How To: 3 Day DIY Juice Cleanse with Shopping List

Green juices for detox and cleanse
Every few months I begin to take note of all my recent fast food trips, soda-&-Hot-Cheetos afternoon snacks, and general unhealthy eating patterns. I started to get a feeling of unhealthiness recently and felt I needed to kick my healthy habits back into gear with a juice detox.

Several months ago I shared my 1-day juice cleanse but this time around I decided to step it up and try a DIY 3 day juice cleanse. Was it hard? Not really; sure there were a few snacks I had to forgo but I didn’t have the negative experience many other juice cleansers have had– I went in to the cleanse with a positive attitude and emerged with a sense of accomplishment and knowing that I did something good for my body. The only negative is that afterwards my chin broke out, however I read that juices cause that as they push out toxins… or maybe it’s just from the sugary fruits. Personally, I wasn’t looking to use the cleanse as a diet so I cannot speak to any weight loss.

Juice detox and cleanses can be very pricey so I chose to stick with the more frugal budget-friendly DIY version from my last cleanse, although I switched out one of the green juices for a carrot-apple-beet juice– the last cleanse was just a little too green for me. Overall, I spent about $70 in produce and it took me about an hour and a half each night to make the juices.  I recommend using a juicer for all juices except the spicy lemonade and dessert smoothie. When you use a juicer, such as this juicer,  it extracts all the fiber from the fruits and veggies, however when you use a blender the fiber is not removed. I’ve read that some people prefer having the fiber so to each their own; I am not a nutritionist, this post is solely based on my juicing experience.
Here are the recipes and how to below, along with a shopping list:
DIY Juice Cleanse Recipes – 6 juices per day
Green juice for detox and cleanse

Green Juice (Juices 1 and 3)
Juice the following in a juicer:
1 handful of kale
1 handful of spinach
1 kiwi, peeled
2 Granny Smith apples
1 banana (blend with juice in blender)

Pineapple-Apple Cucumber Juice (Juice 2)
Juice the following in a juicer:
1/2 pineapple, with skin/leaves removed
2 red apples
1/2 cucumber

Spicy Lemonade (Juice 4)
Fill a bottle 7/8 full of filtered water. Combine the following and shake:
Juice of 1 Lemon
1 teaspoon Honey
Pinch of Cayenne Pepper

CAB (Carrot Apple Beet) Juice (Juice 5)
Juice the following in a juicer:
1 red beet, peeled
1 carrot, peeled
2 red apples

*After filling bottles, fill the rest of the bottle with filtered water.

Banana-Cashew ‘Dessert’ Smoothie (Juice 6)
Blend all ingredients together in blender:
1 cup raw whole cashews, soaked in water for 2 hours
1 banana
1 cup of filtered water
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon cardamom
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg

Shopping List for 3 Day Juice Cleanse:

12 green apples
6 kiwis
1-2 bags kale (I use several handfuls)
1-2 bags spinach (see above ^^)
2 cucumbers
12 red apples
9 bananas
3 carrots
3 beets
Pineapple (I picked up 2 6-piece containers and used 4 spears per day)
3 lemons

3 cups raw cashews
6-pack 16 oz. water bottles (I re-used bottles and drank from a re-useable to-go cup with ice)
Estimated Expense: ~$70

One thought on “How To: 3 Day DIY Juice Cleanse with Shopping List

  1. Pure Detox

    What’s great with cleansing juice is that one can mix the fruits and vegetables that they want, the healthier the better. It is also easy to prepare and requires minimal time to do. Drink cleansing juices regularly for a healthy and toxin free body.


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