You may remember me talking about a 3-day juice cleanse I did back in January. That was my first insight into the world of cleansing and juicing and I loved it!
Since then I’ve been wanting to incorporate more fresh juice into my diet, the snag being I don’t have a juicer and purchasing fresh pressed juice can be really expensive. BUT, turns out I could have been juicing at home all this time even without a juicer! I recently got a copy of Leanne Vogel of The Healthful Pursuit‘s new “Vibrant Life Cleanse Program & e-Cookbook“ which taught me I could just make juice with my blender and strain it through a fine sieve or nut milk bag. Revolutionary I tell you!
It’s a beautiful book with 55+ original juice and smoothie recipes, each with its own gorgeous picture, 7-, 9- and 11-day cleanse programs, plus all the tools you need to cleanse with success (meal plans, shopping lists, other resources).
My concern going into the previous cleanse I did was being hungry but as you can see from the example above, you’ve got 6 large juices a day, including a nourishing nut milk so you’ll be flooding your body with nutrients and in no way starving!
I haven’t had the chance to follow a cleanse program from the book yet but I definitely hope to when I can take some time off cooking. I have tried a few of the recipes and been super impressed.
The book’s divided into smoothies and juices, all with fabulous names I might add- who wouldn’t want to drink a “Sangria Sunset” juice? Or a “Dark Chocolate Fudge” or “Coco Cabana” smoothie?!
As I was so excited about the prospect of being able to make my own juice I’ve only tried recipes from that section so far.
First up was “The Fresh Way” juice. A delightful and indeed super “fresh” tasting grapefruit, cucumber, ginger and greens combo.
Next, I opted for one of the “Nourishing Milks”. Leanne incorporates these into the cleanses as a great way to add some healthy fats and a little extra energy into your diet during this time. I was already a fan of nut milk but especially love the fresh flavours included in the book.
This was the “Creamsicle Hemp”. A very creamy, slightly sweet milk with a hint of orange.
I think juices with beetroot in will always be my favourite. The “Puckered Beet” was an immediate must-try for me and it didn’t disappoint. Isn’t that deep purple beautiful? You can tell it’s brimming with goodness just looking at it!
Leanne has kindly allowed me to share this recipe with you. Hope you like it as much as me.
(N.b. Pictures are all my own)
- 1 ½ (300 grams) large beets
- 1 orange
- 1 lemon, skin removed
- 1 bunch beet greens
- Using your juicer, juice ingredients in the order they are listed.
- Transfer to a glass and serve immediately.
- To store:pour into a glass container and keep in the fridge for 1-2 days. Alternatively, pour into a plastic container and freeze for up to 1 month.
1. You’re already a juicer,
2. You haven’t juiced before but you’d love to try a cleanse, or
3. You want to incorporate a juice or smoothie a day into your daily routine,
The Vibrant Life Cleanse Program & Cookbook has got everything you need to safely guide you and bring you the results you’re hoping for.
This book has really got me excited about smoothies and juices and I can’t wait to delve into it more.
One final thing! Starting TODAY (April 1st), Leanne and her team are running 1 giveaway/week for 8 weeks to celebrate the book’s launch . Great prizes up for grabs including blenders, juicers, dehydrators, high-tech kettles and more! Here’s the full schedule.
(Disclaimer: I was provided with a free copy of this ebook for review purposes but, as always with my reviews, my opinions are entirely my own and I truly love this book! This post also contains affiliate links: if you choose to buy this ebook using one of my links, i do make a small profit. Thanks in advance for your support!)