3 day juice cleanse: grocery list and recipes

Happy New Year's Eve!  It's only fitting on a day that everyone else is dressing up glamorously, I'm posting about food.  I'm at least probably wearing sequins to the office though, because 1) that's just an excuse to wear sequins and 2) it's one of the few festive things I'll do this NYE.  Last year, I fell asleep before midnight, and this year the hub's and my plans consist of seeing Anchorman 2 and probably making homemade pizza.  Fancy.And exciting.  We just can't help it.  Anyhow, I've been sitting on this post's content for awhile, and with the new year coming, and people resolving to eat healthy and stuff, a bit of juicing information seemed appropriate.

I do feel the need to preface this post-- I'm no juicing expert.  I actually don't really care for juice cleanses (my body still hasn't warmed up to the notion of drinking strictly juice for more than a few hours, let alone days).  The husband, on the other hand, is a champ.  I've never gotten to that point people claim exists where your head is so clear, and your poops so satisfying.  That point does exist though, he swears.  I 'juice' with him, but also have some solid food here and there- some quinoa, a banana, a spoonful of all natural peanut butter.  That's just what works for me.

Below outlines the juices that I make each day--  in addition to the juices, drink LOTs of water.  
Based on what I've read, many folks recommend a juice contain ONLY fruit, or ONLY veggies-- no bi-food-group juices.  I break this rule a little, but feel free to omit the infringing fruits and veggies.  Neither I nor the husband have never been bothered by the combinations.  Once however, I didn't peel a cucumber, and we both felt totally nauseous for a long time.  So peel your cucumbers.

The grocery list below outlines what you'll need for 3 days of juice cleansing.  3-days has proven to be a good amount of time for our liking-- but if you decide to do more or less, you can just multiply the recipes by a different number than 3.

In case you're wondering, I have the Breville BJE200XL Compact Juicer.  I'm satisfied with it's performance, but I won't lie, it's kind of a pain to clean.  If you want to be a hardcore juicer, you'll want a cold press juicer instead of a centrifugal juicer-- but those start at like $200+ which I simply couldn't justify on an appliance I may not use often.

Have you ever juiced?  What was your experience like?  


  1. this is great, i am planning on doing a 3 day juice cleanse starting Wednesday. I am bringing this list to the grocery store today! Have you done a cleanse before? How do you feel after?

    1. Hi Sarah!
      I've tried a three day cleanse, but I've not completed one. Day two can get a little rough for some- headaches, feeling weak, etc- and that didn't go so well for me working all day. My husband has completed multiple three day cleanses though and he loves them. He always comments on how he feels like his appetite has decreased, and how satisfying his bowel movements are (sorry if that's TMI haha).
      Let me know how it goes! Good luck!

  2. This was not enough for 2 people, I doubled the recipes so that both my husband and I were able to get at least 16oz each. Yummy recipes!!


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