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Cleansing & Nutrition – December 9, 2016

Tips for a Winter Cleanse

By Megan

veggie-broth

A juice cleanse, combined with a detoxifying and restorative diet, is an essential part of caring for your health this winter. Cleansing looks different each season. In the winter, it’s important not to strip the body of what it needs. During winter, the liver needs support, extra nourishment and internal warmth.

Our new Warming Soup Cleanse features three nourishing, mouthwatering hot soups full of warming ingredients like ginger, cayenne, and lemon.

If you are looking forward to a juice cleanse this winter, consider these tips:

  • Sip warm water with lemon and cayenne between juices to create internal warmth
  • Use a dry skin brush every morning to stimulate circulation and help detoxify the lymph
  • Oil the body with warm sesame oil daily. During the winter especially, our skin is prone to dryness; keep it nourished with the healing benefits of naturally warming sesame oil.
  • Enjoy some warm Potassium Broth at the end of each day (see recipe below).
  • Rest. Even if you feel an abundance of energy on your juice cleanse, do not overexert. Instead, be mindful of the nature of winter and its affects on your body. Create time and space to meditate, relax and restore. Going to bed an hour earlier while on a juice cleanse can be very beneficial.

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Winter Potassium Broth
Recipe Type: Soup
Cuisine: Vegan
Author: Urban Remedy
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
Serves: 4 servings
Ingredients
  • 1 large fennel bulb chopped
  • 4 celery stalks
  • ½ bunch parsley
  • 2 medium carrots
  • 1 daikon
  • 1 bunch dark leafy greens
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 32 ounces of purified water
  • 4 1-inch pieces of ginger
Instructions
  1. To prepare – boil water and then add ingredients.
  2. Lightly wash all vegetables without scrubbing too hard, as this can remove minerals in the skin.
  3. Simmer your ingredients for at least 2 hours.
  4. Strain out broth and enjoy!

 

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3 thoughts on “Tips for a Winter Cleanse

  1. Thanks for the article and recipe! I just have a question: what is the main reason to simmer the ingredients for 2 hours?

  2. Many people worry that a juice cleanse is working to the extreme or cannot be done in the winter and I couldn’t disagree more. Fantastic article ! Will be trying the Potassium Broth very soon, Thank you !

  3. Great article about staying warm during a juice cleanse! The cayenne lemon juice tip is one I haven’t tried yet, but is sound advice! I also haven’t tried the sesame oil.

    I wanted to throw in my 2 cents and add that taking warm showers at intervals can help tremendously. Baths are helpful also. Your body stays warm for quite awhile after a nice shower or bath.

    On top of that it is ok to drink warm herbal tea during a juice cleanse, you just want to be sure there is no caffeine it as that will add elements into your body that are counter to your cleanse! I personally love drinking chamomile, and lavender herbal teas as well as nettles during my juice cleanses.

    Anyhow great article, and now I’m going to have to try the lemon cayenne suggestion! 🙂

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