Simple Spring Cleanse

Happy Spring! As the weather begins to warm up, Spring can be a great time to cleanse your body from the heavy foods and more inactive pace of the cozy winter. Participating in a juice fast or master cleanse, or eating a raw food diet can be a quick and effective way to deeply cleanse the body & mind.

There are times in our lives when we know we’re ready for a fully committed cleanse and others when the situation just isn’t right. This is where gentle, daily cleansing foods, drinks and supplements are the perfect fit.

I personally like to take things slow and gentle when I’m really busy and have deadlines that can’t be missed. Those aren’t the times for me to end up in some detox haze that can often appear with deeper cleanses. Instead, daily detox strategies can include drinking lemon water upon rising, drinking green juices, smoothies & teas, adding fresh raw foods to your regular diet and taking supplements like zeolites, chlorella, or fiber products.

Picking one simple strategy at a time and making it your daily cleansing ritual is a low stress way to slowly begin to move out what no longer serves your body. As I’m sure you know by now, I’m a huge fan of anything green—but I also have a discriminating palate and I enjoy eating and drinking for pleasure. So I whipped up this drink with both cleansing and pleasure in mind. It’s something you can start slow with, maybe using less lemon or chlorophyll and slowly moving your way up to the full recipe. The lemon is deeply cleansing to the digestive system and chlorophyll acts as an internal deodorant. Yes, you heard that right—this can literally make you smell better while also supporting digestive, lung and blood health.

Give this new drink a try and keep it in mind when you’re ready for a slow and gentle daily cleanse.

Deep Clean Lemonade
serves 1 

Mix the water and the chlorophyll in a glass.  Make sure to mix these together before adding the lemon juice or it will not mix properly.  Add the lemon juice and stevia and mix again. Drink & enjoy the benefits of your gentle cleanse!

What’s your daily detox strategy? Let us know in the comments! 

Natalia is a shamanic practitioner and pure food chef working holistically to guide clients towards thriving health and unwavering happiness. She is currently living & loving in Santa Cruz, CA where she maintains her Shamanic Healing practice and hosts monthly Sacred Food & Ceremony gatherings. Learn more at


13 Responses to “Simple Spring Cleanse”

  1. This looks totally amazing! Where can i get liquid chlorophyll?

  2. Jerah says:

    I agree with treating your body lightly during projects or high stress. I have tried what most do, turning to food during breaks or using it as break time but it slows me down after and I get a foggy head. I’ve incorporated mornings with hot water and lemon. During the day I go for my homemade kombucha. It is amazing how much more light and focused i feel. Love this post

  3. G says:

    Great!! I will buy that clorophyll stuff. You make even a green drink look good and tasty.
    Im “detoxing” every day by drinking a mix of lemon juice, raw apple cider vineagar, probiotica, wheatgrass powder and water.
    I drink that morning and evening. Does not taste good at all but by the time it gets more easy :-)

    • Natalia says:

      I know these drinks often start out tough, but they do get easier over time like you said! The stevia helps here, but I even enjoy the chlorophyll on its own. Thanks for sharing, G!

  4. Sherri says:

    Wow!! Just came home with a bag full of lemons. I think I might have some chlorophyll in Fridge.
    Just knew I would find something to do with these lil yellow beauties!! Thanks for posting it!!

  5. I like to eat raw foods and drink a lot of juice, especially after exercise! I also try to do things that soothe me and that I enjoy to detox my mind through peace and happiness. Thanks for the great post, Natalia!

  6. Mindy says:

    I ordered some of the mint chlorophyll within a day or so of reading this. I’ve already had your Deep Clean Lemonade on several mornings. Very refreshing in the hot climate I live in. I love having a fresh green juice first thing in the morning, but sometimes the time isn’t there to make it – this makes a great alternative for those mornings. Thanks.

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