Red Carpet Cleanses
Juice Like a Rawkstar
We've done the lemon juice and cayenne pepper master cleanse, the herbal Zand Quick Cleanse and we've played around with Gwyneth Paltrow's Post-Holiday Cleanse from her website, GOOP.com. The master cleanse left us starving and headachy, the Zand cleanse made us miss espresso and Gwyneth's recipes were just too complicated. So we tried Red Carpet Cleanses, a luxurious juice detox cleanse that features a daily ration of six fresh 16-oz organic juices and smoothies that can be delivered to your house by 6 a.m.—luxurious because of the delivery of fresh pressed product and because each beverage made us feel surprisingly full and not miss solid food.
The Red Carpet Cleanse makes cleansing pretty easy and tasty, but it's also pretty expensive. So we recommend it if you really need to show off a bikini body or fit into a cocktail dress by, say, Saturday. On the other hand, you'll probably get more nutrients than if you ate three square meals. The Liquid Churro Smoothie alone is made from soaked cashews, vanilla, cinnamon, maca and stevia, while others, such as the Rawkstar, feature kale, mango and almond milk.
Why cleanse at all if you don't need to hit the red carpet and are not regularly gracing the cover of OK! Magazine? Because cleansing releases toxins, promotes a sense of well-being, gives the body energy, improves skin tone and aids in weight loss. It definitely feels great and we love it. Now, if it just weren't so pricey!
Price: $90 per day
For more information, visit www.redcarpetcleanses.com.
Reviewed by Sylvie Greil