Doing a 3 day Juice Cleanse is so majorly important for your health not just as a one time detox for the body, but should also be implemented on a daily basis. Almost all of the professionals from podcasts that I listen to (not just health professionals but many successful entrepreneurs and celebrities), talk openly about how they have added juicing into their morning routines. Why is juicing so important? Check out my article on the health benefits of juicing here but the main keys to keep in mind are:
It gives your digestive system a break and a chance to rest that it almost NEVER gets. Think about all the energy it takes you body to break down food and how many times a day it has to repeat this process. This frees up energy to do other tasks like healing, re-generating and fat burning.
Secondly, Live Juices ,which come from freshly squeezed fruits or veggies, contain active enzymes which act as catalysts used to provide nutrients to your body. These nutrients are powerhouses that prevent cellular damage and disease. By drinking a fresh juice , its almost as if you are injecting these nutrients straight into your blood stream within a few minutes.
There are so many juice cleanses out there it is easy to get overwhelmed. I remember when we first started juicing we spent so much unnecessary money because I was looking up all kinds of different recipes that required multiple fruits and vegetables and wanted to try ones that sounded good etc. But when you get home and you have 10 different fruits you have to peel and clean and juice and mix together and read all the recipes just to make ONE juice, it gets so complicated its actually discouraging. Now I just make sure to do only recipes with very few ingredients maybe 3-4 fruits or veg per juice. Keep life simple!
Not to mention that there is so much information out there on juicing and so many people wanting you to buy their pre-packaged programs, of course they want to tell you to do a 10 day cleanse….more money for them! I have concluded for our family, and our health, its best to take it nice and easy. Not eating solid food for one day alone is hard enough. Ease your body into this change and introduce it to this wonderful healing process with a simple start, for us that means a 3 day juice cleanse.
Here’s how to do a 3 day juice Cleanse
WASH Vegetables in cold water, use vegetable brush to scrub or cloth and dry vegetables before juicing- VERY IMPORTANT to remove bacteria.
Remove Skins from Any Waxed Vegetable like Cucumbers
Do not Juice the Cores of Apples or Seeds( They contain cyanide which is poisonous to humans)
Cut off Ends of Fruits/Veggies like carrot tops, lemon rinds, cucumber ends, bottom of stalks)
*For water consumtion: In the morning I prepare a large gallon/ glass container of water and give myself a goal of how many of these containers or how many glasses I will drink
Start off the morning by boiling water… Drink at least 1 glass of warm water with lemon
1 Handful of Parsley
Lots of Water
3 Romaine Lettuce Leaves
3 Red Kale Leaves
2 Valencia Oranges
Bunch Green Grapes
Bunch Dandelion leaves ( or dark green leafy veg)
One Granny Smith Apple
Drink More Water
3 Romaine Lettuce Leaves
1 Pink/Red Apple ( Gala Apple, Fuji or Red Delicious)
2 Whole Carrots
Drink More Water
Handful of Lacinato Kale
2 Celery Stalks
1 inch of Ginger
One Green Apple
One Tea Before Bed ( Licorice Tea is sweet.. I really like it as bedtime sweet)
Start off the morning boil water…
Drink warm water with lemon
1 Apple of Choice
3 Leaves Romaine Lettuce
2 Celery Sticks
2 Stalks Celery
1 inch Ginger
3 Leaves Kale
2 Leaves Swiss Chard
3 Leaves Bok Choy
1 Inch Ginger
On this last day I would evaluate how much fruit/vegetables you have left then based on which vegetables remain… Google specific recipes for what you have left over. For example if you have excess of lemons and kale then google search: lemon kale juice recipe and look at what comes out in the results to find a new recipe.
Just make sure you continue to drink at least 5 juices or more as meals and consume a lot of water as you have in the previous two days.
It is important to remember after doing a juice cleanse, although you will be ravenously hungry, remember to introduce solid food slowly back into your system by first eating fruits and then a very light meal like a salad or soup. Try to follow this the following day and then try some solid food in small amounts to see how you feel.