• Carly Zimmaro

DIY juice cleanse

What do you think of when you hear "cleanse"? Cleanses have been all up in our faces for years now...where you can now buy them pre-made and drink them for 3 days straight - with a 150$ bill at the end of it all. OR, you can affordably make them yourselves, with all the patience in the world.

And when I say patience, I mean PATIENCE. Have you ever cleaned a juicer?

Now to me a "cleanse" is more of a reboot. It's not everyone's cup of tea but it get's you onto a track of "Ok, I need to stop eating all this bullshit and fill my gut with healthy, nutritious foods" It's like a serious smack in the face. Or.. if you're trying to drop a couple pounds right before your wedding, ding ding hellooo? This is it. I just ended a long and delicious vacation so I needed this cleanse to snap me back to reality.

If you want to do a cleanse, I've got your schedule. You can do 1 day of 2 days or even more, if you dare. A one day juice cleanse costed me about 25$ ish doll hairs. Affordable... amiright?

If you just want a great morning juice or a green juice for a snack - I've got you. These juices are all DELICIOUS. You can even ask my fiance because I made him taste test them all. They're so delicious you won't even feel they're healthy. Now let's get to it juicers.

1 day Juice Cleanse Schedule (can repeat for 2 days or more)

- drink as much water as you want in between juices.

- recipes below are for 1 Juice, if you are doing a 2 day cleanse, double the recipe.

tip: all juices can be made in advance aside from the Sunshine Juice. Banana's turn a different color over time so I like to do these day of. I also like to refrigerate the fruits and veggies before Juicing to have a cooler drink

9am Ray of Sunshine

12pm Virgin Bloody

3pm Pretty in Pink

6pm The Hulk

9pm Lemon Bliss

Ray of Sunshine

yield: 1 Juice

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cucumber

  • 3 oranges, peeled (I used tangelos - deeelish!)

  • 1/2 pineapple (skin & core removed)

  • 1 banana (peel removed)

Directions:

  1. With a Juicer, juice your cucumber, oranges and pineapple.

  2. Once juiced, in a blender - blend the juice with 1 banana.

  3. Once fully blended, pour into a glass and ENJOY!

Virgin Bloody

yield: 1 Juice

Ingredients:

  • 4 vine ripe tomatoes

  • 2 celery stalks with leaves

  • 1 large carrot

  • 1 lemon

  • Salt & Pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. With a Juicer, juice your tomatoes, celery and carrot.

  2. Once juiced, squeeze in the juice of one lemon and add salt and pepper to taste.

  3. Pour into a nice tall glass and ENJOY!

Pretty in Pink

yield: 1 Juice

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 pineapple (skin & core removed)

  • 1 red apple (core removed)

  • 1 package of raspberries

  • 1/2 lb sweet cherries (pitted)

Directions:

  1. With a Juicer, juice your pineapple, apple, raspberries and cherries.

  2. Once juiced, pour into a glass and ENJOY!

The Hulk

yield: 1 Juice

Ingredients:

  • 2 big handfuls of raw spinach

  • 1/4 pineapple (skin & core removed)

  • 1 cucumber

  • 1 green apple (core removed)

  • 1 kiwi

Directions:

  1. With a Juicer, juice your pineapple and spinach together to get the most juice out of your spinach and then juice the rest - cucumber, apple and kiwi.

  2. Pour into a glass and ENJOY!

Lemon Bliss

yield: 1 Juice

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of water

  • 1 lemon

  • 1 tsp honey

Directions:

  1. In a small sauce pot over medium heat, bring water to a boil.

  2. Squeeze in your lemon and then throw the squeezed lemon parts in too. We want this lemony.

  3. Add in the honey and bring heat down to medium low heat.

  4. Let simmer for 20 minutes.

  5. Enjoy hot or cold!

we out here juicin brooo.