3 Day Juice Fast

After having a cheat week while in California, I knew I wanted to go back to eating clean/Paleo. I decided that I would first do a seven-day juice cleanse to flush out my system, aka hitting the restart button. After doing some research and watching Fat Sick and Nearly Dead, I decided to try this three-day juice fast  (for seven days) by Joe Cross that Dr. Oz also featured on his show. His story really hit home for me and I thought I’d give it a go.

Here is the lovely visual aid:

Some important things to know about juicing:

1. Check with your health professional before starting any diet or cleanse.

2. Make sure you are making your juice as fresh as possible. It’s okay to buy 100% fruit and vegetable juice, but only in a pinch.

3. Juice is juice, NOT a smoothie. Use a juice extractor and don’t consume the pulp while you’re cleansing.

4. Make sure you juice five veggies and greens to every 1 piece of fruit. P.S. Lemons and limes don’t count as a fruit, but they cut the veggie taste a whole lot! The greens are what help to cleanse the body, so don’t cut the benefits short.

5. Juice and drink it right away before it oxidizes.

I completed the seven-day juice fast based on the recipes from Joe and some I made up; I lost 9lbs! I loved it. I feel great and I am beyond excited to do it again! FYI The type of juicer I use is called a Breville, they make AMAZING products.

Juice Recipes

Breakfast: Carrot Apple Ginger Juice

3 carrots

2 apples

1 in. ginger

Directions: Juice. Pour over ice. Enjoy!

Mid-Morning Juice: Mean Green Juice

1 cucumber

4 celery stalks

2 apples

6 to 8 leaves kale

1/2 lemon

1 in. ginger


Juice. Pour over ice. Enjoy!

Lunch: Gazpacho Juice

4 plum tomatoes

1 large cucumber

2 celery stalks

1 red bell pepper

1 small red onion

2 cups parsley (leaves and stems, roughly chopped)

1 lime


Juice. Pour over ice. Enjoy!

Afternoon Snack: Citrus Inspired Green Juice

6-8 leaves kale

8 leaves Swiss chard

1 cucumber

6 clementines


Juice. Pour over ice. Enjoy!

Pre-Dinner: Sunset Blend Juice

1 large sweet potato

1 medium carrot

1 red bell pepper

2 large red beets

2 Golden Delicious apples

1 orange (optional)


Juice. Pour over ice. Enjoy!


Dessert: Peach Pie

4-6 Peaches

1 Sweet potato

Cinnamon to taste


Juice. Pour over ice. Enjoy!

21 thoughts on “3 Day Juice Fast”

  1. Mom of 4, not including 1 Foster child and an adult autistic brother who i care for 27/7, I need something to work my baby is now 4 months old and bouncing back to what use to be an ok 180lbs feel impossible! I am now 224 and feel like i’m still eating with cravings, I need to at least lose 44lbs at least that would put me back to the weight when i married my husband 3 years ago. my back hurts and i know its the extra weight. wish me luck! Tobi Leah Russo

  2. I’ve been there (weight wise) sister! I will say, it seems to be the first two days that are the worst. After that, its almost easier mostly because its so fast to make. Good Luck!!!

  3. Its good to know that I can drink more than just 3 juices a say. thats what i did my first day and them by 8p.m. I was staving so i caved and binged on all sorts of carbs. I am 167 and I want to be down to 155 in 17 days. Is that posible?

    1. You could freeze them but you will lose some of the benefits of the juice being fresh, and the separation once it sits for example… I would just make all my juice for the day and refrigerate them, give them a good shake and drink them throughout the day. Easier cleaning too 🙂

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  5. Are the juices all that you consume all day for 7 days; or can I eat regular healthy food with them?

  6. Awkward question- I want to do this juice “fast” but I am wondering how it will affect my bathroom schedule. I work in an office and cant be running to the bathroom every ten minutes. Especially if it’s #2.. haha.

  7. I see all the recipes for the day but is that the amount I should drink every day? I was drinking 2-3 times per day and 90% fruits. I lost a ton of weight but felt super weak. Hopefully doing these recipes everyday will help.

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