Juice Cleanse 101: Recipes

Here’s what I used for each juice during my 3-day-cleanse. Note that all of the ingredients I used were organic.

Day One: I started off each day with a litre of warm water with lemon to start off with a good ol’ flush. I the continued with the following juices which I sipped on alternately throughout the day.

Wake Me Up Citrus Go-Go:IMG_20140417_074858
2 green apples
2 grapefruits
2 oranges
1 lemon
2 inch wedge of ginger

Goodness Medley:
1 green apple
large handful of carrots
large handful of celery
1 medium sized cucumber
2 inch wedge of ginger

Avo-Spinach Smoothie:
1/2 a large avocado
1 ripe banana
2 handfuls of spinach
1 cup of coconut milk

Day Two: I started off the day the same way, with a litre of warm water with lemon. I only had one juice (my favourite combination) with a smoothie and drank mainly water throughout the day.

Brilliant BeetIMG_20140418_100944
2 large beets
1 grapefruit
1 lemon
1 green apple
1 orange
2 inch thumb of ginger
an optional clove of garlic – does wonders for your body and if a single clove, it won’t spoil the taste

Avo-Spinach Smoothie
Same ingredients as above with a table spoon of almond butter.


Day Three: By the third day I felt awesome, full of energy and wondering about 5 day cleanses or more! This is definitely something I will do periodically, maybe for even longer! I have all intentions of experimenting with juices and seeing how my body best responds! There wasn’t a smoothie for day three, just 2 juices. Again, I started it out with a litre of warm water with lemon. I found that I could drink it all as I prepped the produce (washing, peeling and chopping) and juiced everything.

Gratifying GreensIMG_20140419_074512
2 green apples
1 lemon
2 inch thumb of ginger
1 large handful of spinach
1 handful of parsley
1 handful of celery
1 medium cucumber

Invigorating Orange
2 green apples
1 lemon
2 inch thumb of ginger
1 orange
1 large handful of carrots

According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, certain foods work on certain internal organs and I used this information to determine what ingredients I used for my juices. This is called Food Therapy.

I started out on this juice cleanse wanting to work on my liver which is the number one organ that detoxes the body. I also intended on working on my lungs and my digestive system as a whole.
I chose lemon, celery, spinach and beets to work on my liver, all of these are amazing for healing the liver. Almost all of the ingredients I used are known to work on the stomach, aiding my digestive system, with the banana, cucumber, spinach and beets healing my large intestines. A lot of these same ingredients help to heal other organs too, for example, banana, grapefruit, lemon, celery, spinach, garlic and ginger all contain properties that heal the lungs too. I found it encouraging that many of these fruits and vegetables work on the spleen and bladder too. I’ll take all the detoxification and healing that I can!

By incorporating these, and other fruits and vegetables into your diet can gently help to heal your insides.

Sending love and light to you and your awesome insides!
C. xx

Note: The information provided on this website is for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for advice from a physician or other healthcare professional. Consult a physician regarding a cleanse or detox with respect to your individual health. Some fruits and vegetables may interfere with medication such as blood thinners or cholesterol medication. Use caution and consult your doctor when making changes to your health regime.

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