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How to do a 3-Day Juice Cleanse

32 Comments | Written on January 30, 2013 at 5:00 am , by

Have you ever considered doing one of those trendy “juice cleanses?”  Sure, you can have them delivered to your door, or purchase them at high end grocery stores, but that can add up and get expensive fast.  Plus, I really enjoy things like bacon, pie, and chewing…

Since we are giving away the stellar Cuisinart Compact Juice Extractor this week, I decided to jump on the bandwagon and give it a try for myself!

How gorgeous are all those fruits and vegetables!  They sure are an inspiration to get healthy and nourish your body.  Let me tell you a little bit about how I designed this 3-Day Juice Cleanse as well as a few recommendations and tips I discovered along the way.

Keep reading for the results!

All the recipes below came from the recipe booklet inside the Cuisinart Compact Juice Extractor.  I wanted to incorporate a wide variety of flavors and colors into each day.  My other requirement?  I wasn’t about to drink anything that tasted like a mowed lawn.  Every juice blend needed a hint of fruit for sweetness and balance.  This is just my personal preference.  If you are ready for something more hard-core, go for it!

Recommendation:   Clean out the fridge before you start.  Not because you want to remove any temptations, but because all this produce will take up a ton of space!  (Wish I would have done this!  I was like playing a game of Tetris when I got home from the grocery store to fit it all in…)

Cost:  The obvious first question – Is it expensive?  Not really!   Three days worth of ingredients cost around $50.  At my Ralph’s market it was a grand total of $53.55

Effort:  The next question, was it a lot of work?  It certainly took conscious planning, but this particular juicer was a dream.  It didn’t take up much counter top space and it was easy to clean.  Both big factors when selecting a juicer.  Plus, the price is quite competitive compared to other models on the market.  Just around $100.

Hunger:  Everyone wants to know, were you starving?  No!  Maybe it is because each drink is so nutrient dense, but I found myself feeling very satisfied.  In fact, I think juicing has given me a new found appreciation for beautiful produce.  Now, I am not going to lie, I did miss crunch and chewing.  I found myself slicing a gorgeous apple and thought, “I really just want to bite into this right now!”  Hey, if a few days of juicing makes you crave and appreciate the wonder of an apple or some orange wedges, that’s great!  I am reminded that fruit isn’t some health-food snack we are ‘supposed’ to choose, it is actually a wonderful treat I can look forward to and ‘want’ to choose!

This sample menu incorporates a variety of colors.  Breakfast is orange, lunch is green and dinner is red.  Plus, there are morning and afternoon juice “snacks” as well as an evening treat before bed.

Breakfast Juice Blend

Super C Juice  “Orange”

1/2 large red pepper, seeded

4 medium carrots

1/2 large grapefruit, peeled and halved

1/2 medium orange, peeled

1/4 lemon, peeled

1.  Juice the ingredients in the order listed.

2.  Stir the juice and serve immediately.

AM Snack

Pineapple Mint Spritzer

1 cup pineapple, peeled and cubed

1 tablespoon packed fresh mint leaves

8 ounces unflavored seltzer water

1.  Juice the pineapple and mint.

2.  Stir the juice and pour into serving glass with ice.  Top with seltzer and serve immediately.

Lunch Juice Blend

Green Apple Juice “Green”

6 leaves of kale

1 medium orange, peeled and quartered

1 cup packed spinach leaves

1 green apple, quartered

1.  Juice the ingredients in the order listed.

2.  Stir juice and serve immediately.

PM Snack

Cucumber Mint Cooler

1/2 kiwi, peeled

1/2 cup green grapes

1/2 lime

1/2 medium cucumber

1/4 cup packed mint leaves

1 inch piece of ginger

Dinner Juice Blend

Apple, Beet and Fennel Juice “Red”

1/2 medium orange, peeled

2 medium fuji apples, quartered

1 medium beet, quartered

1/4 fennel bulb

1.  Juice the ingredients in the order listed.

2.  Stir juice and serve immediately.

Bedtime Snack

Pear Ginger Sleepy Time Tea

1 inch ginger

1 medium pear

8 ounces hot, brewed bedtime tea

1.  Juice the ginger and the pear.

2.  Stir juice and combine with hot, brewed herbal tea.  Serve immediately.

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