I’ve always lived relatively healthily and for the past few years I’ve been living gluten free and dairy free (and most recently paleo) but even though I’ve read countless times about the importance of doing a juice cleanse I’ve never actually done one. Partly because I’m essentially a lazy creature and the thought of sourcing all those fruits and veges, juicing and blending them and then washing up all the equipment is well beyond my attention span, but also because frankly who has the time to do all that?
So you can imagine my delight upon finding there is a system that takes all the hardwork and manual labour out of the equation and allows you to reap the benefits of a juice cleanse with none of the effort! Last week I opted to trial the three-day juice detox through PHD Cleanse (Pure Health Delivered), NZ’s first completely raw and natural body cleanse system. The juices arrived freshly chilled and even came with portable chiller packs so you can take the juices with you wherever you go.
The basic PHD programme is made up of four different juices – Green, Yellow, Silver and White. The ‘green’ juice (cucumber, celery, kale lettuce, parsley, lemon, apple and cos lettuce) is the main one and helps to alkalize your digestive system. There is also a yellow juice (pineapple, apple and mint) and a silver juice (cayenne pepper lemonade to increase digestion). The best part, however, is ‘dessert’ – yes you get dessert (sort of) – it’s a cashew nut milk infused with cinnamon and vanilla. It’s delicious, in fact they all are.
So essentially you live off 6 juices a day (three green and one each of yellow, silver and white). The basic programme (they also offer a five-day advanced for the more enthusiastic) is not really difficult, it just requires some will power. In fact, when I finished my three days I was not even that hungry and didn’t have any cravings. I find I’m paying more attention to what I eat and the heath benefits of each meal. A week later I’ve had lots of comments on my skin, my eyes are bright and I’m sleeping a lot better than I was before the cleanse.
From someone who loves their food, I say give it a go – it’s just 3 days and you’ll feel amazing.
Check out the PHD Cleanse website and order online here
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