Tucked away in the hills of Mexico just minutes from the Tecate border is the famous destination fitness resort and spa, Rancho La Puerta. Celebrities and people in-the-know swear by the positive mental and physical changes experienced during their week-stay that lasted well after returning home. I didn’t understand completely until I experienced the award-winning program myself last summer.

See also: 10 Reasons to Book Family Week at Rancho La Puerta

Rancho La Puerta Special Juice Cleanse Program

In August, guests can reserve a spot for a week of inner scrubbing during a special juice cleanse program offered during the weeks of August 10 and August 17.

Our bodies can become easily overwhelmed by poor diet, nutritional deficiencies, chronic stress and exposure to environmental toxins. A periodic cleanse helps activate the body’s natural detox mechanisms.

Will I Drink Juice For A Week?

No. On Saturday and Sunday, guests will eat from the Pure and Simple diet. They’ll drink fresh juices from Monday through Thursday and then resume eating on Friday and Saturday. Guests will return home prepared with a Cleanse Support Box that includes herbal teas and supplements to help the body continue to detox post-cleanse.

Other RLP Juice Cleanse Week Perks

Guests enjoy a complimentary seaweed or herbal wrap, a private half-hour consultation and an exfoliating dry brush massage or loofa scrub. There is no additional charge for the cleansing program.

Call for availability at (800) 443-7565.

Have a Juicer? Try Rancho La Puerta’s Signature Green Juice!

Recipe: Rancho La Puerta's Signature Green Juice

rancho la puerta signature green juice recipe


  • 1/2 head romaine or leaf lettuce
  • 1 medium green apple
  • 1 leaf of kale
  • 1 small bok choy
  • 4 inner leaves of beet greens
  • 1 stalk of celery
  • 2 sprigs of parsley
  • 1/2 cucumbers
  • 1/2 lemon with peel


  1. Use a juicer to juice all items and then stir.

Tips From Rancho La Puerta

These are a few vegetables we think are key to include on a regular basis for health benefits. Always remember to pick things that are in season. This is when the vegetables are at their prime and the cost is the lowest.”

– Denise Roa, Executive of La Cocina Que Canta at Rancho La Puerta

And here’s her list:

  • cruciferous vegetables
  • bok choy
  • cabbage
  • broccoli
  • cauliflower
  • greens: kale, spinach, collard greens, chard, celery, young radish greens, and a variety of lettuces
  • herbs and spices: garlic, ginger, cinnamon, ginseng, cayenne pepper, parsley, mint and basil

Remember that we have an entire detox cleanse section here should you need to cleanse at home. And, don’t forget your warm lemon water first thing in the morning.

rancho la puerta signature green juice recipe

Katie Dillon is the managing editor of La Jolla Mom. She helps readers plan San Diego vacations through her hotel expertise (that stems from living in a Four Seasons hotel) and local connections. Readers have access to exclusive discounts on theme park tickets (like Disneyland and San Diego Zoo) and perks at luxury hotels worldwide through her. She also shares insider tips for visiting major cities worldwide, like Hong Kong, London, Paris, and Shanghai, that her family has either lived in or visits regularly (or both).

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  1. I’ve juiced just about every type of fruit and vegetable, but never thought about juicing bok choy. Thanks for sharing, I’m going to try it.

  2. Wow! Bok choy? Really? I never thought that it’s effective for detoxing. I’m gonna try this out immediately.

  3. Snap! I’ve never tried juicing bok choy either, but now you’ve got me curious.

    I always add ginger to my juices for the aromatic quality it brings, but now I’m wondering if the bok choy plus a little ginger and ginseng will give the humble green juice a more Eastern spin…

    Thanks for the recipe!

  4. Is there any substitute for bok choy, It is not usually available where I live. I think this can be a great detox drink.