Therapeutic Juice Recipes for Addiction Recovery 

Juices are extremely helpful when overcoming addictions. When making juice, use fresh, organic fruits and vegetables when possible. Addiction recovery depends on more than just modifying our actions; it must also focus on the body and the mind. 

One way we can do this is to modify our diets. By changing the foods we eat and drink, we can help heal ourselves from addictions. Yoga practitioners have focused on a detoxification diet–including foods, drinks, herbs, and spices–for thousands of years as a way to cleanse and heal the body and the mind.

As we work to rid ourselves of addictions, we must detoxify. Drugs, alcohol, caffeine, tobacco and unhealthy foods affect both our physical body and our emotional health, and over time this toxicity gets worse. A build-up of toxins from these substances can make us rundown, lethargic, over- or underweight, or even ill. If we aren’t getting sufficient nutrients in our diets we become very stressed, so finding healing juices that are both nutritious and that build the nervous system is important. However, keep in mind that changing your diet is not a substitute for medical care, and if you have any chronic health conditions, it’s important to check with a health care professional before adopting a detoxification diet.

Here are four therapeutic juice recipes to help overcome addictions and addictive behavior. 

Detoxifying Juice

A delicious juice to detox your body and give you energy throughout your day. 

1 Grapefruit

1 Apple

1 Carrot


Juice and drink. It’s that simple!

The grapefruit is a diuretic which helps the body eliminate toxins. It’s also full of vitamin C, packed with tumor-fighting liminoids. The apple helps you regulate your blood sugar, boosts the health of your digestive track (which in turn helps you move those toxins out of your system), and helps to detoxify your liver (which takes a beating from drugs, alcohol and fatty foods.) The carrot gives you Vitamin A, beta carotene, potassium, magnesium, vitamin E, fiber and lots of other yumminess.

It’s one delicious, easy, detoxifying glass!

Carrot and Garlic Juice

Helps keep sadness, negativity and frustration away 

. 6-8 ounces or .24 liters of carrot juice

¼ ounce or .07 liter of garlic juice (no more)

Mix together. This juice MUST be sipped slowly! 

Carrot, Beet and Celery Juice

Purifies blood and strengthens nervous system. 3 ounces or .09 liters of carrot juice

3 ounces or .09 liters of celery juice

1 ounce or .03 liters of beet juice.

Mix together. Enjoy.

 BEETox. Juice 

3 medium size beets

3 small apples

2 celery stalks

1 english cucumber

1 ½ chunk of ginger

1 lemon

1 romaine heart head

1 cup of blueberries

Juice all ingredients but the blueberries in a juicer. Place juiced veggies in a blender with blueberries and let it blend together.

A great prescription for detoxification! 

To Healing,



How to Use Mantra in Yoga Practice 

What is Mantra? The word mantra can be broken down into two parts: Man, which means mind and Tra, which means vehicle or  transport. In other words, a mantra is an instrument of the mind a powerful sound or vibration that you can use to enter a deep state of meditation. It’s simply a vehicle that helps you access heightened levels of awareness. Awareness referring to the ability to pay attention to the choices you make in your everyday life, and recognize when something isn’t working so you can change it. Developing a daily meditation practice helps cultivate a more present, peaceful, and balanced lifestyle. Mantras can help bring you back to that present state of mind. 

Suggested Mantras to begin: Mantra: OM

Translation: The sound of the universe. It’s the first, original vibration, representing the birth, death and re-birth process.

Chanting the sound OM brings us into harmonic resonance with the universe. 

OM is a blissful way to begin and end a yoga or mediation practice, and also comes in handy when you just need to chill out.

Mantra: Om Namah Shivaya 
Translation: I bow to Shiva, the supreme deity of transformation who represents the truest, highest self.

This is a great mantra to help build self-confidence, reminding us that we are all made up of divine energy and treat ourselves accordingly. 

Mantra: Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu
Translation: May all beings everywhere be happy and free, and may the thoughts, words, and actions of my own life contribute in some way to that happiness and to that freedom for all. 

This mantra is a powerful way to dedicate yourself to living a life of non-harming and being of service to the greater good. This mantra encourages cooperation, compassion and living in harmony with the environment, animals and our fellow human beings. 

To Healing & Happiness,