Have you heard of or tried the BluePrint Cleanse?
The BluePrint Cleanse is a juice fast where you can choose from three different cleanses, renovation, foundation or excavation. Each cleanse features a different of their (I believe) 6 juices.
I first found out about it by seeing a blog where she was doing the cleanse (I don’t remember which one). So after doing some research online about the cleanse, it sounded interesting to me. But I was not willing to fork over $65 for 5 bottles of juice (for one day of juicing). Plus, I honestly don’t think I can makes it through a full cleanse, I need some solid food in my life.
My grocery store just so happened to have two of the juices ready to grab and go. I went ahead and bought the green juice… for $10 a bottle. It tasted really good, but I just can’t imagine paying that for a week. Even this guy had to do something about the prices.
So it was on to recreating these juices at home. My two favorites: the Green Juice and the Spicy Lemonade.
The Green Juice
(note: if you do not have a juicer you can still make this juice by blending all ingredients with a bit of water in a blender and then pressing through a fine mesh strainer)
Makes 16 ounces
+ 5 celery stalks
+ 1/2 cucumber
+ 1 large green apple
+ 3 kale leafs
+ 1 lemon (rind removed)
+ handful of parsley
+ 3 romaine leafs
+ 1 handful of spinach
+ 1 sliver ginger (about the size of a quarter)
This juice is very similar to the recipe I posted here. I know Kale and Parsley doesn’t sound like the most appetizing vegetables to juice, but this juicy is pretty tasty (even Steve approved!). I like to drink this juice with or right after a light dinner.
Makes 16 ounces
+ 3 medium sized lemons, juiced
+ 14 ounces filtered water
+ 1 T agave nectar
+ a few dashes of cayenne pepper (be careful!)
I actually look forward to this juice every day. It’s basically just lemonade with a kick! The lemon is a great antioxidant and the cayenne supports a healthy metabolism. I like to drink this juice everyday usually around 3-4pm as I feel it gives me a little boost of energy and tides me over until dinner time. And since 3 lemons are $1.69 at my grocery store, making this at home saves you a little over $8 a day — cannot beat that!
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