3 Day Juice Cleanse

by Leanne Vogel (Healthful Pursuit) on January 31, 2013

Juice-Cleanse-Intro

I was an emotional wreck the days leading up to my trip to New York City. I’ve never been able to handle the unknown very well, and a trip to The Big Apple was no exception to this. Nervousness and anxiety do a number on my digestion each and every time. Blah.

That, coupled with the restaurant going, late nights and disruptions to my schedule have me feeling heavy, tired and unbalanced. My body is begging me for a weekend of juicing, smoothies, stretching, and loads of lemon water. If you feel that your body needs the same, I’d love for you to join me in this 3 day cleanse!

This series wont cost you anything, but it’s not free. If you want to participate in this series and you find value in all of the content that I’ve created, all I ask is this: when you’re done with the program, simply share it with 3 friends as “payment”.

The Basics:

  • Get the Shopping List
  • Unlimited veggie juice
  • 1 fruit/veggie combo juice per day
  • 1 fruit-based smoothie per day
  • Unlimited water with fresh lemon juice
  • Probiotics
  • Lots of sleep!
  • Light stretching/yoga

Answers to your questions:

For those wondering, I use an Omega 8006 Nutrition Center Commercial Masticating Juicer.

Support:

DayONEcleanse

  Veggie-Overload-Juice   North-Pole-Green-Juice   Cant-Beet-This-Smoothie

Veggie Overload Juice (unlimited): This juice has loads of different veggies and has a taste similar to V8 but it’s raw, healthful and homemade!

North Pole Green Juice: Green juice with a cooling aftertaste of fresh mint.

Can’t Beet This Smoothie: Fresh pressed juice in a smoothie combines the benefits of veggie juice with the fiber of real fruit for an incredibly delicious smoothie. High in magnesium, calcium, iron, potassium, and vitamins A and C. Don’t worry, the beets add earthy sweetness with no strange aftertaste.

DayTWOcleanse

  Pink Lady Carrot Juice   Lean-and-Green   Pear-Smoothie

Pink Lady Carrot Juice (unlimited): A 3 ingredient vegetable-based juice made from a base of sweet potato that’s sure to boost your immune, improve complexion and mega load your body with beta carotene.

OJ Lean & Green Juice: He’s a cold, cough and flu, immune fighting machine… in juice form.

Pearrific Green Smoothie: A smoothie made with fresh veggie juice and blended with a healthy dose of spinach and ripe pear.

DayTHREEcleanse

  Love Your Greens Juice   Sweet-and-Green-Juice   Green-Energy-Smoothie

Love Your Greens Juice (unlimited): Healthy green juice recipe made with spinach, collards, cucumber, lemon and fresh herbs.

Sweet & Green Juice: Just looking at this juice makes me feel like it’s working it’s healing magic on me. You too?

Green Energy: 6 simple ingredients make up this sweet and delicious smoothie. You can pack it full of veg and no one will know!

Naturally Flavored Water (41)-2

Plus, check out the three (new) natural flavored water recipes I shared over on the blog, Wellness Warrior, today. They’ll support us right through this cleanse!

The information made available through Healthful Pursuit is provided for informational purposes only and should not be construed as rendering of personal health advice of any kind. Please consult your doctor before changing your dietary habits.

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Averie @ Averie Cooks

This is crazy but just the other day my husband was telling me he wants to start juicing more. I have never done a formal cleanse or anything past 1 day/12 hours of just juice. I admit, I’m scared I’d be starving and tired the whole time! But I sincerely applaud you for doing what your body craves and what you know is a good call for you. Thanks for the links to all the back posts – just opened most of them!

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Leanne Vogel (Healthful Pursuit)

I remember fearing the same thing, Averie. I’m not going to lie, the first day is hard. The second day is harder, but come the third day, I always start to just feel better. There is a lot of napping involved, though. I wouldn’t recommend doing it on a super stressful, busy weekend, that’s for sure. Glad you liked all the link ups!

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Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat

These all sound like such great recipes! I can’t seem to stop juicing these days (I’m drinking my greens right now!) I hope this makes you feel better and back to your healthy self. I’m the same as you – nervousness and stress wreak havoc big time on my digestion. Make sure you take some time to chill out this week! :)

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Lisa

Let’s see…I can’t run or kick-box due to a (very) recent ankle issue, it’s snowy, blowy cold outside, I have to go to the grocery store anyways so…I’m in! A slower, less strenuous, restful three days of healthy cleansing is what I need for a strong recovery and smooth transition into a better-for-me (and the family) way of doing things. SO EXCITED! :-)

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Leanne Vogel (Healthful Pursuit)

Awesome! Glad you’re on board, Lisa :)

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Michelle R

Mmm… I had a lovely juice for dinner last night: celery, cucumber, red grapes, strawberries, hempseed, dates, vanilla extract and… ARUGULA! My 4-year-old and I were loving it! (Hubby & 8 yo, not so much.) We got the NutriBullet recently and we’re really enjoying it. So, a shake it will be for me again tonight (since my grits-and-bacon breakfast are already digesting). Even if it’s not a full cleanse, it’s still a move in the right direction, right?!?

P.S. – Picked up The Fire Starter Sessions by Danielle LaPorte at the library after you mentioned her on FB… W-O-W! Burning up!!

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Leanne Vogel (Healthful Pursuit)

Oh totally you are. I started partially yesterday and partially today. I’ll do the full meal deal beginning tomorrow. I like to ease my way in :)

SO happy that you’re enjoying the Fire Starter Sessions. So great. I’m doing The Desire Map now and loving every moment of it!

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Michelle R

I think I have a pretty good chance of talking my company into purchasing The Desire Map for me as part of my Personal Development Plan for 2013. ;) Workin’ the system, yeah!

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Leanne Vogel (Healthful Pursuit)

Nicely done!

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joanne

the spinach, kale and chard are all goitrogens which I try to avoid raw. any suggestions for replacements? Could i cook them and then add them to the juice? Let me know if you know.

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Leanne Vogel (Healthful Pursuit)

Hi Joanne – I like to lightly steam mine, just a couple of seconds, about 15 seconds in a steamer. Then juice as usual. Hope that helps!

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Jo-Anne

Hi, Leanne.
Sorry – I know this post isn’t related to the juice cleanse, but…wanted to take advantage of your free ebook of recipes, but for the last couple of days, when I click on the link I get the message that the server can’t be found. Just wanted to let you know.

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Leanne Vogel (Healthful Pursuit)

Thanks for the heads up, Jo-Anne. I just changed the links. Not sure what happened there. I’ll send you an email with the link to the book. Thanks again!

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Jessica Metz

Perfect timing! I just got a juicer for Christmas and have been aiming for a daily green juice. I have been contemplating a juice cleanse for a couple weeks now and then this little gem popped up on my facebook page! Your recipes sound delicious and I can’t wait to participate!

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Leanne Vogel (Healthful Pursuit)

Hey Jessica – what a great Christmas gift! I’m so happy to hear my recipes are going to push you to give the new gadget a go!

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Heather

Hi Leanne, I’d love to try this juice cleanse! My only fear is that I’m supposed to eat small meals every 2-3 hours due to my hypoglycemia and adrenal issues. Are there any approved snacks or does that defeat the whole purpose of a juice cleanse? Would it work to divide each smoothie in half and space them throughout my day accordingly?

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Leanne Vogel (Healthful Pursuit)

Hi Heather – it’s probably best to check with your doctor. I know that when I was struggling with hypoglycemia, I couldn’t do things like juice cleanses so I drank green juices with my lunches and I was okay. I bet your doctor would be able to tell you what would work best :)

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Nellie

Hello Leanne and all of your readers,

I don’t have a high speed blender or a juicer, but am still interested in giving this cleanse a try. Has anyone had success “juicing” with a food processor. I had a nice cuisinart food processor and thought that processing the vegetables through the grater and then blending them down might work. I would be curious to know if anyone has tried.

thanks,

Nellie

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Leanne Vogel (Healthful Pursuit)

Hi Nellie – I’ve heard of people using their blenders instead of juicers. I’m sure your process would work. I would think if you pureed it, then pushed it through a cheesecloth or strainer. Plus, the extra pulp wouldn’t be bad to have in there!

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Cat

Wow – You’re right! Those juices do look energetic! I’ll be here for support, and I’ll try some of the recipes – but I can’t do the juice fast in full with you right now. I’m sure going to try the juices for my snacks, though. I’m excited! :-)

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Cat

Energizing… not energetic. I just woke up…

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Leanne Vogel (Healthful Pursuit)

haha I read energizing… so we’re good :)

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Leanne Vogel (Healthful Pursuit)

That’s a great way to stay involved, Cat! Glad you’re joining in your own way :)

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Karen Winter

My mom and aunts wanted to do the Master Cleanse starting this weekend and every weekend for 10 days. THIS sounds like a much healthier, viable option and I’m in myself and will be sharing this information with them. :)

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Leanne Vogel (Healthful Pursuit)

That’s great, Karen. You know your body best, sounds like your intuition is telling you what may work best for you!

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Nancy

This sounds great! Count me in!

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Leanne Vogel (Healthful Pursuit)

Awesome. Glad to hear you’re joining :)

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Odessa Standke

I still need to find myself a good juicer… But I did just buy a Ninja blender! That thing definitely has power, so I’m going to give this cleanse a whirl! (:

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Leanne Vogel (Healthful Pursuit)

Sweet! Yes, it’ll mash up the veggies well enough that you can just push them through a nylon sock, cheesecloth or nut milk bag… that, or just do whole food juices with the same ingredients, just don’t strain it.

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Rachel @ My Naturally Frugal Family

Oh I would love to join this. Juice just makes me feel all better and gives a certain zing to the day when you are drinking down all of those vegetables in one little glass.

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Amanda

We’ve got big superbowl weekend plans (out of town) + I have a ton of produce to get thru so I’ll be joining this, but turning it into “liquids” cleanse (i.e. juices, smoothies, soups, purees)! I’ve been needing a little boost metabolically!

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Leanne Vogel (Healthful Pursuit)

Great, I love that you’re changing things up to fit your body and schedule. Awesome. I love liquid/puree cleanses. So fantastic! Have a great time this weekend :)

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Amanda

I am with you! I am going to start in one week though, busy weekend this weekend, besides, I want to see all of your recipes before I have to buy the foods!

Keep us updated, I am feeling nervous about doing this! I got a juice for Christmas and I have been enjoying juices here and there as snacks, but I truly need to hit a reset button, since going on holidays I have not been getting enough greens and have been feeling the consequences of that!

I took your post yesterday as a sign that I should get going!

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Leanne Vogel (Healthful Pursuit)

Hey Amanda – what a sweet Christmas gift. That’s awesome. Just follow the queues your body is sending you. If it doesn’t feel right, or you feel that this may not be the right route for you, back off and stick to green drinks for snack. Have fun this weekend!

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Sonia

This may sound like a stupid Q-but in the cleanse all you eat/drink are these juices and smoothies and water?
Sonia

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Leanne Vogel (Healthful Pursuit)

Hi Sonia – no question is stupid! Yes, that’s my plan for myself. I like to have the vegetable drink on hands at all time, along with lemon water. But it’s very customizable. Whole food smoothies are a great option too. Throw a bunch of veggies and fruits in the blender with water, blend, and have at ‘er!

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Lauri

I juice and drink smoothies nearly every day, so I thought this post was great! My comment (compliment!) is actually about the reason you decided to do the cleanse. I, too, can suffer from nervousness and anxiety from the unknown (and my digestive system suffers for it too!) and I remember reading the post that mentioned you would be taking this trip to NY and thinking, “wow, she’s brave!”. So, what stood out to me while reading this post was that you weren’t necessarily feeling brave inside but didn’t let that stop you from going and having an amazing experience! It can be tough to fight through those feelings… you should feel proud and know that you’re an inspiration! Keep up the great work!

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Leanne Vogel (Healthful Pursuit)

Thanks a bunch, Lauri. If I let my fears control me, I’m not sure I’d ever explore anything! Thanks for the words of encouragement and know that YOU can do it, too :)

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Aundy

I just went to the store and completed my shopping! I am going to do some juicing now for tomorrow since I have to work and won’t have time to prepare in the morning. I am super excited!!

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Leanne Vogel (Healthful Pursuit)

Well done, Aundy! Have a great first day :)

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Amy

Just wanted to share one of my favourite flavoured waters: lemon slices and cucumber slices. I do not like cucumber, but this water is amazing! Thank you for the recipies. I love most things you share. I’m not keen on the tomatoes, so will have to work through the Veggie Overload juice…

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Leanne Vogel (Healthful Pursuit)

I haven’t combined lemon and cucumber before. That’s a great idea, Amy. I’ll have to try that tomorrow. If you don’t like tomatoes, just replace them with extra veggies, no sense chugging back something you’re not going to enjoy!

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Sonia

So you drink the unlimited juice when you get the hunger pains:-)

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Leanne Vogel (Healthful Pursuit)

It just depends on the person, really. For myself, I drink about 1-2 cups of juice every couple of hours and I do okay.

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Sonia

Thanks:-) Would really like to give it a shot atleast start with 1 day and eventually get to 3 day cleanse. Its hard to find a 3 day weekend which is not stressful:-)

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Angela

Count me in too. I started eating vegetarian since the first of the year (can’t seem to give up that cheese!!) and have been successful with that, however, I still have a couple bad habits I need to break (beer!!). I had done a 3 day juice fast/cleanse followed by 21 day vegan meal plan last year and felt great. I also lost about 15 pounds, however, life intrudes and old habits creep back in. So this is very timely for me and just knowing you have the support and comaraderie of others can help you through something like this. As I remember, this is not easy, even though it is only 3 days. You will feel tired, old feelings can crop up out of nowhere and your skin and hair will look like sh%t (pardon my french) until your body rids itself of toxins and starts taking in and using all the good nutritents from the juices. But my symptoms could also be because I followed my 3 day juice fast with 21 days of clean vegan eating too. With all that being said, I find that you feel good not only physically but also because you found the willpower and determination to do it.

Thank you for the challenge, I’m going shopping tomorrow and starting Sunday.

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Leanne Vogel (Healthful Pursuit)

You explained it perfectly. So happy to hear that you’re joining in your own way!

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Anita

I won’t be joining for these three days since I am in mid cleanse myself – but I will be using the last 3 days of my 21 day cleanse to juice with your fabulous recipes. Thanks Leanne for this awesome blog – since following you I’ve gotten tons of great recipes and wonderful inspiration. Much gratitude!

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Leanne Vogel (Healthful Pursuit)

Hey Anita – sounds like you’re on one rockin’ program! Good on you. 21 days is a huge accomplishment. I’m so happy I could be part of your journey!

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Meg @ Sweet Twist

hmmm.. I really want to start this but only have a kitchen aid blender… do you think it will work??

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Leanne Vogel (Healthful Pursuit)

Hmm… I’m sure you could. You might want to lightly steam the veggies to make them softer to break down.

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Meredith

Do you find juicing to be expensive? I have a juicer but have yet to use it, because I’m scared I’ll get hooked and I won’t be able to afford all the produce I’ll need haha.

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Leanne Vogel (Healthful Pursuit)

Hey Meredith – For a cleanse like this, not really because all you’re eating is fruit and veggies. I spent about $40 on all of the ingredients, that included the extras for the blog recipes. On a daily basis, if I’m not juicing, I’m eating the veggies and fruits anyways, maybe a bit more than normal but it’s not overly costly. As you can see from these recipes, many of them just call for 3-4 pieces of veggies/fruits.

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Meredith

Thanks Leanne! That makes sense. I guess when I think of juicing in addition to my typical diet, it seems like an expensive add-on, but if you’re only juicing, then it would be pretty comparable to my usual spending. Hope your cleanse is going well!

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Leanne Vogel (Healthful Pursuit)

You can definitely do more inexpensive juices. My favorite this time of year is carrots, beets and spinach. I can get the ingredients at Costco for so cheap it works out to be about $1 per glass. Hope that helps!

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Meredith

Thanks for the suggestion! I don’t have a Costco membership but my parents do, and I’m visiting them next weekend :)

Isa

Hey, so I ‘m thinking of trying this cleanse for after Carnaval (seems better than before) but the only issue is that I haven’t really seen spinach or kale here in Brazil. Should I just use any similar-looking leaf? Is there a specific replacement you know of that might be good?

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Leanne Vogel (Healthful Pursuit)

Hi Isa – I’ve heard many great things about Carnaval, I’d love to go sometime. Any type of green will do, whatever you can find!

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Tomoko E

Hey, Leanne. I tried Veggie Overload juice. It was so refreshing and surprisingly tasty! I haven’t done juicing at home before, as I do not have a juicer. So, my first trial was to do it with my powerful “Can you blend it?” Blend Tech Blender that ca blend iPhone into powder. As you suggested, I used cheese cloth to strain the puree. The color green was just so gorgeous!

However, I feel that I must invest on a good juicer to make my life easier. I found “Omega Vert 350 Juicer” on OpenSky. That is a slow juicer that prevents oxidation and allows juice to be stored for up to 72 hours without degradation. Sounds good? Breville also makes Juice Fountain Crush Slow Juicer, but the review on Williams -Sonoma was terrible.

I think I would like to start juicing at home. But I need to buy a juicer as blender + cheese cloth straining is a lot of work. With juicing, I hope I can finally do something about my daughter’s rejection of any vegetables other than “fresh” carrots and lettuce. She had a sip of Veggie Overload juice and said that it’s better than eating vegetables. Ha, ha!

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Leanne Vogel (Healthful Pursuit)

Nice work, Tomoko! You’re right, the blending/straining method takes up a lot of time. I very much dislike doing it. I’ve heard great things about the Omega line. And you’re right, bad things about the crush slow juicer from Breville. So great that your daughter drank it! Woohoo!

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Adrienne

Hey!! I’m starting the cleanse now because this weekend I already had multiple engagements!! The first day wasn’t as bad as I expected, though I did notice I have a slight headache towards this evening! I’m thrilled to be giving my body a great clean out!!

Thanks so much for this great inspiration!!

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Leanne Vogel (Healthful Pursuit)

Hi Adrienne – happy to hear that you’re joining us, even if it’s a bit late… it’s all good! Enjoy :)

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CJ

Leanne,
I’ve become a big fan of your posting and have incorporated many of your recipes and lifestyle changes into mine. And yes … the lightness I’ve discovered is a sense of freedom; if you know what I mean. I plan to do my 3 day juicing tomorrow but want to get your thoughts on how adding maca root powder to my juices and smoothies would affect the results. I’m going through menopause and the maca keeps my hormones in check (hot flashes, insomnia, and mood swings are gone when I stay on maca) and cannot really afford staying off since I’m also working this week during my cleanse. Thoughts?
Thanks – Missy Miss -Looking forward to a new level of feeling ‘clean’-CJ

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Leanne Vogel (Healthful Pursuit)

Hi there – the beauty of cleansing, detoxing, and just eating in general is that it’s totally and completely up to you! If you’re on maca now and want to keep up with it, if it makes you feel good, continue. I hope that helps :)

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cj

I appreciate that you remind us that the cleanse is completely up us. I often get caught up in the thinking that I must follow the cleanse ‘exactly’ or I will fail. Funny, eh? Anyhoo, thanks for the encouragement. I just arrive home with my pleathra of fruits and veggies. I begin tomorrow. Woo HOO! :-)
~CJ

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Abigail Swift

Hello!

I have done a couple juice cleanses before but this makes it so much easier with a grocery list!! Would you recommend following the order you have the juices listed for each day with the smoothie at the end or does it not matter the order you drink them throughout the day??

Thanks!

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Leanne Vogel (Healthful Pursuit)

Awesome! Shopping lists are fabulous, aren’t they? Love them to bits. Do whatever combination works well for you, Abigail. There are no rules!

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Missy Rohde

(Please don’t laugh at me)

What does this cleanse do? Is it weight loss or just a “toxin” cleanse? The reason I ask (and I really don’t know) is because I have never been a person to eat “healthy” and I have never exercised a day in my life. I never needed to. But it seems since I turned 37 I have been putting on weight that is impossible to take off and even though my husband doesn’t seem to mind it, he even seems to like it, it is driving me insane.

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Leanne Vogel (Healthful Pursuit)

No laughing here! My intention with this cleanse is to give my digestive system a break and help cleanse toxins from my body. Perhaps a cleanse if you’re new to healthy living isn’t the best first step, perhaps after a couple of months of clean eating, a cleanse could be a nice tool to use if it resonates with you. Hope that helps, Missy :)

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Missy Rohde

Thank you for the information and for not talking to me like I am stupid! I seem to get that a lot if I ask questions. But anyway, really, thank you!

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luz2013

Hi, I just wanted to know if i should avoid alcoholic drinks during the cleanse. Thanks!

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Leanne Vogel (Healthful Pursuit)

I avoid them when I do a cleanse, but it’s completely up to you and what works best for your body. Hope that helps!

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Margo

I’ve been following your website for a little while and love your recipes, as well as the way you express yourself. My best friend and I are starting the cleanse tomorrow–we both just got back from finishing up all of our shopping. :)
I have one question–the “unlimited” veggie juice on the first day, do you make another batch of that each day that you are on the cleanse and just keep it on hand? Or does it last you the full three days? I noticed from the portions of the other recipes that it is by far the largest-sized batch, so I’m curious if you continue to make it to have on hand or just use it till it runs out. I’m sure after I finish going through the cleanse once, I’ll know how I like to do things, but for now just looking for your thoughts.
I juice regularly and am excited to my first cleanse for more than a day long!
Thanks,
Margo

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Leanne Vogel (Healthful Pursuit)

Hi Margo – yes, that first juice does make a lot! I made one batch and it lasted me for the day, no worries. But for the others, I doubled up. Hope that helps and have fun!

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Lindsey

Hi Leanne – I started your cleanse today and am super excited I’ve almost made it through my first day. I’m enjoying the ‘Cant beet this smoothie’ right now and it’s totally worth having to clean the juicer and the blender.
I have a couple questions… Am I allowed unlimited veggie juice everyday or just the first? And what are your thoughts on repeating some recipes and skipping others? Will I benefit more from the cleanse if I do each one or it may not make a difference?
Thanks so much for sharing! Your site has become my go-to for vegan and gluten free cooking and I tell everyone about it!

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Leanne Vogel (Healthful Pursuit)

Hey Lindsey – glad to hear that you’ve enjoyed day one! Ya, it is kinda a pain to clean the juicer and the blender every time… but so totally worth it for that one! I don’t like the word “allowed”, blah, sounds so restrictive! Do what you feel is right. I made a different juice everyday because I get bored, but feel free to follow your intuition. I’m sure groceries, available time and such will play a factor too! I did unlimited veggie juice everyday. Hope that helps!

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Isa

Hi Leanne,

I’m only a couple of hours into the first morning and I’m already hungry. Is this normal? I don’t feel like I’m treating my body well if I’ll be suffering from hunger pains for 3 days straight. Is there anything heavier I can incorporate to make this better? Also, can I also just make whatever juice and drink that?

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Leanne Vogel (Healthful Pursuit)

Hi Isa – I created this cleanse for myself based on my own health. I’ve been cleansing 3 times a year for 7 years or so, so my body is very able to handle a 3 day cleanse, but maybe this isn’t best for you. If you’re feeling like this isn’t right, perhaps it’s best to chat with your healthcare provider before you continue on. My word of advice – listen to your body! I hope that helps :)

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Kellie

I know i’m a little late to the party; however, I’m starting your 3 day juice cleanse today. Thanks for posting clear directions & the shopping list was really helpful!

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Leanne Vogel (Healthful Pursuit)

Hey Kellie – enjoy!

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Dex

I have a question about the smoothies; is it okay to just juice them instead of blending them?

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Catherine

I would love to know as well as am out of a blender at the moment…:-)

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Leanne Vogel (Healthful Pursuit)

For sure! Let your intuition be your guide with this one, Dex.

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Catherine

Hey Leanne!

I just started this detox this morning. Need it after an eventful Valentine’s Day weekend!

On a side note, while I was juicing my first juice of the day…my 18 month old opened up one of our kitchen drawers picked up our glass blender and crashed it on the floor..:-( It broke in pieces :-( Will have to find a replacement part fast or buy a new blender for day 3 of the fast. Me, who has always liked to be in control has learned that after having kids…the unpredictable will always happen. Have to roll with it! Have a great Sunday.

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Leanne Vogel (Healthful Pursuit)

Way to rock a positive attitude, Catherine. That’s awesome. For sure, if you have a juicer, just juice everything or treat yourself to some Jugo Juice smoothies when you’re out and about. Can’t wait to hear how it goes for you!

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Catherine

Thanks Leanne. My wonderful mom actually lent me her blender yesterday. So far it is going well! Just had my Pink Lady Juice. Am on Day 2. Thanks so much for sharing your experience and recipes. You’re an inspiration!

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Leanne Vogel (Healthful Pursuit)

Awesome! What a great Mom you have :) Glad that you’re enjoying it!

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BN

Hi,
Me and my partner just stumbled across this site and we have decided to take on the challenge! We don’t have a juicer and will be using a blender. Pardon my ignorance, but why is it necessary to use a cheese cloth?

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Leanne Vogel (Healthful Pursuit)

Hey! That’s great news. You don’t have to use cheesecloth, you can just blend everything and drink it with the fiber, or use the cheesecloth and remove the fiber from the liquid. Whatever you’d like!

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cristy cobb

I think this is just what I need to feel better. Going shopping tomorrow!

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Leanne Vogel (Healthful Pursuit)

Enjoy, Cristy! Be sure to report back on how it goes for you!

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Jill

Just started day one of your juice cleanse today! :)

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Leanne Vogel (Healthful Pursuit)

I hope it’s going well for you, Jill!

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Stacey

I don’t have a juicer but I do have a Vitamix will that also work?

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Leanne Vogel (Healthful Pursuit)

Hi Stacey – sure thing. You can use your vitamix, you’ll just have to add water to some of the juices and strain them before you drink. Enjoy!

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Karolina

I’ve been feeling really sluggish and sick lately and seemed to have hit a wall in my healing process despite my dietary changes (I found out less than a yr ago I had celiac disease on top of being soy and dairy intolerant). So I decided I wanted to do this cleanse, and as I told people about it, 4 other people committed to doing it with me! This is day two for us in the cleanse. My brain “fog” feels clearer than it has in a long time and my mood seems stable ands I’ve had no stomach aches, which is rare! The greatest thing has been having the support of doing this with others. I’ve tried fasts/cleanses before but the self discipline has always been the biggest struggle to manage alone!

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Donnie Toivola

Leanne. I hope your juice fast went superbly well! I fast every other week now and have been doing so for a while. It helps to keep me detoxed and in check. Another great thing to try are pomegranate seeds if you can get a hold of them. I find them at my local Fresh and Easy supermarket. Just a small handful and they add an exiting and super fresh taste to any juice. I have a few recipes at my site that you might enjoy. JustonJuice.com.

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Leanne Vogel (Healthful Pursuit)

Wow, thanks Donnie! I have a couple of clients and friends that practice fasting. Wow, that’s dedication. Thanks for the pomegranate tip!

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Cecilia

Hi, Leanne.
I really feel like doing this juice cleanse, not only because it seems to be a good way to get rid of toxins and all of those things that are not good for your body, but also because I have been eating like a pig lately, literally. I don’t know how my eating habits changed, it happened so suddenly I guess.
The thing is that I feel like I cannot control that. I could eat an entire pastry really late at night, even though I know I don’t need it or I really feel like eating it or I had all my complete courses through the day, I just do. I think I lost the will to do or not things.
Well, this may be too much info but I feel that if I get to do this, and actually achieve it, it would be good for me and for my health.
Now I’m really up to this. And I have a question. I can see that this is part of the “Healing and repairing my digestion”, but the juices that are posted in part II, III and IV differ from the ones that are listed here. Can I choose either the ones in here or the ones from there? Because the list here includes 3 diffrente juices, and I can find only 2 juices in each part (II, III, IV), and I think the consumption of ml. are not the same either.
Thank you so much in advance.

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Leanne Vogel (Healthful Pursuit)

Hi Cecilia – I’m sorry to hear that you’re having a rough go at things. Did something change in your personal life? Perhaps you should explore that, see if your eating is connected to some emotional attachment you’ve had in the last couple of weeks or months. As for the two different cleanses they were both targeted with completely different goals. Repairing my digestion was a slightly longer cleanse of all juices that was aimed at digestive healing. This 3 day cleanse was juice + whole food smoothies. So the amounts will be different. Feel free to use whatever recipes you’d like. As a tip for my own experience, I had unlimited veggie juice and 500mL max of veggie and fruit juice. Do what feels right for you :)

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Cecilia

I think I felt very confident with my body shape, even though it isn’t ‘skinny’ or some kind of shape that guys would turn around to stare at…
I’ve been practicing yoga for more than a year, but it’s been about 5 months since I’ve been doing it everyday (60min).
I think I over-trusted my effort when I workedout.
Now I realize that it has to change because it isn’t fair to treat my body in such way: I cannot eat that much and put effort to do yoga. It’s not helping me to achieve what I want. I want to be healthy, and look healthy.

Ok, so in the past days I did my 3 day juice cleanse. It’s sunday and I didn’t juice anymore. I certainly don’t know if it was ok to do so.
I had been drinking water and lemon water between my juices (and also today, the 4th day).
It was hard, but not that hard. My energy was gooone, but I could handle that (I could still do a 30min yoga practice). It’s not starving either.
The third day was really cool because I could feel very light. It made me feel happy, and I wouldn’t change that, but living out of juicing vegetables and fuits is not enough, I think. Not for a college student life.

Well, today I had a smoothie for breakfast (apple, half banana and a tbs oats), for meal? I had another smoothie (strawberries, melon and a tsp of chia seeds) because I wasn’t feeling really hungry… and for supper I had vegetable broth (spinach and celery) like a tomato soup (it’s the way my mummy makes it: verduras en caldillo), really tasty. So it’s been three times I’ve ingested food today.

I kind of did my plan for the whole week which is:
breakfast: 1 cup of papaya, half banana and grapefruit juice (smoothie).
lunch (or snack?): one slice of http://www.healthfulpursuit.com/2012/06/grain-free-banana-bread/ and four strawberries.
meal: carrot soup with chayote (1 cup), and kale (3 leaves)
snack?: 1 apple
dinner: vegetable broth (1 serving)

And now I don’t know if I’m doing right or wrong. I just don’t want to eat a lot because I want to habit myself to not to eat if I’m not hungry. What I try to do is to keep it healthy. I don’t even know if eating each of this will fit my digestion. :/

I hope that everyone that goes through this amazing 3-day-juicing process are ‘helled’.

Thank you so much, Leanne.

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Cecilia

* 1 apple and some peanuts.

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Clare

How many portions of the juices per day should we be drinking? Thanks!

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Maria Rodriguez

Hi I’m starting the juice diet but don’t know where or how to start can you plz help!!!!

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Annie

I started my 3 day cleanse today! I’ve always been somewhat interested in doing one but wasn’t sure where to start, so thank you so much for this guide, it’s super helpful and so far pretty tasty! I’ve only been on it for a couple of hours but made a bunch of juice with my blender last night.

I did have one question though, I’m supplementing with some vitamin C, but I didn’t get any probiotics, do you think that will hurt me or not be as helpful without it? Thank you!

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Erin

Hey! Loving this plan but I wonder if I’m missing something. The shopping list requested 2 sweet potatoes but I can only find one in the recipes. Same with the tomatoes (called for 4, two in the recipes), green peppers (called for 2, one in recipes) and pears (called for 5, two in the recipes).

Can you clarify this?

Thanks!

Erin

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Leanne Vogel (Healthful Pursuit)

Hi Erin – this is because I recommend that you drink double the juice. I doubled every recipe. I hope that helps!

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Erin

Thanks for your reply! Sorry to sound dense- do you mean that EVERY juice should be doubled? I’m just not seeing all the recipe ingredients doubled on the shopping list.

I’m on day 2 of the cleanse and it’s going pretty well. What I find is every recipe makes about 500 ml so I drink about 1 c every two and a half hours. Of course the veggie juice from day one made quite a bit more so I drank all that although I wasn’t a big fan! I love the ones that have a bit of fruit in with the veg. Looking forward to tomorrow and finishing up.

Have also found it really helps to drink lots and lots of water.

Been a good way to spend the easter weekend with a sick dog….

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Liz

I got my first juicer last week and your website has been a go-to as I’ve been learning my way around the juicing process! I’ve been pre-cleansing and I start the 3 day cleanse tomorrow…wish me luck! If all goes well, I’ll look to doing a longer one in the near future!

Thanks for the information you provide!

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Ambriss

Starting the cleanse today. Appreciate you sharing this information. I’ve been meaning to do a juice cleanse for a while but I always thought the cleanses you purchase are far too expensive and I had no idea how to start. I’m excited to see how this goes although I am a bit nervous how my body reacts as I read the 1st and 2nd days are hard.

I’m going to give this a try and then I just discovered your two week cleanse program which I may attempt as well.

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caroline

I plan on doing your cleanse this weekend. I cannot think of a better way to spend the weekend cleansing, yogaing, and maybe watering my plants :) I have been feel like there is something off in my body- very low energy lately. Is it necessary to buy only organic ingredients? I fear that this is going to be pretty pricey for me.

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Leanne Vogel (Healthful Pursuit)

Sounds like one heck of a lovely weekend! I try to buy organic whenever possible but sometimes it’s just too expensive. Do the best you can do :)

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Mary

I don’t see any instructions on when to drink the juices (breakfast, lunch, dinner) and how often to drink them throughout the day. Please advise. Mary

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Alexis

Aloha! Quick question about unlimited juices. Day one’s Veggie Overload is the only juice that says unlimited. Does that mean that I make it for days two and three also?? Or are the other veggie juices the unlimited juice for their respective days??

Thanks!

Alexis

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Leanne Vogel (Healthful Pursuit)

Hi Alexis – great catch! I’ve updated the post to reflect the right unlimited items. Enjoy!

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Alexis

I just saw that! Thanks!!

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Tara

Just started this morning. I was scared. I actually dreamed about it last night. This morning’s juice was … interesting. Not a fan of the Breakfast juce, but I drank it. The North Pole for lunch was really good. I really enjoyed it. Sweet and refreshing. I have not been hungry at all and I have plenty of energy so far. If I can get past the very veggie morning juices I think I can do this.

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Ashley

The morning juice on day 1 was possibly the worst thing I’ve ever tasted . I gagged and could only get a few drinks in. I am hoping the rest taste better or it will be a long 3 days!!

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Leanne Vogel (Healthful Pursuit)

Wow, I’m sorry you feel that way, Ashley. I’ve never received any negative comments about this juice. Did you use green onions (scallions) and not a full on onion?

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Amy

Hey there Leanne! I am excited to start this cleanse next week. I am just a bit concerned with the fourth day. Am I going to be so hungry that I eat like crazy and defeat the purpose of this in general? I just want to make sure that I do this as healthy as possible. Is it probably a good idea not to be working out either? Thank you for this great resource!

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Leanne Vogel (Healthful Pursuit)

Hi Amy! Best thing after a cleanse is to do a couple of days of smoothies and pureed foods so that you don’t do the crazy thing. I found after day 3, you’ve invested SO much into your health that binging on food and going a little nuts just isn’t on your radar. I do not workout heavily when I am cleansing, it’s a preference thing.

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joya matza

Hi! Your 3 day cleanse sounds great…I would like to try it…how could I get the recipe’s? Thank you! warmly, joya

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Leanne Vogel (Healthful Pursuit)

Hey! You just click on the images and it takes you to the recipes. Enjoy!

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Jake

Juicing is great and tasty, but way too expensive. You can blow through great fruit and veggies so fast. Blenders help you consume the whole fruit / vegetable and you end up feeling more full.

Read for more info on why blenders are better than juicers.

Jake
Nutribullet

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Lory Emmrich Smitka

I am definitely starting this on Monday when I return home from vacation. I need this! Thank you! And will share with at least 3 of my friends!

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Leanne Vogel (Healthful Pursuit)

Awesome! I’m confident that you will really, really enjoy it, Lory. Thanks for passing along :)

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Jam

Hi Leanne, on the pic for flavoured water it appears that are using not the real ceylon cinnamon from Sri Lanka, but the knock off or rather complete different spice cassia cinnamon from China which has high levels of coumarin.

Otherwise great blog just getting into cleanse day 2 after Christmas/New Year

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Leanne Vogel (Healthful Pursuit)

Hey… that’s interesting because I bought it in India… Thanks for the heads up!

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Jam

Next trip … Sri Lanka?!
You would love it

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Leanne Vogel (Healthful Pursuit)

Oh my goodness, that would be amazing!

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Nicole Anderson

I just started juicing on Monday of this week, by the time Tuesday around 3:30 p.m. hit I started feeling really unbalanced and terrible. Could I be doing something wrong or is there maybe an underlying health issue that I should be concerned about? I ate a regular dinner that night, and since then I went back to normal eating. Problem is I have 5 weeks to get 10 pounds off of me and I was hoping that I could do this without issues. I have a pt test in April and I am overweight by actually 18 pounds. Whatever advice you give me will be wonderful. Thank you.

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Dayanna

Hey Leanne,

hope this message finds you well & you having a wonderful time being newlywed.

question: I am starting this 3 days cleanse on monday and i can’t have potatoes.. wondering if you have any suggestions for replacement of sweet potatoes in the juices? i was thinking carrots might do the trick?

Thanks! :)

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