In today’s society we inhale, ingest and absorb more synthetic chemicals and toxins than ever before. Our body is an amazing machine that is continually detoxifying itself, however, when it can’t keep up with the challenges we face in our modern world, we can begin to breakdown physically as well as mentally. The first step of any healing process is to help our body remove as many toxins as possible, thus allowing our organs and immune system to function more efficiently. One way to achieve this goal is to commit to a one day per week juice fast. The scientific literature has clearly shown us that intermittent fasting can prevent and inhibit chronic illness, and our clients look forward to their juice fast each week because it invigorates them both mentally and physically.
Here is how it works:
Our Markito Nutrition Juice Fast consists of over one litre of our most nutrient dense juice mix, specially formulated to enhance detoxification and enable your body to restore its own natural vibrant health. Here is how we divide the juice:
- 2 ounces of wheatgrass juice first thing in the morning.
- Lunch: first serving of 16 ounce green juice (ingredients include our special mix of sunflower greens, pea shoots, broccoli sprouts, broccoli, kale, swiss chard, cucumber, celery, more greens and herbs, a very small amount of fruit, lemon, ginger).
- Dinner: second serving of 16 ounce green juice.
- 2 ounces of wheatgrass juice before bedtime. (At this point you can choose to end your 24 hour fast with a light meal, such as a sprout salad, or extend your fast until the next morning).
- Lemon water with some stevia can be consumed throughout the day. Water must be 100% pure distilled water. We are happy to supply you with a bottle of our Summer Breeze lemonade to drink in between your green juices.
What makes our juices so special?
Our juice cleanse contains several pounds of the freshest, 100% organic produce. The ingredients we use provide you with complete proteins, enzymes and phytonutrients needed to supercharge the detoxification process while simultaneously nourishing and strengthening your body. We ensure that your juice fast includes a minimum of two pounds of freshly grown sprouts and microgreens– the most complete foods on earth. Furthermore, we harvest the trays of microgreens when they have reached their nutritional peak, resulting in the freshest and most potent juice fast imaginable.
Sprouts and microgreens deliver nutrients that are important for supporting every organ system of the body – benefiting eyes, skin and bones, as well as promoting healthy digestion, reducing inflammation, preventing cardiovascular disease, fighting cancer, and strengthening the immune system. Sunflower greens are one of the most complete foods on earth and the most nutritious of all sprouts, which is why our juice fasts contain 1 pound of freshly harvested sunflower. Pea shoots are second in overall nutrition, and broccoli sprouts supply up to one hundred times more cancer fighting benefits than the regular mature broccoli that you buy at the grocery store. (Read More about the benefits of sprouts and microgreens). Together, these ingredients in your green juice will support you by stabilizing your blood sugar levels, giving you more strength and confidence as you complete the fast.
Learn about the ten important factors that distinguish our juices as the freshest and healthiest on the market.
Why do it weekly?
With a one day per week juice fast, by the end of the year you would have fasted for a total of 52 days- there is nothing in the field of nutrition that is known to bring about more health benefits than periodic fasting combined with a proper plant-based diet. In fact, fasting is an ancient tradition practised by several cultures for centuries. When done correctly, a one day juice fast once a week is very therapeutic to the body. Furthermore, by being added to our weekly rotation you are assured to keep your place seeing as we plant, grow and harvest our microgreens on schedule for each client, ensuring the highest quality, freshness and potency of our juice. Our clients tell us that, regardless of the type of week they are having, they always look forward to their juice cleanse.
Can I work or exercise during the juice fast?
Absolutely. Our clients book training sessions during the day that they are fasting. It is possible to even feel a boost of energy due to the fact that you are giving your digestive system a break, and absorbing nutrients quickly and efficiently.
How to begin:
If you are ready to sign up for your 24-hour weekly fast, we will choose an evening each week for you to pick up your juice. We will supply you with two 16-ounce bottles of our green juice, featuring organically grown vegetables, leafy greens and our freshly harvested microgreens, along with two 2-ounce servings of frozen wheatgrass juice. The next day will be your fasting day and you will consume all of your juice. Every week you will return your empty glass bottles and containers as you pick up your new batch of freshly pressed juice.
For more information and to be added to our weekly 24-hour juice fast rotation, please view our How to Order page. It takes about 2 weeks to be added to our weekly rotation due to the fact that we plant and grow microgreens on a per client basis- you literally have trays of microgreens growing with your name on them! We’re not kidding about the freshness of our juices!
*All of our juices are cold pressed individually, utilizing a process that has been shown through laboratory testing to preserve the highest concentration of nutrients.
*You don’t have to go it alone. When possible, get a partner (spouse, sibling, friend or colleague) to go through the 24-hour juice fast with you. This can enhance the experience as well as offer added support.
We are thrilled to be able to offer this service to our clients because we understand the value and benefits of a proper juice fast. As always, we look forward to serving you.
Naturopath, Health Educator
Nutrition & Exercise Specialist