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Best Places For Post-Thanksgiving Detox In Orange County

November 13, 2013 4:00 AM

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It’s easy to have too much of everything when you sit down to Thanksgiving dinner because everything from the turkey and potatoes to the pie is so good. You may not feel so good the next morning though after overindulging at Thanksgiving the night before. Here are some of the best places to help you cleanse your system after your thanksgiving feast.
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Acai Republic
632 El Camino Real
Tustin, CA 92780
(714) 617-4962
www.acairepublic.com

Acai Republic has many ways to get an infusion of the things you need to get all of the bad stuff out of your system after Thanksgiving. You’ll find a variety of smoothies, juices and even big bowls of fruit at this Brazilian juice bar. And although there may be a lot of fruit in the bowl, it will be a much lighter meal than what you at for Thanksgiving. Two of the great juice options for helping you feel better are Mr. Green (greens, pineapple and grapes) and Samurai Lemonade (pictured, with ginger, lime and honey). Acai Republic has an extensive menu including smoothies, fresh fruit juices, coffee, sandwiches and more to help you start your detox.

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Organic Tree
24901 Dana Point Harbor Drive
Dana Point, CA 92629
(949) 276-7202
www.organictreejuicebar.com

When you overload on things like carbs, you might crave something not only healthy, but organic. Organic Tree has a full menu of juices and smoothies that will get you back to feeling the way you should. The Oz and Emerald juices are highlights here and are filled with greens that will definitely help in your recovery. If you really want to clean out your system though, try three or four days of the store’s cleanse program, which also includes a nutrition guide, conference, yoga, exercise, body work and meditation.

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118 Degrees
2981 Bristol St., Suite B5
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 754-0718
www.118degrees.com

Food might be the last thing on your mind after gorging yourself on turkey during your Thanksgiving feast, but, you’re going to have to eat at some point, and what better place than at a restaurant that is not only vegan, but also raw? While all of the menu items are good for you, a few items on the menu will help you get over the feast including the cucumber salad and a glass of the Mr. Green juice with an added shot of ginger. You’re guaranteed to feel cleaner and more energetic after partaking in a meal like this.

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Cancun Juice
2302 S. Bristol St., Suite D
Santa Ana, CA 92704
(714) 668-9588
www.cancunjuice.net

Family owned and operated, Cancun Juice is dedicated to great food as well as natural smoothies and fresh juices. Juice has the ability to revitalize you after a long day and night of eating and drinking too much and can help you feel better right after your first sip. If revitalizing is what you need, try the Vitalidad at Cancun Juice. This contains orange, carrot, lime, strawberry and celery. It will make you feel better and as alert as your favorite coffee.

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(credit: Gary Schwind)


PorroVita
3000 Newport Blvd.
Newport Beach, CA 92663
(949) 873-8344
www.porrovita.com

On your way to Balboa Island, PorroVita would be a real easy place to miss. However, when you do find it, you’ll also find several ways to clean out your system after indulging the night before at Thanksgiving. In addition to juices and smoothies, you can get acai bowls that will give you a needed injection of nutrients. And, if you’ve overindulged on alcohol specifically, try the Luv Ur Liver juice blend (pictured) with beets, ginger, lemon, apple, cucumber and carrots. PorroVita also has the benefit of being close to the beach, and a a beach walk is never a bad thing when you’re feeling less than spectacular.

Related: Best Smoothies And Juice Bars In Orange County

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Gary Schwind is a freelance writer covering all things Orange County. His work can be found on Examiner.com.

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