Cleansing can be a daunting task... no matter how serious you are about that healthy 2015 resolution. We whittled it down to a few of our favorites, and interviewed the experts to find out why they work.
Kale, beets, almonds, and apples are just some of the tasty ingredients found in this cleanse, which is perfect for giving our bodies a rest from constantly working to break down everything we consume. “Putting your digestive system on hold and absorbing nutrients in a liquid format is so beneficial,” says Pressed Juicery CEO Hayden Slater. "You feel it almost instantly."
High in fiber, this low-calorie cleanse was purposefully made to be a quick fix. “It’s a way for you to reset your system after a week or a month even of eating how [you did] over the holidays," says The Splendid Spoon chef and founder Nicole Chaszar.
Liquiteria: One-Day Juice, Eat, and Repeat Cleanse
This cleanse calls for four cold-pressed juices per day, plus a healthy dinner (with food!). “The first juice, our most nutrient dense, the all greens, will give you an instant jolt of energy,” says Liquiteria general manager Jonathan Morav. “The last juice of the day, the coconut water, is packed with potassium that will fill you up until your meal at the end of the night.”
Three-day Love Easy Cleanse, Organic Avenue ($195). Multiple locations; organicavenue.com
Help rid your body of the bad stuff thanks to this cleanse containing three plant-based meals, two juices, one booster shot, and one mylk. “The Organic Avenue Love Easy cleanse is a gentle introduction to cleansing and plant-based eating,” says Organic Avenue wellness concierge Ellie Scully. "This cleanse is easy to maintain and effective at rebooting a person's dietary program."
“Often people feel more energized when they are on a blended cleanse because you are using less energy to digest your food,” says Gingersnap Organic founder Jamie Graber of the cleanse inspired by author and motivational speaker Gabrielle Bernstein. “[GO] Spirit Junkie is a cleanse you can stay on for a longer period of time and still yield great results."
20-day Cleanse, Joulebody ($980). 221 Second Ave., 917-310-0652; joulebody.com
This 20-day cleanse, featuring detox tea and various sized meals, was formulated by Joule Body founder Yvette Rose after researching that it takes 21 days to break a habit. “I believe you have to take short-term radical shifts in your lifestyle without having to ditch your entire way of being to be balanced and healthy,” says Rose.