Rid & Replenish: Detox Juice from Mandarin Oriental, NY
A detox juice is a great way to rid your body of toxins while replenishing it with nutrients it needs. Chef Toni Robertson recommends drinking this one each morning for a refreshing pick-me-up, The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, New York, says. Get it at the spa after you receive the Clearing Factor treatment, a 170-minute or 230-minute treatment dedicated to restoring and clearing the body to a naturally revitalized state of balance and vitality.
About the Clearing Factor treatment: Using a carefully customized sequence of intensive clearing and detoxifying therapies, the treatment begins with a relaxing full body exfoliation using a freshly mixed blend of fine grain Dead Sea Salts and Kama Oil. Next, the therapist administers lymph drainage therapy by using soft-touch opening techniques that encourage movement and drainage of the lymph system. Once the opening process is complete, a massage follows that is primarily Swedish in technique. Traditional cupping – an ancient method of body purification, is used on the back to draw more impurities to the surface for elimination. A full body wrap using antioxidant neem black clay follows the cupping treatment to soothe your skin. The treatment ends with a gentle moisturizing lotion to hydrate the skin, and a glass of delicious Detox Juice.
Detox Juice (Makes 3 cups)
6 green apples
6 large cucumbers
1 stalk lemongrass
1 small piece (thin slice) fresh ginger
3 freshly squeezed limes
- Using a juicer, press the apples, ginger and lemongrass. Include the skin and stalks for all of the ingredients because the skin offers the highest concentrations of antioxidants.
- Add cucumbers with skins and strain the juice through a very fine sieve.
- Mix with the freshly squeezed lime juice in a cocktail shaker, shake the juice with crushed ice and serve cold.