Ervaring 3 daagse detox sap en soepkuur Elien Migalski; Dogsanddresses

The first month of the new year is coming to an end, which also means it’s time to re-evaluate those 2016 resolutions we’ve made 30 days ago. You may still be visiting the gym on a regular basis or haven’t eaten a carb since that slice of pie on new year’s day.

But chances are your “new year, new me” resolutions have failed miserably – so what now?

You always get a retry, so why not start things off right with a juice cleanse? A juice cleanse is the perfect way for you and your body to start a new lifestyle. It’s a short but tough program that resets your body, and if all goes well, your mind as well. Ready for a new start!

I tried out the PureJuice three day juicing cleanse, which consists of 4 juices a day + 500 ml soup to enjoy during lunch or dinner. The juices are fresh and tasty and went down easy. The soups were not too much of a winner for me because I hardly every drink soup and these were just a bit too fruity for me. Basically, I need cream in my soup 😉 Must say though, the soups made this cleanse much easier, because I like having something warm to drink during the day. Really good for a Winter cleanse!

Elien Migalski
Elien Migalski

Here are six little pointers to survive your juice cleanse.

1. Start smart

Don’t plan your juice cleanse when you have a busy schedule, because a juice detox means putting your social calendar on hold and staying in – no point in going out when you can’t eat or drink. Try to schedule your juice program when it’s calm, when you have a break from school or work for example.

2. Have a back-up plan

You’ll probably feel like wanting to eat something, anything, just to have a bite. Keep some healthy alternatives aside for this: have a grapefruit or make a salad.

3. Go into hibernation

For me, the easiest way to get through a juice cleanse, is to sleep through it. No temptations from the outside world, no cravings, just you and your flanel pajamas. Another upside: you’ll catch up on sleep and end your detox more rested than ever.

4. Pamper yourself

Be kind to yourself: treat your body to a massage, get a facial or go to the hairdressers. You’ll end the cleanse feeling brand new.

5. Exercise

Work out: this will take your mind off the juice cleanse and makes you feel more energetic. Don’t run a marathon just yet, try to take it easy on your body and do some light exercise, yoga or pilates.

6. Make the cleanse as fun as possible

Use cute straws and instagram-worthy mason jars to drink your juices from. Nothing sadder than having to sip from your plastic bottle while your colleagues are eating their fancy lunches. The straws aren’t just for decoration but also to protect your teeth from the sours in the juices!

Want to detox? A three-day detox with juice and soup is 145 euro and available for order on the PureJuice website. May the force be with you 😉

Ervaring 3 daagse detox-kuur Ruth van Soom; The journey of Ruth

Almost one week ago I started a 3-day-detox with Pure Juice.

Since my last trial turned out to be a major failure (damn you French fries), I was really focussed on doing a good job and making myself proud.

The advantage now was that I was allowed to eat a few healthy things like salads and fruits (I do enjoy chewing) in between juices. Practicing heavy sports was discouraged but since I’m rather a couch instead of a sporty spice that wasn’t a problem at all.

Only thing I really shuddered from was replacing coffee by green tea and avoiding sugar.

To remember this wonderful experience afterwards I wrote everything down in a ‘diary’ during this 3-day-detox. Ready to discover my juicy journey? Tuesday January 12th 2016 This morning I went to pick up my Pure Juice package and by the time I got back home I was already hungry :-/ To avoid a breakdown I immediately started with juice n°1 which had a rather bitter taste (thanks to the grapefruit) but I felt better after drinking it.

Every 2/3 hours I had another one and in the meanwhile I ate some raw vegetables to fill up my very angry stomach. Luckily the 3 other juices were really delicious which prevented me from having a sugar waffle.

Now it’s around 8 p.m. and I’m about to eat my soup. Since I managed to avoid coffee and sugar all day (high five to myself) I’m heaving a major headache and my energy level is rather low.

This means no going out for me tonight but the couch and Netflix instead.

Wednesday January 13th 2016 I woke up being really hungry so I had oat flakes with almond milk together with my first juice this morning.

Doing a detox really sounded easier than it actually is and I now remember why I ate those fries last time. When you can stay at home, when you’re behind a desk all day or during summer I think it would be a whole lot easier to keep going without actually eating.

But today it’s cold, raining and I have to go outside for meetings and to take pictures for the blog so I hope my energy level won’t let me down.

Day 2 is almost over and even though I was a bit down in the morning it went a whole lot better than yesterday. I ate a few grilled vegetables with my soup tho, if I can’t chew on something I keep on thinking about food and this makes it too difficult to stay focussed on my work.

And I secretly had a coffee this afternoon which totally wasn’t allowed but tasted so damn good. Thursday January 14th 2016 My third and last detox day… even juice n°1 tasted good this morning.

Since I was helping out at the LN Knits store I put everything in the on-the-go cool box Marieke from Pure Juice gave me (very practical btw).

It’s funny that in the beginning (sounds a bit weird since it has only been 3 days) I had a hard time and now things are going quite smoothly. I even realized this afternoon that I’m going to miss drinking the juices even though I really look forward to eat some ‘normal’ food again.

This evening I ate my last soup together with a dish of green beans and I’m full of energy so I guess that’s a good thing (even managed to clean my apartment). I’m actually thinking about doing the detox again within a few months and without any form of cheating! Visit the Pure Juice website for more information.

Ruth Van Soom
Ruth Van Soom

Water, water en nog eens water



Eigenschappen van water;

Draagt bij tot een normale werking van het lichaam

Voldoet aan de vochtbehoefte

Draagt bij aan de inname van bepaalde mineralen

Soorten water;

Drinkbaar water                                                                                         Natuurlijk water

Drinkbaar gemaakt door een behandeling                                       Van nature zuiver en geen chemische behandeling

  kraanwater                                                                                                                 natuurlijk mineraalwater

  tafelwater                                                                                                                     bronwater

   gefilterd water

Verse kippensoep

Mmm zo lekker en ook zo goed om je even weer wat aan te sterken.. verse kippensoep.

Verse kippensoep


Voor de bouillon;

Ik heb 2 soepkippen genomen omdat ik dat dan als maaltijd eet.

verse maggi

grote wortel



Peper en zout

Zet gedurende 3uur in de stoomoven of 5 uur op het vuur op een laag pitje.

Laat afkoelen.

Haal de kippen uit de bouillon en zet even apart.

Haal de wortel, ui en laurier ook uit de bouillon.

Laat afkoelen en schep het vet af of giet door een theedoek.

Pluk het vlees van de kip.

Breng dit samen met verse groenten (wortel, selder, prei, venkel.. wat je maar wilt) terug bij de bouillon en laat 10 min koken.

Je kan het zo eten, of bv wat noodles met paksoi, ketjap en sojascheuten roerbakken en bij de bouillon doen om eens af te wisselen.

Voor de kindjes doe ik er gekookte aardappelen door en mix ik hem.


Super leuk en origineel gerecht.

Je kan er alle kanten mee uit, als bijgerecht of hoofdgerecht.

Ik heb hem als volgt klaargemaakt..


Spagetti pompoen
Spagetti pompoen


1 volledige spaghetti pompoen


peper & zout

parmezaanse kaas



Verwarm de oven voor op 200ºC.

Snijd de pompoen in 2 en verwijder de pitten.

Doe wat olijfolie op beide helften, samen met wat peper en zout.

Zet in een grote ovenschaal met de snijkant naar boven, doe ongeveer 1cm water in de ovenschaal.

Laat 1 uur staan.

Even afkoelen.

Probeer met 2 vorken de spagetti-draden los te trekken, doe de parmezaan, knoflook, bieslook, peper, zout en olijfolie erdoor en serveer.

Lekker als bijgerecht bij bv ossobuco of als je er wat blokjes gebakken kip of spekjes doordoet, neem je het als hoofdgerecht en reken dan 1/2 pompoen per persoon.

Leuke salade voor bij een BBQ

Een koude bloemkool-broccoli salade…






Zonnebloempitten & Pompoenpitten


Bloemkool-broccoli salade
Bloemkool-broccoli salade



Snij de bloemkool en broccoli in hele kleine roosjes, bak het spek in de pan zonder vetstof of in de magnetron.

Doe het spek en de pitten bij het bloemkool-broccoli mengsel en breng op smaak met appelazijn.