8 Juice Cleanse Recipes For The New Year

by Pamela

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The following is a post that ran last year, but since so many people liked and visited throughout the year, I thought I’d run it again. I have added a new juice to the original juice cleanse lineup, so this year’s list contains 8 juice recipes. While this is not an actual juice cleanse (with steps and nutritional info….) it contains juices that you could make part of a cleanse if you want. I just like the fresh taste of the juices and like to add them to my diet to help me get more vitamins and minerals into my day.

Did you hear the sound of plates and glasses shattering as the clock turned to 12:01 a.m. on January 1st? Did you think that your neighbors were throwing a blowout New Year’s Eve party, and didn’t invite you? (If you live in LA, you know that’s not the case, because it’s the sounds of celebratory gunfire that ring in the new year.) No, that’s the collective sound of everyone who made a resolution to eat healthier in the new year chucking their plates full of cheese and charcuterie (along with their cocktails) out the window. God forbid there would be a plate or glass in front of them one second longer, lest they break that resolution before their head even hits the pillow on that first night of the New Year. Everyone knows you have to keep that resolution for at least 24 hours before you can call it quits.

Spicy Creamsicle Juice Spicy Creamsicle

The following day is spent on the internet trying to find the perfect diet: Neanderthal, Gwyneth Paltrow’s air diet, the only orange food diet, the tube through the nose diet, vegan, no white food or the ever popular juice cleanse. Oh the choices are many…which will it be?

Sweet Potatoe Vegetable Juice for Detox Spicy Sweet Potato

I can’t say that I subscribe to any of these, but I did notice that this year (more so than in years past) there seems to be an incredibly high number of people interested in doing some sort of multi-day juice cleanse. Which means you consume nothing but air and bottled juices or the occasional nut milk. While I do love me some vegetable juice (and nut milks), there is no way I’m subsisting on nothing but liquids for even ONE day. Aside from the sustenance problem…who can afford to do a juice cleanse (as it’s being written about)?

Fresh Ginger Vegetable Juice Recipes Lemon Ginger Zing

I noticed a number of juice companies touting their cleanses through “promotional pricing.” If $199 is a promotional price for 3 days of vegetable juice, I wonder what I could charge for my ________. Oh, did I mention the regular price of said cleanse is $275? For that kind of pricing, those juices better be hand massaged from pristine veggies and fruit by a bronzed Adonis clothed only in a white loincloth and performing this function in my own kitchen. Oh, and he better be seductively feeding me those juices too and licking the dribble from my chin.

Beet Juice Recipes for Detox ABC 123

For grins, I visited a couple of the popular juice bar sites here in LA. I found that for $9 – $12 per bottle, I could enjoy one of their elixirs…if I could only forget that I paid $9 – $12 for a damn bottle of vegetable juice! If it was half full of vodka, I might be able to forget the price by the time I finished it. But alas, the ingredient list contained no such verbiage. It also didn’t mention anything about containing Xanax, Valium or weed. So the odds of me forgetting what I just spent on that bottle are slim to none.

Turmeric Fresh Veggies Juice for Detox Golden Tonic

I have several vegetable juice recipes that I make and enjoy year round. I like the way they taste and the way some of them make me feel after drinking them. Plus, when I drink a vegetable juice made from beets, it freaks out the neighbor kids that I’m drinking a big glass of blood. Yes, the neighbor kids think I’m a vampire…instant cool factor. 😉

Cabbage Juicing Recipes for Detox Purple Pleaser

So what’s a poor wanna be juicer to do? Do you put a second mortgage on your house to buy that promotional juice cleanse package or do you just go to the store and buy a few bottles of vegetable juice and pour them into a recycled bottle and take them into work and make your co-workers think you’re into the coolest juice cleanse fad?

Green Juice Recipes Goodness Green Machine

Here’s an idea….Hop onto Craig’s List and look for a juicer. Juicers are like the new bread machines. Remember when everybody had to have a bread machine a few years ago? How many times did they get used? Maybe twice, then they ended up in the basement or in a garage sale. Juicers are the same thing. I bought a $200 juicer for $50 on Craig’s List. I know a few other people who did that too. Trust me, after the holidays there’s going to be a bunch of them.

Fresh Beet Juice Recipes for Detox Beet Street

Then there’s the vegetables, for the vegetable juice recipes (remember…that’s what we’re talking about here). Well, I went to the grocery store yesterday and spent $14.20 on enough produce to make more than12 juices plus enough left over for making sides for dinner. Take that juice bar pimp.

The seven vegetable juice recipes that I’m posting here are mostly my rip off versions from popular juice cleanse programs that have been promoted online. I am changing the names of the drinks, but most of them have been made with the same ingredients listed on the respective company’s website. I used a juicer to make these, but if you haven’t found your Craig’s List deal yet, and still want to make them you can do it with your blender. You’ll need to peel everything first (except for maybe the carrots and apples) and then strain it, if you don’t want pieces in your juice.

Got any favorite vegetable juice recipes or combinations? Please share them in the comments section.

8 Juice Cleanse Recipes For The New Year
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Doing a juice cleanse or just want to get more fruits and vegetables in your diet? These 8 fresh juice recipes will help you in a delicious way.
Recipe type: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Serves: 1
  • Spicy Creamscicle
  • 1 4" Stokes Purple Sweet Potato
  • 2 Carrots
  • 2 Apples (red apple of some type i.e. Fuji, Braeburn, etc)
  • 1½ Inch Piece Fresh Ginger
  • ½ Cup Unsweetened Almond Milk
  • Cinnamon (sprinkle on top of juice and stir)
  • Spicy Sweet Potato
  • ½ Sweet Potato
  • 2 Carrots
  • 2 Apples (red apple of some type i.e. Fuji, Braeburn, etc)
  • 1½ Inch Piece Fresh Ginger
  • Cinnamon (sprinkle on top of juice and stir)
  • ABC 123
  • 2 Apples (red - see above notes)
  • 1 Large Red Beet
  • 2 Carrots
  • ½ Meyer Lemon (could also use another type of lemon)
  • Golden Tonic
  • 1 2 Inch Piece of Fresh Turmeric
  • 2 Apples (red - see above notes)
  • Purple Pleaser
  • ¼ Head Purple Cabbage
  • 2 Apples (red- see above notes)
  • 1 Handful Flat Leaf Parsley
  • ½ Meyer Lemon (or other type of lemon)
  • 1 2 Inch Piece Fresh Ginger
  • Goodness Green Machine
  • ½ Heart of Romain
  • 2 Handfuls Fresh Pea Sprouts
  • ½ Large Cucumber
  • ½ Meyer Lemon (or other type of lemon)
  • Beet Street
  • 1 Large Red Beet
  • ½ Large Cucumber
  • ½ Lime
  • Lemon Ginger Zing
  • 1 2 Inch Piece Fresh Ginger
  • 2 Green Apples
  • ½ Myer Lemon (or other type of lemon)
  1. The instructions for making these juices are all pretty much the same, except for the Spicy Creamsicle (stir in the almond milk before topping with cinnamon) and Spicy Sweet Potato that has the cinnamon added to it.
  2. Make sure you have all of your fruits and vegetables cut to a size that will fit through your juicers feed tube and juice away.
  3. I highly recommend wearing an apron when juicing beets. They've got a lot of water in them and that beautiful red color stains everything it touches (and it stains instantly).
  4. Drink freshly juiced produce within 3 days for maximum nutrients.
  5. if you're making up a large batch of vegetable juice, portion it out and freeze it. This will prolong the life of the nutrients.
Each recipe makes 1 - 1½ cups juice.


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sippitysup January 5, 2014 at 7:14 pm

Pretty. For sure… GREG

Azu January 5, 2014 at 10:44 am

I’ll definitely try the Spicy Sweet Potato juice and the ABC 123. Thanks for sharing!

Pamela January 5, 2014 at 10:48 am

Thanks for stopping by Azu. ENJOY!!!

John@Kitchen Riffs January 5, 2014 at 10:38 am

Never done a juice cleanse, and I certainly wouldn’t pay the prices for the commercial products! Still, the idea sounds interesting, and you’ve come up with some great options. Really fun stuff – thanks.

Pamela January 5, 2014 at 10:50 am

Hi John,
I don’t do the juice cleanse thing either, but I do enjoy these juices and love the fact that not only are they healthy…but they taste good too. I am guilty of buying some of the juices from different local juice bars around here. I use them for inspiration. 😉

Venera Foti January 5, 2014 at 7:34 am

Love these recipes. I am the owner of a Vitamix machine that is gathering dust in a remote cupboard in my kitchen. I believe it is restaurant quality and original retail was over $500 at the time–I won it at a raffle about 5 years ago. Anyway–curious if this will suffice? I know the Vitamix will add heat and may alter the ingredients in some way. Appreciate your insights.

Pamela January 5, 2014 at 10:34 am

Hi Venera,

You could use the Vitamix for these recipes. You may need to add a bit of water to some of them just to thin them down a bit because the mixer will keep all the fiber (which normally would get stripped out during juicing). You’ll need to peel some of the things too like the ginger and lemon. Some people say that it’s better to make these in the blender instead of juicing because it keeps the fiber, and more nutrients, in there. Happy Blending!

Maureen | Orgasmic Chef January 4, 2014 at 1:13 pm

Apple, beets, red cabbage, carrot, ginger and spinach. No, I don’t know why but I like it. 🙂

Donalyn@The Creekside Cook January 3, 2014 at 10:32 am

Pamela, these are downright inspiring! I make both juices and smoothies, depending on my mood and these will work for both, I think. I’m looking forward to trying them!

Pamela January 3, 2014 at 8:57 pm

Thanks Donalyn,

The sweet potato juices are especially surprising. 😉 I tend to juice more than blend because my juicer is easier to get at than my blender. LOL Yes, I’m lazy like that.

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