DIY Juice Cleanse

 

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By Lauren Parry.

Purpose of a juice cleanse:

There are multiple purposes of a juice cleanse. Among these, the most popular are to rid your body of toxins, to feel better, to look better, and to jumpstart your weight loss goals.

Price:

A juice cleanse can be quite pricey if you order it through a company. A three day cleanse will cost around $200 total ($66 per day). Our 3 day do-it-yourself juice cleanse costs about $80 total ($27 per day). At this cost, you could purchase a decent juicer, all of the ingredients for our DIY three day cleanse, and still save more money than you would purchasing a cleanse from a company! Don’t get us wrong, juicing can be time consuming and if you don’t have the time to juice, ordering from a company is the way to go. If you have never juiced before, view our Juicing 101 guide!

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Prior to the cleanse:

Make sure you are drinking plenty of water within a few days before your juice cleanse starts. Eliminate any “bad” food including fast food, soda, ice cream, alcohol, junk food, etc. You will need six jars with lids for your juices if you plan to prepare them all at once. We have created a Grocery_List, as well as Juice_Labels to tape onto your lids.

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During:

A juice cleanse entails 6 juices per day. Drink one juice every two hours. Always drink a full glass of water after each juice to ensure you stay hydrated. Your body will most likely begin to crave food. If you must eat, stick to raw vegetables. We recommend you drink one of each juice “color” each day. If there is a juice you do not like, you can substitute a different juice in its place.

After:

The day after your juice cleanse, you can start easing back into different food groups. On day one, you are encouraged to eat raw vegetables and fruits. The following days, slowly add the other food groups back into your diet

Recipes:

Red
  • 2 Fuji Apples
  • 3 Carrots
  • 1.5 Beets
  • 1 T Ginger
  • .5 Lemon Juice
  • 4 Celery Sticks

Directions: juice, mix, enjoy!

Green
  • 3 Romaine Leafs
  • 4 Celery Sticks
  • 1 Cucumber
  • 2 Granny Smith Apples
  • ¾ C Spinach
  • 3 Kale Leafs
  • 5 Parsley Ribs
  • 1 oz. Lemon Juice

Directions: juice, mix, enjoy!

Emerald
  • 2 Parsnips
  • 4 Pears
  • 5 Celery Sticks
  • 5 Parsley Ribs
  • 1 Carrot
  • 1 0z Lemon

Directions: juice, mix, enjoy!

Gold
  • 1/3 Pineapple
  • 3 Granny Smith Apples
  • 3 T Mint finely chopped
  • 1 0z Lime Juice

Directions: juice, mix, enjoy!

Yellow
  • 3 oz. Lemon
  • ¼ t Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 ¼ T Agave Nectar or Raw Honey
  • 425 ml Filtered Water

Directions: This can be made with or without a juicer. Juice or squeeze lemons, mix in other ingredients, enjoy!

White
  • 4 oz Raw Cashews
  • 1 T Agave Nectar or Raw Honey
  • 1 Vanilla Bean
  • 1 ¼ t Ground Cinnamon
  • 425 ml Filtered Water

Directions: This can be made in a blender. Allow cashews to soak in water for one hour. Rinse cashews, blend all ingredients in a blender, enjoy! This makes a great “dessert” drink. We love to save this juice for last each day!

Keep us updated with your preparation and progress with the hashtag #foodfitfab!

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  5. A little confused about the celery. On the grocery list you say to buy 65 Celery Sticks (approx. 7
    stalks). When you say stalk do you mean a rib of celery or an entire head of celery? Trying to figure out how many heads of celery to buy.. Thanks!@

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  6. I’m a little confused with te shopping list too. Why is the list for a 3 day cleanse 5 times the amount of food you need for 1 day? Looks great though and can’t wait to try it!

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      Hi Amanda! Thanks for stopping by! They are actually labeled wrong. It should say 1 day, 3 day, or 5 day!

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      Hi Heather! To be honest with you each juice will vary depending on the day. Some days a juice would create much more than the mason jar would handle, other days the same juice would not fill up the jar due to the state the vegetables are in. I suggest purchasing standard sized mason jars. On the days that I had more than enough for the jar, I would put it in a separate jar and keep it for a snack if I was still hungry later. I hope that helps! Be sure to tag us in your picture so we can follow along! 🙂

  8. I started the juice cleanse this morning. I have had the red and I’m halfway through the green. I hope to hold out for the full five days because I have been having a lot of digestive issues thae last two months (well, kind of my whole life….). So I am going to go from this cleanse into the elimination diet to narrow down what is setting off my system into a tizzy. Thanks for the great recipes! I made all my drinks for the day this morning and sampled each one… Yum!

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      Thanks for sharing Carolyn! We hope it works out for you. My favorite is the pineapple apple mint! Least favorite is the Spicy Lemonade! If you post any photos use the hashtag #foodfitfab, or tag us! We would love to follow along:)

  9. Juicing first time in my life and was scared that it is going to be impossible to do more than one day ( initial plan was 3 days). But now it is 3rd day and I can tell you that it is very possible, because I was feeling full all day long and I was drinking only 4 first juices (there was no room for last 2). A lot of water in between juices of course… My favorite desert cocktail is Emerald 🙂

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  10. I am just finishing up night 3 of my 3-day juice cleanse, and I have to say, it was a lot easier than I thought it would be! I was full all day every day, and I didn’t really start craving food until today (you can only watch people eat pizza for so long….). Like others have mentioned, I couldn’t even finish all 6 juices- so I cut out the spicy lemonade that no one seems to be a fan of. No nutritional content, anyway. A couple tips for others trying the cleanse:
    1. If I were to do the cleanse again, I would skip the lemons and use bottled lemon juice. The lemons didn’t go through my juicer very well (super pulpy), and were expensive ($10 of the $60 I spent).
    2. I would also pass on buying the raw cashews and vanilla bean for the last juice. The cashews cost $12 total, and 1 vanilla bean was $8 (I didn’t buy it). Instead, I’d go for almond milk or something similar… though I guess this is cheating a little bit.
    3. Pears also didn’t go through the juicer so well. I would say either buy pears that aren’t ripe yet, or the harder kind (like Asian pears) because regular Barlett pears create a lot of pulp.
    4. On that note, I didn’t think of straining the juices until I was halfway through day 2’s juices. Using a pasta strainer or something similar made the juices a lot better on day 3.
    5. For those asking how big the juices were, I found that they were a lot bigger than I expected. I used 6 empty 32 oz Gatorade bottles to hold the juices; the juices didn’t usually fill the bottles, but some came close. Especially if you have to take the juices to school/work, carrying mason jars around isn’t convenient.
    6. If you have the option, try to buy most of the things at Aldi! I bought most than half of the items at Aldi for $20, so I was able to splurge on things like the cashews, lemons and agave.

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