Feeling fatigued? Struggling with aches, pains or digestive problems? Bloated and feeling blue? Can’t seem to lose weight? Then it’s time for juice cleanse. Rich in antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, alkaline elements and enzymes — a 1, 3 or 5-day juice cleanse is a great way to eliminate toxins from your body.
While the main culprits of these unhealthy toxins include stress, lack of sleep, lack of exercise, chemicals, poor nutrition, one’s lifestyle and even relationships — a solid juice cleanse can eliminate these toxins for optimum health.
“A juice cleanse is a digestive rest seeing as we eat all the time. They provide oxygen to blood cells and renew the body,” jugofresh Founder and CEO Matthew Sherman tells me. “You will also gain mental knowledge and realize that we don’t need as much as we think we do — simplicity is power,” he adds.
And lucky for you, Miami boasts a handful of juice bars and spas where guzzling your greens is made easy. Here are our top pick for salubrious sips you can pick up evey morning in South Florida:
The Standard Spa Miami Beach
Once you’re done ooh-ing and ahh-ing over this Mid Century Modern mecca, head to the juice bar on the lobby level and scoop up a cleanse program. Here’s the breakdown: 1 day for $125, 3 days for $285 or 5 days for $475. These prices include 3 daily Juices & 1 Ginger Shot, plus Spa Day Pass, Yoga Class and DIY Bath Bar. Om-mazing! The Standard, 40 island Ave., Miami Beach; standardhotels.com
With outposts on Miami Beach and Wynwood and your neighborhood Whole Foods, the jugofresh juice is loose allover the 305. The locally loved juice brand serves up four different juice cleanses (costing $60 to $70 per day) — Beginner (6 juices per day), Intermediate (6 juices per day), Advanced (6 juices per day) and Highly Active (8 juices a day). jugofresh.com
Sure the organic hummus sammies here are delicious but so are the fresh-pressed juices. Sample the Strawberry Mylk and thank us later. For juice cleanses, Dr. Smood blends up three different programs — a 3-Day program ($204), 5-Day Program ($305) or 7-day program ($427). Dr. Smood boasts cafés on Miami Beach, Wynwood, Brickell and Aventura Mall. drsmood.com
Manna Life Food
Nestled in the heart of Downtown Miami, Manna Life Food whips up yummy dishes — like superfood arepas. Their cleanse programs run $80 a day and come in three tiers (and even clean eats!). So this is just the thing for those of you reluctant to go full fluid: The Manna Liquid Cleanse (1 day of 5 cold-pressed juices and 1 nut mylk), Manna Raw Food Cleanse (2 days of 5 cold-pressed juices, 1 nut mylk and 6 raw vegan dishes), and Manna Lifestyle Reboot (2 days of 5 cold-pressed juices, 1 nut mylk and 6 raw vegan dishes). Manna Life Food, 80 NE 2nd Ave., Miami; mannalifefood.com
Locals love the acai bowls and prepared foods here but Raw Juce offers the most juice cleanses compared to its competitors. There’s the 1-Day Cleanse ($65 for 6 raw organic juices and 2 booster shots), 3-Day Cleanse ($195 for 18 raw organic juices and 6 booster shots), 4-Day Body Reset ($260 for 20 raw organic juices, 8 booster shots, 2 oatmeals and 2 salads), 5-Day Cleanse ($325 for 30 juices and 10 booster shots) and the 7-Day Cleanse ($450 gets you 42 juices and 14 booster shots). Raw Juces are located in Miami Beach, Weston, Coral Gables, Brickell, Aventura and Downtown making them a hop-skip-and-jump away. rawjuce.com