August 21, 2012

My Cleanse Drink

Are there times when you think you are just plainly full and bored of what is in your body? You know, those times after all those big holidays, or a long summer full of BBQ's, chips and drinks? I know you are feeling the pain as much as I do. :) That is when it's time to cleanse, detox, or even just simply make yourself feel healthier. 

Years ago I swore the cabbage soup cleanse was the best thing ever for me. I'd eat cabbage soup (with all kinds of green veggies) for an entire week, drank only water (no more coffee, tea, alcohol and sodas), no meat or fish, just the soup for three days and a bunch of veggies and fruits, and then slowly added bananas and milk, and lean meat later on. It worked, I lost pounds but I was also too lazy to cook that soup. My energy was back though and I was more aware of what I put into my body after my week full of cabbage soup. Though my laziness was stronger and I needed to find something else.

Today, I'm going to share another cleanse that has worked for me. It is easy to make, doesn't cost a fortune, doesn't need to be delivered and is healthy and good. I read it in a healthy magazine while I was waiting for my hairdresser to work on my hair, and well, this little cleanse has beautifully worked for me so it may also work for you, or not.

All you need is fresh ginger (preferably, 2 to 3 inches long, not longer), two oranges, and cranberry juice (one bottle; fresh juice...not the sugary stuff - and yes, that may be a bit costly but it's worth it). 
  • bring the cranberry juice to a boil
  • peel the fresh ginger, then cut it into thin slices
  • once the cranberry juice is brought to a boil, let it stand and add the ginger to it
  • let it all stand for 20 minutes
  • squeeze the oranges (fresh orange juice is sooooo delicious)
  • remove the ginger (up to you how)
  • put the juice in a pitcher/jar/whatever works
  • add the orange juice to the warm cranberry-ginger juice
  • let it cool
  • drink

  Enjoy the cool drink!

I made up to five new drinks in a week. I drank it instead of coffee, tea, or any other soda temptation. I ate regularly and may have cut out a lot of fatty foods, but literally felt my body was being cleansed. No need to get into details here, right?

I don't like ginger. I made this drink anyways and I like it a lot. It clearly is a refreshing drink whether or not you use it as a cleanse!

We all know that detoxing and cleansing our bodies can be a horrible, quite boring thing and just difficult to "maintain"... The temptation to just stop is sometimes stronger. So I was pleasantly surprised to know that I could follow through with this drink. And it was so easy!

If you like cranberry juice, fresh orange juice and even ginger...go for it.
If you don't like it at all, then well...

Just'll be fine even without my cleanse drink!

Hope you're having a good day.



Behold the Metatron said...

Sounds like a wonderful compliment to a healthy lifestyle. And sounds/looks tasty too!


Ashley said...

This sounds great. I will have to try this as I think I've been eating too many chips lately as well ;)

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

I think I did like 2 days of the cabbage soup diet like 5 years ago. I've never done a cleanse. Anything to help me lose weight though! This sounds decent tasting lol!

Ocean Dreams said...

That sounds like a great drink and I love cranberry juice, it is so healthy! Thanks for these awesome health tips girl!

Sam Morgan said...

I really should do a cleanse after Cambodia. Maybe I'll try this. It's a great idea.

Jayme and Mendi said...

We are going to have to try this!!

Jayme @ Her Late Night Cravings said...

oh this sounds great. I think I'm going to try it!!

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

Girl, you are far braver than me. I can't do those cleanses. I always get scared I won't be able to leave home aka the bathroom because of them.


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