How to do an Alkaline Cleanse – The Complete Quick-Start Guide

by Ross Bridgeford

The Cheats Guide to the Alkaline Cleanse

Hey guys I just shot this short video that teaches you everything you need to know to get started – RIGHT NOW – on an alkaline cleanse.

Believe me, there is a wrong way and a right way, and the wrong way makes it SO much harder – at least 100 times harder! So if you have ever wanted to do a cleanse, I recommend you watch this video now and download my goodies below including not five but SIX cleanse recipes!

See the video on youtube here.

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Here are the SIX cleanse recipes:

Two Juices: Blood Building Veggie Juice | Big Bad Energise Green Drink

Two Soups: Alkaline Cucumber & Watercress Soup | High Alkaline Raw Soup

Two Smoothies: Alkaline Avo Power Shake | Greens n Grapefruit Smoothie

Here are the foods to eat in abundance:


Rocket (Arugula)
Coriander (Cilantro)
Lettuce (all varieties)
Tomato (in moderation)
Capsicum (in moderation)
Omega oils
Beetroot (in moderation)
Carrot (in moderation)
Barley Grass
Almond Milk
Any other green foods, sprouts or grasses!

Here is a typical day on a cleanse:

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7:00 AM – I’d have a juice now made of all the greens I’ve bought – you’ll have your recipe set up for you – so make your green juice.  If you want you can make a massive load of juice and put some in an airtight container in the fridge to enjoy later if you get peckish or start to get detox headaches.

7:30 AM – Light exercise for 15-30 minutes – could be walking, light jogging or rebounding or simply stretching/yoga.  Do not overexert.

8:00 AM Ginger tea – I’d usually make about a litre or so per person of ginger tea by simply stewing fresh root ginger in simmering (boiled) water for 15 minutes (hydration at 600ml)

8-9:30 AM Consume 1 litre of alkaline water (hydration up to 1.6 litres) – include green powder if also using supplements, plus clay, plus any other powdered supplements

9:30 AM Time for ‘breakfast’ smoothie – so I’d have one of the alkaline avocado based smoothies which is big, thick, filling and satisfying

10:00 AM Supplements – any detox supplements, fibres, and lots of omega 3.

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM – Consume 1 litre of alkaline water (hydration up to 2.6 litres) –  include green powder if also using supplements, plus clay, plus any other powdered supplements

12:30 PM – Lunch: make an alkaline raw soup and consume either cool or warmed slightly.

13:00 PM – Another cup of herbal or ginger tea (hydration up to 2.9 litres)

14:00 PM – 2nd raw juice, either the 2nd half of the earlier drink OR if I had that as a snack I’ll make another now.

14:30-15:30 PM – Final litre of alkaline water (hydration up to 3.9 litres) –  include green powder if also using supplements, plus clay, plus any other powdered supplements – further hydration after this is optional but recommended

16:00 PM – 2nd alkaline smoothie – again, either the remainder from earlier or a fresh batch

17:00 PM – Another cup of herbal or ginger tea (hydration up to 4.2 litres)

18:00 PM – Dinner – Alkaline Soup

19:00 PM – Second round of breathing exercises and supplements including omega oils.

20:00 PM – if hungry any remaining or leftover, or a fresh soup, smoothie or juice if hungry.

20:00-22:00 PM – Sip at herbal tea, lemon water or other hydrating beverage if thirsty.  Bed at 22:00.

…and here are some other resources on my blog!

- Diary of a Weekend Cleanse
- Cleansing vs Fasting
- Top 5 Cleanse Tips
- Alkaline Cleansing Basics

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About Ross Bridgeford

Ross Bridgeford is known as THE Alkaline Diet Expert...especially when it comes to implementation and making the alkaline diet REAL in your life. He has been living, learning, teaching, coaching and loving the alkaline lifestyle since 2004 and has written over 650 articles, alkaline recipes, videos and guides on how to live alkaline and stay alkaline for life.

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Meka February 6, 2014 at 5:49 pm

I need to do a alkalizing cleanse and a candida cleanse. Which do you think should be done first? Or will one help for both?


pamela hill September 20, 2013 at 7:57 am

I am over the moon with all the valuable information Ross. Thank you so much. Absolutley fantastic


Energise Ross September 23, 2013 at 1:28 am

Thanks Pamela!


Lance September 19, 2013 at 9:10 pm

What a GREAT video, thanks Ross!

What about eating foods cooked and/or warmed while on a cleanse. Is it a situation where cold/raw is better but cooked/warmed is better than not doing it?



Energise Ross September 20, 2013 at 12:00 am

Hey Lance – no worries and thanks for the nice comment!

‘Raw’ can still be warmed. That’s another important distinction that people don’t realise. If you can put your finger in it without it burning – it’s still raw. This is a lifesaver when cleansing in winter!



Ginny August 14, 2013 at 4:10 pm

Hi Ross, thank you for the information. I will definitely try this cleanse. However, I want to know if it will still work for me because I am not allowed to eat any citrus, tomato or vinegar because of a condition called interstitial cystitis. Those foods make my bladder feel very painful. Can I skip these foods and still succeed?

Thanks again.



Ernestine Copeland August 12, 2013 at 9:25 pm

Clean body, Clean mind


Energise Ross September 20, 2013 at 12:00 am



Victorina August 9, 2013 at 1:18 am

Hi Ross, I wanted to buy your recipe book for 27 pound, but I don’t want to buy the boot camp for 22 pound . Sadly there is no way to say that I only want the recipe book.
Can you help? (Do you have a PayPal account?)


Energise Ross August 15, 2013 at 7:08 am
Katharine YEO August 9, 2013 at 1:16 am

Hi Ross,

I am interested in buying the Chanson Max. I live in Singapore. I would like to know if it is as simple to install as claimed. Is this machine compatible with any taps.


Energise Ross August 9, 2013 at 5:43 am

Hi Katharine

Great to hear you interested in getting a Chanson Max.

They really are easy to install, see my video below!


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