Mum offers her advice on how to do a cleanse – including suggested recipes, tips and drinks

Healthy Mummy mum Zena Mason has been part of The Healthy Mummy community since July 2017 and has learnt so much about meal prepping, planning and healthy eating thanks to doing the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenges.

As part of this, she has done a few cleanses as this is available to 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge members, she shares her top tips and advice for doing a cleanse.

Zena’s advice for mums doing a cleanse

Cleanse information

“The first step if you have the app I want you to go and have a look a detox and shred in the app to see what you’re getting yourself into to do this go to meals, detox and shred.

Have a look under about detox and shred and detox faq, it will explain a lot about how you will feel, why detox is good for your body, what to do and alternatives like cold-pressed juices and kombucha.”

What Healthy Mummy says

Zena also shared what The Healthy Mummy has to say about doing a cleanse and how we create our cleanse plans.


At The Healthy Mummy, we believe there’s a more sustainable way to approach healthy eating. We’ve designed a clean-eating plan which involves curbing (not totally banning) caffeine, added sugar and processed foods, and replacing them with nutrient-dense, fresh whole foods to help you kick-start good habits. Our approach is sensible and practical, and one you can easily integrate into your lifestyle without feeling deprived.

As a result, you will think more clearly, absorb nutrients more efficiently, have a glowing complexion and your energy levels will soar. The Ultimate 3 Day Cleanse is suitable for breastfeeding mothers – just be sure to add a few extra snacks, such as a smoothie, to cater for your increased energy needs.

Daily tips

“A few tips before starting the cleanse, for best results:

  • Start the day off with a warm lemon water
  • TAKE PHOTOS and measurements
  • Dry brushing about two times a week
  • Do at least 30 minutes of physical activity
  • Drink two litres or more of water or herbal tea
  • Reduce dairy
  • Avoid processed and chemical laden foods
  • Eat your recommended calories, add things like almonds, an extra cleanse smoothie, super greens or boiled eggs or just double your portion sizes

Things to avoid

  • Caffeine (green tea is ok)
  • Alcohol
  • Commercial Juice
  • Soft Drink
  • Energy Drink
  • Chocolate
  • Lollies
  • Fast Food
  • Highly Processed Foods such as White Bread, White Pasta, Muffins, Biscuits etc.

Smoothie, food, drink and recipe recommendations

“Now here are some other suggestions but of course as long as you stick within the general guidelines of good clean eating you might find something else that Healthy Mummy has in the app!

You can head to previous cleanses by hitting change when in the menu section”


Breakfast ideas other than a smoothie


  • Veggie sticks and Hummus
  • Hummus and Cucumber Crackers
  • Beetroot Mint and Cashew Dip
  • Pumpkin Hummus
  • Spicy Pumpkin Dip
  • Rice Cakes with Speedy Hummus and Tomato
  • Avocado Hummus Dip

Afternoon snacks and dessert

Zena enjoyed Sesame Salmon with veggies for dinner during her cleanse

Lunch or dinner

  • Chicken and avocado salad
  • Salmon with zucchini salad
  • Beetroot salad
  • Fish and veggie kebabs
  • Salmon with kale salad
  • Chicken noodle stir fry
  • Sesame salmon
  • Tuna and egg salad
  • Tofu and vegetable stir fry
  • Alkalising soup
  • Carrot, ginger, and spinach cleansing soup


  • Hemp seed milk
  • Homemade electrolyte drink
  • Pineapple and cucumber gazpacho
  • Anti-inflammatory turmeric latte
  • Antioxidant boosting matcha green tea latte
  • Lemon water
  • Infused water
  • Chlorophyll
  • Cold-pressed juices
  • Detox herbal teas
  • Make your own ice tea
  • Kombucha
  • Dandelion root
  • Fire cider

“You cannot be any more filled in than this!!!”

We couldn’t agree more Zena this some very in-depth advice and tips for doing a cleanse!

Want to try a cleanse? Try our 3 Day Cleanse TODAY!

If you are NOT a Challenge member but are keen as a bean to take part in short, effective detox …. Then be sure to check out our 3 Day Cleanse.

The 3 Day Cleanse is an eBook filled with recipes, tips and tricks to help you beat the belly bloat, detox and rid yourself of unwanted toxins.

HEALTH BENEFITS of our 3 Day Cleanse include: 

  • Reduced stomach bloat
  • Improved energy levels
  • Clearer mind
  • Glowing Complexion

Our 3 Day Cleanse is full of delicious recipes and top tips from our nutritionists to help to REMOVE UNWANTED TOXINS from the body, improve your metabolism and kick start your energy levels. It’s all about CLEAN EATING.

You’ll cut back on processed foods and drinks, EAT NUTRIENT DENSE FOODS that will give your system a boost and leave you feeling great.

There are loads of healthy recipes to go with the cleanse, so try it over the next three days and start feeling great!

Grab a free sneak peek of the 3 Day Cleanse HERE.

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