I found this recipe for green juice when I did a two week juice cleanse in 2017. Definitely talk to your doctor first if you are considering something this extreme, but it was definitely an exercise on commitment and mindset because it wasn’t easy! I really missed solid food. However, it does give your digestion a break and it’s a great way to get in a ton of vitamins, minerals, and nutrients without having to eat 4 pounds of salad if you know what I mean. I lost 12 pounds in 2 weeks, but the goal at that time wasn’t necessarily weight loss. I just wanted a cleanse and a reset. And my eczema even cleared up! This kind of a cleanse is supposed to really support people with autoimmune diseases. Again, I’m not a medical doctor so talk to your physician first.

If you don’t make your own green juice yet, it’s a great way to get in some liquid vitamins and you can mix it in with your smoothies! Just add vegan superfoods, ice, and chia seeds. I love the Breville juicer, but there are so many to choose from. Using a masticating juicer may be more beneficial because it operates at a lower temperature and gets more of the nutrients out of your produce.

Joe’s Mean Green

From Joe Cross who made the film Fat Sick and Nearly Dead

  • 4 cucumbers
  • 4 celery stalks
  • 4 small apples
  • 1 lemon, peeled
  • 1 bunch of kale (I prefer purple)
  • 1 inch of ginger

Add all produce to your juicer. I usually have to pour out the first batch into another pitcher because it doesn’t all fit in the one that comes with the juicer. Then, refrigerate and store in air-tight glass jars for up to 48 hours. I like to recycle jam jars for this because they make the perfect one serving portion.