I started my summer with a 3 day cleanse from "Grassroots" in Glen Head. Everyday you pick up your 3 meals for the day packaged and prepared for you. You start each day with a glass of lemon water and a wheatgrass shot. They provide 3 juices a day to drink with each meal. The program is a cleanse and not provided for weight loss. Of course you will lose some weight and it is a good jump start for anyone looking to get started. I have to say what I found to be so great about this cleanse was how much the inflammation in my body went down. Inflammation is the cause of so many diseases and illnesses, so when the toxins are flushed out of the body our cells can absorb the nutrients the fruits and vegetables deliver to them.
I will leave you with this: Drink to Your Skin. Clear, Ageless Skin Smoothie from Miraval spa in Tucson, Arizona is a vitamin-packed smoothie featured in Mindful Eating, a brand-new cookbook from the wellness experts at Miraval resort and spa.
Makes 1 serving
1 celery stalk
1 head full-leaf romaine lettuce
1/2 cucumber, unpeeled, cut into thin strips
1/2 cup fresh pineapple
1/2 granny smith apple
Directions: Juice the pineapple, romaine lettuce, cucumber, apple and celery. Stir and serve.
Carpe Diem, Marie