DIY Detox: The Cheap Cleanse

Sometimes all the carb-cutting, low-fat, high-veggie and workout everyday prescriptions just don’t do the trick. These are the moments that the cleanse was made for—but what if you don’t want to spend $10 a juice?

Luckily, you don’t have to. Here’s how you can do it without spending your entire month’s budget in a day:

3 Easy Steps to Make your Own Cheap Cleanses

Step 1: Check out the juices you’ll be making below. Tally the number of days you’ll be juicing (I say start with 3 or 4), then make a list. Read it twice. Then shop.

Step 2: The Juices

Greens Juice (makes 3 bottles, aka 1 day worth)
3 cups of kale, 3 cups of spinach, 3 kiwi (peeled), 3 green apples, 3 bananas.

Juice everything, minus the banana. Blend the banana. Add banana to juice. Divide in to bottles. Refrigerate.

Beet-Apple-Carrot Juice (makes 1 bottle, drink 1x per day)
1 washed and peeled beet, 1 peeled carrot, 2 red apples, 1.5 tbs ginger

Juice everything. Pour in to bottle. Refrigerate.

Cleanse Spicy Lemon (makes 1 bottle, 1 x per day)
1 lemon, juiced, 1 tsp honey, pinch cayenne

Mix in to water bottle. Fill with water. Refrigerate.

Cashew Shake (make 1 bottle, 1 x per day)
1 cup cashews soaked for 2 hours in water, 1 banana, 1 cup water, pinch cinnamon, nutmeg, and whatever else you like

Blend. Drink. Smile.

Step 3: Make a start date and a promise, then just juice it.

There are a whole lot of recipes out there, but these seem to be the usual – and, no matter what all the groceries cost you I guarantee it’s less than what you’d spend at ****** getting pre-made juices. Be healthy, be smart, and feel good.



Sallie lives somewhere between the sun and the ocean in Santa Monica, CA. She fills her days with creativity, hard work, and deep thought. Sallie can be found eating, running, writing, and sharing about it all on her blog and newspaper column.

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