Spring Cleansing

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It’s no secret that we’ve got a thing for brothless French onion soup, pizzas eaten four at a time, and the occasional bourbon ginger pecan pie.

But our metabolisms can’t keep up with the restaurant scene, which is why Cooler Cleanse — a short, painless detox originally conceived by Juice Generation’s Eric Helms and Salma Hayek — seemed like a good idea. And it is. Even though that means sticking to six juices a day.

Every morning for three, five, even up to 30 days, an insulated tote packed with the day’s drinks arrives at your door. Each drink contains more fresh fruits and vegetables than you’ve probably consumed in weeks (not to mention 100 percent less buttercream).

Vitamin- and mineral-packed basics like Essential Green (cucumber, celery, parsley, spinach, kale, dandelion greens, watercress, pear, lemon, ginger) and Essential Red (carrot, beet, Fuji apple, lemon) always make an appearance, as does a fortifying almond or Brazil nut milk shake, but the menu varies, and you can pick favorites, so you won’t get bored.

Miss chewing? The plan offers a less stringent, raw food option prepared by 4 Course Vegan supper club chef Matteo Silverman. With that, you can have fresh and filling Moroccan carrot slaw, cashew cheese ravioli, and a raw cacao coconut milk smoothie that we’d drink even when we’re not cleansing.

Available online at
coolercleanse.com, $58 a day for juice; $62 a day for the Raw Cooler.

Photo: Courtesy of Cooler Cleanse