vegetables in the last 6 days than I've had in the last five years. I feel quite healthy and energized. In fact, I'm surprised by how good I feel. I'm also surprised that I like beets. This has been an interesting learning experience for me. If anyone is thinking of doing a cleanse, I absolutely recommend this one!
Here's the link to the newsletter:
The beet, carrot, apple, lemon, ginger juice is by far my favourite one!