9 Juice Cleanse Recipes For The New Year

by Pamela

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A juice cleanse is popular way many people decide to start their new year, so for the third year running…I’m adding a new juice to my original juice cleanse post. This sweet treat can help to reduce inflammation, make your cold feel better (lots of vitamin C), aid in digestion, boost your mineral intake and it’s loaded with antioxidants. Yes, all that in a glass of juice.

The PAMie Juice Cleanse Recipe

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 Cleanse Recipe

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?

Spicy Sweet Potato Juice Cleanse Recipe

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)?

Lemon Ginger Zing Juice Cleanse Recipe

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 Streat Juice Cleanse Recipe

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! For $90 I could buy a days worth of juice for a 1 day juice cleanse. 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.

Golden Tonic Juice Cleanse Recipe

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. 😉

Purple Pleaser Juice Cleanse Recipe

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 different juices 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?

Goodness Green Machine Juice Cleanse Recipe

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.

ABC 123 Juice Cleanse Recipe

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 nine juice cleanse 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.

9 Juice Cleanse Recipes For The New Year
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
  • PAMie Juice
  • ¼ of Pineapple (peeled)
  • 1 Gala Apple
  • 4 Sprigs Fresh Mint
  • 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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Maureen | Orgasmic Chef January 3, 2015 at 6:35 pm

It’s easy to make good juice and eating healthy and responsibly is always a good idea. My New England roots would wither if I said I was going to spend $275 on juice. 🙂

Pamela January 5, 2015 at 6:03 pm

I’m right there with you Maureen!

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