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Detox Juice Details

I started the "Miracle Juice" portion of my 5-day detox yesterday, which is my modified version of Ann Louis Gittleman's Fast Track Detox Diet. Read more about it here. Here is the recipe again:

Detox (2 days)
a.       Juice Recipe (1 day serving; Make a fresh batch every day)
                                                               i.      Ingredients
1.       2 quarts Cranberry Water (see below)
2.       ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
3.       ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
4.       ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
5.       ¾ cup freshly squeezed orange juice (~2 oranges)
6.       ¼ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (~1 lemon)
7.       Stevia to taste (Truvia is my favorite! I used 3 packets.)
                                                             ii.      Directions
1.       Bring Cranberry Water to a light boil; reduce the heat to low.
2.       Add spices to the liquid.
3.       Simmer 15 to 20 minutes; cool to room temperature.
4.       Stir in the orange and lemon juices. Add stevia at this time.
                                                            iii.      Cranberry Water Recipe (2 quarts)
1.       Add 8 ounces unsweetened cranberry juice to 56 ounces filtered water.

I tried to go as organic as possible and bought most of the ingredients at Henry's Farmers Market, excluding some of the spices I already had in my kitchen. The most expensive item was the pure cranberry juice, which came out to $6.99 for 32 fl oz! 

Importance of each ingredient in the juice:
Cranberry juice: As many of you know cranberry juice is vital in flushing your body of toxic fluids, which can account for as much as 10-15lbs of water in your body!! Cranberry juice is also important detoxing your liver.
Spices: These spices help rev up your metabolism and fight hunger.
Orange and Lemon juice: The Vitamin C in these juices helps thin and de-congest bile, making it easier for the liver to break down fat.

According to the Fast Track Detox Diet regimen, the consumption of the "Miracle Juice" should follow these guidelines:
  • 6 AM - 1 cup filtered water
  • 7 AM - 1 cup Miracle Juice
  • 8 AM - 1 cup filtered water
  • 9 AM - 1 cup Miracle Juice
  • 10 AM - 1 cup filtered water
  • 11 AM - 1 cup Miracle Juice
  • 12 PM - 1 cup filtered water
  • 1 PM - 1.5 cups Miracle Juice
  • 2 PM - 1 cup filtered water
  • 3 PM - 1 cup Miracle Juice
  • 4 PM - 1 cup filtered water
  • 5 PM - 1.5 cups Miracle Juice
  • 6 PM - 1 cup filtered water
  • 7 PM - 1 cup Miracle Juice
  • 8 PM - 1 cup filtered water
  • 9 PM - 1 cup Miracle Juice
  • 10 PM - 1 cup filtered water
So basically, alternate drinking a cup of water and juice every hour. I'm not really sure what the point of consuming an extra 1/2 cup of the juice at 1 PM and 5 PM does exactly, but I'm assuming it's to stave off hunger pangs since those are typical meal times. 

Mix in 2 to 3 tablespoons of ground flaxseeds into your first and last drink of the day.

So far, the detox hasn't been too difficult. I actually like the taste of the juice compared the the lemonade/cayenne drink (Master Cleanse); it almost tastes like apple pie. I only added 3 packets of Truvia to the juice, because I didn't want my drink to be too sweet. I've found that if I made my drink too sweet, I got sick of the juice easily. Having the drink more tangy/sour made it easier to drink throughout the whole day.

I filled up my biggest water jug with all the juice for the day, and brought along a re-fillable water bottle.
These are all the items I will be using/eating during the detox. Though I already had several of these items, I purchased everything else (mostly organic) from Henry's Farmers Market.

The total came out to $35.64. Not too shabby.

Let's see how the rest of this detox goes! Wish me luck!

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  • Hi Suzie, I'm new to your blog!

    Thanks for your posts (including this one) on your detox plan! I've done the Master Cleanse before, and it was tough. This 5 day detox doesn't seem too bad though! I've got it bookmarked for me to try out sometime in the very near future! :)


    May 25, 2011 at 11:49 AM

  • @Yani- Thanks!!

    @Diana- Thanks for following my blog! The Master Cleanse is definitely a really tough detox, which is one of the many reasons why I chose to do this particular detox. Let me know how you like it!

    May 25, 2011 at 12:37 PM

  • This is intense. I failed miserably when I tried to do it. LOL rmbr the video I made for you to document it? HAH, do you still have it? You should do videos for your blog!!

    Anyway, if you plan on doing this again anytime soon, let me know and I'll do it with you :)

    June 3, 2011 at 8:10 AM

  • LOL! Yes, I remember the video!! It cracks me up just thinking about it. I'm not sure if I have it anymore since it was in my Calmail inbox and we don't have that email anymore. =[

    June 5, 2011 at 2:06 PM

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