To everything there is a season, and with Autumn in full swing I decided to detox to ward off winter bugs.
The Schkinny Maninny Low Fruit Juice & Soup Cleanse contains three juices and two soups, sweetened only by the final “course”: The Sleep Well smoothie made of almonds, brazil nuts, water, cinnamon and Medjool dates.
True to its name, Sleep Well kicked off a blissful night’s sleep and I woke up feeling refreshed and–within a few days–back in balance.
While this cleanse is ranked “very challenging”, it was a gourmet extravaganza after the week-long detox I did after a bad case of food poisoning. That diet saw me give up caffeine, sugar and dairy and not combine proteins and carbohydrates. I even (elegantly) ate the filing out of a vol-au-vent at an event.
While all the combinations are delicious, my favourite was the creamy “ButterSeed Soup”, made of pumpkin, butterbeans, parsley, cumin, coriander and onion.
What it is
Schkinny Maninny offers six varieties of detox programs, “designed to boost immunity, kick start a healthier eating and provide the body with the best nourishment” according to Catherine Craig, company founder and director.
“Despite a love of exercise and a perpetually healthy diet, things weren’t peachy. Even a dedicated gluten and caffeine free diet, with tonnes of vegies, wholegrain foods couldn’t produce a perfect cellulite free, unbloated, jumping out of bed disposition every day. So I started searching,” Catherine says. “Deciding to trial another commercially available ‘detox’ to see if this would be the answer, I was dismayed to discover that whilst it did eventually produce good results, its extreme deprivation, repetitiveness and lack of actual good healthy vitamins and minerals as well as general nutrition can’t be good for you. Whilst most of us don’t worship at the “body is a temple” altar, I thought there had to be another option available for everyday people.”
$59 AUD per day, plus delivery. Delivered fresh in the mornings in a custom-designed Esky, to Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.
How do the cleanses work?
Catherine says the cleanses are based on fresh raw fruit and vegetable juices, made fresh daily. She says the liquid diet allows the digestive system to rest and instead use the energy to help the body detoxify itself. In terms of nutrients, she says: “Your body will get the equivalent of up to 6kg of fruits and vegetables each day of your cleanse.”
While this cleanse is ranked “very challenging”, it was a gourmet extravaganza after the week-long detox I did after a bad case of food poisoning.
“Your body will get the equivalent of up to 6kg of fruits and vegetables each day of your cleanse,” she says.
Who are they aimed at?
Catherine recommends them for people looking for a healthy restart to their diet and lifestyle; to boost their immunity levels; and for a short term break from their regular eating/drinking patterns.
For more information about the detox programs and Schkinny Maninny, see www.schkinnymaninny.com.au
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