3 day juice diet

I am writing this post by popular demand.

I know that a “diet post” may feel way off base for me.

But it actually isn’t, and I will tell you why. Because things like cake and cheese are not off base for me. Cake and cheese and wine in very large amounts. Very, very large amounts. Oh, and bread too.

Basically, I had grown out of my skinny jeans, my regular jeans, and was bursting at the seams with my fat jeans. Like out of the two pairs, I could only wear one.

I will be honest- due to my affection for all things edible and drinkable, along with my chosen profession- this happens a couple times a year. I guess I have company, because I have had lots of emails lately and friends asking about shaking things up in time to get ready for Summer.

Lets be honest- I’m not fretting over sporting a bikini this summer- or probably ever again- but wearing shorts without humiliation would be cool.

And because I get myself into these chubby predicaments, and because I am a terribly impatient person by nature- I look into immediate (or at least fast) results.

I know that many of you will be ready to issue me a lecture on how yo-yoing is unhealthy and irresponsible. I know it. You are right.

But being 10 lbs heavy sucks too, and this is what I do about it. Three days of juicing, followed up by a healthy diet for 5-7 days. I am going to share it with you in case anyone else would like to wear something besides yoga pants this summer.

I used to occasionally order a juice cleanse on-line and they were awesome- but they are also really expensive. So when I got a juicer for Christmas, I concocted my own recipes, some of which mimick the juices I used to order, but all of them have my own spins.

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This cleanse is not easy- but it is always worth it. You are not so much hungry, as just in withdrawal from the sugar and other yummies that you are used to eating. Let’s just say I drink like 50 cups of peppermint tea and go to bed early during this time. You will most likely suffer a headache the first day as you dream about shoving an entire pizza down your throat.

I drink 6 juices a day, plus tons of water and herbal tea. I also continue to drink my coffee every morning, (but dairy free) because I am an addict. When you wake up on the 4th morning you will feel how incredibly worth it the cleanse was. In my experience, I have never lost less than 7 lbs, and as much as 12 (yes, I was bloated).

**Uh, obviously I am no Doctor. Obviously this is a self-made home remedy cleanse. Please consult a Dr. before you do something like this, or do your research.

These juices all add up to over a thousand calories a day- so there is no crazy starvation happening to your body, and you are getting gobs and gobs of nutritional benefits form the tons of fruit and vegetables involved in these juices.

**In conclusion- I always treat this as a RESET on my body. When you are done, you go directly to clean, fresh, whole foods. Salads, soups, fruit. I always try to wait a few days before adding back in protein or dairy. Obviously, going out and eating donuts the day after you are done is counter productive! I will follow this up with a week of VERY healthy recipes.

By the way- I cannot believe how many people have juicers they are not using. If you do not, post it on facebook or email your friends. Some friend or family member will loan you or maybe even give you one- I guarantee it!

DRINK 6 juices a day, spread out about every 2 hours. ( I blend the pineapple juice and the Cashew milkshake with ice to make them bulkier and more delicious!)

3 day juice diet

Green Juice, makes 1 juice: (You have this for morning, lunch and dinner)

Recipe: Green Juice (you will drink one of these for morning, lunch and dinner)


  • 1/2 cucumber
  • 3 pears (or apples)
  • 5 stalks kale
  • 3 large pieces romaine lettuce
  • 1 small lemon, skin and seeds removed


  1. Run through a juicer and chill till ready to drink

Preparation time: 15 minute(s)

Number of servings (yield): 1


3 day juice diet

Pineapple, Celery and Mint Slushy, makes 1 juice: (mid morning snack)

Recipe: Pineapple, Celery and Mint Slushy (mid morning snack)


  • ½ pineapple
  • ½ cup mint
  • 4 stalks celery


  1. Run through a juicer and chill until ready to drink.

Preparation time: 5 minute(s)

Number of servings (yield): 1


3 day juice diet

Pink Juice, makes 1 juice: (Afternoon Snack)

Recipe: Pink Juice


  • ½ cup fresh watermelon
  • ½ cup frozen raspberries
  • ½ cup frozen sour cherries
  • ¼ cup water


  1. Blend all ingredients in a blender until smooth.

Preparation time: 2 minute(s)

Number of servings (yield): 1


3 day juice diet

Strawberry Cashew Milkshake, makes 1 juice (nightly “dessert”)

Recipe: Strawberry Cashew Milkshake (nightly dessert)


  • ½ cup cashews (or blanched almonds)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tsp agave nectar
  • ½ tsp vanilla paste
  • pinch cinnamon
  • 3 strawberries
  • handful of ice cubes


  1. Soak the cashews in the water for about 30 minutes.
  2. Blend all ingredients until smooth.

Preparation time: 30 minute(s)

Cooking time: 2 minute(s)

Number of servings (yield): 1

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