My 21 day Juice Cleanse

Annette Joseph | 21 Day Juice Cleanse 2014 – time to start your engines! And by engines I mean start your juicers.

As many of you already know I like to call January “Juice January.” Why? Because for the past 3 years it’s been a tradition to start my year off with a juice cleanse. This year I would love to have you along for the ride. It’s a simple plan… I juice all day and eat a clean meal for dinner. I will be sharing some of my favorite juice combinations and would love to hear any of your go-to juice recipes as well.

I use a Breville Juice Fountain, which I love but any juicer will do.

img21c My plan starts on January 2 and will go for 21 days (3 weeks). This cleanse is a little different because if you know me I like everything in moderation. I am not an extreme type when it comes to cleansing or anything for that matter, so with that said here’s my meal plan everyday for 21 days.

21 Day Juice Cleanse Sample Menu

Juice in the morning – I like 1 orange,1 mango, 1 cucumber, and handful of parsley

Juice mid morning snack – I like 3 cups kale, half inch piece of ginger,  3 apples

Lunch Juice – I like 3 cups Kale, 5 carrots, and half lemon and 1 pear

Mid afternoon snack Juice – I like 1 large Beet, 3 Carrots and  3 cups Kale, and 3 stalks of celery

Dinner – a light meal. I love a salad, make sure to make yours colorful. Be creative! Keep it interesting with textures and colors. Pair your salad with a protein like chicken or fish as well as a steamed veggie like broccoli or green beans. I also like including a half cup of lentils, pinto or white beans. Soup is an amazing dinner while on a cleanse. I’ll be sharing a few yummy soup recipes as we go along.

Why do a juice cleanse?

The point is to give your GI system a break from processed foods and having to work hard to break down our daily intake of food. Make sure to stay away from anything packaged for 21 days and NO alcohol.

Coffee?? You might be asking yourself about coffee… My thinking is that a cup of coffee is not going to kill you. Remember, I am not into torture. Just make a good cup will you? 🙂 

What can you expect?

– Week one is an adjustment as you get used to your liquid diet.

– Week two you get in the groove and actually look forward to juicing.

– Week three you are feeling great, really great. You may lose a few pounds but mainly you can expect to feel really energized, light and happy. Yes happy.

Let me know how it’s going. I will check in a couple of times every week. Have a question? Leave it in the comment section and I’ll be sure to get back to you.

So instead of saying “let’s party” I’m going to say “let’s juice”!!!

Oh and don’t forget to watch me on the Today Show on Tuesday December 31st for New Year’s Eve! in the 9:00 hour. What a fantastic way to wrap up the year!

Happy & Healthy New Year. 2014, it’s going to be a great one! xx

disclaimer: This is not a weight loss program nor am I a doctor. This plan is just what I do and I love the way I feel. However, this is not a regimented program.

 

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9 thoughts on “My 21 day Juice Cleanse

    1. Annette Joseph Post author

      I make the entire day in the morning and drink them all day and yes you should take them to work. The key is to drink them the same day. I make 3 or 4 different flavor juices that way it’s more fun all day. Make sure you drink plenty of water as well. Good luck and let me know how you’re doing. I had a great day…not hungry at all 🙂 thanks for stopping by!

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  1. Anne

    I’m looking forward to my 21 day juice cleanse…I’m starting Tuesday… I love your not so ridgid plan that includes dinner! Thank you for sharing…my question is what do you store your drinks in to bring to work?glass? And…are you able to go to work or do you experience colon blow and have to be near your toilet 24/7 ?

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    1. Annette Joseph Post author

      I make all the juice in the morning, I like to use glass jars to transport them, but anything will do. Make sure you refrigerate them. As far a cleanse goes. I have not experienced any discomfort,your system should be normal. However everyone is different. So I would start on a weekend if this is of concern and see how it goes. 🙂 Happy Juicing!

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  2. Betsy Pribyl

    Thought you would love this recipe for homemade cranberry juice. Take equal parts of fresh cranberries and water, and simmer for 20 minutes. Strain through sieve, and mash. Return pulp only to pan and add a few more cups of water, and simmer again. Strain again, mashing the pulp. I threw away the pulp, but it could be used for with a sugar free jello ? Put juice into quart jars and refrigerate or freeze. No sugar necessary, but if you must, then a little Truvia to taste. I had 20 cucumbers that I juiced all at once, and put that juice into quart jars also. During the day I drink the combination of 1 qt each cranberry and cucumber juice. It’s a great combination, and curbs any hunger plus is a great detoxing drink to have in addition to the “meals” of the other juices for breakfast, lunch, and dinner !

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