Ideally, the best time to drink fresh juice is when you have an empty stomach — at least half an hour before a meal. This is when your body will get the best absorption of all the concentrated nutrition in your juice, wasting nothing. However, don’t hesitate to drink juice at any time – a good shot of concentrated energy and nutrition can never be a bad thing!
When cleansing, I like to make a fresh watermelon juice in the morning. There is so much energy in there that I won’t get hungry again until lunch. If you are avoiding sugar, then start your day with a fresh green juice – but keep it simple and not too dense during a cleanse – like maybe just celery and cucumber.
Even when not doing a major cleanse, it recommend getting into the habit of having a juice fast regularly. Once a week would be a great idea! The night before make sure you don’t have anything to eat after 6:00 pm – THAT is when your 24- hour fast actually begins. Wake up to a nice watermelon juice, have a nice green juice for lunch and then have a simple green salad for dinner to break your fast.
Remember, when cleansing it is important to drink plenty of water throughout the day. It will also help your body to eliminate all the toxins entering your bloodstream to get some colonics or do some of your own enemas – but I will write on that subject another day! For the purposes of mild cleansing during one-day fast, you could get by without that.
Juice of the Day:
50% Swiss Chard
1 Celery Stalk
1 tbsp Goji berries
1 tbsp Flax seeds
6 raw Almonds