Kelly Ripa: ‘Go To’ Cleanse Doctor Reveals Ripa’s High-Alkaline Cleanse For Losing 14 Pounds In One Week [Recipes]

Kelly Ripa is sharing her “go to” cleanse from her doctor. The co-host of Live With Kelly And Michael says that the cleanse diet she follows has transformed her body and her energy level, reported E! News.

And according to Ripa, the diet involves no deprivation. The “Get Off Your Acid” cleanse provides dieters with a high alkaline seven-day food plan, designed by Dr. Daryl Gioffre, who is Kelly’s own nutritionist and chiropractor.

“It was always my goal to create this 7-day cleanse that wasn’t going to do all those things that people think about cleanses,” explained the nutrition expert.

The stereotypical view of cleanses involves constant hunger, beverages that are a murky green, and constant trips to the bathroom, said Dr. Gioffre. Now, he hopes that his unique cleanse will change that stereotype.

“Everyone thinks you’re going to be starving all the week. And you have to drink this green, nasty bug juice, or you’re going to be in the bathroom all week, and you’re going to be miserable.”

In contrast, Dr. Gioffre has developed a go-to cleanse that features non-acidic foods. Translation: Dieters on his cleanse avoid processed foods high in sugar as well as dairy and meat.

What do you eat on his cleanse? High alkaline foods such as spinach, kale, seeds, nuts, and avocado. Whole grains such as quinoa are allowed, but the chiropractor emphasizes the need to hydrate with water and eat plenty of leafy green veggies.

Dr. Gioffre explained that the cleanse is designed to regulate the blood pH levels.

“Your body needs to have your blood pH tightly regulated. The scale goes from 0 to 14 (0 being acidic, 14 pure alkaline). Your body needs to be slightly alkaline at 7.365. Easy way to remember is seven days a week, 365 days a year.”

As for weight loss, his patients have shed between 5 to 14 pounds in one week, and some of his clients continue to stay on the nutrient-dense diet.

Kelly credited the go-to cleanse and her doctor for helping ease her pain and boost her energy, as the Inquisitr reported.

“[An anti-acid diet is] responsible for me not being in pain. Yes. It has changed my life, it’s changed the whole way I think about food,” she said.

And as her doctor pointed out, the go-to cleanse doesn’t involve just drinking green juice or starving.

“It’s a very manageable cleanse. It’s very manageable. You’re not hungry. It’s not like … people go, ‘What are you eating? You’re just drinking, you know, a green juice a day?’ No, it’s not like that. You eat. I actually eat much more on this cleanse than I do in my actual life, but it’s what you eat and how you eat it.”

For Ripa, the diet cleanse also eased her pain, reported People.

“[The cleanse is] responsible for me not being in pain. Yes. It has changed my life, it’s changed the whole way I think about food,” said Kelly.

Want to sample the cleanse? Try two of Dr. Gioffre’s recipes below.

Mint Morning Blast Smoothie (serves 2)


  • 1 big handful spinach
  • 1 Banana (ideally frozen)
  • 5 strawberries (ideally frozen)
  • 10-12 mint leaves
  • 1 tbsp. raw almond butter
  • 1 cup coconut milk (or almond milk)

Blend on high in blender. Refrigerate leftovers to make firm.

“The metabolization of any of the natural sugars in the banana and strawberries will be slowed down and neutralized by the healthy fats in the almond butter and coconut milk to prevent any insulin spikes or acidity.”

Avocado Chocolate Mousse (serves 2)


  • 1 ½ haas avocado
  • 2/3 cup coconut water (ideally raw)
  • 1 tbsp. Vanilla
  • 2 tbsp. raw cacao
  • 3-5 Dates
  • 1 ½ tsp. Sea Salt (Celtic Sea Salt or Himalayan)

Blend high in blender. Refrigerate leftovers to keep firm.

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