CliciA few times a year when the seasons change is when I feel inspired to hit the reset button and keep away from tantalizing treats… well, for 7 days at least!
Over the years I've always done my own intuitive cleansing and when I was living on Maui one Winter I started having fun with my colored fruits and veggies and and coconuts and I got inspired to put together my own version of a Rainbow Cleanse and call it the Rainbow Maui Chakra Cleanse!
I opt for mainly veggie juice recipes – rainbow colored style! Since then I usually lead a juice cleanse online a few times a year, Now its even easier to join us or do it on your own as I've made it an official online course on our yogagurl online yoga studio platform – so what are you waiting for? Join us Online starting Oct 19th! https://app.namastream.com/#/yogagurl/auth/signin
Scroll down for a Rainbow Juice Recipe + Juicer tips! A special double feature post today! Why not have fun while you are being healthy.
Here’s a little general information about COLD-PRESSED juices, and why they are a premium and why its worth making or buying them. If you feel compelled to make your own yes you can use any juicer but be aware the quality will be affected. So best to research the juicer first before you invest. At the same time I also say that starting juicing is key so maybe start with an entry level juicer see if you like it and you can upgrade later. If you already know you love juicing then go for the more premium juicer right of the bat!
I'm big fans of cold-pressed method so the juices are are hydraulically extracted, providing the highest quality and freshest tasting juice possible. Very little heat is emitted through the machine (mainly because it crushes fruit and veggies instead of blending them), and because of that, enzymes and nutrients are retained at their highest form in your juice! ( I know locally in Toronto LIVE's juices are high quality as I drank them for years and ordered them for my yoga coaching clients)
As I'm writing this I'm also preparing to offer my online version of the cleanse Oct 9, 2020. And in light of the times I'm offering it free this month! (value $45USD) So click here to sign up!
Come Discover Maui, the land of rainbows on our journey from exploration to cleanse and lets make up some new juicy words for these liquid elixrs!
Beautiful Beet it, Carrot Gingerale, Pineapple PEAR Paradise, Gorgeous Green Goddess and Calm Cabbage.
To anyone who hasn’t tried making juice at home: don’t fear it! It’s easy, simple, and AFFORDABLE…especially if you shop at a farmer’s market. (Check out Orangeville Farmer's Market or support your local farm, my favourite is Fiddle Foot Farms (get your winter CSA Food share) or Food Box Delivery near you!)
If you are super busy and time is of essence and you have the budget then picking them up at a local juice bar or ordering them is the way to go!
4 Juicer Options:
I personally have owned many kinds over the years and I’ve written up little short note on each so you can make a decision on your own. I hope that these reviews may help you in your decision on which juicer to buy!
I definitely recommend purchasing a juicer for the ease of use and convenience. They are an investment in your health you won't regret.
You can juice using any juicer, its good to find a juicer that it is easy to clean and store and doesn't heat the juice and keep all the nutrients out and that it comes with a warranty...
1) Entry level - Centrifugal juicers
These tend to expose the juice to heat and oxygen, killing off the essential healing enzymes in the juice. These juicers have difficulty in juicing leafy greens. Without the pressing action to extract the juice, many minerals and phytochemicals remain in the pulp, so the juice rendered is less rich in healing nutrients than juice from grinder/press or masticating juicers.
One of my first juicers was one of these, and there are many options at your local kitchen store. These are entry level way to start and at least gets you going. Of course, they aren’t as good as medium/high-end juicers, but they will nonetheless make juice. Keep in mind you will need more produce than other machines.
Breville JE98XL Juice Fountain Plus 850-Watt Juice Extractor.
Juicers for Non-Malignant Conditions:Masticating juicers are acceptable alternatives for non-cancer patients as they extract a sufficient amount of juice, and preserve enzyme activity. There are many brands of masticating and twin-gear juicers out there. A few that coaching clients have found worked well are:
2) Commercial Style - The Champion Juicer around $350+
The Champion Juicer is in a class of its own, in my opinion. I have had great experience and success with this juicer and have had it for 15 or more years. Why do you think it's in a class of it's own? The Champion Juicer is a heavy duty machine. It really is super durable. The sheer weight and materials of it make solid. It comes with a warranty. I never had it break down and used it religiously. ( I happen to have 3 over the years and now I am selling 2 of them used if you want one). Also, if you intend to get a juicer that can handle frozen fruit sorbets, ice cream, purees, and nut butter, then this is the right one for you.
3) High end - Angel Juicer about a $1200+ juicer ( the one I have had for a over 5 years and love it) This is a cold press juicer, a slow RPM ... the 2 augers turn into one another and crush the plant so doesn't cause heat damage when pressing the juice so you get the full benefit of raw eating.
Juicers for Malignant Conditions:
4) Professional Style Juicer - Cold Pressed juicer.
Big fancy ones for people who have want to go to the highest level of juicing (often for those whose health is at risk and they are sick or suffering from cancer and need the most nutrients possible in a juice). Or if money is no object then this would be my top choice! These juicers can cost you around $3000+ and are a part of Gerson therapy.
To finish off the article here is my favourite recipes from the Rainbow Juice Cleanse! My personal dessert-like favourite is the ‘ Orange Ginger ---------’! There’s a ‘bite’ to it that just hits the spot for me. A vibrant orange juice with carrots, oranges, lemon, ginger, apple, and nectarine! Hydrating, refreshing, and packed with vitamins and minerals! Carrots are loaded with beta carotene which does wonders for the body and fights off disease-causing free radicals. (of course I love all green juice as well!)
Are you inspired? Then join us to hit the reset button on your health next week with our online Rainbow cleanse! Click here to our yogagurl online studio to register for free! As A BONUS GIFT you will get a back stage pass to check out our 12 month ONLINE yoga + holistic living mentorship value $97/month
If you are looking forward to having nutritious juice that will boost your immunity and ensure you remain healthy, then join us and make it for yourself and drink it as soon as you make it to get the most nutritional benefits!
PS if you missed the date no worries you can now do it on your own time, anytime, on our online studio
...A few years ago when I moved back from Hawaii and my life took a turn for the worse. I had closed my studio in Toronto and had lost my community and friends in the city...
Click to blog post to read more about how I got to where I am today....
...I moved to a farming area and had no social structure, no car, source of income. I basically was starting my life all over again. It was scary and disheartening. My journey catapulted me into what I later came to know as "the dark night of the soul and the awakening process". If I somehow made it through the other side alive, I promised myself I would dedicate my time to holding space for others during their journey. The main thing I can say I learnt was the undeniable importance of my daily meditation and yoga practice and that there is medicine in grief. There were days I could barely get out of bed and there was no way I could practice yoga without sobbing on the floor on my mat. I was so so grateful I had spent all those years practicing so I could have some threads to hold onto during this time. Fast forward a few years later (this Jan) I felt compelled to write down some of my thoughts on How my Morning Practice saved my life as a process of my own integration. Today that is shaping into a little book I plan to share with you all soon! Then a few months later while pivoting my yoga studio online in March it was clear to me that waking up and teaching was important for my own health as well as others as this is what I live to do. During the past few years and months I kept doing my vision boards and journalling and meditating and asking what am I supposed to do next? This is when I knew it was time to step up and push through my own fears of being seen and vulnerable and follow my bigger dreams. I always wanted to lead a 12 month program that included all my passions and voila! The 12 month mentorship was born and with it the intention to create a virtual space for us to come together and connect and play and inspire one another while supporting one another to follow our own inner guidance and intuition during the global dark night of the soul.
On Oct 1st I am launching my online studio and 2020 Mentorship Program, a place for you to let your hair down and come on a deeper soul journey this year than you ever have. A year of no excuses, a year to live full out your best health and come back to loving yourself and seeing what happens. Imagine all the good things that could come out of committing a year to yourself? You might come out of the cocoon a version of yourself you don't recognize! A chance to write your next chapter with awareness while enhancing you life! I invite you to take the Journey with us and see what happens when you deepen your weekly practice and play more!
This mentorship is possible through the encouragement and support of several of my students and friends as well as a very special young lady named Lauren who has been intrumental in working diligently on the back end with me over the past few months to make an online platform and community possible. A special Thank you to you all!