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“THE BRAND NEW ME” Detox Protocol


I made this detox plan recently for my daughter and we have done it together for 5 days (you can do it anywhere from 1 to 7 days). I do recognize that the detox is highly controversial so I am simply sharing our experiences. The detox protocols that involve only juicing seemed too bland and difficult for her to follow so I had to think of something that contains more variety and somewhat “resembles” to regular eating day, but at the same time stick to the most of the serious detox protocol requirements (I don’t believe in quick 1 day detox programs that begin on the first and end on the same day). The “BRAND NEW ME” detox protocol is targeting the full “reset” of the digestive system, bowel/liver and colon cleanse and light heavy-metal cleanse. I used some inspiration from different detox protocols I have read about and tried over years and fine-tuned it to suit some of our particular needs. The fruits, vegetables, supplements etc. used in this program are all carefully chosen to provide the maximum nutrition whilst achieving the detox goals. The protocol involves 1) Preparation phase, 2) Actual Detox (1 to 7 day) and 3) Maintenance phase. The protocol is based on consuming juices and vegetable broth mainly, NO solid food is allowed. Whilst this protocol is not meant for losing weight, you will, as a bonus 🙂 naturally lose some, typically a kg a day. Plus you will enjoy your brand new radiant look in the mirror and having much more energy than before.


Please remember that you should avoid starting any detox regimen when you are sick. In any case it is necessary to consult your healthy practitioner before undertaking any detox program.


aIMG_0836 (36)Before Doing Any Detox, You Need To Optimize Your Diet.

Many people start a detox after long indulging in an unhealthy diet high in sugar and processed foods, expecting to clean the mess by doing one day of detox, then then continue as usual. It would be great if it is that easy, but it is not as we all know. Decision to do a serious detox for the first time should come along with a firm determination to switch to healthier eating and lifestyle afterwards. It is important to realize that detoxification is a marathon and NOT a sprint and that you should be doing it from time to time each time revising your needs and prolonging it gradually. This is also why the preparation phase for detox matters. And this is why the maintenance phase after the detox, matters even more, as eventually the maintenance phase prolongs and becomes your new lifestyle.


At least two weeks, preferably one month before you start the detox program you to need to prepare and optimize your gut function and start cleaning and preparing your detoxification pathways and elimination routes and boost your liver’s detoxification capacity. I list here some suggested steps

  1. aIMG_0619Significantly increase the intake of vegetables and fruits. Best to start juicing if not already done. Consume at least one big glass of juice a day to get used to the detox and hopefully continue this practice after the detox and beyond.  You would need a good mid-priced juicer, I have a Samson and very pleased with it.
  2. Eliminate the inflammatory and allergenic foods: dairy, sugars (especially HFCS), gluten, corn, processed and packaged foods, fast foods, most glutinous starch and grain. Gradually step back and stop your caffeine intake before the detox begins. Your diet should be low in carbohydrates, moderate-to-low in protein, and high in beneficial fats (olive oil, flax oil, coconut oil, avocado, ghee, raw butter).
  3. Boost your glutathione by consuming
    • High quality whey protein, from the “clean” milk of organically raised cows
    • Sulfur-containing foods such as broccoli, collards, kale, daikon radish, garlic, onions – raw or fermented
  4. Take vitamins B9 (folate) B12 and B6 best through the food or alternatively buy a high quality and natural supplement
  5. To they help your body detoxify metals, eat food rich in zinc and selenium like good quality fish/meat, spinach, pumpkin, nuts and seeds.
  6.  Start introducing the heavy metal binders. A good binder for heavy metals is chlorella. Please start slowly, using cilantro/coriander first (around 400 mg) and work up chlorella slowly and gradually. Other binders you may use are clay/zeolites.
  7. Infuse your digestive tract with beneficial bacteria – by either taking a good probiotic supplement or even better by consuming plenty of fermented vegetables
  8. Optimize your body’s elimination routes by
    • Drinking a lot of fluids (pure water) to kick-start the detox
    • Taking additional fiber (link) to support frequent bowel movement
    • Going to (infrared) sauna is also great, as your tissues get heated deep, which enhances your metabolic processes, circulation and oxygenates tissues.


  1. IMG_1322Carefully review the entire detox protocol and get all what you need on time. I enclose the list of all recipes, shopping list along with supplements and list of things you will need HERE.
  2. In case you don’t have access to fresh wheat grass, 6 days before the detox, you should start growing your own wheat grass so it is ready for consumption during the detox.
  3. You will be drinking around 3+liters of liquids during the detox.
  4. During the detox salt is not allowed, but feel free to add spices such as pepper, fresh mint, basil, oregano, chives, or thyme.
  5. Remember to soak almonds overnight, the night before.
  6. Plan your exercise carefully. Exercise that produces perspiration, saunas, and steam baths, all is good. At minimum, it is required to participate in mild to moderate exercise, committing to at least 30 minutes of moderate cardio each day, such as walking, jogging or swimming.




Vitamin C

Vitamin B Complex (B9/12/6)


Omega 3

Fiber ‘Organic Psyllium Whole Husk 340g’ by Organic India

Whey Protein

Zeolite (optional)

If you live in the US you can find most of the supplements I recommend here. For UK and EU the link is here.


The detox daily routine will involve quite some preparation time for juices and broth. You will see what works best for you, for example I like to prepare juices and broth during the morning. Here is the list of things that you can prepare in the morning.

    • Prepare your Juice No. 1,  You’ll need around 1.5 liters of juice no.1 for the day. Wash well all veggies and fruits, don’t peel. Store them in the refrigerator in glass containers for one day.
    • Prepare your lemon water and/or ginger/lemon tea for the day. Fresh, pure filtered water should always be at hand.
    • Prepare your vegetable broth for the day. You’ll need around 1 liter of broth. Best to start preparing it after taking a first juice in the morning.
    • The rest of juices, teas, “deserts” you need to prepare during the day.
Morning  Afternoon  Dinner Before going to bed
  • Start each day off by Ginger Lemon Tea* or lemon water (big glass of warm water with juice of half a lemon).
  • Take a teaspoon of coconut oil (or a tablespoon if you are used to it).
  • Take a 0.5l of Juice No. 1 Miracle Drink*.
  • Take your fiber.
  • Go for a 30 min. walk.
  • Snack 🙂 Juice No. 2: Citrus Tonic*
  • Vegetable broth* (0.5l).
  • A big glass (0.5l) of Juice No. 1: Miracle Drink*.
  • Wheatgrass shot (start with 30ml).
  • Moderate exercise or walk 20-30 minutes.
  • Enema time (only on the first day).
  • Vegetable broth (0.5l).
  • A big glass (0.5l) of Juice No. 1 Miracle Drink*.
  • Snack: 1 cup of Vanilla/Cinnamon Almond Milk* or Coconut Chia Pudding*.
  • Take a detox bath*.
  • Drink a soothing chamomile tea.
  • Take supplements each night before bedtime with a full glass of water.
  • Make sure you get ENOUGH restful sleep!
*All “BRAND NEW ME” Detox Protocol recipes and shopping list can be found here.

Manage Cravings  

  • The first two days are typically the hardest. For me the first day was hard and I was obsessed with what I am going to “eat” (drink) next. Somewhere around 6 p.m. suddenly the hunger was gone and never fully returned in the following 4 days.
  • For my daughter first two days were hardest and the rest went better, but not totally smooth, and we had to manage end-of-day cravings.

IMG_1193Few ideas to manage food cravings

  • Carrot/Apple Juice freshly pressed. 3-4 large carrots, 1 granny smith apple, cored, don’t peel
  • Orange juice (press two oranges)
  • If you really, really need it you can make a smoothie of half banana with some other fruit like apricots, blueberry, mango etc. etc. add some pure coconut water or unsweetened, pure coconut milk.
  • Alternatively take another cup of almond milk.
  • Alternatively you eat another coconut chia pudding.


No, you can’t just go out and eat a cake  🙂 First few days you should be slowly introducing some solid foods and slowly going back through the similar regimen as described in the preparation phase. Most of the supplements should be continued after the detox, especially chlorella (around 2 months), probiotic, vitamin C and Omega 3. The practice of juicing (a big glass of juice a day) should become a daily practice. Make sure to keep carbohydrates/sugar under control, eat plenty of vegetables and fruits and take care of good quality protein and healthy fats intake. A bunch of healthy  and QUICK recipes for your inspiration can be found in foodinlove’s recipes library here. And if you managed to get here, yes, you are on the right way to longer and healthier life, congrats!

That’s it – and if you decide to try it out would love to hear about your experiences!

“The Brand New ME” Detox Protocol Recipes & Shopping List


aIMG_0836 (36)Detox Juice No.1: “Miracle Drink” (variation)

Regarding ingredients you don’t need stick to the letter, but suggest you keep most of the ingredients in, as they are there for a reason.

The quantities are approximate, you should arrive at 1.5 liter so adjust the amounts as necessary.

  • 1 kg or 10-15 carrots depending on the size
  • ½ kg or 3-4 beets depending on the size
  • 4-5 beet large leaves. Additionally or alternatively you can add two handfuls of paksoy, or spinach leaves.
  • 1 large cucumber
  • ½ green bell pepper
  • 1 apple (remove the seeds)
  • ½ lemon OR ½ grapefruit OR ½ orange (with skins). You can alternate citrus fruits and see what you like best.

Wash well, keep the skins, juice and add some chia seeds or fiber at the end (optional).

Citrus Tonic Detox Drink RecipeDetox Juice No.2: Citrus Tonic

  • 1 lemon
  • 1 grapefruit
  • 1-2 oranges
  • 1 kiwi (optional)
  • Juice it all with skins (except for kiwi) and add some water to make at least 0.5 l. If you are brave add a garlic clove and tsp. of olive oil.

Note: This juice needs to be consumed immediately and  SHOULD not be stored.

Vegetable Broth

  • 2 big or 1 small fresh leeks
  • 2 fresh sweet potato
  • 4 fresh tomatoes
  • 2 onions
  • 1/2 celery knob (the smaller, fresher knobs are more delicately flavored) or 1 stalk organic celery
  • 1 small parsley root (if unavailable, can substitute 3 sprigs of organic parsley)
  • Handful of spinach
  • 1 Parsnip
  • 2 cm ginger
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp chili powder (optional)
  • ½ tsp pepper (optional)
  • Fresh coriander (make sure you consume around 400mg a day), parsley and fresh pressed raw garlic should be added at serving.


  1. Do not peel any of the vegetables as many of the minerals and nutrients are stored directly beneath the skin.
  2. Cut in cubes and cover all with clean pure water and cook SLOWLY, covered with a lid, at LOW heat for 2 hours.
  3. When cooled down, put all in the food processor and blend.
  4. Add fresh parsley, coriander and fresh pressed raw garlic just before serving.


  • Fill the bathtub with hot water (if the water is chlorinated, add 2 tbs of Hydrogen Peroxide 3%).
  • Add 2 cups of baking soda to neutralize the acids of the toxins.
  • Add 2 cups of Epsom Salts. They will help draw toxins out of the body (Do not use if you have a rash or open cut as it may sting)
  • Add 15 drops of lavender and eucalyptus essential oil (optional)
  • Add 2 tablespoons of glycerin (optional)

Soak in the tub for 20-30 minutes. Drink a hot tea.

Ginger Lemon Tea For Detox or Cold/Flu/CoughGINGER LEMON TEA

Coconut Chia Pudding Detox Friendly Recipe Coconut Chia Pudding

Chia Coconut PuddingAlmond/Coconut Milk


  • Good juicer
  • Plenty of pure, filtered water
  • Glass recipients for storing juices, like clean bottles or a jars.
  • Slowcooker or heavy saucepan for preparing the broth.


I have enclosed the list needed for one day, you will need to multiply it by number of days you decided to do the detox, fill the list and print out.

  1 day detox XX Day Detox
Carrots 1kg
Beetroot 0.5kg
Beet leaves Spinach/Paksoy 0.5kg
Cucumber 1 p.
Green Bell Pepper ½p.
Apples 1 p.
Grapefruit 1.5 p.
Lemon 2 p.
Oranges 2 p.
Leeks 2 p.
Sweet potato   2 p.
Tomato 4 p.
Onions 2 p.
Celery knob ½ p.
Parsley root ½ p.
Parsnip 1 p.
Ginger 8cm.
Coriander 400mg
Garlic 1 bulb
Spices for broth Salt is not allowed, but feel free to use spices such as pepper, chili, cayenne, fresh mint, basil, oregano, chives, or thyme.
Chia seeds 2 Tbs.
Almonds 300gr.
Coconut milk pure unsweetened 250ml
Coconut oil 200ml
Spices for Desserts: Vanilla powder/ cinnamon
Detox tea
Chamomile tea
Coconut oil 1tsp
Wheat grass for germination Enough for 30ml juice
Detox bath

Detox tea The good ones contain mixtures of burdock root, dandelion root, ginger root, cardamom seed, cinnamon bark, and other herbs. Pau d’Arco (Lapacho) is also great.
Chamomile tea
Some additional fruits you like for crisis mgmt.

  • Banana (half a day)
  • Mango
  • Blueberries
  • Raspberries
  • Cranberries
  • Stevia powder to be used as sweetener(optional)
Enema only for the first day 1

If you live in the US you can find most of the supplements I recommend here. For UK and EU the link is here.

Flax seed (optional)
Coconut water (optional)

That’s it – and if you decide to try it out would love to hear about your experiences!

Citrus Tonic – Miraculous Drink Helps You Melt Your Cellulite & Lose Weight

Citrus TonicCitrus Tonic – Miraculous Drink Helps You Melt Your Cellulite & Lose Weight

This miraculous drink will cleanse your blood, liver and kidneys, ease arthritis pain, melt your cellulite, help lose weight, remove toxins from the body, stop the buildup of excess water in the body, speed up metabolism…

This drink is best to take first thing in the morning for at least a week, preferably for one month to see the results.

You will need

  • 1 lemon
  • 1/2 grapefruit
  • 2-3 oranges
  • Ginger (2.5 cm)
  • 1-3 clove of garlic (if you are brave enough)
  • 1-4 tsps. of extra virgin cold pressed olive oil
  • 250ml of pure filtered water

Preferably use all organic ingredients.  Cut the solids in pieces and juice without removing the peel (except for garlic). You would need to have around 250ml of juice. Add more oranges if needed.

When done, add 250ml of pure filtered water and olive oil and enjoy 🙂

If it is the first time you drink this kind of beverage, it may taste a bit strong so I suggest using at least half of the peel (do add some peel, bitter etheric oils from citrus fruits contain pectin and are fantastic for cleansing liver and kidneys)

The citrus tonic is best to be followed (15 minutes after) with 2 cups of detox herbal tea (e.g. ginger, lemon,  cinnamon, cardamom, clove buds, pepper are some of the great detox tea ingredients).