Juicing is taking off, it really is. I know a health trend has caught on when my aunt–who could care less about anything trendy–is considering doing a 3-day juice cleanse. Have you done one? Let us know about your experience in the comments! Those who have done it seem to love this craze.
There are many juice cleanses to choose from, but one of the most popular is the Blueprint Cleanse, also known as the BP cleanse. BP juices are 100% USDA certified organic and bottled using a high-pressure, heatless procedure that supposedly extends freshness for up to 13 days in a fridge. There are three levels of intensity to choose from – ranging from beginner to expert; more green juices means more intense. The cost is $65-$80/day; and for this price you get three, five or ten days, with six juices per day, including sweet cashew milk and a super-filling beet-red concoction.
Despite the hype, the verdict is still up in the air as to whether juicing or eating a giant salad with the same nutrients is better; but the philosophy behind the juice cleanse is this: by removing solid food, we give our digestive systems a much needed break. Now, there is no question that by removing fiber through juicing, we are removing a healthy digestion essential–but bypassing the digestive process allows the juices to go right to work at detoxifying our bodies.
However, $80 a day can certainly add up; and for some, the thought of not eating solid food for up to ten days is a daunting task. But you can add juices to your diet to begin the detoxification on a cheaper and less intense level.
Every January, I undertake a digestive cleanse, and on my personal website I’ve shared a week’s worth of detoxifying juice recipes.
Whether you want the experts to create a juice cleanse for you, or if you just want to ease into it lightly, juicing has never been more accessible than it is today!