Monday, January 11, 2010

SMJ's January Cleanse

I am so excited to share my plans for a January cleanse!  I've done a bunch of reading and research about various cleanses, detoxifying juices and raw food diets, and put together the following schedule for a five day cleanse, with an additional two days of easing back into a regular diet.  That's right: seven whole days of beautiful new year's detoxification, baby!

My sidekick Mama H, the husband and I will all embark on this cleansing adventure starting this Saturday, January 16.  Care to join us?  Most of the recipes in the schedule above can be found within two cleanses on the GOOP site: one from New York City's Organic Avenue and the other from Dr. Alejandro Junger, a detox diet specialist.  When the schedule calls for fresh juice, I've chosen a variety from a great book we have called The Top 100 Juices.  I've put together a separate document with juice and smoothie recipes and other details and tips for this cleanse.  If you are interested in learning more, e-mail me at and I will send you the information.

I must add once more that I am NOT a health practitioner of any kind, and you should consult with your doctor if you have any concerns about a detox diet due to special health needs you might have.  That said, the more the merrier!  I'll reporting back on the experience my little team has with this cleanse, and would love to hear your feedback as well.  
Fill your grocery cart with fruits and veggies this Friday and join us in kicking off a healthier 2010!


  1. Hmmm, sounds intriguing! Can you explain the benefit of the salt water flush? When I have done the dreaded Master Cleanse before, the only result of the salt water flush for me was severe nausea and torture. I did not experience any of the desired results. Have you had success with this before?

  2. looks fantastic smj! can't wait to kick-off the cleanse...

  3. the salt water flush is meant to 'move things along' if you catch my drift. when i did it on the master cleanse, it was no biggie. if you didn't like it or react well to it, or if it doesn't appeal for whatever reason, skip it! it is not essential to this cleanse.