3-Day Winter Juice Cleanse For Newbies

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By Doris Dahdouh

Being a “newbie” comes with feelings of doubt and uncertainty. You may be feeling a little intimidated by the juicing world, but just know that this is normal when it comes to trying anything new. If you’re motivated by other peoples stories, I recommend watching the documentary, “Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead”… this documentary literally changed my life and opened my eyes to the necessities of juicing and I am confident that it can do the same for you! Soon after seeing this documentary, you may realize that you need a little system reboot too, especially if you are overweight, feeling sluggish, foggy headed, bloated, or just not feeling your best.

You are probably wondering, “Where do I start?” or “What kind of juicer do I get?”  Here is an easy breakdown.

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There are two kinds of juicers – centrifugal and masticating. Centrifugal juicers tend to be more affordable and the most common in the marketplace due to price point, ease of use and ease of cleanup. These juicers heat up the produce because there is a high-speed spinning motor that extracts the juice out of a mesh filter. When using centrifugal juicers, it is important to note that you should drink the juice almost immediately. Do not wait past 15-30 minutes to enjoy your juice because the heat causes oxidation, or a foaming component, which decreases the nutrients in the produce, destroying nutritious enzymes.

Masticating juicers have an auger (cork like part) that crushes and squeezes the produce slowly. It is typically done on a single motor, so the juice is believed to come out with more fiber, holding onto the nutrients longer. Fitlife.tv also has some information on different types of juicers.

Now that you know a little more about the types of juicers, figure out your budget and then go shopping! Sure, it’s an investment but you’re worth it!

Now that you have you juicer, here is an easy 3 day juice cleanse to get you started on your juicing journey. Since it is cold in most places during the Winter, illness is more rampant. Therefore, it is a good idea to make juices that contain produce/ingredients that are high in antioxidants, vitamin C and have an anti-inflammatory factor to keep your immune system healthy and strong.

Before you begin keep these 3 things in mind:

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  1. Plan on drinking lemon water (8 ounces of room temperature water with juice from ½ lemon) on an empty stomach first thing in the morning, then prepare your fresh juice. Plan on having fresh juice for breakfast and lunch.
  2. Plan on having 8-16 ounces of water, 8-16 ounces of low sodium veggie or quality animal broth and a cup of herbal tea for your midday and mid-afternoon snacks and again after dinner, if you’re still hungry.
  3. Plan on dinner consisting of clean, raw, whole plant based foods. That means no coffee, refined sugars, gluten, or packaged/processed food-like items. *Note if you are used to coffee, you may experience a headache. Know this is temporary and be sure to drink plenty of water to stay hydrated and flush out those toxins. If it’s too much to handle, make sure it’s organic and black (no creamers, sugars, etc.) and wean yourself, enjoying ½ of your regular amount until you’ve cut it out completely.

All produce/ingredients should be organic for the best flavor, nutrients and overall healthy profile.

Day 1

Breakfast Juice
 
Ingredients
  • 3 large kale leaves
  • 2 stalks of celery
  • 1 green apple
  • ½ lemon
  • 1 thumb sized ginger root
  • 1 thumb sized turmeric root
  • Sprinkle of chia seeds (1 Tbs.)
Instructions
  1. Wash all produce thoroughly.
  2. Add all ingredients to juicer, except chia seeds.
  3. Transfer juice to large glass, or BPA free water bottle.
  4. Add chia seeds to your juice, mix then consume immediately.

Midday Snack – 8-16 oz of water, 8-16 oz of broth and a cup of herbal tea.

Lunch Juice
 
Ingredients
  • 3 handfuls of baby spinach
  • 1 handful of parsley
  • 2 carrots
  • ½ cucumber
  • 1 pear
  • Pinch of ground flax seeds (about 1 Tbs.)
Instructions
  1. Wash all produce thoroughly.
  2. Add all ingredients to juicer, except flax seeds.
  3. Transfer juice to large glass, or BPA free water bottle.
  4. Add flaxseeds to your juice, mix then consume immediately.

Mid-Afternoon Snack – 8-16 oz of water, 8-16 oz of broth and a cup of herbal tea.

DinnerLarge fresh mixed greens salad with cucumbers, radishes, beets, tomatoes and walnuts. Add a pinch of pink himalayan sea salt and apple cider vinegar to taste. 1 cup of mixed berries for dessert.

After Dinner Snack8-16 oz of water, 8-16 oz of broth and a cup of herbal tea.

Day 2

Breakfast Juice
 
Ingredients
  • 3 large Swiss chard leaves
  • 2 stalks of celery
  • 1 gala apple
  • ½ lemon
  • 1 thumb sized ginger root
  • 1 thumb sized turmeric root
  • Sprinkle of chia seeds (1 Tbs.)
Instructions
  1. Wash all produce thoroughly.
  2. Add all ingredients to juicer, except chia seeds.
  3. Transfer juice to large glass, or a BPA free water bottle.
  4. Add chia seeds to your juice, mix then consume immediately.

Midday Snack – 8-16 oz of water, 8-16 oz of broth and a cup of herbal tea.

Lunch Juice
 
Ingredients
  • ½ cabbage
  • 1 handful of cilantro
  • 2 carrots
  • ½ cucumber
  • 1 pear
  • Pinch of ground flaxseeds
Instructions
  1. Wash all produce thoroughly.
  2. Add all ingredients to juicer, except flax seeds.
  3. Transfer juice to large glass, or a BPA free water bottle.
  4. Add flaxseeds to your juice, mix then consume immediately.

Mid-Afternoon Snack8-16 oz of water, 8-16 oz of broth and a cup of herbal tea.

Dinner1-2 cups cooked quinoa with mixed black and red kidney beans. Cooked separately. Add together in a medium saucepan, seasoned with a little allspice, sea salt, black pepper and fresh lime juice. Small handful of mixed nuts and an apple for dessert.

After Dinner Snack8-16 oz of water, 8-16 oz of broth and a cup of herbal tea.

Day 3

Breakfast Juice
 
Ingredients
  • 3 large collard greens leaves
  • 1 handful watercress
  • 1 green apple
  • ½ lemon
  • 1 thumb sized ginger root
  • 1 thumb sized turmeric root
  • Pinch of chia seeds
Instructions
  1. Wash all produce thoroughly.
  2. Add all ingredients to juicer, except chia seeds.
  3. Transfer juice to large glass, or a BPA free water bottle.
  4. Add chia seeds to your juice, mix then consume immediately.

Midday Snack – 8-16 oz of water, 8-16 oz of broth and a cup of herbal tea.

Lunch Juice
 
Ingredients
  • ½ large stalk of broccoli
  • 1 handful of cilantro
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 pear
  • Pinch of ground flaxseeds
Instructions
  1. Wash all produce thoroughly.
  2. Add all ingredients to juicer, except flax seeds.
  3. Transfer juice to large glass, or a BPA free water bottle.
  4. Add flaxseeds to your juice, mix then consume immediately.

Mid-Afternoon Snack8-16 oz of water, 8-16 oz of broth and a cup of herbal tea.

Dinner1-2 cups organic brown or wild rice and green lentils. Cooked separately. Mix together in a medium saucepan seasoned with a little allspice, sea salt and pepper. Eat with ¼ sliced avocado on the side. 1 cup fresh pineapple and small handful of brazil nuts for dessert.  

After Dinner Snack8-16 oz of water, 8-16 oz of broth and a cup of herbal tea.

By the third day, you are likely to feel lighter and “cleaner.” You will want to slowly work your body back to solid foods, keeping them “clean” and opting for whole, real foods instead of processed and packaged choices. Continue to have your lemon water first thing in the morning and fresh juice on an empty stomach. Wait 20 minutes, then have a fresh and hearty breakfast and solid whole plant based food throughout the day. If you would like to add meat, eggs and poultry to your diet, make sure they are organic, hormone and antibiotic free. Continue to avoid caffeine, gluten, processed and sugary foods and drinks at least 80% of the time. Save your 20% for small enjoyable indulgences.

Cheers to you on taking this step to embark on this healthy journey! Your mind and body will thank you!

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Doris Dahdouh

Doris Dahdouh has a Master’s Degree in social work and has helped counsel children and help families since 2001. In 2012, she became very ill due to a hormonal imbalance and autoimmune disorder. Doris was diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) and Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD) many years ago and was treated with mainstream medicine which did not help her. She hit rock bottom before finding refuge in holistic living, by juicing, going gluten free and eating clean, organic, whole foods. Over the past couple of years, Doris has educated herself on a healthy lifestyle by reading information by Dr. Joel Furhman, Drew Canole, Dr. Mark Hyman, Dr. Josh Axe, Vani Hari (a.k.a. Food Babe) and more.

Doris is enrolled to become a certified health coach with the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and is very excited to help others achieve their best by combining her psychoanalytic skills and what she hopes to learn in the health coaching certification program. With a heart for others, she is eager to continue assisting as many people as possible towards optimal health.
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