Green Juice Cleanse Recipes


Green juice cleanse recipes are very important duringGreen juice recipes made this green juice. a juice cleanse. You want to get a good amount of leafy green vegetable juice into your body during this time. There are different opinions about the amount of green juice that you want to include in your juice cleanse recipes during this time, but most will agree somewhere between a range of %60 to %80 is about right.

One of the main reasons you want to consume this amount of green juice while doing a juice cleanse, a juice fast, or a juice feast is that greens, and leafy greens especially provide your body with a wider range of nutrients than most vegetables. This will give your body more of what it needs during this time. You can read more about why you want green juices during a juice cleanse by following that link or you can continue on below for our green juice cleanse recipes, which will give you some good ways to get more of these nutrient dense juices into your body.

(If you have a lot of questions about doing a juice cleanse, or are looking for a good practical juice cleanse guide that will give you all of the information you need to do one properly, we have written a very affordable 118 page eBook. Find out more about the complete guide to doing a 7 day juice cleanse by following this link here!)

For specific instructions how to prepare your produce for our juice cleanse recipes click here! 

Recipe #1.

Symphony Of  Green Goodness

Simple recipe.

1/3 small bunch of Cilantro
3 leaves Kale
6 Carrots
3 Radishes including radish greens
1 Cucumber
1 Green Pepper
1/4 head Green Cabbage

If you want something more precise.

(1/2 cup chopped) Cilantro=  almost 1 ounce juice
(1/2 cup chopped) Kale=  1 and 1/2 ounces juice
(3 cups chopped)  Carrots=  8  ounces juice
(1/2 cup chopped) Radish and Radish Leaves= 2 ounces juice
(2 cups chopped)  Cucumber=  6 and 1/2 ounces juice
(1/2 cup chopped) Green Pepper=  4 and 1/2 ounces juice
(3 cups chopped)  Green Cabbage=  5 ounces juice

Yields about 28 to 29 ounces of juice.

This green juice recipe is made without any extreme fruit sweeteners, yet it tastes great! It is very lightly sweet and the cilantro provides a nice unique flavor that sets this juice apart. Wonderful juice recipe if you are looking for something that is lower in sugar, yet completely tasty.

When juicing the radishes as you can see in the picture, throw the entire vegetable in there leaf and all! Radish greens are an underrated green and contain lots of goodies for your body the radish itself does not!

We used lacinato kale for this green juice recipe which is also known as dinosaur kale or Italian kale. You can use any variety of kale you like for this one and it will work just fine.

Recipe #2.

Green Morning

Simple recipe.

1/2 medium bunch Spinach
1 and 1/2 handfuls Sunflower Sprouts
4 large Romaine Lettuce leaves
4 large Rainbow Chard leaves
5 medium Carrots
1/2 smaller apple
1 knuckle ginger

If you want something more precise.

(2 cups chopped) Spinach= about 4 ounces
(1 and 1/2 cups chopped) Sunflower Sprouts= 2 ounces
(2 cups tightly packed chopped) Romaine Lettuce= 4 ounces juice
(2 cups chopped) Rainbow Chard= 4 ounces juice
(2 cups chopped) Carrots= 4 ounces juice
(1 cup chopped) Apple= 2 ounces juice
(1 and 1/2 square inch) Ginger= under an ounce of juice

Yields about 20 to 21 ounces juice.

This is one of those green juice cleanse recipes that is not too sweet, but it does an excellent job of mixing all of the greens greens together in harmony. You could add a little more apple if you would like to make it a tad sweeter, but for me this is perfect as it is. For some reason the first time I drank this green juice, I was reminded of a cinnamon hot chocolate drink. I drank it down so fast I should of made more!

Recipe #3.

Whole Lot Of Green!

Simple recipe.

5 leaves Red Chard (rainbow chard will work as well).
5 stalks Celery
1/3 large bunch spinach
4 leaves Kale
1 head Broccoli
1 Apple

If you want something more precise.

(3 cups chopped) Red Chard= 6 ounces juice
(2 and 1/2 cups chopped) Celery= 8 ounces juice
(2 and 1/2 cups chopped) Spinach= 4 ounces juice
(2 cups chopped) Kale= 2 ounces juice
(2 and 1/2 cups chopped) Broccoli= 3 and 1/2 ounces juice
(2 and 1/2 cups chopped) Apple= 7 ounces juice

Yields about 30 to 31 ounces of juice.

Wonderful tasting juice! Another one of quite a few green juice cleanse recipes that has so much green going on it is just awesome! The apple balances all of the flavors out just right and gives it a light sweetness.

We used a curly variety of kale for this one, but you can use whatever variety you like.

Recipe #4.

Easy Breezy Greens

Simple recipe.

7 Beet Greens (stalks and leaves, no actual beets included)
1/2 medium head Green Cabbage
1 stalk including leaves Fennel
1/2 Cucumber

If you want something more precise.

(2 cups chopped) Beet Greens= 4 and 1/2 ounces juice
(4 cups chopped) Green Cabbage= 7 ounces juice
(1/2 cup chopped)  Fennel= about 1 ounce juice
(1 and 1/2 cups chopped) Cucumber= 4 ounces juice

Yields about 16 and 1/2 ounces of juice.

This is an easy juice to like and is also low in sugars. These items balance each other out really well and no sweetness is needed at all. When it comes to green juice cleanse recipes it is good to work on making some of them with a lot less sugar and this is a good starter juice for anyone looking into ways to do this. 

Recipe #5

Seven Layer Green Giant

Simple recipe.

1/2 head of Fennel (leaves, bulb, and all)
1/4 head of Green Cabbage
1 Green Bell Pepper
3 stalks Celery
1 Cucumber
1 Sweet Potato
2 knuckles Ginger

If you want something more precise.

(2 and 1/2 cups chopped) Fennel= 6 ounces juice
(3 and 1/2 cups chopped) Green Cabbage= 6 ounces juice
(1 and 1/2 cups chopped) Green Bell Pepper= 4 and 1/2 ounces juice
(1 and 3/4 cups chopped) Celery= 5 ounces juice
(2 and 1/2 cups chopped) Cucumber= 7 ounces juice
(2 and 1/2 cups chopped) Sweet Potato= 5 and 1/2  ounces juice
2 knuckles Ginger= 1 ounce juice

Yields about 35 ounces of juice.

This lightly sweet green juice cleanse recipe has a slight kick to it from the ginger. If you want to get a lot of green juice all into one place this is a good way of doing it. We don’t call this one a giant for no reason!

Recipe #6.

Green Dream

Simple recipe.

4 leaves Kale
1 Zucchini
1 head Broccoli
3 Apples

If you want something more precise.

(2 and 1/2 cups chopped) Kale = 3 ounces juice
(2 cups chopped) Zucchini = 3 and 1/2 ounces juice
(2 and 1/2 cups chopped) Broccoli = 3 and 1/2 ounces juice
(4 cups chopped) Apples = 14 ounces juice

Yields about 24 ounces of juice.

This is a nice sweet juice that also gets a lot of green juices into your body. You can taste the greens in the background, but the apple juice flavor really comes out here.

We used a curly type of kale for this green juice recipe, but you can use any variety you like.

Recipe #7.

Hot Green Lover!

Simple recipe.

4 leaves Swiss Chard
4 leaves Collard Greens
1 Green Cabbage
1 knuckle Ginger

If you want something more precise.

(1 and 1/2 cups chopped) Swiss Chard = 4 ounces juice
(2 cups chopped) Collard Greens = 1 and 1/2 ounces juice
(6 and 1/2 cups chopped) Green Cabbage = 12 ounces juice
1 knuckle Ginger = under an ounce of juice

Yields about 16 ounces of juice.

This green juice cleanse recipe is spicy! No doubt about it this is not for people who do not like the spiciness of ginger. If you do like some spicy in your juices then you will love this green juice recipe! I myself love this juice, but I am also the kind of person who can drink hot sauce and Sriracha straight. If you like spicy and want a green juice cleanse recipe that has a very low amount of sugar in it then you will love this one!

Recipe #8.

Green Tango

Simple recipe.

4 leaves Kale
1/3 bunch Spinach
4 stalks Celery
1 large Apple
1 knuckle Ginger

If you want something more precise.

(2 cups chopped) Kale =  3 ounces juice
(1 cup chopped) Spinach = 1 and 1/2 ounces juice
(2 cups chopped) Celery =  5 ounces juice
(2 and 1/2 cups chopped) Apple =  8 ounces juice
1 knuckle Ginger = under an ounce of juice

Yields about 18 ounces of juice.

This green juice cleanse recipe has a sweet flavor with a just a touch of ginger spice. The kale we used here is lacinato kale which is also called dinosaur or Italian kale. You can use any variety of kale you like though and the results will be good.

Recipe #9.

The Morning Buzz

Simple recipe.

10 leaves Kale
1 Pear
1 knuckle Ginger

If you want something more precise.

(5 cups chopped) Kale = 7 ounces juice
(4 cups chopped) Pear = 11 ounces juice
1 knuckle Ginger = under an ounce of juice

Yields about 19 ounces of juice.

This green juice cleanse recipe is sweet and also has a slight spicy flavor. You can add little pieces of ginger as you go if you like until you reach the amount of spice flavor that will work for you.

We used a curly kale when we made this juice recipe, but you can choose whatever variety you like.

Recipe #10.

Brussel’s Green Juice  

Simple recipe.

4 leaves Swiss Chard
10 Brussel Sprouts
1 Apple

If you want something more precise.

(2 cups chopped) Swiss Chard = 4 ounces juice
(3 cups chopped) Brussel Sprouts = 2 and 1/2 ounces juice
(1 and 1/2 cups chopped) Apple = 5 ounces juice

Yields about 11 and 1/2 ounces of juice.

Another pleasant tasting mix of greens! The apple juice adds just the right amount of balanced sweet and makes this green juice cleanse recipe another winner!

Recipe #11.

Green Lemonade  

Simple recipe.

1 Cucumber
3 leaves Kale
10 spears Asparagus
1 Lemon

If you want something more precise.

(2 cups chopped) Cucumber = 6 ounces juice
(2 cups chopped) Kale = 3 ounces juice
(1 and 1/2 cups chopped) Asparagus = 4 and 1/2 ounces juice
(1/4 cup slices) Lemon = about 1 ounce juice

Yields about 13 and 1/2 ounces of juice.

We usually juice the entire lemon, peel and all, but with this juice we just include the lemon fruit itself. This helps to tame down what is an already stronger flavored juice. You can put less lemon in this juice if you are not a big lemon fan. Some people may find this a little on the sour side with too much, but personally I really like this juice as it is. This green juice cleanse recipe is a great low sugar juice with lots of good stuff for your body!

The kale we used for this recipe is lacinato kale which is also known as dinosaur kale or Italian kale. Any variety of kale will work though and you can use whatever type you please for this green juice recipe.

Recipe #12.

Broccoli Everywhere!  

Simple recipe.

2 heads Broccoli
1/2 bunch Broccoli Rabe
2 Apples
2 cloves Garlic

If you want something more precise.

(4 and 1/2 cups chopped) Broccoli = 7 ounces juice
(cups chopped) Broccoli Rabe = 4 and 1/2 ounces juice
(3 cups chopped) Apple = 12 ounces juice
2 cloves Garlic = under an ounce juice

Yields about 24 ounces of juice.

Broccoli Rabe or broccoli rapini is a lesser known vegetable that is used in European cuisine often. It is actually more closely related to the turnip than broccoli, but grows what look like smaller heads of broccoli. It has a “spicier” flavor that broccoli itself and is leafier. We grew a bunch of this awesome stuff last summer and juiced it like crazy!

This green juice cleanse recipe has a semi sweet flavor with a nice touch of broccoli, broccoli rabe, and garlic in the background. I love all of our juice cleanse recipes, but this is one of those that really stands out for me and I will be having it more often!

Recipe #13.

Sweet Green Dream  

Simple recipe.

3 leaves Kale
7 spears Asparagus
1/2 Head Fennel
1/2 Cantaloupe

If you want something more precise.

(1 and 1/2 cups chopped) Kale = 2 ounces juice
(1 and 1/4 cups chopped) Asparagus = 3 and 1/2 ounces juice
(2 and 1/2 cups chopped) Fennel = 6 ounces juice
(2 cups chopped) Cantaloupe = 8 ounces juice

Yields about 19 and 1/2 ounces of juice.

This green juice cleanse recipe is definitely one of the sweeter ones. It manages a good balance of sweet and green and is just on the border of being green. The great fennel and cantaloupe mix definitely gives this green juice a unique flavor. This is one of those juice cleanse recipes that you can use as a treat.

Curly kale was used when we put this juice recipe together, but you can use any variety that you like.

Recipe #14.

Green Juicy Salad  

Simple recipe.

7 leaves Romaine Lettuce
4 stalks Celery
1 Cucumber
6 Carrots
1 knuckle Ginger

If you want something more precise.

(2 and 1/2 cups chopped) Romaine Lettuce = 6 ounces juice
(2 and 1/2 cups chopped) Celery = 6 ounces juice
(2 cups chopped) Cucumber  = 6 and 1/2 ounces juice
(3 cups chopped) Carrots = 8 ounces juice
1 knuckle Ginger = under an ounce of juice

Yields about 27 ounces of juice.

Green juice cleanse recipes are always a great way to get many nutrients into your body as well as alklalizing juices. This green juice recipe is no exception and has a lightly sweet taste with just a touch of the ginger spice in the background.

Recipe #15.

Caul Me Brussel!

Simple recipe.

1 head Cauliflower
24 Brussel Sprouts
4 Radishes
1/2 head Green Cabbage

If you want something more precise.

(9 cups chopped) Cauliflower = 14 ounces juice
(5 cups chopped) Brussel Sprouts = 3 ounce juice
(1/2 cup chopped) Radishes = 2 ounce juice
(4 cups chopped) Green Cabbage = 7 ounces juice

Yields about 26 ounces of juice.

You might be surprised how great this green juice cleanse recipe juice tastes with all of the vegetables mixed in. I know I will definitely be having this one more often!

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Recipe #16.

The Cilantro Honcho

Simple recipe.

3 stalks Celery
1 bunch Cilantro
1 Green Bell Pepper
1/2 bunch Spinach
1 large Cucumber
8 Carrots
3 large cloves Garlic

If you want something more precise.

(2 cups chopped) Celery = 4 and 1/2 ounces juice
(1 and 3/4 cups chopped) Cilantro = 3 ounces juice
(1 and 1/2 cups chopped) Green Bell Pepper = 6 ounces juice
(2 cups chopped) Spinach = 3 and 1/2 ounces juice
(2 and 1/2 cups chopped) Cucumber = 8 ounces juice
(4 and 1/4 cups chopped) Carrots = 8 and 1/2 ounces juice
3 large cloves Garlic = under an ounce juice

Yields about 34 ounces juice.

If you like the flavor of cilantro juice then this green juice recipe will appeal to you. The spice of the garlic is in the background, yet comes through well.

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Recipe #17.

Deep Green   Deep Green

Simple recipe.

1 bunch Kale
1 bunch Dandelion Greens
1/2 Large Green Cabbage
2 Apples
1 knuckle Ginger

If you want something more precise.

(5 cups chopped) Kale = 5 ounces juice
(3 cups chopped) Dandelion Greens = 7 ounces juice
(6 cups chopped) Green Cabbage = 14 ounces juice
(3 and 1/2 cups chopped) Apples = 14 ounces juice
1 knuckle Ginger = under an ounce of juice

Yields about 40 ounces of juice.

You have to appreciate the deeper flavors of green juice to like this green juice recipe. Talk about a star powered juice, not only do you have a bunch of kale, you also have a bunch of dandelion greens. These greens have been gaining more in popularity lately and are packed with nutrition. Add a half head of a large cabbage in the mix with some apples as well as ginger and you are really deep into some green.

The kale we used in this recipe as you can see in the picture is a curly variety of kale. You can use any variety you like though for this green juice recipe.

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Recipe #18.

Green Rocket!   Greenrocket

Simple recipe.

1/2 bunch Kale
1 bunch Arugula
10 Carrots
2 Apples
1 chili pepper
1 large knuckle ginger

If you want something more precise.

(3 and 1/2 cups chopped) Kale = 4 ounces juice
(4 and cups chopped) Arugula = 8 ounces juice
(5 cups chopped) Carrots = 12 ounces juice
(4 and 1/2 cups chopped) Apples = 16 ounces juice
1 chili pepper = under an ounce of juice
1 large knuckle ginger= about an ounce of juice

Yields about 41-42 ounces of juice.

This green juice recipe highlights the rich “peppery” flavor of arugula as well as some other spicy elements. These ingredients really complemented each other well and make for a very nice and mildly spicy green juice.

A curly type of kale was used for this juice recipe, but you can choose whichever kind of kale you like when you make yours.

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Recipe #19.

The Jolly Green Giant   Jollygreengiantgreenjuicerecipes

Simple recipe.

1 large head Romaine Lettuce
9 stalks Celery
4 medium heads Broccoli
3 large Apples
1 Mango
1/2 large Lemon (peel included)

If you want something more precise.

(6 and 1/2 cups chopped) Romaine Lettuce = 15 ounces juice
(4 and 1/2 cups chopped) Celery = 14 ounces juice
(7 and 1/2 cups chopped) Broccoli  = 8 ounces juice
(6 and 1/2 cups chopped) Apples = 20 ounces juice
(2 cups chopped) Mango = 5 ounces juice
(1/2 cups chopped) Lemon(Peel included) = 1 and 1/2 ounces juice

Yields about 63.5 ounces of juice.

This green juice recipe yields a whole lot of juice and has a good
change of flavor due to the mix of produce inside of it. Sometimes a little
bit of something can go a long way to alter the flavor of a juice cleanse
recipe and the lemon with the mango manages to do this well here. 

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Recipe #20.

Swimming In Green   Swimmingingreenjuice

Simple recipe.

1 bunch Kale
1 bunch or 23 spears Asparagus
3 medium heads Broccoli
1 large Apple
2 medium Beets
1 knuckle ginger

If you want something more precise.

(3 cups chopped) Kale = 5 ounces juice
(3 and 1/4 cups chopped) Asparagus = 9 ounces juice
(5 cups chopped) Broccoli = 5 ounces juice
(2 and 1/2 cups chopped) Apple = 7 ounces juice
(2 and 1/2 cups chopped) Beets = 4 and 1/2 ounces juice
1 knuckle ginger = under an ounce of juice

Yields about 35 ounces of juice.

This green juice recipe has a mildly spicy flavor of ginger swimming in a lightly sweet and wonderfully flavored juice! You can use any variety of kale you like for this recipe and it will work just fine, but we used a curly type when we made it.

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Recipe #21.

The Green Submarine   Thegreensubmarine

Simple recipe.

1 bunch Kale
4 leaves Rainbow Chard
1/2 head Fennel
3 large Apples

If you want something more precise.

(6 cups chopped) Kale = 10 ounces juice
(2 and 1/2 cups chopped) Rainbow Chard = 4 and 1/2 ounces juice
(2 and 1/2 cups chopped) Fennel = 6 ounces juice
(7 and 1/2 cups chopped) Apples = 22 ounces juice

Yields 42 and 1/2 ounces of juice.

This tasty sweet green juice recipe blends some powerful greens into an absolutely deep flavored beautiful juice that might just become one of your favorites. We used lacinato kale, otherwise known as dinosaur kale or Italian kale for this recipe and we would recommend you do the same. The flavor that makes this one unique partially comes from this specific type of kale. You can still use whatever kale you like, but the flavor may be a bit different.

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Recipe #22.

Sweet Baby Green   SweetBabyGreenJuiceRecipe

Simple recipe.

5 heads baby Bok Choy
2 large heads Broccoli
1 large Cucumber
1 Zucchini
2 Kiwi
2 large Apples
2 knuckles Ginger

If you want something more precise.

(6 cups chopped) baby Bok Choy = 17 ounces juice
(5 and 1/2 cups chopped) Broccoli = 8 ounces juice
(3 cups chopped) Cucumber = 11 ounces juice
(2 cups chopped) Zucchini = 3 ounces juice
(1 and 1/4 cups chopped) Kiwi = 3 and 1/2 ounces juice
(5 cups chopped) Apples = 14 ounces juice
2 knuckles Ginger = 1 ounce juice

Yields 57 ounces of juice.

This green juice recipe has a nice lightly sweet flavor with a slight spice in the background due to the ginger. As with all of our green juices this one has a nice mix of nutrients and is a great green juice to include into your diet.

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Recipe #23.

Sweet Sensation   Sweetsensationgreenjuicerecipe

Simple recipe.

17 stalks Celery
1 head Romaine
3 Apples

If you want something more precise.

(7 cups chopped) Celery = 21 ounces juice
(8 cups chopped) Romaine Lettuce = 16 ounces juice
(7 and 1/2 chopped) Apples = 24 ounces juice

Yields 61 ounces of juice.

Mildly sweet green juice recipe with a celery taste in the background. Very tasty and mellow.

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Comments

  1. Cailee Crisp says

    My husband and I just started juicing, and I just wanted to say thank you for your recipes and clear and specific directions. Your site is on my favorites list as we begin this juicing adventure!

    Thanks again!

    • Sean Carey says

      Hello Cailee, Thank you very much for your comment! We love hearing from people and it feels so good to know that you and your husband have gotten something from our site. If you have any questions at all at any time feel free to comment anywhere on our site. We wish you well on your juicing adventure!

  2. John says

    My wife and I are getting ready to start a ten day juice fast. So my question is if we're hungry do we juice up and is there a limit to how much you drink in a day?

    • Sean Carey says

      Hello John, If you are hungry, yes definitely juice up. We actually believe and practise ourselves more along the lines of what people refer to as a juice feast. During a juice feast cleanse the idea is drink more so that your body is saturated with nutrition in pure liquid form.

      We recommend drinking a minimum of a gallon a day as it relates to a lower limit. When it comes to a maximum amount I think it would be safe to say that you don't want to drink to much more than 3 to 3 and 1/2  gallons in a single day.

      Healthy adult kidneys are capable of processing around 4 gallons of water per day. You do not want to drink more than 4 gallons a day for a prolonged period of time.

      Since juice is comprised mainly of liquids(with nutrients also of course) I think it would be safe to say that you should keep it at an absolute maximum of 3 to 3 and 1/2 half gallons a day. This would include water intake as well.

      • John says

        Okay next question I see lots of recipes however I'm not really seeing anything for beginners for 10 days. So what do you recommend for a beginner for 10 days as far as recipe goes?

        • Sean Carey says

          Hey John, Most of the juice cleanse recipes we have on the site would be
          good for this. The green juice recipes for beginners is a good place to start
          if you feel your palate(taste) is not yet ready for some of the stronger flavors
          that can come with green juices.

          At the same time we have made most of our green juice recipes so that many people will be able to not only drink them, but also enjoy them. There are some green juice recipes that do have some sweetness to them, but in general a lot of them are made with the idea of cutting the sugar down as much as possible, while still retaining a juice that can be enjoyed.

          If you are looking for some basic items to make sure you include as much as possible then produce such as kale, celery, broccoli are good. Include some carrots here and there for not only sweetness, but for the different varieties of nutrition including specific amino acids that they add in greater amounts to the mix.

          Celery is a an item that I myself would juice on daily basis during a juice cleanse as it contains a decent amount of organic sodium and other qualities that are great for extended juice cleanses. Kale is a super food that crosses over into so many categories of health and nutrition that for myself I juice it as much as possible. Broccoli is great for many reasons also and really provides a great compliment of nutrition that

          To be honest all vegetables provide many nutrients and unique qualities that make them all great, but these are some I would keep at the top of my list during an extended juice cleanse for sure. Cucumber is also a good one for beginners as it makes some of the juices easier to drink without all of the sugar that apples bring to the mix.

          If you have not read about why you want green juices during a juice cleanse, then you should definitely check that out. As for specific recipes, again most of our recipes here will work, but in the long run make sure you are balancing out your juices so that a good proportion of them are vegetable juices and especially leafy greens. Hope this helps some and if you have any other questions keep em coming!

          Congratulations on your choice to do a juice cleanse and we wish you and
          your wife the best of health!

    • Sean Carey says

      Hello Liza,

      Short and simple answer- We do not have calorie counts for our juice recipes.

      I will tell you why and also give you an estimate near the bottom.

      The only way to give you an accurate calorie count for each juice would be to make the juice recipes by weight and then make the count also specific for each juicer type.

      I have seen a few other places that add a calorie count with some of their juice recipes and have had a problem with this. The reason is because not all fruits and vegetables are made the same. I mean one carrot is a different size than another carrot and so on.

      Even when you break it all down into volume(measure it in cups) like we have done here. It is still not a precise amount of each fruit and vegetable you are getting. While measuring it by cups does make it much more precise than just saying for example 2 carrots, 3 leaves of kale and so on, there will still be differences sometimes in how people measure their produce.

      The second problem with providing a precise calorie count is that each juicer works at a different efficiency level. So while one juicer may squeeze out %70 of the nutrition that is inside of the produce, another may squeeze out closer to %90 of the nutrition. So to provide an accurate calorie count you would have to not only do the juice recipes by weight of each ingredient. You would also have to have different calorie counts that apply to each different type of juicer.

      Any calorie count you see based on a juice recipe that is not done by weight is either an exaggeration or a complete estimate. I like any information I provide to be as close to accurate as possible. It just bugs me not to. We decided to break down our juice cleanse recipes into measurement so that they would be more accurate, but we figured most people would probably not have a scale handy to weigh each ingredient so we have not gone that far as of yet.

      I will tell you the cool thing about calories from a juice and especially from green juice recipes in general, is that juices provide a full range of nutrition which includes enzymes. Among the many functions of enzymes is to break down food more efficiently and to help it metabolize. In other words a lot of the enzymes found in green juices help to speed up your metabolism to burn calories more efficiently. So the calories, especially in green juice recipes are a different kind of calorie than you are getting in a lot of other foods. This makes them a different kind of calorie to measure to begin with.

      If you are counting calories I can tell you that most of the green juice recipes on
      this page would fall somewhere between 200-400 calories at the most. 400 calories would most likely be around the top number you were looking at for the largest of juices on this page and that also include fruit such as apples. Fruits and also sugary types of vegetables such as carrots do have more calories than green vegetables, but really do add flavor to some of these green juice recipes.

      As I said above also, the enzymes will help your metabolism to speed up, which not only helps with the digestion and metabolism of any food in your system, but also makes the calories in your green juice recipes much more efficient.

      I would of kept the answer to a simple yes or no, but there really is so much more to it. I tried to keep the response as short as possible!

      I hope this will be of some help to you, and if you have any other questions let us
      know!

  3. Julie says

    Hi, I'm about to begin juice cleansing for the first time and plan to use my Vitamix. Is it ok to use the all natural/organic frozen greens and fruits that one finds at either Trader Joe's or Whole Foods, in addition to raw/fresh fruits and veggies?

     

    • Sean Carey says

      Hi Julie,

      First of all, a juice cleanse is done by making juice, not smoothies. You can make juice with a vitamix by blending the fruit and vegetables and then straining them with a nut milk bag or other type of fine strainer.

      You can still do a smoothies type of cleanse using your vitamix, but you are not going to get the same results as you would doing a juice cleanse. The green juice recipes we have here are made using juicers and the flavor will likely not taste the same by using a blender or vitamix.

      Any kind of frozen green or fruit for juicing is not going to yield the same kind of results as its fresh counterpart. In fact, a lot of frozen produce will not juice well through a juicer. Frozen produce has also lost some of its nutritional value so you will not be getting the optimal benefits of juicing as well.

      You, on the other hand are wanting to use your vitamix, so I can tell you this much. Even if you use your vitamix and strain it like talked about above, you again will not get the same results as fresh produce.

      In general we would always recommend using fresh vegetables and fruits for a juice cleanse to get the results we speak about. Doing a smoothie cleanse is a different type of cleanse where you can still see good results, but is not the same as doing a juice cleanse.

      If you have any other questions or need anything else cleared up, feel free to let us know. Good luck!

  4. Laura Moylan says

    Hi, I have over 5 stone to lose and feel very positive about starting the Juicing Diet. I just wanted to say thank you for bringing my attention to this :-)

    • says

      Hello Moustafa,

      These green juice recipes will aid in weight loss along with a healthy exercise program for sure. Doing a juice cleanse and drinking mainly green juice during this time will also help to burn fat in the body.

      Besides this we have written an article that is specifically about juicing for weight loss in great detail!. Inside that article are ways to help encourage weight loss and also specific juice ingredients that have been shown to speed up weight loss.

      Weight loss occurs all over the body and unfortunately the belly is one of the last things to go. People can promise all kinds of things about how they have a special remedy to target specifically belly fat, or leg fat, but the reality is that fat burns where it burns. It is an overall process and if you follow a good exercise program as well as add juicing to your life you will see some good progress over time!

      Doing a green juice cleanse is a great way to see some quicker results! The green juice recipes on this page as well as the information on our juicing for weight loss page is a great place to start! If you read that page all the way through you will find a lot of helpful weight loss information and specific items to add to your juices to encourage more weight loss!

  5. Beverley says

    Hi
    I desperately want to do a juice cleanse – from a previous experience I had horrific heartburn and acid reflux – which was one of the ailments I was hoping to cure and get off medication. I lasted 12 days but had to give it up. Can you recommend any of your juices that alkalise the body – mainly vegetable ones and no combinations? Hope that makes sense.
    Regards
    Beverley

    • says

      Hello Beverley,

      First of all I want to let you know that I am not an expert on acid reflux, but I have become more and more interested in figuring out juices that might help with that as many have asked these questions. I have done some digging as well as reading about what has worked for other people and have found quite a bit. From one of your other posts it looks like you understand some about alkalizing your body and how that might help, so I wont go into all of the alkaline theory stuff to heavy and will just give some suggestions from everything I have learned. I also answered your question you asked on our facebook page in some more depth so you can check there also. Hopefully these two responses combined will be helpful to you.

      First of all there isn’t a quick fix, but there are things you can do over time that should contribute towards relief and also healing what is going on in your stomach. First of all I would recommend any of the juices on our alkaline juice cleanse recipes page. Experiment and see which ones seem to feel better for you. Focus more on recipes similar to #2 Refreshing Green Energy and #5 Leafless Alkaline Salad Juice.

      Also on this page here green juice recipes like #2, #3 and #14 might be more optimal as they cut out as much fruit as possible also. Apples are most likely one of the few fruit juices that you can add here and there to sweeten your juice a bit if you need to, but keeping them as green as possible will be optimal. If you have a harder time with the flavor of green juices I would recommend trying to thin it out with cucumber juice before adding sweet fruit.

      As I mentioned on our facebook page almost all leafy greens will be good to use in your juices. Combining these with produce like cucumbers and celery would be optimal for most. Carrots as I mentioned have also been found to be mildly alkalizing so they are also a good option for a lighter sweetener in your juices. Experiment with combinations and see how they work for you. You can always add more cucumber to thin out your juice so that it tastes better and this would also continue to alkalize it as well.

      Making dietary changes can be huge on top of this and cutting out coffee if you drink it would be a good idea. One reason for this is that coffee is acidic in our body. Also reducing stress and doing things like yoga or meditation for this can be of great help. Eating more natural raw living foods such as vegetables and some fruits in place of other processed types of foods can go a long way also.

      I believe by no combinations you meant juice recipes without fruits in them? If so then hopefully some of this information as well as our answer on facebook will be of some help. If you also meant no combinations to mean single juices then just for the purposes of being able to drink these by themselves I would say cucumber juice or celery juice. Of course mixing those with leafy greens would probably yield better results, but for a quick juice those would work.

      If you have any other questions or need anything expanded upon here let us know!

      We hope this will be of some help to you Beverley and wish you the best!

  6. Beverley says

    Thank you so so much for your help. You have a fantastic website and you have helped me immensely. Thank you so vey much for answering my comments that I posted everywhere -sorry about that but I’ve been so desperate in trying to get help to heal my problems and feel so much better. You have definitely given me some hope, help and lots of detailed advice. Thank you for the YouTube video you posted – I tried that juice last night and touch wood so far so good!!!!

    • says

      Beverley do not even worry about asking all of the questions everywhere! We put one and one together and figured you were having a rough time. We really hope you will see and FEEL a difference by changing things up in your diet and life. Hope is a good thing that a lot of time leads to taking action and action creates the possibility for real change. We are glad to be of any help we can and wish you the best!

  7. KATHERINE says

    Great recipes!! I just started a 3 day juice cleanse today and after two juices was worried about too much fruit and sugar in the plan with fruit at each juice, but thankfully I found your website with great vegetable ideas with less sugar!!
    Thank you! I can’t wait to try them all.
    Katherine

  8. Sheila says

    Thank you for these lovely recipes and extensive information. I have a fruit intolerance and it is difficult to find even green juicing recipies without fruit in them.it seems apple is a base for the majority of recipes. I am considering substituting the apple for cucumber and just omit the lemon/citrus. Thanks again.

    • Liisa Wilson says

      No problem. We are glad you found what you needed. We have an alkaline juice cleanse recipes page that has fruitless recipes, though some of them include lemon. You can just nix the lemon. Happy juicing!!

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