Top 10 Juice Cleanse Recipes

You have seen or heard about it, celebrities are doing it, some weight loss experts are recommending it, some doctors disagree on the health benefits, while some health freaks are advocating it - juice cleansing.

Although juice cleansing is a controversial topic, many believe it is a way to detoxify your body and load your body system with many powerful nutrients and antioxidants. Plus you cannot go wrong with adding raw juice to your diet for essential vitamins.

What is Juice Cleansing?

A juice cleanse can be a juice-only diet for three to seven days or a three to seven days of juice supplemented by small healthy meals high in protein, without oil and fat.

There are companies that will deliver juices to your place but they are expensive. Don't spend a fortune trying to cleanse your body when you can do it yourself.

Here are the top 10 Juice Cleanse Recipes.

Green Juices Are Necessary During A Juice Cleanse

When you are doing juice cleansing for detoxification, what you need are abundant source of nutrients to cleanse, repair and rebuild your body and the best way is via green juices.

Fruit juice has a lot of essential nutrients but they contain a lot of sugar and when you are just consuming juices, the fibres in the fruits are taken out.

The main component in green juices comes from leafy green vegetables as they have heaps of nutrients like chlorophyll, living enzymes, antioxidants, probiotics, amino acids without the sugars found in fruits.

Here are Our Top 10 Juice Cleanse Recipes

Green Juices Recipes

1. Loads of Greens

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  • 6 carrots
  • 3 leaves of kale
  • 3 radishes including the greens
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 green pepper
  • 1/3 small bunch of cilantro
  • 1/4 head green cabbage
  • Juice everything together, for the radish, you include the entire vegetable.
  • There is no fruit inside, means it is not sweet but it tastes great. The cilantro gives this recipe a unique flavour and overall, this juice is light and tasty.
2. Spicy Green

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  • 4 leaves of collard greens
  • 4 leaves of swiss chard
  • 1 green cabbage
  • 1 knuckle of ginger
  • Juice everything together.
  • This is a spicy juice, if you are a spicy lover, you will love the spiciness of the ginger. It contains very little sugar for those who are watching their sugar level.

For Beginners

These 3 green juice cleanse recipes are great for beginners as the tastes are not as overpowering for first timers trying to adapt to greens.

3. Kale, Pear and Ginger Detox Drink

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  • 3 leaves of kale
  • 2 medium sized pears
  • 1 small knuckle of ginger
  • Chop the ingredients into smaller pieces to fit into your juicer Juice the ingredients at the same time and enjoy.
  • It is recommended to refrigerate the pear before juicing as the process will make the pear harder thus making it easier to juice. As for the kale, you can use lacinato kale, which is called the dinosaur or Italian kale.
  • The ginger can help in digestion and ease belly bloat while the pear makes this juice cleanse sweet and easy to drink.
4. Lemonade Surprise

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  • 1 lemon
  • 2 carrots
  • 1 apple
  • 1/2 red bell pepper
  • 2 leaves of romaine lettuce
  • small corner of a green cabbage
  • Chop the ingredients into smaller pieces to fit into your juicer. Juice all the ingredients together and enjoy.

Note: Use the entire lemon except the seeds.

Taste just like lemonade, this is easy to drink for beginners.

The natural acid found in lemon has antibacterial properties, the vitamin C can fight the H.pylori bacteria in your gut.

5. Strawberry Rainbow

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  • 19 strawberries
  • 3 large apples
  • 1 bunch rainbow chard
  • 1 bunch spinach
  • Chop everything up into smaller pieces and juice it.
  • A delicious juice that is suitable for perk-me-up mornings. This blend is easy on digestive system and gently loosens any build up when your body is resting.

Juice for Weight Loss

If you are looking to lose weight by juicing, you will need to consume a different set of vegetables, fruits, herbs and spices.

6. Cinnamon Green

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  • 5 leaves of kale
  • 4 stalks of celery
  • 2 apples
  • 1 knuckle of ginger
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon powder
  • Juice everything except the cinnamon powder. Stir the powder well into the juice. The taste of this recipe is like apple cider with a tinge of cinnamon.
  • Bad cholesterol, high blood pressure, insomnia are factors that will lead to weight gain. Celery helps calm the nerve system, lowers your bad cholesterol and blood pressure. Celery also provides the main bulk of the liquid in your juice.
  • Cinnamon is good in weight loss and stablising blood sugar levels while ginger increases metabolism rate and has fat burning properties.
7. Spicy Burner

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  • 10 carrots
  • 1 large cucumber
  • 1 large head of broccoli
  • 1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
  • Chop everything up and juice it. Add cayenne pepper to the juice and stir up well.
  • This recipe is not for the faint hearted. If you are new to cayenne pepper, you may want to reduce the amount of cayenne pepper at the start.
  • Cayenne pepper increases your metabolism rate and reduce hunger.
  • Cucumber is a natural diuretic and helps your body flush out toxins faster.

Juice Recipes for High Blood Pressure

8. Delicious Green

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  • 5 stalks of celery
  • 3 beets
  • 2 large apples
  • 1 cup of blueberries
  • 1 knuckle of ginger
  • 1 knuckle of turmeric
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • Juice everything together.
  • All the ingredients in this recipe are good for high blood pressure. Taste delicious even though there are a lot of different vegetables in this juice.
9. Simple Green

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  • 3 stalks of celery
  • 1 beet
  • 1 apple
  • 1 knuckle of ginger
  • Juice everything together. This recipe is simple and easy to make as it contains lesser components.
10. Orange Green

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  • 3 oranges
  • 1 beet
  • 1 bunch of spinach
  • A handful of beet greens and stalk
  • Juice everything together. Delicious recipe that tastes like orange juice.
Other Juice Cleanse Recipes?

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Katy Cowley

Katy has a great amount of knowledge when it comes to all things health. She has spent time testing out the latest diets, fitness techniques and more to make sure that she can provide you with solid information.