Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Summertime Detox

I'm all about getting into shape the healthy (and hard way) but sometimes you need to Jumpstart your system :)

I began researching detoxes and detox recipes and found one that I really, really liked ! It's by Jillian Michaels of The Biggest Looser Fame.

And Yes, I'm talking about her Infamous Diet Drink that helps you loose 5 pounds in 7 days. The drink helps rid our body of toxins as well as help remove excess water weight and bloating.

I couldn't resist the temptation - so I went this afternoon and picked up the necessary items for the recipe which is:

Recipe :
60 oz distilled water ( roughly 2 liters)
1 TBS sugarfree cranberry juice
1 dandelion root tea bag
2 TBS lemon juice

Mix and Drink Each day for 7 days.

If your looking for further instructions - this is what I'll be doing:
  • Steeping the tea bag in 1 cup of water (hot)
  • After it's cooled - I'll add the rest of the water, cranberry juice and lemon juice.
  • Place in Refrigerator to cool - and just add to my 1 litter water bottle to sip throughout the day
  • Repeat on day 2 . . . .
NOTE: This drink is supposed to be taken in ADDITION to your daily food so it's not a fast :) Also - I would recommend eating healthy but really watching your salt intake (salt = bloat) .

I'll be starting this experiment tomorrow - and will keep all of you posted on the results. I may even have a partner the very lovely Ms. Fantastic(aka SukaAndSpice) who you can find here .
I figure that if I can re-fill my bottle twice a day and finish it - I will deem myself successful :)

But I'm curious - What are your summer get-into-shape secrets/tips?


  1. I saw this last summer I think in one of her email thingy that I signed up for- but I couldn't find the dandelion root tea bag...where did you buy yours? Thanks for posting this- I think I will try it soon:)

  2. I found mine at Whole Foods, but Trader Joe's didn't have it. So it's hit & miss - but health food stores should have them as well :)

  3. Oooh, I really want to try this, looks interesting. Actually, just yesterday my sister was raving about her book. Will have to try this recipe drink. Thanks for sharing! xxNadia

  4. @Nadia - That's so funny I guess I just have good timing then - Let me know if you try it :)



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