My DIY 3-Day Juice Cleanse Recipe Plan

It’s finally here! After a long weekend of cleansing, and then a week of posting my recipes, here is the whole plan for you to enjoy yourselves. If you’re planning on embarking on a three-day cleanse, I’d definitely recommend reading my “How to prepare for a juice cleanse” post first, along with making sure your juicer is up to scratch. My main recommendations for the cleanse are as follows:

Shopping list

Below is my shopping list for making your 18 juices, and these ingredients should provide 500ml of juice each time, although feel free to add more of one ingredient if necessary (cucumbers are a great way to make up extra juice, for example). The reason why I’m so heavily advocating 500ml juices is because the cleanse is not meant to make you feel hungry – it should be self-sustaining, and enable you to find a clear division between hunger pangs and mental cravings, enabling you to eat more mindfully in the future.

Try to get the organic versions of these ingredients – as you will be having condensed versions of everything, it’s best to get fresh, clean fruits, vegetables and the extras too. I’ve linked all of the items to Planet Organic, but you should be able to find them all in your local supermarket if you prefer.

Schedule

To make your cleanse even more successful, you should keep to a timely schedule too. Although I didn’t quite manage this, I would recommend planning your day as follows, unless your daily schedule differs to a usual mealtime routine:

  • 8:00   – Lemon detox water
  • 9:00   – Sweet green morning juice
  • 12:00 – Beetroot and carrot juice
  • 15:00 – Pineapple and mint juice
  • 17:00 – Raw spicy lemonade
  • 18:00 – Mean green juice
  • 20:00 – Raw vanilla cashew milk
  • 21:30 – Camomile tea

Daily menu

Lemon Detox Water
1/2 lemon
1 cup lukewarm water

  1. Cut a cross along the length and width of the lemon, and peel
  2. Put half of the lemon through the juicer, saving the other half for later
  3. Add to a cup of lukewarm water and drink

Sweet Morning Green Juice
1 apple
1 cucumber
1/2 lemon
2 handfuls of kale
2 handfuls of spinach

  1. Start by washing your produce, then slice everything into finger-sized pieces
  2. Feed the leaves with your cucumber through the juicer, then the apple and lemon
  3. Funnel into a glass, skimming off any froth and enjoy!

Beetroot + Carrot Juice
1 apple
2 beets
2 carrots
1/2 lemon
Sliver of ginger

  1. On a chopping board, slice up all your ingredients into finger-like pieces. I always keep the skin on, but this is up to you
  2. Juice everything through – you may need to encourage the carrot pieces through by using the other softer produce
  3. Decant into a glass, skimming off any froth and adding water if you’d like

Pineapple + Mint Juice
1/2 cucumber
1 handful of mint
1/2 pineapple

  1. Skin the pineapple with a sharp chef’s knife, and slice into finger-like portions
  2. Also cut the cucumber this way, alongside picking a handful of mint and washing well
  3. Now juice everything, with the leaves mixed between the larger chunks
  4. You may need to re-juice the pulp after the first time round, as both pineapple and cucumber are very juicy
  5. Pop in a few ice cubes (if you’d like) and enjoy!

Spicy Raw Lemonade
400ml water
1 lemon
1 pinch cayenne pepper
1 tbsp agave nectar

  1. Along the length of the lemon, score a cut as deep as the skin. Do the same again, this time in a perfect cross, and then peel the skin off to leave just the segments, then put through your juicer and re-juice the pulp at least once
  2. Now add the 400ml water (preferably filtered), and stir in a pinch of cayenne pepper and one tablespoon of agave nectar

Mean Green Juice
2 celery sticks
1/2 cucumber
1 small lemon
2 handfuls of kale
1 handful parsley

  1. Wash all your produce, and cut into finger-sized slices
  2. Juice the leaves through with the cucumber and celery to ensure even juicing
  3. Re-juice the pulp at least once
  4. Decant into a glass and drink

Raw Vanilla Cashew Milk
145g cashew nuts
1.5 litres of water
2 tbsp agave nectar
1 vanilla bean

(Note: this recipe makes enough for three 500ml portions)

  1. Start by soaking the cashew nuts in 240ml water for 2-12 hours (I soaked mine for eight)
  2. Drain the water, and pop the swollen cashews into your juicer while slowly pouring 750ml of water through it too (I would really recommend a masticating juicer, as I’m not sure how a centrifugal juicer would handle this), making sure to re-juice the pulp at least one time afterwards
  3. Cut the end off your vanilla bean and scrape out the paste
  4. Put the cashew milk, vanilla bean paste, agave nectar and remaining water in a blender and whizz up until perfectly creamy
  5. The yield should make up at least three 500ml portions of cashew milk, perfect for the three-day cleanse! You can store the milk in the fridge in-between days, for up to three days.

Chamomile Tea
Chamomile tea bag
1 cup of hot water

  1. Boil the kettle, leaving the water to rest for a while before pouring on the chamomile tea bag to prevent burning
  2. Leave the bag in during drinking for a fuller flavour

Stick with it

If this is your first cleanse, as it was mine, I really highly recommend finding introspective activities to do during your juicing – meditating, art, and reading are all perfect for this. You may also feel like partaking in light exercise, such as yoga, but try not to do anything strenuous. I took walks in the afternoon to reduce my temptation to eat and also get out of the house – hopefully this will help you too!

No-one says juice cleanses are easy, but the changes in the body’s energy levels, digestive system, and to a certain extent, loss of weight, are an amazing thing to observe and enjoy. You will also feel proud for being able to accomplish such a task without snacking in-between (my usual vice), but if you really desperately need to, cashew nut butter or raw cashews are the best bet. As an advocate for mindful eating, I wouldn’t say juicing 24/7 is a sustainable diet, but it definitely helps kick-start a healthier diet afterwards, and you will be able to minimise mental cravings while fulfilling hunger and thirst.

After your cleanse

Once you have completed your cleanse, congratulate yourself! Observe your body, and how strong-willed you have been. Now, make a plan to stay this healthy, whether it be going vegetarian, introducing juices into your regular diet, or maintaining a no-snacking policy.

It is very highly recommended to eat only raw plant-based meals after your cleanse for the first three days, adding in nuts in the second day and grains in the third. Your digestive system will be slow and you shouldn’t shock it, especially with pseudo-foods on the first few days afterward. Meat will also be hard for it to handle at this point. As always, listen to your body and make a mental plan – you can treat yourself, but do so in little portions if at all.

Finally – let me know how you get on! I’d love to hear about it if you try my DIY cleanse. As an inexpensive and like-for-like cleanse to commercial alternatives, I really hope you reap all the benefits that I enjoyed when establishing it. Good luck!

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116 Comments

  1. hannah
    October 11, 2020 / 5:35 pm

    Hi,
    Thank you so much for this!! Do you know about how many calories per day this is ?

    • besma
      Author
      October 12, 2020 / 9:57 am

      Hi Hannah, my pleasure! I didn’t count calories for this plan, however you can calculate each juice’s nutrition and calories using this calculator if you wish: https://nutritiondata.self.com/

      B x

  2. Liz
    September 3, 2020 / 3:01 pm

    Hi Besma,

    Thank you for taking the time to detail your juice cleanse journey. I am looking at your shopping list and wanted to clarify what is listed is for each juice and not for the entire cleanse

    Thanks!
    Liz

    • besma
      Author
      September 4, 2020 / 4:44 pm

      Hi Liz, thanks for the lovely comment. You can see the ingredients for each juice by clicking on their names in the list. I hope that helps!

      B x

  3. Annie
    August 26, 2020 / 9:20 pm

    Trying this out this weekend! Thanks for the plan – this is the easiest and clearest plan I’ve found on the internet so far!

    • besma
      Author
      August 27, 2020 / 9:57 am

      Thanks so much! I hope you enjoy following it!

      B x

  4. Sarah Benfell
    August 13, 2020 / 7:15 am

    Hi!

    This looks awesome – very keen to try it. Just wondering if there are any substitutes for cucumber? Unfortunately it’s $5 per cucumber at my supermarket at the moment hahaha!

    • besma
      Author
      August 13, 2020 / 1:21 pm

      Hi Sarah, thanks for the comment – and sorry to hear your cucumbers are so expensive! You could try another water-rich fruit or vegetable, but cucumber is definitely my #1 recommendation.

      B x

  5. Amanda
    July 30, 2020 / 6:46 pm

    I recently did a 15 day juice fast with a friend and loved it so much that my friend and I decided to begin every month with a 3-day juice fast. I love your plan– but for me cashews are a bit expensive. I typically have sesame milk made from 2 TBSP raw unhulled sesame seeds which are soaked overnight, then rinsed added to my high powered blender with 2 C of water and 1 TBSP of maple syrup. Would you say that this could take the place of the cashew beverage you’ve included here and not interfere with the fasted state?

    • besma
      Author
      August 1, 2020 / 5:48 pm

      Hi Amanda, thanks for the comment! Unfortunately I’m not a nutritionist/scientist, just a foodie who enjoyed creating this three-day cleanse DIY. In theory the sesame milk seems to be a perfect drink to swap the cashew milk with, but if you’re unsure it may be worth checking with a nutritionist or trying it and seeing how you feel. Sorry I can’t be more help!

      B x

  6. Donya
    July 27, 2020 / 10:05 pm

    Hey Besma,

    Do you also deliver the juices ready-made? If so, I would be interested to know more about the price and time it takes to deliver. Otherwise, can you recommend a powerful Juice Blender? I am used to spending more time in the Kitchen Juicing compared to cooking!!!

  7. Paloma
    June 15, 2020 / 1:27 pm

    I’m not trying to intrude but how much weight did you lose when juicing and how did you adapt after the 3 day cleanse?

    • besma
      Author
      June 15, 2020 / 2:03 pm

      Hi Paloma, I didn’t make a note of the weightloss as it wasn’t my intention to lose weight doing the cleanse. After the cleanse I recommend starting back with plant-based food, and then adding in other elements like bread, rice, protein, etc.

      By combining the cleanse with more healthy eating afterwards and exercise, my body was in a lot better shape a few months after the cleanse. I hope that helps!

      B x

  8. June 12, 2020 / 6:58 pm

    Nothing like starting off my day reading and learning about something cool. Your blog post accentuated my breakfast perfectly! Thank you 🙂

    • besma
      Author
      June 15, 2020 / 1:06 pm

      Thanks for the kind words Brian!

      B x

  9. Abby
    May 19, 2020 / 9:40 pm

    I am allergic to all types of nuts. Is there anything I can do to substitute the cashew milk? Maybe another juice or another Version on the milk?

  10. Sara
    May 19, 2020 / 9:31 am

    Hello Besma,

    I will be starting the juice cleanse soon. I prefer not to use a juicer to get all the benefits of each fruit or vegetable. Would it be as effective if i blend everything together with some water ?

    • besma
      Author
      May 19, 2020 / 11:19 am

      Hi Sara, unfortunately this isn’t a good idea as you will be making smoothies rather than juices. You’ll find you have WAY too much to consume each day and far too much fibre. If you’d rather not use a juicer, I’d recommend finding a plan for smoothies!

      B x

      • Amanda Lilburne
        July 4, 2020 / 5:18 am

        Hi Besms

        I only have a NutriBullet and started the de tox today.

        I am just drinking the Beet and carrot juice but had to add water as it is way too thick.

        I just read your post to Sara.

        Is it not suitable to try and do the de tic this way as I am consuming all the fibre? I just wanted a detox yo kick start a new life style regime?

        • besma
          Author
          July 6, 2020 / 10:01 am

          Hi Amanda, thanks for the message. Unfortunately I do not recommend doing a juice cleanse with a blender – you must use a juicer. Juicers remove the pulp and fibre from your fruit and vegetables so that they’re drinkable. By blending ingredients you will consume far too much food and fibre!

          B x

          • Nadine Snel
            July 27, 2020 / 11:04 am

            Hey Besma,

            Is using a blender possible if I sieve it afterwards?

          • besma
            Author
            July 27, 2020 / 11:07 am

            Hi Nadine, please do not do this – it’s not the same as juicing.

            B x

  11. Bhawana
    May 16, 2020 / 6:42 am

    Hi Besma, Any substitute of Pineapple. ? i am allergic to pineapple

    • besma
      Author
      May 18, 2020 / 12:17 am

      Hi Bhawana, thanks for commenting – the closest fruit that comes to mind is mango, but as this is a DIY cleanse, go for something you feel comfortable with, and that could be as simple as apple. Both will be lovely with mint!

      B x

  12. Clarissa
    May 14, 2020 / 9:11 am

    Hi Besma,

    I’m trying your juice cleanse this week with my mum and was wondering if it needs to be chamomile tea specifically, or if I can substitute it for green or peppermint tea??

    Thanks in advance!
    Clarissa x

    • besma
      Author
      May 14, 2020 / 10:31 am

      Hi Clarissa, thanks for the comment – as this is a DIY cleanse, you’re very welcome to change it to suit what you have available. In this case, I would suggest peppermint as it’s caffeine-free, and won’t affect your sleep if you drink it late at night. Hope you and your mum enjoy the cleanse!

      B x

  13. Collin
    April 20, 2020 / 9:38 am

    Hi Besma,

    We just finished this juice fast! It was the first time we have ever tried anything like this and you made it incredibly easy and straight forward. We suffered a bit with the hunger but took your advice on eating peppers with hummus and went with pumpkin seeds instead of cashews (because we couldn’t find any in our supermarket in Spain).

    Thank you1

    • besma
      Author
      April 20, 2020 / 12:43 pm

      Hi Collin, thanks for the lovely comment – it’s so great to hear when people enjoy the recipes and my work generally! Glad you snacked healthily alongside the cleanse, and I hope you’ll enjoy getting into a good rhythm with your eating habits going forwards too.

      B x

  14. Schyler Goers
    April 12, 2020 / 4:48 am

    Hi Besma, I came across your blog a few days ago and saw your juice cleanse post and it inspired me to try it myself. I just went to the store today to purchase everything I need. However, my grocery store is all out of mint… Would you recommend a replacement? Thank you so much and I look forward to getting started on my cleanse!!

    • besma
      Author
      April 14, 2020 / 4:13 pm

      Hi Schyler, thanks for the comment and I hope you enjoy your cleanse. Mint only features in the Pineapple + Mint Juice, so you could simply leave it out, or perhaps add something that gives a fresh twist like cucumber? Totally up to you, it’s a DIY cleanse after all!

      B x

  15. April 11, 2020 / 12:52 am

    Hi, Besma!

    I will be doing this juice cleanse about a week into a separate diet that prohibits sweeteners. I won’t be able to use honey, agave, or other alternatives for the Spicy Lemonade. Could I try adding half an apple to the Spicy Lemonade to sweeten it a bit or would this ruin some sort of effect of the Spicy Lemonade?

    • besma
      Author
      April 14, 2020 / 4:11 pm

      Hi Jesslyn, thanks for the comment. I think that’s a good idea! Adding something that is naturally sweet such as apple will work well to pep up the spicy lemonade, although it may have a slightly appley taste so I hope that’s ok!

      Best of luck with the cleanse!

      B x

  16. Kelly
    March 28, 2020 / 8:53 am

    Hey there! Love your website!

    I’m just preparing to do this juice cleanse and just have a couple questions…

    I couldn’t find any vanilla bean – is there something I could substitute – vanilla essence?
    And Agave too – can I substitute something else/leave it out?

    Thanks so much,

    K x

    • besma
      Author
      March 30, 2020 / 10:59 am

      Hi Kelly, thanks for the lovely comment! A small amount of vanilla essence is a fine replacement, and with agave, go for any plant-based syrup or sweetener. Agave is light in flavour and viscosity, so something like maple syrup may be a bit overpowering, but it’s totally up to you.

      B x

  17. Jasmine
    March 2, 2020 / 4:07 am

    Hi besma,
    My brothers and I started this today.
    I’m up to my fourth juice and I’ve had maybe about half a litre of water, however, I’m starting to get really hungry. What do you suggest to stop this? Should I drink more water, make more juice or what.

    Thanks, jasmine

    • besma
      Author
      March 2, 2020 / 2:16 pm

      Hi Jasmine, thanks for the message. I recommend eating snacks like cashew nuts, sliced bell peppers, hummus, and any other plant-based foods to stave off hunger cravings. The point of the cleanse is to reduce cravings, but not to go hungry – so make sure you eat if you need it!

      B x

  18. Persephone
    January 28, 2020 / 8:27 am

    Hi Besma,

    Thank you for posting, I am starting the plan today and already had my first juice … it was delicious!

    Can I ask, should I expect to lose much weight on the plan?

    Many thanks

    • besma
      Author
      January 28, 2020 / 12:24 pm

      Hi Persephone, best of luck with the cleanse! I don’t promote weight-loss and this cleanse was not about losing weight, but instead to change my eating habits to healthier ones. I hope with time you can integrate healthier eating habits, and if weight loss is your goal, that this supports you with that.

      B x

      • Persephone
        January 28, 2020 / 12:30 pm

        Hi,

        Thank you for your reply, weight loss isn’t my goal – was just intrigued.

        Thank you x

  19. Candace McQueen
    December 30, 2019 / 9:00 pm

    Thank you so much for posting this! Is there a downside to the juice cleanse? Should there be a concern for a spike in sugar levels? I’m really interested in trying this!

    • January 2, 2020 / 12:46 pm

      Thanks Candace – I think the main issue is usually that cleansing is seen as a way to diet or lose weight, but I actually found it to be less like that, and more about understanding my hunger vs. my cravings. So if you’re looking to kickstart a way of eating more mindfully, it can really be helpful! Also the time it takes to make the juices is something I get a lot of messages about, and I had the fortune of doing it over three days off, but it can be a hassle!

      If you do try it I hope you enjoy it!

      B x

  20. Poppy
    December 28, 2019 / 10:19 pm

    Hi, I’m looking to start this cleanse to start off the new year. I would ideally like to make enough juice for the 3 days on the first day, so I’m not spending half my day juicing! Is this ok and will they keep ok in the fridge? Thanks in advance

    • December 30, 2019 / 2:23 pm

      Hi Poppy, best of luck with the cleanse! I always recommend making juices fresh, as they can degrade over time (meaning they won’t taste as good and the nutrients will reduce too) but I understand it can be difficult to do that if you’re not at home all day! How about doing all the juices each morning? This will be a lot better, and I hope it saves you some time too.

      B x

  21. Trish
    December 24, 2019 / 1:40 am

    Hi Besma, just wanted to thank you for putting up such an awesome plan complete with recipes. I’m wanting to start after christmas as a bit of a reset. So off to buy myself a christmas present (a juicer!). Your plan looks great and instructions look so easy to follow – again thank you for sharing.
    Best wishes to you for the festive season and I’ll let you know how I get on.
    Trish

    • December 24, 2019 / 10:13 pm

      Hi Trish – my absolute pleasure! I was tired of only finding singular juice recipes, or shop-bought juices in plastic bottles, so I’m glad so many people have also found the guide useful for their own DIY cleanse! Hope it goes well for you!

      B x

  22. Jenna
    December 18, 2019 / 10:56 pm

    Hello, just wanted to confirm, the list list you have in the post is the quantities for one full day of juice based on the schedule mentioned. So if we wanted to to do a 2 or 3 day we would just double or triple respectively, right? Looking forward to giving this a shot in the new year as a reset 🙂

    • December 19, 2019 / 3:07 pm

      Hi Jenna, good question – the amounts quoted on the long ingredient list above will do for a full 3 day cleanse (18 juices) so if you wanted to do a 1 day cleanse, divide the list by three for when you go shopping. If you’re looking at each individual juice, then yes – this is the ingredients for just one juice.

      Hope that helps, and that you enjoy the cleanse!

      B x

  23. Lindsay
    November 27, 2019 / 12:46 pm

    Do you happen to know the portions of grams and liters in cups instead? It’s a bit confusing

    • November 27, 2019 / 6:43 pm

      Sorry Lindsay – I find the US cup system so confusing! You’ll need to look up a conversion chart as I don’t quite know how to convert them.

      B x

      • Lindsay
        November 28, 2019 / 4:56 pm

        Ok not a problem thank you anyway!

  24. Chelle
    October 3, 2019 / 8:53 pm

    Hey Besma. Thanks for posting this cleanse. I’m on day two. I substituted the delicious mean green drink for a green salad with parsley and lemon. I really needed to eat something at that moment. Apart from that i’m pretty set for day three. I wondered why it’s Cashew milk or idea to eat a few cashews as oppose to Almonds? They are probably similar nutritionally (good fats, source of magnesium) but aren’t almonds more alkaline & also provide calcium so even better for the body? Just a wonder? 😀

    • October 4, 2019 / 5:22 pm

      Hi Chelle, love that you’re tailoring it to what your body needs! I found when researching lots of cleanses that cashew milk was more popular than almond milk, however if you find almond an easier or better milk to make, please do use it! I don’t really subscribe to the alkaline diet, but if that’s your focus then go for it.

      B x

  25. Emily Hodgson
    October 2, 2019 / 10:33 pm

    Hi! Sorry if this is a silly question but in the juices where you don’t specify to peel the lemon, do you juice the lemon whole with peel on?

    • October 3, 2019 / 10:25 am

      Hi Emily, it’s not a silly question at all – I tend to slice the peel off, and put in the fruit into the juicer. Most juicers can handle the peel but it adds a slightly bitter taste, so I like to take the peel off. I hope that helps!

      B x

  26. Alicia
    September 7, 2019 / 4:21 am

    Is it ok to just do one of the juices over the 3 days? Was thinking of making 2litres every day and drinking it as I have to go to work.

    • September 8, 2019 / 4:15 pm

      Hi Alicia, I’m not sure about doing it this way – you may get bored of the same flavour and the juice’s nutrients will degrade over time. I’d recommend doing it the way I’ve set out, but I understand if this is too much to prepare when working.

      B x

  27. Jodie
    August 30, 2019 / 6:42 am

    Hi Besma,
    I just want to thank you for your cleanse and pre cleanse guidelines and recipes. I am finishing off day 1 after 3 days of just fruit and veges to prepare. The first 2 days were hard eating that way, especially coming of a terrible diet, day 3 was very tolerable. I’ve found a complete change in my mood and emotional responses, I’m not wanting to eat crap but definitely can’t wait to eat solid food again thank you again for the time and love you put into these resources xxx

    • August 31, 2019 / 10:28 pm

      Hi Jodie, thanks for the uplifting comment! I’m glad you experienced the same sort of outcomes I did, and I hope it kickstarts a more balanced way of eating for you!

      B x

      • Jodie
        September 1, 2019 / 9:47 am

        I’ve just finished day 3 and meal prepped for the next couple of days, healthy whole food, thank you again xx

  28. person
    August 24, 2019 / 8:23 pm

    Hello, just want to say thanks for the DIY juice cleanse it looks super promising!! I can’t wait to try it. However, I’ve done some research on Agave Syrup and its terribly unhealthy because of the high levels of fructose in contains, while it may be low in glucose it is actually far worse for you health-wise and weight lose wise than granulated sugar is. Do you think I can use honey instead? or if you have any other suggestions that would be great! Otherwise, the recipes look amazing!! just thought I’d let you know!! you can look up agave effects on healthline.com. I find this website really useful.

    • August 25, 2019 / 3:28 pm

      Hey, thanks for the nice comment! You’re right about noting the fructose content of agave syrup – the reason it’s included in this cleanse is that it’s an unrefined and plant-based source of sugar, which will give a little boost of energy and a nice taste too. However, if you’d like to switch it out for honey, or a sweetener of your choosing, please feel free!

      B x

  29. Evelin
    July 10, 2019 / 7:27 pm

    Excited to try this juice cleanse out! Seems clear and pretty straight forward unlike other juice cleansing journies I’ve read! 🙂
    I’ve seen that you did lose weight as a side effect? If you don’t mind me asking, about how much weight did you lose in combination with the juice cleanse and light exercise?

    • July 11, 2019 / 10:33 am

      Hi Evelin, I’m glad it’s clear! The summer I did this cleanse, I did lose weight, but it was mainly through a combination of eating right and exercising. The juice cleanse started me off on that journey, so I hope it will help you like it did for me! x

    • Rosslind McGookin
      July 15, 2019 / 9:08 am

      Thought I would try this as my sinus are very painful in the morning and hoping a cleanse might help.
      I have never felt hungry and my stomach feels nice and cavernous!
      Finding the mean and green rather yucky so swapped it for a sweet potatoe juice I found otherwise have followed your recipes and was glad to have them mostly using less lemon.I do like a sweeter tasting juice.
      Also made the cashew milk but what a mess cleaning out the juicer between juicing.It tasted like cream till I diluted it ,delicious. And it made me feel virtuous but think I may buy the milk next time ready made .Thankyou!
      Bowels moved on the third morning but there was non of that bloated feeling you don’t realise till you haven’t got it!
      Next step raw food for a couple of days.

      • July 15, 2019 / 10:00 am

        Hi Rosslind, that’s great to hear! I also like that you swapped out the mean green juice as you didn’t like it – good thinking. Would love to know the recipe for the sweet potato juice if you have it to hand? x

  30. Sarah-Jeanne Beaulé-Tardif
    June 24, 2019 / 5:00 am

    Hello, I am currently taking probiotic caplet twice a day and I’m planning on starting the cleanse in a couple of days. Should I stop taking the probiotics during the cleanse?
    Thanks!

    • June 27, 2019 / 3:27 pm

      Hi Sarah, I wouldn’t change your probiotics (and especially not medication or anything recommended by your doctor) during the cleanse. I hope that helps! x

  31. Taryn
    May 29, 2019 / 4:08 am

    Hey! Just finished up day two, but i’m just wondering what the approximate calories is per day during this juice cleanse?

    • May 29, 2019 / 11:39 am

      Hi Taryn, as I said on your previous comment, I’ve not calculated the calories but you can do so using this calorie calculator. If you’re finding the cleanse tough going because it’s low-calorie, try adding in some nuts or raw fruit to help see it through. x

  32. Taryn
    May 29, 2019 / 4:06 am

    What do you think the approximate calories is per day during this juice cleanse?

    • May 29, 2019 / 11:38 am

      Hi Taryn, that’s a good question – I’ve never calculated the calories for the cleanse, but if you’d like to do so, this calorie calculator may be helpful. x

    • anon
      July 14, 2019 / 9:55 pm

      I tried to calculate it up using my best guesses:
      Lemon Detox Water – 30?
      Sweet Morning Green Juice – 137.6
      Beetroot + Carrot Juice – 205.4
      Pineapple + Mint Juice – 254
      Spicy Raw Lemonade – 77.5
      Mean Green Juice – 127
      Raw Vanilla Cashew Milk 90 per 500ml serving
      Chamomile Tea – negligable

  33. Toni
    May 24, 2019 / 11:22 pm

    I’m gearing up to do this juice cleanse and I’m so excited!! I’m going to try to make them as fresh as I can before, but for the couple I’ll have to take to work, do you have a container recommendation? I use mason jars for basically everything, do you think that’ll be the best way to keep them fresh?

    • May 28, 2019 / 9:44 am

      Great to hear you’re planning ahead Toni! I think in order to best keep them fresh, you’ll want an airtight container (like a mason jar!) and to fill your juice up as close to the lid as possible. This will reduce the oxidisation process a bit, especially if you keep them in the fridge. Hope that helps! x

  34. JG
    May 17, 2019 / 1:56 am

    I’m guessing you mean 6 ribs of celery. I bought actual stalks. 12 of them. For 2 people. Thanks for that

    • May 17, 2019 / 2:01 pm

      Hi JG, I’d recommend looking at each recipe closely and using a bit of common sense before shopping! Never head of “ribs of celery” before but I’m sorry if I caused any confusion. B x

      P.S. Changed to say “sticks” for you.

    • Anon
      July 26, 2019 / 10:34 pm

      No need to be rude. What are ribs of celery? The sticks? Why would you buy 12 celery plants? Celery stalks/sticks are the singular ‘branches’ growing out of each celery heart.

  35. sara
    May 10, 2019 / 5:12 pm

    hello, i’m allergic to nuts, what would you recommend as an alternative to the cashew drink

  36. Alexandra
    April 15, 2019 / 9:26 pm

    Hello, have you ever made these in the morning for the day ahead? Do they keep well? Just thinking of how to do it while at work this week and on the go! Thanks

    • April 16, 2019 / 11:37 am

      Hi Alexandra, I think the juices are best prepared fresh as they will slowly deteriorate over time. Keeping them in a fridge will help but I wouldn’t like to try that Mean Green juice after a few hours of rest! It’s best to do a juice cleanse when you’re not so active too, so instead it might be worth following my guide to preparing for a juice cleanse during your working week and then taking the cleanse on a weekend/during downtime. I hope that helps! x

  37. Alora
    March 24, 2019 / 11:44 pm

    Can you strain the juice out instead of using a juicer

    • March 25, 2019 / 12:49 pm

      Hi Alora, I’m not sure about this method as I have only used a juicer. If you give it a go, please let me know how you get on! x

  38. Bethany Gordon
    February 28, 2019 / 10:22 pm

    I only have a ninja blender at home, what would happen if I left the pulp in? Would this be a bad choice or can I still do the cleanse as normal?

    Thank you
    X

    • March 1, 2019 / 11:07 pm

      Hi Bethany, the main difference between a juicer and a blender is that the pulp is removed with a juicer, but stays with a blender. You will find all of these drinks to be thick, bitty, and unpleasant if you make them in a blender. It will also be far too much to drink each day.

      My best recommendation is to borrow a juicer from a friend, or order an inexpensive one online. I hope that helps! x

  39. Dana
    January 18, 2019 / 6:42 pm

    Hi I’m starting the cleanse tomorrow and will update to my progress I’m super excited 🙂 thanks

    • January 18, 2019 / 7:10 pm

      Good luck Dana! Let me know if you have any questions x

  40. Halima
    October 18, 2018 / 10:38 pm

    Hi I was just wondering what did you do with your pulp after? Did you throw it away or is there a use to it?

    • October 22, 2018 / 11:42 am

      Hi Halima, good question – I tried making mine into juice pulp crackers, which were a great way to start onto a healthier diet afterwards. They’re also really nice with hummus!

      If that’s not your thing, I would recommend composting the pulp – it’s still full of nutrition so would be great for your garden.

      B x

  41. Brianna Boyd
    October 5, 2018 / 4:52 pm

    If pineapple is out of season and can’t be picked up in the supermarket can you used canned pineapple? And if so in comparison to using 1/2 of pineapple how much would you need if it were canned?

    • October 6, 2018 / 6:02 pm

      Hi Brianna, that’s a good point. Canned pineapple will work, but make sure to get it stored in water rather than syrup. According to this chart, you’ll need around 3 x 430g tins per pineapple. I hope that helps!

    • Esther
      May 29, 2019 / 2:58 am

      I’ve just started the juice cleanse today. I’m about to have the Beetroot and Carrot juice, and I must say that the Sweet Green Juice was very enjoyable.
      I’m really hoping I can help my digestive system take a rest as I have not been the kindest to it over the years.
      Im grateful for your DIY juice cleanse.
      Thank you very much.

      • May 29, 2019 / 11:37 am

        My pleasure Esther – it’s great that you’re enjoying the cleanse and the juices too! x

  42. diana clarke
    August 20, 2018 / 1:12 pm

    Hi!
    I was wondering if you simply repeat the same drinks for three days?
    Thank you

    • August 20, 2018 / 9:29 pm

      Hi Diana,

      Yes that’s right – the same cleanse for three days. I’ve followed similar cleanses that order their juices in this way, but if you do want to mix it up feel free!

  43. Alma
    August 1, 2018 / 2:06 pm

    Can I make the juices in advance? for example can I make the juices for the next day or days in advance and have them ready to avoid procrastination and temptation? I work all day far from home and I would have to take all the juices pre-made in the morning when I leave the house around 6:30 am. Thank you!

    Also- Did you lose any weight as a side effect ?

    • August 2, 2018 / 10:59 am

      Hi Alma, you definitely can! Just be aware that the juices will start to degrade from the moment you make them, so try to keep them cold up until drinking. I prefer to make them fresh and did my cleanse over a long weekend at home.

      The cleanse kick-started a healthier diet and coupled with exercise (I was regularly running at the park and doing yoga) which did help me to lose weight. If that’s your aim, I’d recommend reading my guide to getting into yoga as well! x

  44. Nicole Bosworth
    June 27, 2018 / 5:33 am

    Hi, would this work healthwise in a thermomix? Obviously it would just be blending the ingredients and may need some water added to drink but nutritionally how different would this be? The blades are very powerful so it’s very quick to blend (not too much heat)

    • June 27, 2018 / 3:27 pm

      Hi Nicole, I’m not familiar with a Thermomix, but it looks like it’s a food processor. Food processors break down food in a different way, and you won’t be able to extract the pulp from the juice. I’d recommend buying a juicer if you can, or find a different recipe plan that will specifically suit a Thermomix!

      B x

    • J
      August 7, 2018 / 9:49 pm

      Juicing also removes all the fibers and pulp from the food, the main stuff our bodies digest. So if the goal is to give the digestive system a break, juicing is a better option because we absorb the nutrients in the juice through our bloodstreams, so we still get food per say, but we do so in a way that minimally activates the digestive system.

      I’m a laymen btw, not a doctor or anything. I’ve done several juice cleanses and this is the understanding I have from my own experience. Just to be transparent about that.

      • August 8, 2018 / 9:05 pm

        Thanks for the info J! I agree, juice is definitely digested differently from smoothies. x

  45. Lori-Anne Fournier
    June 20, 2018 / 3:52 am

    Could i make another juice in the day if I’m too hungry? Like another beetroot one in the afternoon? Or some cashew milk in the morning too?

    • June 20, 2018 / 6:27 pm

      Hi Lori-Anne, I don’t see why not! If you feel like you need another juice, do add it in. The cleanse is more about getting good nutrients into your system and restarting your approach to how you eat. Good luck with it!

      B x

  46. Carly
    June 7, 2018 / 7:38 pm

    About how long does it take to make those juices? Say if I wanted to do it in the morning before my day..

    • June 7, 2018 / 9:15 pm

      Hi Carly, I would estimate it taking around 15 minutes per juice (it’s the chopping and cleaning of your juicer that will take a while). If you’re looking for something more convenient for work, have your tried looking at a commercial juice cleanse plan?

      B x

  47. Chachi
    May 24, 2018 / 8:22 am

    I’m allergic to beets, pineapple, and nuts. Are there things that I can swap for them in the recipes or should I just make the juices without those ingredients? Also would it work just as well if I used a blender and then strained the juices?

    • May 26, 2018 / 4:16 pm

      Hi Chachi, thanks for commenting. My suggestion would be to swap out the beetroot juice for another juice you can drink (such as a celery-based juice), and use another sweet fruit instead of pineapple. For the cashew milk, I would swap this out completely, and find something else that is rich and satisfying before bedtime.

      In terms of using a blender and straining, this wouldn’t be a great idea. Your blender breaks the food down differently to a juicer, and it will be very difficult to strain without losing key nutrients, and also getting some of the smaller bits go through to make a bitty drink. I hope you can source a juicer (a cheap juicer one can be around £50 to £70) and enjoy the cleanse!

  48. Phoebe Cook
    April 14, 2018 / 12:00 pm

    Hi! I was wondering what is the estimate amount you spent on produce?

  49. Marnie
    April 8, 2018 / 5:39 pm

    Can I make my days juices the night get before I start fir all 3 days? Or do 1day at a time? Trying to decide how I can make this the most successful time wise.

    • April 9, 2018 / 8:48 am

      Hi Marnie, great question. I’ve had people prepare them beforehand, so it is possible, however you’ll get the most nutrients (and best taste) if you do them fresh. If that’s not possible, you could try doing a 1- or 2-day cleanse on a weekend?

      I hope that helps!

      B x

      • Marnie
        April 9, 2018 / 11:42 pm

        Thank you for your response… right now I’m not doing a full out cleanse… but I’m drinking juices during the day and having a small healthy supper with my family… it’s just too hard to juice 4 different juices in the am to take to work so I tried making the ones I need at work the night before… tasted great.. so I think it will work out!

      • Jessica
        May 12, 2020 / 11:55 pm

        Hey Besma, lots of stores now sell milk alternatives like cashew milk already made. I have a very hard time finding vanilla bean, and I get the point of this is to make everything fresh from raw ingredients but could I use one of the stores pre made cashew milk instead? Or what could be another alternative to the cashew milk as I think my juicer (centrifugal) might have a hard time making this to the right consistency. Thanks in advance!

        • besma
          Author
          May 13, 2020 / 3:34 pm

          Hi Jessica, thanks for highlighting this. When I make my own cashew milk, it’s a lot richer than store-bought, but of course you can flex your own DIY cleanse to suit whatever works for you. You could also make the cashew milk without vanilla bean if you prefer – it just adds a nice floral note to it. Hope that helps!

          B x

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