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Summertime Juice Cleanse

Fourth of July is right around the corner, and I’ve got some great tips and juice recipes to help you achieve your best beach body ever this holiday! I recently made all these juices when I was transitioning to a vegan diet, and now I’m going to share them with you. Make sure you drink six 16oz juices throughout the day!

Pre-cleanse prep / Cleanse prep:

  1. 3 days before your cleanse: cut out coffee, sugar, meat, and dairy
  2. First thing every morning, drink room temp. (or as hot as you can tolerate) filtered water with fresh squeezed lemon
  3. Drink herbal tea to reduce caffeine withdrawals and as much H2O as you’d like
  4. Wait an hour between each juice and finish your last juice at least two hours before you sleep

Juices. Drink all 6 every day, in this order, throughout the day:

1. Green Juice

– 5 ribs of celery
– 1 cucumber halved
– 2 large green apples
– 3 kale leaves
– 1 oz of fresh squeezed lemon juice
– 1 handful of parsley
– 3 romaine leaves
– 1 handful of spinach

2. Pineapple, Apple, Mint Juice

– 1/3 of 1 pineapple
– 2 large green apples
– a few pinches of mint to taste

3. Green Juice – yup, again – same as #1!

4. Spicy Lemonade
– 14 oz filtered water
– juice of 3-4 medium lemons
– a few dashes of cayenne pepper
– 1 tbsp of agave nectar

5. Carrot, Apple, Beet Juice
– 1 green apple
– 2 beets w/ greens still on it
– 3 large carrots
– 1 1/2 tbsp of ginger
– 1/2 oz lemon juice to taste

6. Cashew Milk
– So, I’m kind of improvising here…the original cleanse called for a cashew milk juice but to make the cashew milk is kind of tedious. I have decided to try something a little different and experiment with: coconut milk, agave nectar, cinnamon, vanilla, chia seeds, flax, and shredded coconut, whirled up in a blender with some ice. You can also substitute another green juice for this if you want, so that is a great alternative too!

Hear all about my experience with this cleanse the first time around at Veg Head Experiment.

By Ryan Tusko

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