I was both inspired by my 3-day juice cleanse with BluePrintCleanse and their Excavation Cleanse (the most difficult cleanse level). You have probably seen my earlier post on these lovely BPA-free Bormioli Rocco Aquaria Water Jugs. They are BPA-free, made in Italy, come in 41-ounces and dishwasher-safe. Perfect for two servings of juices!
For road trips or to-go beverages, I use these bottles, 6-pack of Aquasana 18 Oz. Glass Bottles but the necks are a bit narrow to pour compared to the carafes above, but they are tolerable for to-go beverages. They are also dishwasher-safe and BPA-free like the carafes above.
My Juice Cleanse inspired by BluePrintCleanse Excavation Cleanse
Pictured above, these are the Bormioli Rocco Aquaria Water Jugs. They are BPA-free, made in Italy, come in 41-ounces and dishwasher-safe. Perfect for two servings of juices.
I am currently using Omega VRT350 and it is a great juicer so far. The only small issue is that it may produce some pulp from the kale and parsley, but I did not mind straining them in my Pyrex 1-Quart Measuring Cup where I can measure my juices (32 oz).
For my day juice cleanse, I drink four 16 oz green juices, one 16 oz cashew milk and one 16 oz fresh lemonade with cayenne pepper. I have done one, two, three, and even five-day cleanses, sometimes I would make myself a 16oz of carrot-ginger or fruit-based juice to have a variety.
My juice cleanse schedule would look like this:
8:00 am: 16-oz green juice
10:00 am: 16-oz green juice
12:00 pm: 16-oz green juice
2:00 pm: 16-oz lemonade
4:00 pm: 16-oz green juice
(you can make a carrot-ginger juice, too)
7:00 pm: 16-oz raw cashew milk or any raw nut milk
It is a bit similar to BluePrintCleanse Excavation Cleanse.
I am happy to share my juice cleanse recipes and I followed the recipe all the time. I always make my 1st day of juices the night before my cleanse because it is harder to do all of them in the morning.
- Prep and clean all of the ingredients.Juice all the ingredients using a juicer. Add ½ cup water to filter your juicer. If you see pulp, use a strainer prior pouring in jar or carafe.
This will cover 1 day juice cleanse, totaling four 16-oz green juices. I used a 64-oz Pyrex measuring cup for my juicer. This prep and juicing took me an hour in total depending on efficiency.
I also made raw cashew milk, enough for 2-day cleanse (16-oz each day). It was somewhat adapted by HomeFitnessManual, but the recipe makes up to 32-oz. It’s tasty and creamy. I highly recommend using the vanilla beans for more texture and flavor. However, I am often on budget, and tend to use natural and organic vanilla extract. You can use less raw agave from the recipe if you do not want a sweet cashew milk or use another raw sweetener depending on your taste.
- Soak cashews in water overnight or at least 8-10 hours until soft.
- Blend half of the cashews and water in a blender. Then add the rest of the cashews until blended nearly smooth. Add the rest of the ingredients. Blend again.
If you prefer a smooth cashew milk, strain it through cheesecloth. I prefer mine with some cashew leftover chunks like BluePrintCleanse's cashew milk. This covers two-day cleanses (16-oz. each).
Sometimes, you might feel slightly creative to make a yummy fruit juice during your “excavation” cleanse. One of the yummy fruit juices I made was the 3 C’s and Ginger Root Juice. I made the name up. The 3 C’s are celery, clementine and carrot.
- Peel all clementines, prep and chop all carrots and celery. Juice all ingredients. Add 1/2 cup filtered cold water in the end to filter the juicer.