How to Optimize Your Juice Cleanse
After a long and cold winter, I was ready for a total body reset! I decided it was the perfect time to give my body a break and try Glory’s 3-day juice cleanse. I believe that the key to my success was the flexibility I allowed myself in customizing the juices and rituals for my specific health needs.
How I customized my cleanse:
1. Added turmeric shots to my morning.
Turmeric ginger shots jumpstart the metabolism for the day, boost immune system function, are high in vitamin C and possess anti-inflammatory properties. This made me feel refreshed, energized, and ready for my day.
2. Incorporated E3 live shots when I was feeling fatigued and missing my matcha boost:
As part of my challenge this time around, I decided to eliminate all forms of caffeine – even my precious matcha! Matcha is very rich in antioxidants and has many beneficial properties but I wanted to take a total break from caffeine to assess my natural energy-levels, observe how my sleeping is impacted, and improve my hydration as caffeine acts as a diuretic. Instead of whisking up a matcha I would instead grab an E3 live shot to give me a boost. E3 live is blue-green algae rich in omega 3 fatty-acids and chlorophyll so it provides mental clarity, aids detoxification, and helps balance hormones
3. Refresher addition [Mint Chlorophyll and Switchel].
Added a refresher when I was feeling dehydrated and depleted, usually after a workout. I reached for one of our refreshers to aid in hydration and detoxification. My favourites are the switchel and mint chlorophyll!
4. Herbal tea in the evening.
In the evening, I would be craving something warming and soothing to help me settle down for the night. I found a nice cup of chamomile tea to do the trick! It was the perfect way to end a busy day.
5. Pumpkin seed mylk over nut mylk.
My favourite mylk to have in the evening was pumpkin seed mylk. Not only is it delicious but there are so many health benefits! Pumpkin seeds have high levels of manganese, magnesium, zinc, omega 3 fatty acids, and tryptophan. Magnesium can calm the nervous system, zinc boosts the immune system, and tryptophan can help with sleep.
Natalia is our resident juice cleanse expert and studied Nutritional Sciences and Food at the University of British Columbia.