Juicing- At Home

I am a big believer in cleanses and fasting- I think both give your digestive system a chance to rest and take a break from the daily eats. Whenever I feel bloated or sick, I love to juice. It’s not difficult and only requires some planning, some time and a juicer. (If you don’t have a juicer, I would search online for a used one- like on a facebook yard sale page, or on KSL. If you can’t find a decent used one, I would suggest buying a lower end one before you splurge on a nicer one).

I have been feeling SO sluggish everyday- I honestly have no idea why! I get an average of over 7 hours of sleep each night and I still feel blah. If that isn’t the perfect time to do a  cleanse, I don’t know what it is! Plus, I binged so hard on turkey and mashed potatoes not too long ago #thanskgiving… so yeah. I need this. I like to have at least 6 juices per day & a ton of water. I suggest drinking 8oz of lemon-infused water right when you wake up to get your digestive system moving and then drinking a bottle of water (equivalent to at least the juice bottle size) after each successive juice.

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Yep, I am totally re-using my mend bottles! Saving the earth and going green 🙂
Here’s what my normal schedule would look like:
I got my recipes this time from The Juice Solution (found HERE). I’m obsessed with how easy and yummy these are- it was so worth the $7 to buy the kindle book.
Authors: Erin Quon & Briana Stockton

  1. Pineapple-banana-strawberry
  2. Apple Spinach Harmony
  3. Deep Green Treat
  4. Electrolyte Balancer
  5. Orange-carrot-melon
  6. Mexican Chocolate

These are all the juices I made, I’ll post the recipes at the bottom of the post 🙂


Don’t be scared to freeze your juices for a couple of days if you want to do a multi-day cleanse. It is way too much work to juice every single day- I juice all of my juices at once & then freeze the juices I am not using that day. Just remember to take out your juices at least the night before and put them in the fridge to thaw out.
PS… I know that my last juice isn’t Mexican Chocolate Milk… I forgot to soak overnight so they’re soaking now and I’ll finish up later. Hate when I forget to prep all the way before hand!

A few things to remember-

  • Water is so vital to any cleanse- drink up (also it will help keep you full!)
  • If you are doing more than a 1-day cleanse be aware that the first couple of days you might feel super crappy- toxins are getting released and are trying to be excreted- tough it out.  The third day usually gets better & you’ll be feeling very energized!
  • Stay near a restroom
  • Sleep a full 8 hours each night (sleep is your body’s best recovery, use it!)
  • A hot bath can also help release some of the toxins & they are usually a good distraction if you’re wanting to cheat on your juice
  • Keep a small journal on your phone and write down what you’re feeling at the beginning, throughout your cleanse and at the conclusion- its fun to see the process
  • Don’t be scared to exercise- sweating it out also helps release the toxins (although you may feel exhausted the first couple of days)

If you decide to do a cleanse, let me know how it goes! I love juicing and I love how I feel after I get through a cleanse. It’s a straight up miracle worker.

  • ​Pineapple-banana-strawberry
    • 1 banana
    • 1/2 pineapple
    • 1 pint strawberries
  • Peel the banana. Peel the pineapple & cut the fit into the juicer. Place the banana, pineapple and strawberries into the feeder of the juice extractor and run the machine. (Makes about 16 fl oz)
  • Electrolyte Balancer
    • 1 lime
    • 2 apples
    • 1 cucumber
    • 1/2 bulb fennel
    • 8 kale leaves
    • 1 cup coconut water
  • Peel the lime and cut the lime, apples, cucumber and fennel to fit into the juicer. Place the lime, apples, fennel, kale and cucumber into the feeder of the juicer and run the machine. Pour into a cup and mix in the coconut water. (Makes 16 fl oz)

  • Apple Spinach Harmony
    • 1 lemon
    • 2 1/2 green apples
    • 1 pear
    • 1 1/2 cups spinach
    • 1 celery stalk
  • Peel the lemon and cut the lemon, apples, and pear to fit the juicer. Place the lemon, apples, pear, spinach and celery into the feeder and run the machine. (Makes 16 fl oz)
  • Orange-carrot-melon
    • 1/2 cantaloupe
    • 2 oranges
    • 8 carrots
  • Peel and seed the cantaloupe. Peel the oranges and cut the cantaloupe and oranges to fit in the juicer. Place the cantaloupe, oranges and carrots into the feeder of the juice extractor and run the machine. (Makes 16 fl oz)

  • Deep Green Treatment
    • 1 orange
    • 2 beets
    • 1 cup broccoli pieces
    • 8 kale leaves
    • 1/2 bunch fresh parsley
    • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • Peel the orange and cut the orange and beets to fit into the juicer. Place the broccoli, orange, kale, parsley, and beets into the feed and run the machine. Pour into a glass and stir in the coconut oil. (Makes 16 fl oz)
  • Mexican Chocolate Milk
    • 2 cups hazelnut milk (make your own by soaking your chosen nuts and then juicing them)
    • 2 tablespoons cacao powder
    • Pinch of cayenne pepper
    • 3 tablespoons raw honey
    • Pinch of ground cinnamon
  • Mix together the hazelnut milk, cacao powder, cayenne, honey and cinnamon. Pour into a glass. (Makes 16 fl oz)

6 thoughts on “Juicing- At Home

    1. I used a juicer, but if you don’t have one you could definitely use a blender! I would probably get a super fine mesh strainer bag (I think they’re called “nut milk bags” on amazon. Run the stuff you blend through the mesh bag to get any extra pulp out and then drink it that way. The key to those strainer bags is to really squeeze out all the liquid you can!

    1. Yes 🙂 that’s what I did at least! I felt like I wanted the calories during the juices to help feel fuller for longer. You could drink 8 oz first, wait for 30 minutes until your stomach can drink more and then finish it.

    1. Hi Colleen! Sorry for the slow reply, I didn’t see this until now. I usually do the juices in the same order because I like to know what to expect and when each day since I like some juices better than others (the flavor is better on the fruitier ones 🙂 ). I have the order as 1: Pineapple Banana Strawberry 2: Apple Spinach 3: Deep Green Treat 4: Electrolyte Balancer 5: Orange Carrot Melon 6: Mexican Chocolate. You can definitely switch up the order if you wanted to though. But I suggest finishing the day with the Mexican Chocolate because it is more satiating. Good luck!

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