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Is a Vegan Cleanse Right for You?

A green smoothie in a mason jar with a yellow and white striped straw, set on a light-colored surface. In the background, there are a few strawberries and leafy greens, perfect for anyone on a vegan cleanse. MyFitnessPal Blog
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Lorimer Street KitchenLast fall I came pretty close to reaching my weight loss goal. I felt great, looked great, and everything was on track. But then life happened. The holidays rolled around, and I gained a few pounds back. And then, in early winter, I started a new job. I was super excited about it at first, however, that feeling was short lived—it quickly turned into the most miserable, stressful job I’ve ever had.

As a stress eater, all the hard work I did in the fall was quickly undone. Cookies helped get me through the day, and at home I ate with abandon as I fielded numerous late night emails. My poor food choices quickly caught up with me, and in addition to being massively stressed, I felt lethargic and embarrassed. I decided fairly quickly that I needed to leave that job to get my health and weight back on track. But I was in such a slump I felt as though I needed a complete reboot.

A fellow, equally miserable, co-worker suggested I join her in a cleanse. I’m not a fan of anything that deprives me of eating, so my immediate response was, “Absolutely not.” She quickly explained we’d be doing a vegan cleanse, in which we would eat 3 large smoothies a day, and snack on fruits, vegetables, and raw nuts, too. And, if I was really hungry, I could eat more fruits and veggies at dinnertime.

The pre-made smoothies were packed with protein and probiotics, and filled all of my dietary needs. I also upped my water intake. All the extra liquid helped cleanse and detox my system, and left me feeling refreshed and energized afterwards.

Still, it wasn’t easy. I soon learned that it’s normal to feel “bad” during the first phase of a cleanse as toxins are flushed out of your body—and, oh boy, did I ever! The first day of my 3-day program came with the worst headache (and I never get headaches!). But the feeling passed quickly, and the next morning I naturally woke up with a ton of energy. While I was slightly hungry, I was never starving, and the fact that I felt so good made up for that.

I don’t know if I lost any weight—I don’t even own a scale; I go by how my clothes fit instead. But I felt better physically and mentally, and it got me on the right track with healthy eating and exercise again.

Is a vegan cleanse right for you? If you’re not looking for a weight-loss quick fix, and you’re willing to forgo most solid food for a few days, then the answer could be yes. I walked away from the experience feeling positive, but only you can decide what’s best for your health.

Since the cleanse, I’ve been enjoying a Green Breakfast Smoothie almost every morning. It’s packed with fiber and protein, which helps me start the day feeling full and energized. It’s also loaded with calcium, thanks to the soymilk and spinach. The secret weapon? Parsley—it adds a nice kick, promotes urinary tract health, and fights bloating, bad breath and free radicals.

To log this recipe, search the food database for: Green Breakfast Smoothie

Think you’ll try a vegan cleanse? How about simply slipping more veggies into your day with this breakfast smoothie? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

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153 Responses

      1. THE GUILT OF NOT EXERCISING BECAUSE YOU ARE SO GODDAMN LAZY THAT YOU’D RATHER SIT ON THE COUCH AND DRINK CRAP.

  1. Misleading title, which, when combined with the photo, clearly implies this is the “vegan cleanse” smoothie. Come on.
    Honestly would put these two sentences at the beginning:
    “”Think you’ll try a vegan cleanse? How about testing it out with this detox smoothie first?”” Not at the end.
    That way, anyone expecting a blog with some actual information and/or substance regarding a “vegan cleanse” could stop reading right then.

    1. How about following guidelines?

      3. No Promotion of Unsafe Weight-Loss Techniques or Eating Disorders
      a) Posts intended to promote potentially unsafe or controversial weight loss products or procedures, including non-medically prescribed supplements or MLM products will be removed without warning.

      b) Profiles, groups, messages, posts, or wall comments that encourage anorexia, bulimia, or very low calorie diets of any kind will be removed, and may be grounds for account deletion.

      This includes positive references to ana/mia, purging, or self-starving. Our goal is to provide users with the tools to achieve their weight management goals at a steady, sustainable rate. Use of the site to promote, glamorize, or achieve dangerously low levels of eating is not permitted.

  2. Oh dear lord. Please, enlighten us on what, exactly, these “toxins” are? I always picture cute little microscopic green guys with maces.

  3. Utter nonsense – baring a medical condition (and you would know about that) your body cleanses itself perfectly well. Shame on you MFP for allowing this toss on your blog.

  4. Dude, she’s a “healthy-eating proponent” so don’t question it!!!!!

  5. Where is the downvote button on this thing? How is this drivel allowed on the official MFP blog?

    1. In my opinion it should be removed and replaced with a blog based in nutritional reality.

  6. What is this nonsense? A cleanse? I thought MFP was better than this and was against this kind of thing. Very disappointed. Author is not even a nutritionist, doctor, or dietitian and giving out dubious eating advice.

  7. And already they are deleting comments from people who point out that this is nonsense and your body cleanses itself fine without magic juice. Shame on you MFP.

    1. Worse than that: “We are unable to post your comment because you have been blocked by MyFitnessPal Blog.”

        1. Yup, deleted mine too. Oh, I took a screenshot though…can I attach an image here…lemme try this…

  8. Incredibly disappointed and borderline disgusted that this is a sanctioned, official “MFP blog.” Obviously part of a VLCD, potentially dangerous, eliminating fiber and necessary protein (seriously, “meeting dietary needs” with 13g of protein per smoothie?) and all-in-all not what this site supposedly has endorsed, via moderator moves in the forums or in the general “Eat less and move more” campaign.

    1. Actually it’s even worse – the ones she had on her cleanse were pre-made. What’s the betting there is a link on her blog to buy them – making her money off this. *SMH*

      1. Iron_Feline There is not. I am the author of this post and this is a smoothie I drink every day for breakfast, that I love, and I feel improves my health and I want to share with others. The recipe is posted, free. Not looking to profit in any way here, and nothing is for sale on my website.

        1. So you don’t make any money through your blog at all? – I refuse to click through and give you more page hits.

          1. Iron_Feline, I’m not trying to pull the wool over anyone’s eyes here. I’m simply sharing my experiences with everyone, as someone who also struggles with weight loss.
            I bought and did a vegan cleanse. I’m not promoting it in any way. And although I won’t force you to visit my site I can tell you I have everything on there from salads to cookies. I’m not promoting any drastic weight loss plan.
            I simply had a positive cleanse experience, and took from that the idea to make this smoothie, that I actually eat every day. That’s all, and I thank you for taking the time to read my piece.

          2. I don’t want to be misleading: I make between $5 and $10 a month on it, so yes, I technically make money on it. Do I make a profit? Definitely not. I don’t know how you will interpret this, but I’d rather be honest.

          3. It’s a shame that you’re promoting a myth and an agenda at the same time. Vegan? Seriously? Way to alienate a bunch of omnivores.

          4. I’m not vegan, I am vegetarian, but calling oneself a part time vegan is slightly offensive. If you want to call it eating healthier, fine. Call it that.

        2. that’s great that you love it. however, you are misleading readers into believing that these smoothies will somehow detoxify the body and “cleanse” it. of what, you have yet to divulge to us.

          1. Here are some of the health benefits: It’s packed with fiber and protein and loaded with calcium. While fiber content does help “clean you out” (to put it nicely), the main detoxifying ingredient is parsley. It promotes urinary tract health, balance blood sugars, fights bloating, bad breath and free radicals, and detox heavy metals out of your system – to name a few.

          2. So does water… every time I drink so much as 20 oz of water, I get more than my daily goal of steps in…

          3. all things i can do with food. “detox” is a marketing term. congrats on “treating” your nonexistent condition. hope you get better soon.

          4. Packed with protein, lol. Funny. 13g. As for bad breath, may I suggest Colgate?

          5. You. I like you. (It’s good to have other righteous crusaders in the quest for truth and justice…

            …and by that I mean, to know the name of even ONE toxin that is eliminated by drinking a homemade smoothie that isn’t otherwise eliminated while still eating a regular diet.

          6. I like you too. Seriously, enough of this sh*t. My sister talked about a vegan cleanse I started laughing. True story…oh and I’m a vegetarian.

          7. I have no problems with vegetarianism. I do, however, have a problem with bogus claims made by vegetarians…(yes, even part-time vegetarians)…and for that matter, omnitarians, flexitarians, and anyothertarians.

          8. Same. Part time vegetarian/vegan, whatever. Just makes me think their idiots and have no idea what it is they speak of. It’s not a part time thing. You can’t just decide to turn it on or off when it suits you best. It’s insulting to those that have become vegetarian/vegan. I don’t care if one person eats meat or not, it’s not my right to choose for someone else, but to label oneself as a PART TIME VEGAN is just offensive. It’s rather hard to offend me also (I know this can be surprising since I know a few vegetarians/vegans like being offended – which sorry not trying to offend anyone). Just say you’re trying to eat better and meet your macros/micros. Is that really hard? If you eat meat you can’t be a part time vegetarian or vegan. You still eat meat. That’s not a hard concept. Sorry, it just annoys me.

  9. Lorimer Street Kitchen is only a few minutes from me. This is incredibly AWESOME news!

  10. please can you list the calorie and macros of the pre-made smoothies that you had so we can decided for ourselves if they really fulfil all the dietary requirements – or if as I suspect they are lacking in protein.

    1. I just looked it up. It had 15 grams of protein, the daily recommended intake of Vitamins. I would say on it I was eating about 1200 calories a day, between added nuts, fruits and vegetables. (and at 5 feet tall that is the recommended in take to lose 1 pound per week.)

      1. You “just looked it up” and you’re promoting it on the official MFP blog?

        1. Loup, I think you are misunderstanding. I bought a cleanse that I did. I am sharing that experience. It is not a product I am promoting.
          In the spirit of that cleanse I created this smoothie, which has (mostly because of the parsley in it) detoxifying properties. It is not part of any cleanse, and I simply have in for breakfast. Does that make it clearer?

          1. If you’re posting it on the MFP blog then you’re promoting it. You’re making it appear that it is endorsed by MFP and indirectly encouraging people to use it. Cleanses have mythical benefits–they do not promote a healthy manner of eating. There are no “detoxifying properties” in any given food.

            I can’t believe that an MFP staffer would promote the toxin/detoxifying myth. It’s not helpful to anyone who posts here for you do do that.

          2. using the phrase “detoxifying properties” does absolutely NOTHING for clarity.

          3. THAT was your explanation? THAT was your big reveal? chelation of the body. what about the removal/reduction of essential minerals that your body does want? is the body’s balance maintained while removing these harmful heavy metals?

          4. Care to enlighten us on these so-called “detoxifying properties”? What, exactly is the mechanism of action?

      2. I’m 5’1 and lose eating 1600 cals a day. And 35 grams of protein a day is very very low.

  11. Wow. This is ridiculous. Where is the evidence of these toxins being cleansed and what are they? Your body cleanses just fine. And guess why your clothes fit better? Most likely a calorie deficit. Thanks… I like solid food. I am not an infant.

  12. I did it last year. It was great. It helped me get ready to be a pescatarian and to clean out my sleep.

      1. I thought that MFP guidelines stated that we weren’t supposed to promote foods and eating practices like this one.

    1. Honest question – what does “get ready to be a pescatarian” even mean? How were you not ready at any given moment?

  13. Wow, MFP, it is hard enough to convince people that they can become healthy by making better food choices and that their own body, barring any medical conditions, can in fact, cleanse itself. MFP has a very large following. To allow garbage advice to be posted under the MFP name is down right despicable.

  14. This foo-foo, fad nutrition, marginally pseudo-scientific nonsense flies
    in the face of everything MFP is supposed to stand for. Given the MFP community’s rightly acidic response to this kind of unsupported and misleading drivel in the forums, it is absolutely unconscionable
    that someone, presumably someone whose job it would be to be reasonably
    familiar with the community they are serving, would allow this to be
    posted to the official blog.

  15. Vegan smoothies are one thing – that is fine as part of a healthy diet. But this blog is completely inappropriate, as it promotes detoxifying cleanses. These things do not in any way detox you, and they are often associated with dangerously low calorie diets and anorexia. MFP should not be associated with this. It violates MFPs own guidelines.

    1. Hey ihad,I 100% agree with you – but part of why I did this cleanse was you were allowed to eat with it – as long as you were eating raw vegan foods. I mixed nuts and soy milk into my smoothies, and had raw fruits and vegetables with my meal. I never went under 1200 calories (which, at 5ft tall is a healthy caloric intake for me for weight loss). There was no starvation, nothing extreme about it. Thanks!

      1. Why are you promoting raw vegan eating? Is that an official stance? Is MFP a raw vegan site?

  16. Seriously? Way to promote the myths that people have been working hard to disprove on the forums. And a “vegan” cleanse of all things? Way to promote an agenda MFP.

  17. Wow . . . my post didn’t last long, did it? Since when did MFP promote one form of eating over another? Vegan “cleanse?” Why “vegan?” What are we promoting here, MFP?

    1. At this point, they will probably end up promoting that 3 day military diet… the ones with the hot dogs and scoop of ice cream

  18. First of all, thank you, MFP – exploring options like these (note the word “options”, not “requirements”) is excellent for those of us who want to be healthier and are always looking for ideas.
    Secondly, the title alone states that this may not be for everyone. If you don’t think this is for you, don’t try it.
    Third, toxins may simply be impurities from the foods we eat, the air we breathe, the water we drink. Maybe we need to reset bad food habits, or cravings. A cleanse such as this may even reset taste buds if they are particularly fond of sweets or salty foods.
    Many of us are just trying to be healthier. For only 3 days, a cleanse like this one seems manageable and helpful. Maybe I will try it, maybe I won’t. But I applaud the efforts to be healthier, and would love to see more of the “just trying to be healthier” options!

    1. The body cleanses itself just fine without a disgusting-looking green juice to “help” it.

    2. Thanks SJoy7 for your comment and good luck in your journey towards your best health!

    3. I saw your other posts before they were mod-nuked. Was this just a test to see if flattering posts are allowed to stay? If so, are you surprised by the results?

  19. Absolutely ludicrous for MFP to be promoting this crap, you have a part time vegan promoting a cleanse to rid toxins. What toxins are being cleansed? What next MFP are going to come out with your own magic fairy dust diet pill? You put guidelines in place that the MFP community must follow or you happily give out strikes when helpful people are backing up their posts with science, but you allow this frivolous garbage to be put out there.

    1. I want to know if this blog represents an official stance. If so, MFP needs to rethink its guidelines. If not, it needs to rethink this blog post.

  20. Nonsense. If you have a liver and kidneys, and they’re working, there’s nothing to cleanse. Push your personal agenda somewhere else!

  21. Wow, are doctors aware that they can cleanse heavy metal from people with parsley. *smh*

  22. Super disappointed. Not only is there no scientific evidence that juicing cleanses anything (and someone please tell me what are toxins? and what are you cleansing?) Please stop promoting VLCDs and misinformation. This hurts the entire community. This staff member is advocating approximately 927 calories/day and 40g of protein. The calories and protein intake is far too low for ANY MFP member.

  23. You can delete comments all you like, but this post is still nonsensical garbage being used to promote a personal agenda. Your liver and kidneys do all the cleansing you need.

    1. Careful or they’ll block your registered disqus account from posting to their blogs. Fortunately, they haven’t blocked all guest accounts…yet.

  24. Anyone with common sense knows your internal organs (liver, kidneys, et al) do all the cleansing you need. I am sad to see that MFP has become another fad diet website full of garbage information. May as well just go to the Dr. Oz website.

  25. Detox cleanses are complete nonsense!!! Very disappointed at MFP for posting this drivel. The author of this blog should be ashamed at herself for spreading false info as fact.

    1. I agree! I want to know if this blog post represents an official MFP stance or whether the author is just promoting her own agenda.

  26. Also, I would LOVE to know exactly what “toxins” Ms. Pantin thought she was expelling from her body. She may be a lawyer but clearly the woman knows zilch about science or basic functions of the human body.

  27. This looks to be super low on protein – even considering the added veggies and nuts.

    I don’t really see a benefit to this at all, especially considering it gave the writer “the worst headache she ever had”.

    What toxins in particular were flushed out, and why do they cause a headache?

    1. Proponents of this mythical type of eating believe the pain experienced is from “toxinz being cleanzed” instead of it coming from the body reacting to unhealthy eating.

  28. MFP Staff, I am incredibly disappointed that you would promote a “cleanse” in this manner. All the hard work that has gone into educating the MFP member base you have managed to destroy in one blog post.

    This smoothie drink is a fantastic, and perhaps even tasty, way to add in beneficial micronutrients to a persons diet. But every credible scientific source tells us that this will in no way promote the detoxification of the human body.

    I am sorry that you feel the need to work against us.

  29. This article is completely misleading!!! MFP and the author should be ashamed of themselves for promoting this nonsense!!

    And stop deleting comments that tell the truth of what this “blog” actually is.

  30. “She quickly explained we’d be doing a vegan cleanse, in which we would eat 3 large smoothies a day, and snack on fruits, vegetables, and raw nuts, too. And, if I was really hungry, I could eat more fruits and veggies at dinnertime.” How is this fad, VLCD, ‘detox,’ crash diet in any way promoted by a site that allegedly supports healthy, long term lifestyle changes? Shame on you, MyFitnessPal, for promoting a blogger with no nutritional expertise to disseminate pinterest-worthy misinformation.

  31. That just looks and sounds gross. I think I will just eat things seperately throughout the day and drink more water… and let my liver do the detoxifying….

  32. What a freaking joke!!! This article goes against the terms of MFP that state not to promote false or disproved “weight-loss” methods. Shame on the author and shame on MFP for allowing this.

  33. She quickly explained we’d be doing a vegan cleanse, in which we would
    eat 3 large smoothies a day, and snack on fruits, vegetables, and raw
    nuts, too. And, if I was really hungry, I could eat more fruits and
    veggies at dinnertime.” How is this fad, VLCD, ‘detox,’ crash diet in
    any way promoted by a site that allegedly supports healthy, long term
    lifestyle changes? Shame on you, MyFitnessPal, for promoting a blogger
    with no nutritional expertise to disseminate pinterest-worthy
    misinformation.

  34. No. I’m sorry, I’m not up for taking advice about vegan things from a part time vegan. I’ve been a vegetarian for 24 years, not a part time one a full time all the time. Also, shame for using the words detox/or cleanse. Your body does that by itself just fine…now if you can name ONE toxin for me, I’ll give you a gold star.

  35. The only thing being cleansed as a result of this blog post…

    …are the comments that disagree with it.

    1. In her defense, *she* likely isn’t. I believe that is done by MFP TPTB. That said, it’s a perfectly valid question for them…

      …so if by “you”, you meant, “MFP mod(s)”, then I apologize and agree with your question.

      1. i was unaware that is how it works. thank you for clarifying…..then i would really like to know why the MFP mods are deleting posts.

        1. To be clear, I don’t necessarily *know* this is how it works…(but it’s a pretty solid assumption based on activity I’ve observed with an author responding to certain posts seemingly disconnected from whoever is removing certain posts).

  36. Shameful MFP. Just shameful. Even going so far as to name the recipe “MyFitnessPal Green Detox Smoothie” implying that it is recommended by My Fitness Pal. Nothing wrong with a nutritious smoothie as PART of a healthy diet, but to label it as a detox? For shame.

  37. Wait…for real? My comment was deleted? Or am I just not seeing it. It was there a few minutes ago.
    So sorry MFP, did I say something too rational?

  38. The claim that this smoothie is going to cleanse the body of “toxins” is LUDICROUS.

  39. This blog is a complete joke!!!! Detox cleanses are pointless! The bodily organs can handle it just fine on their own, and doesn’t need some magic smoothie to do it for them. I call BS on the article, and MFP and the author should be ashamed of themselves for promoting this nonsense!

  40. Jennifer, where are you licensed to practice law? You are not in the NY Attorney Directory.

  41. What. The. Actual….? So, if I crap all over this terribly misleading, diet myth promoting blog post, I’m the bad guy, right? Whatever MFP. You get the blog you deserve.

  42. The current crop of up and coming lawyers on MFP make me think that I’ll be better served if I represent myself if I run afoul of the law in the future

  43. Just joining in to say that I can’t believe MFP let this get posted either. What a shot in the face to the MFP community. Everyone be on the lookout for next weeks blog post…..”Garcinia Cambogia, the new Weight Loss Miracle Drug”.

  44. I would have thought that a carefully tracked, moderate, calorie deficit, combined with exercise would have been the healthiest way to lose weight. Can anyone recommend a site/tool that can be used for that?

  45. So….no to the moderate deficit and exercise then? (as per my comment’s removal) Gotcha.

  46. Wait, how did this chick get to write a blog for MFP. Did she win a lotto or something? Can I write a blog about believing in magical unicorns that fart rainbows out their arse?

    1. Only if they’re healthy-eating unicorns and not those running-evil-people-through-with-their-horn, snack-food-eating types.

  47. There is absolutely no need to do a cleanse, vegan or not. The body cleanse itself well and none of the ingredients in the smoothie are proven to improve the body’s ability to rid itself of the things we ingest. If this had been written as a great tasting vegetable and fruit smoothie nobody would have gotten upset. Instead it’s passed off as a cleanse, which is simply a marketing term.

  48. Parsley is used UTIs, kidney stones, GI disorders, constipation and to start menstrual flow to cause an abortion. So, if a pregnant woman drank this smoothie with a cup of parsley every morning she could unknowingly cause a miscarriage. Sounds like more harm than good for some people.

  49. How has this post not been pulled yet?! There are 130 comments and most point to the how it’s a VLCD and completely inaccurate and misleading!

  50. You know… I’ve been doing some thinking… If I have been exposing my body to the level of heavy metals and other toxins that is dangerous for my body that I actually need a real detox regimen… I might have bigger issues than needing a smoothie.

  51. (Thank for deleting my comment) I’ll just keep posting it. Did this chick win a lotto or something? How is she qualified to post a blog on behalf of MFP? Can I post a blog about how I believe in magical unicorns that fart rainbows out their butt?

  52. Hmm. Looks like including a link puts the post into “waiting to be approved” status. So I’ll share the information I found without providing a link:

    Please search for “parsley danger pregnancy”.

    (Dear MFP: Please not to delete warning about dangers of parsley for pregnant women. In fact, if you’re going to act on this information at all, please add it to the body of the blog post.)

  53. Flushing out toxins is something that your liver and kidneys already do without the help of a stupid ‘detox cleanse.’ I’m a bit shocked that this site is pushing this as a feasible solution for nutritional/diet needs – this is just horrid advice.

  54. I’m really surprised by how short everyone’s attention span is. It seems like no one actually read the whole article and just focused on the words “detox” and “cleanse,” even though that’s not what this recipe is for.

    It’s a smoothie, people. If you don’t like smoothies then so be it. But that’s what this post is about, despite the fact that so many people seem to not have gotten past the introduction. Sure it uses the marketing term “detox” but most of the complaints here seem to be thrown at strawmen.

    1. You must have missed the part where she talks about having three of these godforsaken smoothies per day and sings its detoxing praises, or where she asks if you are willing to forgo solid food for a few days.

      1. No, the smoothie was not and is not part of the cleanse. The smoothie is something she only has for breakfast.

        “I’ve been enjoying a Green Breakfast Smoothie almost every morning.”

        The story of the cleanse was just the introduction. She did a cleanse with a coworker for 3 days. The smoothie is not the cleanse, and the smoothie is not all that she eats all day every day.

        I realize the title of the article is very click bait-y. But the title is imo misleading (it should have been something like “healthy easy breakfast smoothie!) and was very likely put there by an editor.

    2. Alternatively, we read what the author herself posted in the comment section earlier:

      “Here are some of the health benefits: It’s packed with fiber and protein and loaded with calcium. While fiber content does help “clean you out” (to put it nicely), the main detoxifying ingredient is parsley. It promotes urinary tract health, balance blood sugars, fights bloating, bad breath and free radicals, and detox heavy metals out of your system – to name a few.”

      Do none of the claims in that list of benefits bother you? At least a little bit?

      Meh, more to say on the matter, but my post will just be nuked in a few minutes anyhow, so why bother…

      1. So is your contention at the use of the word “detox,” or that parsley has any health benefits whatsoever?

        Herbs tend to be high in all sorts of stuff – vitamins, minerals, chemicals – that’s good for you. Some have antiseptic properties, so they’re great for including in food to reduce spoiling. Some have laxative properties so if your colon is stubborn you can eat them regularly and not need to take over the counter laxatives. Some have vasodilation properties.

        And now for an anecdote:
        One of my coworkers has a PhD in biochemistry. She ate smoothies with a cup of parsley every morning, because she had skin problems. After a couple of weeks her skin looked visibly better, with no other change in her behavior *shrug*

  55. Oh a side note, I don’t think people realize this – when someone writes an article for a website, they usually don’t choose the title. That’s the editor’s job.

    This holds true for newspapers, magazines, and also blogs that have multiple contributors and editors.

  56. I am confused. The first 7 paragraphs talk about detox and cleanse and all that stuff, using a pre-made smoothie (I’m guessing purchased from some sort of program). The last paragraph seems to be an after thought, which talks about the blogger’s smoothie recipe.

    I am curious…. How did Jennifer decide on using 1 cup of parsley in her smoothie? How did she decide on any of her ingredients, and were the contents’ “detox” power investigated at all?

    Or is this post more of an “I made up a smoothie and it tastes yummy, lets say it detoxes because parsley is awesome.” Is the smoothie directly tied to the cleanse in terms of composition?

    Is Jennifer aware that too much parsley can lead to complications in pregnancy? (so 3 cups a day could be harmful). At the very least, a disclaimer should be posted!