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Red Smoothie Detox Factor: 14 Days to Rapid Weight Loss, Limitless
Energy and Vibrant Health
Elizabeth Swann Miller

Health Disclaimer: The information provided in this book is designed to
provide helpful information on the subjects discussed. This book should
not be used to diagnose or treat any medical condition. For diagnosis or
treatment of any medical problem, consult your own physician.
The publisher and author are not responsible for any specific health or
allergy needs that may require medical supervision and are not liable
for any damages or negative consequences from any treatment, action,
application or preparation, to any person reading or following the
information in this book.

Contents
Introduction ................................................................................................................... 7
Here are just a few of the things you don’t need: ................ 11

Chapter 1
What is the 14-Day Red Smoothie Detox Factor Program?..... 13
The Three W’s: What are toxic substances? Where do they
come from? What do they do to your body? .................................... 15
What is detoxification? ....................................................................................... 17
Why detox with red smoothies? ................................................................. 18
If you have problems with any of the following: .................. 18
Why I created the 14-day Red Smoothie Cleanse ......................... 20
What Happens on the 14-Day Red Smoothie Cleanse? ........... 26
What About After the Cleanse? ................................................................... 27
Am I a Good Candidate for the Red Smoothie Cleanse? ......... 28
Scoring: ................................................................................................................... 30

Chapter 2
Why Red Smoothies?.................................................................. 33
10 Awesome Reasons to Enjoy Red Smoothies .............................. 34
 Detoxification .............................................................................................. 34
 Excellent Nutrition ................................................................................... 35
 Weight Loss ................................................................................................... 35
 Improved Health ....................................................................................... 36
 Excellent Digestibility ........................................................................... 37
 Outstanding Hydration ....................................................................... 38
 Better Digestion ........................................................................................ 38
 Easy to Make ................................................................................................. 39
 Recipes, Recipes, and More Recipes! ........................................ 39
 Incredibly Delicious ................................................................................ 40
What are superfoods? ......................................................................................... 41
Which Red Super Fruits and Ingredients, and Why? .................. 43

Chapter 3
Why add greens to your red smoothies?................................... 47
Let’s take a look: .............................................................................................. 53

Chapter 4
The 4 Ancient Incan superfoods .............................................. 55
Maca .................................................................................................................................. 56
Chia Seeds .................................................................................................................... 58
Cocoa (Cacao) ............................................................................................................ 61
Vanilla .............................................................................................................................. 64

Chapter 5
Before the cleanse – tips for getting ready .............................. 66
Getting Ready for the First Day .................................................................. 72

Chapter 6
14-Day Cleanse Shopping List .................................................. 74
Ingredients List Days 1-5 .................................................................................. 76
Ingredients List Days 6-9 .................................................................................. 77
Ingredients List Days 10-14 ........................................................................... 79
Superfoods to buy ................................................................................................. 80

Chapter 7
How to do the 14 day red smoothie fat cleanser program ..... 81
Full Red Smoothie Cleanse Summary: .................................................. 83
Modified Red Smoothie Cleanse Summary ...................................... 86
A Few Words About Detox Tea .....................................................................88
Snacks ..................................................................................................................... 89
14 Days of Recipes for the 14-Day Red Smoothie Detox ........ 91
How to store your red smoothies .......................................................... 107

Chapter 8
How to create your own fat cleansing red smoothies ...........108
DIY Smoothie Ingredients ................................................................... 111
Which Liquids to Use in Smoothies ....................................................... 112
Here are the best fruits to use as a base so that you get
that highly desirable creamy texture. ........................................ 115
Use any greens that you prefer. .......................................................118
WHAT DO I DO IF…? ...........................................................................................119

Chapter 9:
How to Choose a Blender for Making Smoothies,
Plus Blending Tips .................................................................... 121
Tips for Blending the Perfect Smoothies ................................. 124

Chapter 10
Liz’s top tips for turbo charging weight loss during
the cleanse................................................................................ 127
Detox Symptoms and How to Deal with Them ........................... 141

Chapter 11
Ending the detox ...................................................................... 145
More Healthy Weight Loss ........................................................................... 148

Chapter 12
21 Day Meal Plan ...................................................................... 151
Before you get started, consider making a few things in
advance: ............................................................................................................. 152
Beyond Meal Planning: Making the Best Food Choices ...... 161
FAQ’s.......................................................................................... 170
In Conclusion… ........................................................................ 179

Appendix 1.
14 Bonus Red Smoothie Fat Cleansing Recipes For The 14-Day
Detox ......................................................................................... 182

Appendix 2.
21 Delicious, Nutritious Protein Packed Recipes For The 21 Day
Meal Plan .................................................................................. 197
Breakfast Smoothies ........................................................................................ 198
Lunches ....................................................................................................................... 202
Dinners ........................................................................................................................ 209
Snacks and Treats ................................................................................................ 218

Appendix 3.
Links to tried and tested supplements, teas and ingredients
recommended by Liz. .............................................................. 227
Superfoods for Smoothies ........................................................................... 228
Detox Teas ................................................................................................................. 229
Blenders ...................................................................................................................... 229
Resources.................................................................................. 230

Introduction
Congratulations! You’re on your way to ending the battle
against excess weight and the many health complications
that can come along with it. With this revolutionary plan,
you’ll begin really caring for your body by giving it exactly
what it needs to be vibrant and healthy. At the same time,
this program is one that will leave you looking slimmer
than you may have in years.

Fighting excess weight can be among the most difficult,
emotionally challenging experiences any of us undergo. If
you’re like me and so many others, your battle to eliminate
fat might have encompassed many things so far: crazy diets,
so-called magic pills, and of course, exercise regimens that
leave you feeling embarrassed and far from unstoppable!
Despite your efforts, you might feel like your battle has
been all uphill.

   



You’re not alone though; approximately 95 percent of all
people who lose weight by dieting gain it back (plus some
additional weight) within just a few years. Following a special diet, taking pills, or following a specific exercise regimen that’s unsustainable will not lead to permanent weight
loss. Losing weight and keeping it off involves something
simpler: a lifestyle change where weight loss isn’t the main
focus.

The idea of a lifestyle change might sound more challenging than a fad diet – and it might even seem counterintuitive – but the truth is that at the center of major lifestyle
changes designed to bring about better health is one core
principal: You forget all about dieting. Think of it this way:
A diet is temporary. A lifestyle change is something that
lasts forever.
With this fourteen-day cleanse, you set the stage for success
by retraining your taste buds to prefer and crave healthy,
natural foods so that you never have to go through the pain
and frustration of dieting again.
The first step in the process is to give yourself a clean internal slate by detoxification, which sets you up for the kind of
permanent weight loss that just doesn’t happen with traditional diets. Simply put, people who go on diets don’t fail
for lack of trying; there’s something deeper at play. Many
people have difficulty getting those extra pounds to budge
because their bodies are overloaded with toxins, which are
stored inside fat cells. When we get rid of all that poison,
the fat melts away rapidly. More about this shortly, but first,
   

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I’d like to give you a brief introduction to the “tools” used in
this lifestyle change: vibrant red smoothie.
There are many programs promoting green smoothies, but
do you know about the power of red smoothies? Red fruits
and vegetables offer an incredible array of health benefits ranging from the prevention of cardiovascular disease
to a reduced risk of cancer. Many help to regulate blood
pressure, and all are excellent sources of a smorgasbord of
nutrients your body needs to get healthy and stay that way.
It’s likely that you are already familiar with some of the red
super fruits that take starring roles in this cleanse: juicy
strawberries, succulent cherries, rich-tasting pomegranates, beautiful blackberries and so many others combine
with a touch of leafy greens and four secret ingredients to
create concoctions that taste marvelous while helping you
to change your health.

Why bother? If you’re like I once was, you may find yourself
feeling sluggish. Perhaps you dread the thought of waking
up in the morning, and maybe you suffer from minor illnesses frequently. Perhaps most of all, you find yourself
staring in the mirror wishing you could see a leaner, younger-looking version of that tired, bloated person peering
back at you.

The way back to health is surprisingly simple, and by following this program for a little less than two weeks, you can
make some incredible things happen.
   

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ÂÂ Detoxify your body, easing the load of chemicals
and heavy metals that come from the many pollutants in the food you eat, the water you drink, and
the environment around you

ÂÂ Kick-start your metabolism, so the food you eat
goes to keeping you healthy, energetic, and looking
your best
ÂÂ Burn fat quickly while keeping priceless lean muscle tissue intact
ÂÂ Lose up to 15 pounds in 14 days

ÂÂ Stay healthy even after the detox is over by following a handful of clean, delicious recipes every week

So, what’s so special about this book and the smoothie
recipes you’ll find inside? Many books on similar subjects
are designed for a specific audience – some target women,
a few authors aim at men, and more are directed at people
who are already well-versed in natural health topics.

This one is different. It doesn’t matter what your age or gender is. What does matter is that you want to look and feel
younger and more energetic. If you want to become healthier,
lose weight, and maybe even get off medications for problems
ranging from ulcers to high blood pressure, following the simple program outlined in this book can help you meet those
goals and feel better than you have in some time.
   

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Here are just a few of the things you don’t need:
ÂÂ You don’t have to be a health nut to begin!

ÂÂ You don’t need any special nutritional knowledge
to get started!

ÂÂ You don’t need a lot of specialized equipment!

All you need is a little enthusiasm, a strong desire to become
healthier, and the will to detoxify and cleanse your body,
plus a few simple kitchen tools you might already have in
your cupboards. Last, but not least you’ll need some wonderful ingredients that I’ll help you shop for. I’ll be giving
you all the knowledge you need, plus delicious recipes that
will help you enjoy this wonderful gift you’re giving your
body.

As you’ve probably realized, there will be some challenges
along the way (more later about some common issues people face during this transformation). I’ve been in a similar
position to yours, and I’ll help you get through them. For
now, I’d like you to know that this program is so simple and
so complete that anyone can follow it.

Unlike some other books on cleansing and detoxing, this
one does more than provide empty advice and cheerleader-like encouragement that feels a little less than genuine.
Instead, it is jam-packed with knowledge that will boost
your confidence, plus plenty of scientific facts and information, with references to research so you can learn even
more if you like. You’ll find a complete list of citations at
the end of the book.
   

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There’s just one more thing I’d like to share with you before
you start this journey. While the red smoothie cleanse will
help you lose weight, it’s also intended to help you jumpstart something that lasts much longer than the weight
loss that you might experience on a typical diet: This plan
is meant as the first step in a lifestyle change. Instead of
going “off” the cleanse and gaining back all the weight you
lost, you will be training your taste buds to prefer healthy
foods so that you never have to battle the bulge again.

I would like to congratulate you once again, because you
are standing on the brink of a massive change in your life –
maybe one of the most significant ones you’ve undertaken
so far. You have made the right decision, and I’d like to thank
you in advance for picking up this eBook. It’s my life’s mission to help others, and I look forward to walking this path
with you.
To your success!

Elizabeth Swann Miller

   



CHAPTER 1
What is the
14-Day Red Smoothie
Detox Factor Program?

   



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his 14-day cleanse is a two-week detox and cleanse
made up of wonderful fruits and vegetables, with a
focus on bright red varieties. Water, nutritious nut milk
and a few incredible superfoods are included as well. Red
smoothies are not just healthy – they are also delicious and
quite filling, and you will enjoy drinking them.
This program is about more than good taste, though. It is
designed to help you detoxify your body, eliminating a wide
range of pollutants and harmful substances.

Expect to wear a smaller size when the cleanse is complete.
Besides detoxifying your body, this program kick starts
your metabolism and increases your ability to melt fat and
lose weight. In 14 short days, you can lose up to 15 pounds.

A few people who have followed the Red Smoothie Fat
Cleanser program have lost even more than that. The good
news is that almost all, if not all of it, will come from fat and
not from muscle. The red fruits and superfoods that go into
these smoothies keep your lean tissues nourished while
encouraging your body to let go of the fat reserves that are
making you uncomfortable and contributing to ill health.

Substantial weight loss isn’t the only benefit you’ll reap,
although it might be the one you’re most looking forward
to. Cravings will disappear, your energy level will skyrocket, your mind will be clearer, and your overall health
is likely to improve. Stick with this cleanse and maintain
a red smoothie habit, and you will enjoy positive benefits
that last for life.
   

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So, what goes into a red smoothie?

These simple, yet powerful drinks are a combination of red
fruits, nutritious leafy greens that contribute lots of micronutrients without changing the fruit’s flavor significantly,
and a handful of ancient Incan ingredients and superfoods
that provide some amazing benefits of their own.
We’ll delve deep into the world of red smoothies in future
chapters, but for now, let’s focus on the ways these delicious concoctions will help you change your body.

The Three W’s:
What are toxic substances?
Where do they come from?
What do they do to your body?
Modern life is full of wonderful things, but along with many of
the conveniences we enjoy so much come an incredible array
of toxic substances. They’re in the air we breathe, the water
we drink, and much of the food that we eat. In short, there are
toxins and toxicants everywhere. Let’s look a little closer.
In a nutshell, there are two basic types of toxic substances.
For the sake of convenience, we’ll refer to them simply as
“toxins” throughout the rest of the book, but before we
move on, it’s important to highlight the distinction between
toxicants and toxins.
   

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Toxicants are not biological in origin, while toxins like
the venom produced by snakes and other animals that
use poison to defend themselves, are produced by living
organisms.1 Many of the substances commonly referred to
as toxins are actually toxicants. Pesticides, controversial
food additives, and herbicides are among the most common ones found in consumables and public drinking water
sources.
Toxins can be ingested in and on your food, usually when
you eat conventionally grown (non-organic) items. They
can be inhaled; smog, vehicle exhaust, and the fumes you
smell while filling your car are some examples. Toxins are
also absorbed via the skin.

Any time you come into contact with chemicals – even ones
that manufacturers want you to believe are benign – you
run the risk of absorbing toxins. In addition, we produce
some of our own toxins – not really poisons, but hormones
and metabolic byproducts that do nothing to advance our
health. The byproducts of stress are an example.2
Don’t panic though, because your body is very good at eliminating toxins, especially when you give it a boost while
treating your digestive system to a break from the hard
work of breaking down food. And, whether you’re taking
a break from solid food or not, the liver and kidneys are
always working hard to keep metabolic wastes and other
substances out of your bloodstream.
The toxins we take in vary in severity. Many are quite minor
on their own, but when compounded with others, lead to
   

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health issues such as skin problems, sluggish digestion,
bloating, and more. These problems are often so minor
that they seem like nothing more than an irritation, but in
actuality, they are warning signs that worse problems are
on the way. The sooner we address these minor issues, the
better off we are in the long run.
Once you’re finished with the detoxification process, you’ll
want to do all you can to keep your toxic load low, and I’ll
be giving you some tools to do that in an upcoming chapter.

What is detoxification?
Detoxification, also known as detox, is the removal of
built-up toxic substances from the body. You might be familiar with the concept of detox as a process that people who
are fighting problems like alcoholism and drug addiction
go through. During a period of time that averages a week
to two weeks, the body is decontaminated and allowed to
return to its natural state.

There are many ways to detoxify your body in order to feel
better and look younger, and you’ll be glad to discover that
one of the fastest and easiest methods is to follow this program.

   

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Why detox with red smoothies?
By eliminating animal products and some other common
culprits from your diet for a while, you will be treating
your digestive system to a much-needed break. This gives
the body a chance to eliminate some toxic byproducts that
come from the digestive process itself. These toxins build
up in the intestines, kidneys, liver, colon, skin, and blood,
and eliminating them on a regular basis can help you live a
heathier, more comfortable life.

Not only will you look and feel healthier after a detox, you’ll
find you have a much easier time shedding excess weight.
Toxins are among the prime culprits in sluggish weight
loss. When the body is carrying a large toxic load, energy
that would otherwise go into cleaning the body is put into
attempts to eliminate the toxins. You don’t burn as many
calories this way.
If you have ever wondered why traditional diets just don’t
seem to work for you, this is one of the top reasons. Count
all the calories you want, but without detoxifying the body,
all of your systems will remain sluggish. Once you’ve eliminated the toxins, your metabolism will skyrocket.

If you have problems with any of the following:
ÂÂ Bloating

ÂÂ Constipation

ÂÂ Depression

   

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ÂÂ Chronic pain
ÂÂ Allergies

ÂÂ Headaches
ÂÂ Allergies

ÂÂ Gut / digestive issues
ÂÂ Low energy

ÂÂ Brain fog

ÂÂ Fatigue

Then…It’s quite likely that you are carrying a large toxic
load. All of these things are problems in themselves, and
they are also signs that the body is not getting rid of waste
as it should.
A thorough detox encourages elimination. Drinking plenty
of pure water, for example, helps to hydrate your cells while
treating your kidneys to a gentle, supportive cleanse. We’ll
talk about more ways to clean up your inner waste removal
system in an upcoming chapter, as this is just the tip of the
iceberg!

As you may have guessed, detox involves the removal of all
the “bad” stuff from your diet. That means breaking up your
relationship with fast food, sugary drinks, fatty snacks, and
anything that has been highly processed, artificially sweetened, fried, or refined in any way.
   

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This cleans takes the classic detox diet a step further by
treating your body to a nourishing smorgasbord of fresh
fruits and vegetables, along with high-quality superfoods
that add rich flavor and provide satisfaction.
Making dietary changes can seem like a challenge, and sustaining them over the course of your lifetime might seem
incomprehensible right now. For the moment, let’s take it a
step at a time. But keep in mind that following a clean lifestyle in the future will reduce the need to undergo frequent
cleanses, and it might even add years to your life!

Why I created the 14-day Red
Smoothie Cleanse
As a naturopath and nutritionist, I make a point of eating
a clean, healthy diet filled with natural, organic foods. But
my diet hasn’t always been the best! In fact, obesity runs
in my family. In college, I ate constantly. I gnawed my way
through study sessions and stressful pre-exam jitters. I
gorged myself to celebrate good grades, and binged to
mourn bad ones.
My weight skyrocketed, making the average “freshman 15”
look like a drop in the bucket. When I went to the student
health clinic for a checkup at the beginning of my sophomore year, I was obese. My doctor warned me to stop the
out-of-control eating or lose my life before it even had a
chance to really blossom.
   

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All that happened about 20 years ago, back before America’s obesity crisis was really out of hand. I was someone
unusual – a young woman with a serious weight problem
and lots of impending health issues to go along with it.
Now, I see that stressed, binge-prone girl in so many of my
patients, and my colleagues and I agree that this may be
the first generation to live shorter, unhealthier lives than
their parents.
Anyway, I digress. By the time spring break arrived a year
later (I was a junior) I was 30 pounds into the “obese” category. I did well on my semester finals, but not well enough
to satisfy the perfectionist inside me; in fact, I lost my mind
and binged on everything in sight. During one memorable
binge session, I gorged on a huge pizza with loads of meat
and cheese. I downed cheesy garlic bread, along with buffalo wings and the blue cheese dressing that came with
them. Then, I drank an entire two-liter bottle of diet soda.
In my craze, I thought that would somehow make things
better.

The more I drank diet soda instead of having nourishing
foods like the ones I’m about to introduce you to, the worse
I felt. In fact, the hungrier and more crazed with cravings I
became! Although I looked and felt like a python that swallowed an entire goat, I was still hungry. I kept on eating. In
the morning, I felt like I had survived the worst day of my life.
Yes, I’d survived, but things were about to get even worse. I
decided to go on a college-sponsored summer trip to Peru,
a place I’d always wanted to go. I was bursting out of my
   

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clothes. My belly hung over the waistband of my jeans,
making me feel beyond uncomfortable and causing me
to struggle to breathe. As our group made its way along,
it wasn’t the beautiful mountain scenery I noticed most; it
was the fact that I had to pause and rest after a mere five
minutes of walking.

My usual way to deal with this discomfort would have been
to find my favorite comfort foods and placate myself with
them. But instead, I had to settle for local foods. Suddenly,
I was immersed in a world of drinks made with ripe, red
fruit, all smelling and tasting of exotic spices that the Incas
and Spanish prized like gold. Sometimes light and refreshing, sometimes rich and creamy, these drinks somehow
kept me going. Soon I noticed that I never felt hungry, even
though I was subsisting on a diet consisting almost entirely
of these local drinks!
Within a few days, I discovered that my clothes were looser.
Soon I had to tighten my belt to keep my pants from falling
down. As walking and breathing became easier, I started
to sweat less. At night, I slept better, longer and deeper. I
woke up feeling refreshed. While I didn’t have access to a
scale, I ultimately lost 15 to 20 pounds that month.

You might think that’s the end of my story…but it’s not. The
worst day of my life was yet to come. On the day I went to
the ruins of Machu Picchu, feeling like a hero for conquering so much of my weight, I decided to buy a ticket to take
the climb up Huayna Picchu, the mountain you see towering behind Machu Picchu in photos.
   

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This climb takes those in good shape an average of 45 minutes. The majority of people make it to the top in an hour
and a half. For me, the climb took two hours, and instead of
feeling like a victory at first, it felt like running a gauntlet
rife with public shame and humiliation. With every step, I
fell further and further behind my group of several hundred tourists.

Sweating worse than ever, I kept on going. My shirt and
pants were soaking wet. I could smell my body odor getting riper. My hair was dripping and sweat was running
down into my eyes, causing them to sting. I was gasping for
air as the altitude increased, and I could feel every beat of
my heart as it pounded in my chest.
   

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I thought my doctor’s prediction was about to come true.
I thought I would die there on the trail, of a heart attack,
in front of travelers who were looking at me with a wide
range of emotions ranging from compassionate and hopeful to bemused and even contemptuous.
Perhaps you have experienced something like this. If you
have, then you know how I felt at that moment!

Ultimately, I made it to the top. I took in the view. And it
was then that I realized that what felt like the worst day of
my life was actually my best. Something clicked in my mind,
and I realized that I had unwittingly detoxed myself from
my former diet of fatty, chemical laden food and drinks.
Without even trying, I’d lost a significant amount of weight
and despite feeling like a whale out of water, I needed
smaller pants.

   

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That was when I knew that I had to share what I had learned
with the world, beginning with my family. Despite their
skepticism at my new plan (which you’ll soon be starting)
they were astonished as the fat melted away and a healthier, prettier version of me begin to appear before their eyes.
I wasn’t starving.

I wasn’t exercising for hours each day.
I wasn’t following a fad diet.
I wasn’t doing any of the things the weight loss establishment claims you have to do to lose weight! Instead, I was
enjoying fresh, delicious foods that nourished me, inside
and out.

Soon enough, my parents and the rest of my family started
enjoying the red smoothies. You see, they wanted what I
had. New energy, better health, and an overwhelming zest
for life. My younger brothers and sisters grew up looking
lean. My parents lost all the excess weight they had been
carrying and despite years of abusing their bodies with
food, they are healthy today, with no trace of diabetes or
heart disease.

Since making that change, I’ve never looked back. My
energy was (and is!) high, my skin has a radiant glow, and
the horrible bloating and indigestion that were part of my
miserable daily existence are long gone. I felt so motivated
and so renewed, and my family had become so healthy
using my accidental discovery, that I knew I had to help
others by sharing my discovery.
   

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What Happens on the 14-Day
Red Smoothie Cleanse?
The 14-day red smoothie cleanse is a detox program that’s
designed to help you lose weight while gaining energy,
reducing the cravings that keep you coming back to the
foods and drinks that are causing some of your problems
in the first place, and improving your overall health. You
will be detoxifying your body by eliminating certain foods
for 14 days and reprogramming your taste buds to prefer
foods that contribute to your health rather than detracting
from it.
During this period of time, your body will receive the highest-quality nutrition while working to clear your vital
organs and cells of toxins that have been built up over
time. The red fruits, greens, and superfoods you’ll be consuming are filled with the vitamins, minerals and nutrients
your body needs to work at peak efficiency, allowing your
cells to renew themselves quickly to that you begin to feel
and even look younger. The sludge and waste that’s clogging your body now? It’ll be gone – and clearing it is something even the most advanced plastic surgery and the most
expensive anti-aging creams can’t do.

As your cells regain health, your skin will take on a more
youthful appearance. Friends may begin to wonder where
your wrinkles, dark under-eye circles, and dry, tired skin
went! As unbelievable as it may seem now, you really will
begin to feel younger, healthier, and much more energetic.
   

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Red smoothies work on your body from the inside out,
helping you to feel as if your age is reversing rather than
advancing.

What About After the Cleanse?
As I mentioned, this is not a diet – it’s a lifestyle change.
After the cleanse, you’ll continue to enjoy the benefits of
red smoothies by having at least one per day, either at a
mealtime or as one of your healthy snacks. Don’t worry –
you won’t be consigned to a daily intake of only smoothies
forever. As much as I love them, I know that variety really
is the spice of life! That’s why I created a 21-day meal plan
that will help you enjoy some new twists on old favorites
while eating for optimum health. You can keep following
that 21-day meal plan for as long as you like, using the recipes I am including in this book along with wonderful recipes from several outstanding sources that I’ll be sharing
with you just a little later.

   

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Am I a Good Candidate for the
Red Smoothie Cleanse?
This quick quiz will help you to determine whether your
body is carrying more toxins that it can handle without
some help from you. Read each of the questions below and
give yourself one point for each “yes.”
ÂÂ Do you sleep less than eight hours nightly?

ÂÂ Do you use artificial sweeteners or drink diet sodas
daily?
ÂÂ Do you eat fast food or processed foods such as
lunchmeat, canned soup, meal replacement bars,
or frozen dinners at least three times per week?
ÂÂ Do you often crave things like bread, pasta, potatoes, white rice, and sweets?
ÂÂ Do you drink less than 64 ounces of water daily?
ÂÂ Do you have any silver-colored fillings?

ÂÂ Do you suffer from frequent yeast infections?

ÂÂ Do you smoke, or are you exposed to secondhand
smoke?
ÂÂ Are you a former smoker, or have you ever been
exposed to secondhand smoke?
   

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ÂÂ Do you eat non-organic fruits, vegetables, or meats?
ÂÂ Do you eat farmed fish?

ÂÂ Do you feel sensitive to chemicals, smoke, or fumes
/ fragrances in the environment?
ÂÂ Are you overweight?

ÂÂ Do you have cellulite?

ÂÂ Do you take (or have you ever taken) medications
such as antibiotics, antidepressants, birth control
pills, prescription pain medications, OTC painkillers, or hormone replacement therapy?
ÂÂ Do you use common chemicals such as commercial household cleaners, detergents, deodorants, or
cosmetics?
ÂÂ Are you exposed to any environmental toxins at
work?
ÂÂ Do you live near an airport, highway, or busy urban
area?

ÂÂ Do you often feel tired, sluggish or fatigued?

ÂÂ Do you find that you have trouble focusing or concentrating?

ÂÂ Are you often anxious, stressed, sad, or depressed?
ÂÂ Do you often feel antsy?

   

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ÂÂ Do you suffer from feelings of indigestion, bloating,
or excess gassiness after meals?
ÂÂ Do you get common illnesses such as the cold or flu
twice or more per year?

ÂÂ Is postnasal drip, sinusitis, or congestion a problem for you?
ÂÂ Do you have dark circles under your eyes?

ÂÂ Are there puffy bags beneath your eyes, or is your
entire eye area frequently puffy?

ÂÂ Have you ever noticed that your tongue has a thick
coating?

ÂÂ Do you suffer from bad breath?

ÂÂ Does your urine have a strong, unpleasant odor?

ÂÂ Are breakouts, rashes, acne or hives an issue for you?
ÂÂ Do you have insomnia?

ÂÂ Do you have bowel movements less than once daily?

ÂÂ Do you suffer from itchy, burning eyes or blurred
vision, even occasionally?

Scoring:

The more points you score, the greater the likelihood that
you’re carrying a toxic load that needs to be eliminated.
The worse off you are, the more you will benefit from this
cleanse.
   

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20 or higher: A detox will benefit you significantly, leading
to weight loss and a vast improvement in vitality.

Between 5 and 19: A detox will deliver greater health and
improved vitality. Detoxification symptoms may be less
pronounced for you than for someone with a greater toxic
load.

Less than 5: It looks like you are already taking good care of
yourself, and your toxic load is probably lower than average. Adding red smoothies will help you feel even better!

When the body is overloaded with toxins, it stores them
inside fat cells. Because these cells aren’t easily broken
down, the body’s toxic load just gets heavier and heavier.
As that load increases, problems like the ones outlined
above increase.
The 14-day red smoothie detox plan is a simple, streamlined way to transform your health and make life more
pleasurable. Here’s how it works:
1. Each morning, you’ll prepare an entire day’s worth
of red smoothie, pack it up, and take it along with
you. You can either sip on it as you feel hungry, or you
can drink about one-third every three to four hours,
until you’ve consumed up to 60 ounces of the blend.
2. Snack on crunchy veggies and fruits such as carrots,
cucumber slices, celery, apples, and pears throughout the day. If you find that you’re feeling hungrier
than usual, have a hard-boiled egg, a handful of raw,
unsalted seeds or nuts, or a little unsweetened pea   

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nut butter. Aim for two substantial snacks per day
(one in mid-morning and one during the midafternoon hours) and have as many plain veggie snacks as
you want during the rest of the day.

3. Drink a minimum of 64 ounces of water (8 glasses)
each day. Enjoy as much herbal tea as you like,
remembering to drink your detox tea at least twice
daily.
4. At least once during the detox, perform one of the
recommended colon cleanse methods, which isn’t
nearly as scary as it sounds!

5. Do not consume any of the following: meat, milk,
cheese, refined sugar in any form, processed food,
fried food, refined carbohydrates (pasta, white bread,
donuts, etc.), coffee, liquor, beer, soda or diet soda.

Now that you know what the cleanse entails, it’s time to get
started! Keep reading to jumpstart your weight loss and
get healthy.
If you like, you can read the entire book before getting
started, but I’ve laid it out so that you can begin now if you
prefer.

   

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CHAPTER 2
Why Red Smoothies?

G

reen smoothies are everywhere, and don’t get me
wrong – they are fantastic! But with many of the green
smoothie recipes available, you’re missing out on the power
of red super fruits, and in many smoothies from different
sources, you’re also missing out on some amazing super-

   



foods that provide your body with a real boost while adding incredible, exotic flavors you’ll find irresistible. Note
that I have nothing against green smoothies – in fact, I recommend them to my clients and have written extensively
about them! It’s just that when the focus is all on green,
there are many nutrients that might not make it into your
diet.

10 Awesome Reasons to Enjoy
Red Smoothies
I skimmed a few benefits of red smoothies in the previous
chapter, and you might already have some great reasons of
your own to add to the ones I listed. Let’s take a closer look.

 Detoxification

Your body has its own mechanisms for removing toxins,
but overexposure causes a burden, slowing the detoxification process. By drinking red smoothies, you can give your
body some help with detoxification, making it much easier
to eliminate the toxins that lead to weight gain and harm
your wellbeing. Detoxification helps you live better and
happier, and it can also help you live a longer life.
How does this work? We’re always breathing air, drinking
water and other beverages, and of course, eating our favorite foods. But what happens after the body extracts what
it needs from the particles we ingest? Digestion results in
   

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even more waste. While this is a natural byproduct of the
digestive process, some waste is almost always left behind,
and your toxic load increases. The powerful red super fruits
and super foods provide fiber that sweeps your body clean,
tones your digestive system, and eliminates built-up toxins
along the way.

 Excellent Nutrition

The red smoothies that you will be drinking consist of
100-percent raw ingredients, meaning that none of the
nutrition has been broken down or altered in any way.
These red smoothies are loaded with antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, fiber, phytonutrients, anti-inflammatory
substances, pure water and so much more. They’re also
packed with chlorophyll, which is a substance produced
by plants, which is similar in structure to the hemoglobin
your blood contains.3 In a sense, drinking red smoothies
is a bit like receiving a blood transfusion that completely
refreshes your body.

 Weight Loss

Did you know that simply losing between one-fifth and
one-tenth of your current weight can lead to a whole host of
health benefits? Scientific evidence points to a decrease in
bad (LDL) cholesterol and an increase in good (HDL) cholesterol, a significant drop in triglycerides, and a decrease
in problems related to high blood pressure. The same
amount of weight loss has a positive impact on diabetes,
   

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decreases insulin resistance, and improves sleep apnea.
Inflammation that leads to strokes and heart attacks drops
with a weight loss of ten percent or higher. 4

A staggering number of Americans are overweight, and
obesity is a problem that compounds other health problems. Even when we have just a few pounds to lose, we
reap benefits by shedding the excess weight! If you are
hoping to lose weight, you will not be disappointed by
your newfound red smoothie habit. These delicious blends
are so tasty that they seem like forbidden treats, but their
high water content, fiber, and nutritious ingredients let you
enjoy them in abundance while staying full, reducing the
cravings that accompany most weight loss plans, and feeling no sense of deprivation.

 Improved Health

Think back to the time when you felt healthiest, and imagine yourself feeling that good – or even better – again. When
you’re healthy, you feel as if you are bursting with energy.
You look and feel vibrant, and life is wonderfully enjoyable.
What’s the secret? Because red smoothies are filled with
vital nutrients, consuming them on a regular basis leads
to excellent energy levels and a vibrant, radiant look that
people are likely to comment on. No matter what your age,
you’ll look and feel better when you consume a diet high in
natural foods.
   

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Why? Despite the processed gunk that crowds our diet
today, humans are designed to thrive on a diet that consists
mostly of fruits, vegetables, nuts, and seeds. When we give
our bodies the foods they are meant to eat rather than the
ones manufacturers provide, our cellular structure flourishes so that good health shines from the inside out, the
toxic load is eliminated, and suddenly we find ourselves
looking and feeling amazing. When you start drinking red
smoothies regularly, you will notice some changes, beginning with the way your skin looks and feels. Don’t be surprised if some of the “normal” signs of aging – wrinkles,
spots, and tired eyes – clear up quickly. Your eyes will take
on a whole new sparkle that reflects vibrant health!

 Excellent Digestibility

Red smoothies are easy for your body to digest, and they
are very easy to metabolize, so your body gets all the benefits of the ingredients they contain. Solid foods are harder
for the body to digest and metabolize, so you may not be
getting all the nutrients they contain when you eat them.
You will probably notice the smoothies beginning to do
their work as soon as you begin drinking them – and this is
because the nutrition they contain is so highly bioavailable!
Because the blender has masticated the smoothie ingredients into tiny pieces, your digestive system does not have
to work as hard to extract nutrients. Once your smoothie
reaches your small intestine, nutrients are absorbed and
   

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begin to undergo chemical changes that transform them
into energy for your body to use.5

 Outstanding Hydration

You might be surprised to discover that proper hydration helps to ensure that your entire body functions properly. Your muscles, digestive system, brain, and even your
immune system rely on good hydration to work properly.
And some of the things we drink – even though they’re liquids – dehydrate, rather than hydrate the body! Alcohol,
soda, and coffee are the primary culprits. Some other habits lead to dehydration too; smoking cigarettes and eating
processed foods are two common ones that you’ll want to
avoid at all costs.

Besides avoiding sources of dehydration and drinking lots
of water each day, you’ll find red smoothies contribute to
superior hydration, which helps keep everything moving
smoothly and contributes to immediate feelings of good
health. Like many people, you are likely to feel a little overwhelmed by all the liquids at first, but keep on sipping.
Your body will quickly figure out that it’s finally getting the
moisture it has been missing, and the entire process of sipping will feel welcome and refreshing.

 Better Digestion

Have you ever heard the term “SAD” applied as an acronym
for the Standard American Diet? This shortcut is an appropriate one, because this diet, based on lots of processed
   

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foods, meat, dairy products, unhealthy fat, and salt leads
to a whole host of diseases, not to mention digestive woes
ranging from heartburn to colitis to irritable bowel syndrome to acid reflux (to name just a few!). Red smoothies
give your body a much-needed break from all of these substances, helping to clear the sludge from your intestines
and colon and letting the body reset its delicate digestive
balance.

 Easy to Make

Red smoothies are so easy to make that you may wonder
where they’ve been all your life! If you lead a busy lifestyle
as so many of us do, then you will appreciate the five-minute prep time and quick cleanup. You can speed the process
up even more by using frozen fruit, prepping your fruits in
advance, or using greens that have been pre-washed.

 Recipes, Recipes, and More Recipes!

There are 28 red smoothie recipes in this book, and many
more are available online, from a variety of sites. You’ll
also find other colorful recipes that will keep your taste
buds engaged, meaning you’ll never get bored with your
smoothie habit. There are so many wonderful combinations to try that you can easily enjoy something different
each and every day, still without making a huge effort! Once
you are comfortable with smoothies, you will probably find
yourself making some new creations of your own!
   

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 Incredibly Delicious
I’ve mentioned this before, and it bears mentioning again.
If for some reason you are still on the fence about undertaking this cleanse, it is definitely time for you to hop off
and get started! For many people, it’s uncertainty about
whether or not they will be able to stomach the smoothies’ flavors that holds them back. You can take it from me,
a certified foodie, that there is absolutely nothing to fear
in the taste department. Red smoothies are just amazing,
with their rich, zingy flavors. Even children enjoy drinking
them!

   

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What are superfoods?

Superfoods are so packed with nutrients that even small
amounts can pack a powerful punch. While there are no
set criteria for determining what is and isn’t a superfood,
experts generally agree that items containing extra-large
doses of vitamins, minerals and micronutrients qualify for
the moniker.
I would have to write a whole new book to explain the benefits of all the nutrients found in superfoods, but there are
a few main components that stand out and deserve special
mention.

We’ll start with antioxidants: These nutrients are thought
to ward off cancer by fighting free radicals and helping to
keep cells in good condition. Next up is fiber, which aids in
   

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the prevention of diabetes and a wide range of digestive
problems, plus soluble fiber, which helps to sweep arteries
clean and keep your heart healthy. Vitamins and minerals
support your body’s systems in many ways; without them,
your skin, eyes, nerves, and organs would fail. Finally, phytochemicals, which are minuscule components that give
plants their rich fragrances and delightful colors also provide a wide range of health benefits.

   

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Which Red Super Fruits and
Ingredients, and Why?
From cranberries to strawberries to watermelon, red fruits
and vegetables pack a powerful punch. Red fruits and veggies are brimming with antioxidants such as anthocyanins
and lycopene, helping the body to ward off illnesses such
as heart disease and cancer. These vibrant red foods also
decrease the risk of macular degeneration and stroke, and
they help eliminate the free radicals that contribute to
aging.
Here is a quick list of some of the best, most nutritious red
super fruits and superfoods you’ll be enjoying during and
after this detox, plus some reasons why each one is so fantastic.
Apples: Simple apples, with their bright red skins and juicy
interiors, offer bone protection, help ease breathing disorders, and help keep cholesterol levels healthy.

Beets: Love them or hate them, beets continually make the
list of red powerhouse foods. They are high in lycopene,
folate, and anthocyanins, nutrients that help the body function properly.
Blood Oranges: Blood oranges have a rich, delicious taste
and are filled with vitamin C, among other nutrients.

Cherries: Cherries aren’t just tasty, they’re a wonderful
source of potassium, which can help you attain and keep
healthy blood pressure levels. When fresh cherries aren’t
   

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available, consider soaking dry, unsweetened ones or adding frozen ones to your smoothies. If you’re using fresh
cherries, double check to be sure that you’ve removed all
the pits before tossing them in the blender.
Cranberries: Tart and tangy, a little cranberry goes a long
way. In lab studies, cranberries have been shown to kill
cancer cells.6 The proanthocyanidins they contain keep
bacteria from sticking, helping to prevent stomach ulcers
and bladder infections. Dried, unsweetened cranberries
can be soaked before being added to smoothies, or you can
leave them dry to add little bits of texture.
Currants: Like other tart red fruits, currants offer some
protection against heart disease and other maladies. Their
high magnesium content plays a role in building and maintaining strong, healthy nerve and muscle fibers.

Goji Berries: Fresh goji berries are almost impossible
to come by, perhaps because these fruits are usually sold
fresh only in Asian and European countries. If you can’t get
fresh gojis, don’t worry – dried ones are a potent addition
to your smoothies. Full of antioxidants, beta carotene, and
other nutrients, they are also very high in fiber. If adding
goji berries to a smoothie, consider soaking them beforehand.

Grapes: Red and purple grapes are high in fiber, plus
they’re loaded with antioxidants.
   

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Pink Grapefruit: Pink and ruby red grapefruit varieties
are high in antioxidants, including vitamin C. Citrus fruits
also contain plenty of pectin, which helps to reduce cholesterol.
Plums: These juicy fruits neutralize free radicals and provide protection from arthritis, stroke, heart attack and
cancer. They contain a carotenoid called Zeaxanthin, which
helps to slow the aging process.

Pomegranates: Beautiful, deep red pomegranates help
prevent cancer, protect cartilage from age-related deterioration, and help prevent plaque from building up inside
arteries. If you are at an elevated risk of developing breast
or prostate cancer, enjoying pomegranate regularly may
help provide some protection.
Raspberries: Among other things, raspberries contain a
type of fiber that helps reduce “bad” cholesterol.

Red Peppers: Sweet bell peppers and spicy red ones are
high in vitamin A, which is essential for good skin, bone,
and dental health. Additionally, a red bell pepper contains
about the same amount of vitamin C as an orange does.

Strawberries: A good source of folate, which is essential for women of childbearing age and for everyone who
wants to enjoy good heart health. They also pack plenty
of vitamin C, which is responsible for boosting immunity,
among other things.
   

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Tomatoes: Despite their savory flavor, tomatoes are considered fruit! They’re high in lycopene, which helps prevent breast and prostate cancer.
Watermelon: Like tomatoes, watermelon is loaded with
lycopene. Besides helping decrease cancer risk, this nutrient cuts the risk of macular degeneration and stroke, and it
improves blood vessel function.

To truly harness the incredible power of red fruits and vegetables, enjoy a variety of different flavors each week. Feel
free to mix things up, too, and consider adding some red
super foods to your meals and snacks. It’s tough to get too
much of a good thing!

   

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CHAPTER 3
Why add greens to
your red smoothies?

W

hile red fruits are fantastic on their own, your red
smoothies will be even more nutritious if you add
some greens. Sure, this does sometimes make for some
funny colors in the glass, but when you discover what leafy
greens can do for a red smoothie (or any other smoothie,
for that matter!) you’ll find yourself craving sweet kale,
light-tasting lettuce, and so much more.

   



When you add greens to your smoothies at a ratio of about
6 parts fruit and 4 parts greens, you will enjoy faster weight
loss. Your energy will skyrocket, you will crave sugary
foods even less than you would with red fruits alone, and
your skin, hair and nails will begin looking healthier than
ever. Soon, people will start to ask you what you’ve done to
make these changes! Keep up with the healthy living plan
after the detox comes to an end, and the benefits will keep
on coming.

Smoothies that contain about 40 percent greens are higher
in protein than those containing red fruits and vegetables
alone. This is because greens are filled with amino acids,
which are actually the building blocks that combine to create all the different proteins in your body. They are more
bioavailable (easier for your body to use) than complex
proteins such as the ones found in animal products like
meat and dairy.
When you provide your body with a wide range of plantbased foods, especially greens, you are giving it all the
protein it needs! I’m not saying that you need to become
a vegetarian or vegan overnight, but have you ever wondered where herbivorous animals get the protein they
need to create the meat and dairy products people eat? All
of it comes from plants. Thanks to greens and their ability to provide plenty of amino acids, people who follow a
clean eating plan get all the protein that they need for good
health.
   

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If you feel like you need more protein, you can add more
greens to your smoothies, enjoy a handful of nuts or seeds,
or add a plant-based protein powder to your smoothie. You
can also nibble on broccoli, which contains about 4 grams
of protein per cup. This way, you can continue with the
detox without subjecting your body to the strain of breaking animal proteins down into amino acids. Yes, this thinking goes against what you may have heard before, but keep
in mind that meat and dairy producers rely on consumers
for their living. Millions of people worldwide thrive on
diets that contain no animal products whatsoever. It’s just
a little food for thought.
Besides the protein they contain, greens are also an excellent source of chlorophyll. Remember this funny-sounding
nutrient? Besides being structurally similar to the hemoglobin in your blood, it helps purify your body and it helps
you to produce a stockpile of new, healthy blood cells.
The benefits of greens don’t stop there. They are rich in
magnesium, which is directly associated with a reduced
risk for type 2 diabetes.

Once you become accustomed to adding leafy greens to your
smoothies, consider adding some green “power boosters”
in addition to the ancient superfoods you’ll be discovering
in the next chapter. Green boosts like powdered barley or
wheatgrass add even more chlorophyll to your smoothies,
plus they greatly increase your intake of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, amino acids and enzymes.
   

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