The Modern Chef: Juice Cleansing With Melvin’s Juice Box

February 17, 2016  |  
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Melvin Major Jr. is a juicing legend and a 20-year veteran of New York’s fresh, organic juice scene. Melvin has garnered a cult following with his always-sunny disposition, his sense of health and vitality, and his 100 percent organic and incredibly tasty juices. Melvin’s recipes provide the full healing and preventative benefits of organic juice to experienced cleansers while also capturing the taste buds of novice juicers.
If you’ve been thinking about doing a cleanse for 2016, consider Melvin’s newest product, the Body Good Cleanse, which is available to Order Online if you’re in the New York City area. Available as a one day, three day, or five day program this restorative cleanse of six juices and one booster shot per day is designed to replace all your meals during the cleanse period. By giving your body a break from toxins you allow it to regenerate and rebuild while only drinking healthy organic juice. For more information visit the Cleanse Menu or learn more about cleansing at Cleanse Tips and Cleanse FAQs .
Each day of the cleanse includes six juices and a nutrient booster shot, most of which change daily. A sample day might include:
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1. GINGER SHOT
Begin the day by reducing toxicity in the body with this powerful anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory (ginger)
2. BODY GOOD (BREAKFAST)
Melvin‘s most popular juice, full of green vegetables, packed with vitamins, minerals and chlorophyll to re-generate and cleanse the body (kale, collard greens, swiss chard, celery, apple, ginger, lemon)
3. GRAPEFRUIT JUICE
This powerful anti-aging antioxidant is also a great source of Vitamin C
4. RED RED LION (LUNCH)
A vegetable blast of vitamins, minerals and plant nutrients (beets, avocado, apple, lemon, ginger, carrot, parsley, dandelion root)
5. CLEANSING TONIC
Hydrate the skin, cleanse the organs, boost the immune system and burn toxins (cucumber, lemon, ginger, cayenne pepper, turmeric)
6. COCO LIME
Potassium, magnesium and great hydration combined with Vitamin C and immunity booster(coconut water, orange, lime, lemon, alkaline water)
7. ALMOND NUT MYLK (DINNER)
Powerful antioxidants, heart healthy vitamins and minerals (almonds, dates, Irish moss, banana, nutmeg, cinnamon)
Mommynoire: What are the benefits of juicing and/or cleansing?

Melvin: The primary benefit of doing a juice cleanse is to cleanse your body of toxins. It also increases energy levels, promotes weight loss, and leads to clearer skin. Juice cleansing particularly benefits people with existing health problems and food allergies. I’ve created a cleanse with seven different juice varieties that are filled with essential vitamins and nutrients. Your whole body will feel rejuvenated and recharged.

What are your favorite ingredients, and why are they best to include in your juices?

I don’t really have favorites but right now I’m loving burdock root, which is great for cleansing the blood. I usually add some pineapple for sweetness, which also helps with circulation. I throw in some lemon, ginger, red onions, pepper and cabbage too, and it creates a beautiful purple color that’s really tasty. When making juices it’s important to understand what each ingredient offers your body. This will help you decide which juice will benefit you best based on your needs.

What are some juice trends for 2016?

I don’t have a specific juice trend for 2016 but I do have some personal juice goals and ideas I’ve been working on. I’m experimenting with a version of the classic Jamaican Peanut Punch with a healthy twist. Rather than the condensed milk, honey and peanuts used to make the traditional punch, I’m working on a similar version with Almond Butter, Carrots, Coconut, Yams, Almond Milk and a few secret ingredients. It’s a bright orangey color and it’s delicious. I also like suggesting a cleanse that contains a light salad and protein component as an option for those who are interested in juicing but need a little extra fuel to get through the day. I think 2016 will give way to healthier eating in general with a focus on fruit and plant-based diets.

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