“Transcendent Tonic” Evening Detox Cleanse Juice

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Well, we have reached the end of DAY 3 of our "Clean and Green in 2013" 3 DAY WINTER JUICE CLEANSE with Karen Kipp from Power Your Journey. We started our last day of the juice fast with the yummy Cucumber Cool Morning Cleansing Juice, continued with the Raw Lawn Clippings Green Midday Cleansing Juice, and we finish our juice fast with this Raw "Transcendent Tonic" Evening Detox Cleanse Juice. I don't know about you, but I feel FANtastic. 

What a fantastic accessible cleanse. For those of you who didn't follow along in real time, the juice cleanse recipes will remain on the site so that you can cleanse or fast whenever you like. Just note that this is a Winter Juice Cleanse. There are other fruits and vegetables that are more suitable for Spring, Summer, and Fall. Karen and I may lead some other seasonal juice fasts and cleanses later in the year. So stay tuned! If you are interested in further juice cleanses throughout the year please let us know. 

Remember that Karen is offering a FREE Guided 3-Day Juice Fast with these recipes via a private Facebook Group January 18-20, 2013. You can sign up for free here. Karen will be available to moderate the group all weekend, along with daily live chat sessions at designated hours. I am participating in the group as well, and am so excited! You can find all of the juice cleanse recipes here

If you would like a deeper cleanse, Karen is offering a 14-day cleanse online January 11-25th for a minimal charge of $29. 

The juicing celebration continues tomorrow. I will start posting some of my favourite healthy juice recipes, and have asked some of my chef and blogger friends to contribute as well. I am going to continue juicing all month long to really clean out my system in preparation for a fabulous year. I am manifesting! 

If you have been coveting these juicers, don't forget about our AMAZING Omega Juicer Giveaway. Enter to get your hands on one of FIVE Omega Vert VRT350 Masticating Juicers!

Now, let's finish the Cleanse!

*Note: The cleanse recipes are deliberately simple to make things gentle and easy.
Please read Karen's full fast preparation instructions, daily fasting routine, and post fast guidelines in the 3 DAY CLEANSE post.

All of this information has been generously provided by Karen Kipp

Day 3, Evening Juice - Transcendent Tonic: 

This baby is packed with chlorophyll, anti-oxidants, minerals and nutrient dense greens! Swiss Chard, as a member of the beet family, is loaded with many phytonutrients that have health promotional and disease prevention properties, and is a powerful cleanser to boot. Kale, parsley and cucumber kick in volumes of minerals and green nutrients that flood the body with immune boosters, while humble celery adds magnesium and calcium to help calm the nervous system and prepare the body for rest. Garlic throws in a pungent kick of natural anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties and a serious blast of flavor, if your stomach isn’t too delicate to handle it. Ginger would be a better choice to aid digestion if you are sensitive to garlic. This tonic truly is transcendent in the body for its abilities to take you to the next level of wellness! 

Ingredient Cleansing Benefits:

Swiss Chard is a member of the beet family, and like spinach, is the store-house of many phytonutrients that have health promotional and disease prevention properties. Chard is recommended in cholesterol controlling and weight reduction programs. Chard leaves are an excellent source vitamin-C which helps to quench free. Research studies suggests that vitamin C helps maintain normal connective tissue, prevent iron deficiency, and also helps body develop resistance against infectious agents. Swiss chard is one of the best vegetable sources for vitamin-K (700% of recommended intake per 100g). Vitamin K has a potential role bone health, and has an established role in the treatment of Alzheimer’s. It is also a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin-A, flavonoids, and anti-oxidants like ß carotene, α-carotene, lutein and zeaxanthin. It is also rich in B-complex (optimizes metabolism), copper, calcium, sodium, potassium, iron, manganese and phosphorus. Regular consumption of swiss chard is found to prevent osteoporosis, iron deficiency anemia, vitamin A deficiency, and is believed to protect from cardiovascular diseases and colon and prostate cancers. It produces a very mild green juice, much like romaine lettuce, with a slightly sweet, tangy, and earthy taste. It combines well with almost any juice.

Kale is rich in phytochemicals that protect us from cancer and provides highly absorbable calcium due to the high ratio of calcium to phosphorous content. A cup of kale juice surpasses the calcium content of a glass of milk. It can lower the risk of colon, breast and lung cancer as well as fight osteoporosis, macular degeneration, support the cardiovascular and immune systems, and assist in energy production. It also contains high amounts of chlorophyll, provitamin A, in the form of carotenoids and beta-carotene, Vitamin C, E, B6, K, folic acid, iron, potassium, magnesium, zinc, and sodium. Kale has a much milder taste when juiced than eaten whole, and is a great alkalinizer!  

Parsley is  a wonderful blood purifier, rich in anti-oxidants, vitamins, and minerals, which help control blood-cholesterol, prevents constipation, protects the human body from free radicals mediated injury and from cancers. Parsley contains health benefiting essential volatile oils, such as Eugenol, which has therapeutic use in dentistry as a local anesthetic and anti-septic agent for teeth and gum diseases. Eugenol has also been found to reduce blood sugar levels in diabetics; however, further detailed studies required to establish its role. Parsley is rich in poly-phenolic flavonoid antioxidants and has been rated as one of the plant sources with the highest quality antioxidant activities. Total ORAC value, which measures the anti-oxidant strength of 100 g of fresh, raw parsley, is 1301 µmol TE (Trolex equivalents). It is also a good source of minerals like potassium, calcium, manganese, iron, and magnesium. Additionally, the herb is also rich in many antioxidant vitamins, including vitamin-A, beta-carotene, vitamin Bs (vital in carbohydrate, fat and protein metabolism), vitamin-C, vitamin-E. The herb is an excellent source of vitamin-K and folates. It is perhaps the richest of the entire herb source for vitamin K; provide 1640 µg or 1366% of recommended daily intake. Vitamin K has been found to have the potential role in bone health and has an established role in the treatment of Alzheimer's disease patients. Italian or flat leaf-parsley has a more intense flavor than curly leaf parsley. This is a highly aromatic and pungent flavor juiced, and combines beautifully with green juices to balance the flavours with a very “clean” taste. 

Cucumber is actually a cooling food in the body and is typically 20-degrees cooler than the outside air on a warm day! It is a great natural diuretic, helps regulate body temperature, aids in cell hydration, waste removal and dissolves kidney stones. Its high silica content is amazing for skin and helps with conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, hair loss, weak nails, etc. It also reduces high uric acid in the body that causes inflammation in the joints, muscles and tendons. It helps regulate blood pressure and can even help lower a fever!  It is high in Vitamin A (mostly in the peel), B-complex, C and folic acid, amino acids (methionine and tryptophan), potassium, sulfur, and chlorine (natural). Cucumber adds lots of water and nutrient content to juices with its very mild and slightly creamy taste. Super easy to prep to juices, but make sure they are organic and not wax-coated.

Celery is beneficial for respiratory conditions, such as bronchitis and asthma, but also contains coumarin which helps lower blood pressure up to 14% in hypertension patients. It is also a natural laxative and diuretic. Kidneys are supported by celery juice and it can even increase libido!  It also acts as an appetite suppressant, while having a calming effect that can even help insomnia. It contains valuable organic sodium, unlike table salt. It is rich in potassium, so it makes a great post-workout juice as it replaces electrolytes. It contains anti-cancer properties, essential amino acids, tryptophan, vitamin A, B-complex, C, calcium, phosphorus, iron, magnesium, iodine and copper. Juice the leaves of this light tasting, slightly salty tasting juice which makes a nice addition to almost any juice combination, especially green juices. 

Garlic has been recognized in almost all the cultures for its medicinal as well as culinary properties and contains health promoting phyto-nutrient substances that have proven benefits against coronary artery diseases, infections and cancers. Strong flavored, garlic cloves contain many noteworthy phyto-nutrients, minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants that have proven health benefits. Total measured antioxidant strength (ORAC value) is 5346 µmol TE/100 g. Its bulbs contain organic sulfites that can form allicin by enzymatic reaction, which is activated by disruption of bulb (like juicing).

Laboratory studies show that allicin reduces cholesterol production, decreases blood vessel stiffness, and reduces blood pressure. It blocks platelet clot formation and has fibrinolytic action in the blood vessels, which helps decrease the overall risk from coronary artery disease (CAD), peripheral vascular diseases (PVD) and stroke. Research studies also found a link with a possible decrease in the incidence of stomach cancer. Allicin and other essential volatile compounds also found to have anti-bacterial, anti-viral, and anti-fungal activities. Garlic is one of the richest sources of potassium, iron (aids red blood cell formation), calcium, magnesium, manganese (a co-factor for the antioxidant enzyme, superoxide dismutase), zinc, and selenium (a heart-healthy mineral, and is an important cofactor for antioxidant enzymes within the body). It contains many flavonoid anti-oxidants like carotene beta, zea-xanthin, and vitamins like vitamin B-6, vitamin-C (helps the body develop resistance against infectious agents and scavenge harmful, pro-inflammatory free radicals). Garlic juice is extremely potent and may bother sensitive stomachs. It is a very spicy, pungent flavor that should be used in moderation (1-2 cloves at a time) and combines well with green juices. A very powerful natural anti-bacterial, and anti-fungal punch!

Ginger helps stimulate digestion, tones the intestinal tract, relieves bloating, nausea and gastrointestinal distress, is a overall anti-inflammatory, and supports both the cardiovascular and respiratory systems. It helps make blood platelets less sticky like garlic, and reduces risk factors for atherosclerosis. Many people love the spicy, warming taste in juices, be sure to start slow with just a half-inch piece of unpeeled root though, as it is potent!

*3-Day Juice Fast Recipes and General Guidelines:
by Karen Kipp of Power Your Journey

When cleansing, it is always best to consume juices on an empty stomach to maximize absorption and benefits. But fresh juice anytime is better than no juice! It is preferable to have slightly more fruit-based juices during the day to help break down toxins in the body. The more vegetable-based juices are generally more alkaline and contain more minerals, so they are better in the afternoons and evenings to help rebuild the body and prepare it for rest. It is not a strict science, so you can mix them up, but these are good general guidelines. These guidelines are more important when using juices during a cleanse or fast. 

When fasting, it is necessary to strain the juices to ensure that solid pieces are not consumed. Solid food will encourage the digestive process to begin again and will make you hungry. This is not desirable. Straining is not necessary if cleansing without fasting. If you feel like you need more juice, more calories, or are a little low in blood sugar, you can repeat any of these juices during the same time period of any given day. For example, if it is still morning, repeat the daily morning juice. Most juices contain about 100-200 calories and are packed with vitamins and minerals. Each juice is briefly explained in each individual post with a more in-depth explanation of each individual ingredient and its many nutrition properties.

Recipes/Description:

All of these cleansing recipes are designed for one serving. Dilute all juices, unless otherwise stated. For juices more fruit based, or higher sugar content, add as much water as juice. For green drinks, and primarily low-sugar juices, add half as much water as juice. This helps to slow down the sugar absorption in the body.

Substitutions:

Green Apples have the lowest sugar content of apples, so they are preferred. If unavailable, red apples can be substituted. Spinach and kale are interchangeable in recipes, as it is good to use both as much as possible. Zucchini can be substituted for cucumber also with minimal difference. Pumpkin can be used in place of butternut squash.

Bonus Recipes:

Pink Passion Juice Popsicles:

These are simply a wonderful treat while fasting! It almost feels like you’re cheating, but they actually have many cleansing properties and help make it seem like you are eating something!

  • 1 apple (green or red~red are sweeter)
  • 1/2 lemon (yellow peel removed)
  • 1/4 medium beet
  1. Place all ingredients through your Omega Juicer.
  2. Do NOT dilute with water before freezing.
  3. Place in popsicle molds and freeze. Yummy!

Additional drinks/tonics:

You can add any of these tonics to your routine during the fast:

  • 100% organic herbal (non-caffeinated not decaffeinated) teas
  • wheatgrass juice shots,
  • warm ginger tea with fresh lemon and pinch of cayenne
  • strained homemade veggie broth (recipe on Karen’s website) 

Photo taken by Katy Townsend
Learn more about Karen Kipp at Power Your Journey
Join a juice fast retreat.
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“Transcendent Tonic” Evening Detox Cleanse Juice

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  • 1 packed cup of Swiss chard (or spinach)
  • 2 stalks of kale
  • Handful of parsley
  • Half cucumber
  • 2 celery stalks
  • Optional: Add a little garlic and/or ginger
  1. Process all ingredients through your juicer (I use an Omega).
  2. If using this juice as part of the 3 DAY WINTER CLEANSE, strain this juice and dilute with equal parts  filtered water. 
  3. If not juice fasting, you can consume this juice unstrained. 
  4. Makes one 16-ounce glass. 

Photo taken by Katy Townsend
Learn more about Karen Kipp at Power Your Journey
Join a juice fast retreat.
Follow Karen on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest

Tip: how to select and store kale

To select the best tasting kale with the highest nutritional density look for varieties that have bright rich coloured leaves that are firm and energetic. The stems should be moist and crisp. Buy organic wherever possible and avoid leaves that are wilted, discoloured, bruised or have holes. Kale is very delicate and will become yellow, bitter, and lose much of its nutritional properties very quickly if not stored correctly. Do not wash the kale, but rather, enclose it in a plastic bag taking out as much of the air as possible. Then store in a cold fridge for up to five days. The Tupperware vegetable storers with the “breathers” are phenomenal for storing kale! For all of you fellow “tupper-tarts” out there – you know what I am talking about!

I am very new to juicing. I do not have a juicer, but I do have a Vitamix (new also). Can these recipes be made in the Vitamix instead? What changes should/can I make to make them in the Vitamix? Thank you so much for all your wonderful information and guidance.

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Hey Patie,
You can absolutely make any of these juices in your Vitamix. You just add filtered water, blend, and strain if desired. You may have to slightly tweak the quantities of some ingredients. If you are using these recipes for cleansing purposes, it is preferable to strain in order to allow a more gentle digestive process that leaves more energy for detoxification and renewal. If you are drinking them for health and pleasure, whole pulped juices with the fibre are preferable for health.

Thank you so much for this information. I am so excited to get started on a healthier eating path. I made one of the recipes yesterday, a green healing inflammation juice, after a hard trail run, and I was very happy with the results. Again, thank you for the information and cheers to your health.

It is a pleasure. I am glad you enjoyed the juice. I look forward to hearing what you think of some of the other recipes. Cheers to your continued health :)

This is my last day of the 3 day fast & I’m feeling great! Thank you for sharing all these great recipes! loving it!
Please can you advise me on how to ease back in to eating solids? What would you recommend I start with etc
Thanks!

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That is wonderful Karin. So glad you are feeling great. All of the information for post fast is on the news post.
http://healthyblenderrecipes.com/latest/news/karen_kipp_joins_the_blender_girl_to_guide_a_3_day_juice_cleanse/

I love the recipes on this site. Thanks for the store shopping tips. I am new to juicing and am trying to take small steps to big health changes. If you can share or direct me to more juicing 101 tips that would be greatly appreciated.

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Welcome. I am glad you are enjoying the recipes. I need to put up a juicing 101 post. Until I do that, please feel free to email me. The address is in the FAQ of the site. I will send you some ideas. Great to be connected :)

Definitely this blog is very helpful for people who are new to juicing. The recipes are fantastic and tasty. I have tried a one day juice cleanse and very happy. Now I am looking for another cleanse in the upcoming month but it will be of more than one day. Thanks

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Olá. Agradecia se me pudesse informar qual o melhor sumo para o intestino inflamado.
Obrigado

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I am so sorry, could you post your comment in English? Are you asking about inflammation?

Hi - I came across this blog in my perpetual search for new juice and smoothie recipes and I’m impressed with the number of recipes you have. Thanks for giving me a few new ideas! Filling green smoothies have become an integral part of my fat loss strategy. I’m considering a 3 day juice fast but I’m still on the fence because of it’s implications on working out, especially the potential loss of muscle. Did you guys work out at all during this fast? Did you consider muscle and general fitness retention? I’d like to hear your thoughts… not sure yet if me giving this a shot is justified or not considering the above.

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Pete - you don’t need to be concerned about muscle mass with a 3-day fast. We don’t recommend working out while fasting.

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