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Juice Diet Recipes

Updated on April 22, 2014

Quick & Healthy Juice Recipes

"This stuff is amazing" was the first thing that came to mind when I tasted one of the juices. I guess it wasn't just the refreshing boost that it gave, but the idea of a much more nutritious lifestyle with plenty of exciting fruits and vegetables.

I have always thought that I had quite a balanced diet, but after I came across Joe Cross' documentary FAT, SICK AND NEARLY DEAD and went through his great online recipes, my kitchen changed into a lush green tropical garden!

It's an amazing documentary about a guy's journey through JUICE FASTING, and how he and other people he meets along the way achieve a healthy lifestyle using the power of fruit and vegetables. Its primary target is of course focused on shedding those kilos but even for people who have no weight issues, it is well worth watching and the recipes are a great way to spice up your life style and get some extra energy.

So here's a big thank you to Joe Cross and how to get you started juicing!

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What is juice fasting?

For most people the word fasting probably brings up some pretty ugly scenarios, it certainly did to me, but this is quite a different story.

This is not about starving your self, but to blend a variety of fruits and vegetables and have them as a juice to satisfy your daily intake. Each juice contains a variety of ingredients and is designed to replace a meal.

Joe Cross goes through 60 days of juice fasting, a so called "Reboot" to reset his body's system, and naturally loses an enormous amount of kilos, but this can obviously not be recommended without a doctor's supervision. So according to Reboot Your Life's website a 5 day juice fast is recommended, or for a bit of a more humane version a diet with light meals and juice in combination.

Anyway, I have tasted a lot of the juices as a family member recently has been through a juice fast with great success, and I have been surprised with the result and the taste of the juices!

Juice Diet Green Juice & Fruit Juice

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juice diet green juice

I absolutely love the Green Juices as well as the fruit juice recipes from Join the Reboot and are now including them into my food plan.

Blackberry Kiwi Juice:

  • 1 cup Blackberries
  • 1 Kiwi Fruit
  • 1/4 large Pineapple, core removed and roughly cubed
  • 30 Mint leaves
  • 1/4 Pear
  • 1/4 cup Coconut Water

Green Juice:

  • 1/2 Cucumber
  • 6 leaves Kale
  • 2 Apples
  • 4 stalks Celery
  • 2 cups Spinach
  • 1" Ginger root

Types of Juice machines

basic guide to Juicers

There are many different types of juicers on the market, and as everyone has different needs and requirements it's important to choose the juicer that fits the purpose - whether you are juicing to fight a certain disease or medical condition, or to improve general health and well-being.

They all work differently and come in various sizes, shapes and price ranges, so to make it easy here is a general overview of the different juice machine categories with manual and electric versions:

Citrus presses

Wheat grass juicers

Centrifugal Juicers

Masticating Juicers (single gear)

Triturating Juicers (twin gear)

Citrus juicers are the least expensive juicers and are ideal for extracting juice from fruits such as oranges, lemons and grapefruits. Come in manual and electric versions.

Wheat grass juicers are made exclusively for extracting the juice from wheat grass and other low water content leafy greens. All twin gear juicers and most masticating juicers are capable of juicing wheat grass as well.

Centrifugal Juicers are the most common and affordable types of juicers. They operate at a very high speed and are generally quite noisy but get the job done very easily and quickly. Perfect for general fruits and veggies, but they generate less juice (especially leafy and other grassy foods) than the single- and twin gear juicers.

Masticating Juicers (Single gear / auger) operate at a slower speed than centrifugal juicers creating more juice and are capable of extracting juice from leaves and grasses. They are perfect for all kinds of produce and are an extremely versatile tool which can also be used to homogenize foods such as sauces, sorbets and baby food. They are generally quiet and easy to clean, and due to their slow operating speed the enzymes are left intact, leaving more nutrients in the juice and less oxidation, making it a higher quality of juice which can be stored for longer.

Triturating Juice machines (Twin gear) are the most expensive and advanced type of juicers which operate at very slow speed, and produce the the highest quality of juice. Extracts more juice than any other juicer, and are highly versatile like the single gear juicers.

Great Juicers with Free shipping on Amazon:

Breville JE900 Professional Juice Fountain

Hamilton Beach Big Mouth Juice Extractor

Breville BJE200XL 700-Watt Compact Juice Fountain

Hamilton Beach Big Mouth Pro Juicer

Cuisinart CJE-1000 1000-Watt 5-Speed Juicer

Jack Lalanne Stainless-Steel Electric Juicer

Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead trailer

The movie is about Joe, an Australian overworked entrepreneur who like many people got caught up in the rat race and forgot all about health and a balanced lifestyle. Due to poor health he is suffering and is on various medications, so with that in mind he goes on a 60 day juice fast journey through the U.S. to cure himself and help others along the way.

It's a well put together documentary and leaves a good feeling of how changes in life style along with fruit & vegetables can make a real difference.

Breakfast Juice Recipes - Simple and refreshing juices

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Juice diet recipes apple juice

Easy Breakfast Apple Juice:

-1 Lemon

-2 Apples

-1 tablespoon of Ginger

Ginger adds a refreshing taste and gives a quick energy boost, a bit like coffee! A perfect juice to start the day.

Wake-up Mixed Berry Juice:

-2 oranges

-1 apple

-2 cups of mixed berries (Raspberry, strawberry, blueberry)

Potato juice:

-1 medium sweet potato

-1 orange

-1 red capsicum

-2 red beets

-1 apple

(Optional: add an extra orange and apple)

This juice is quite filling and works great as a Lunch juice.

Juice Diet Dinner Juices - Fresh & delicious!

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Juice diet dinner juices

"Super power" Radish Tomato Juice

-10 red radishes

-4 tomatoes

-2 large red beets

-2 stalks celery

-3 carrots

-3 cups parsley (stems & leaves)

Mexican style Juice

-1 lime

-2 red capsicum

-1/4 red onion

-1 stalk celery

-2 cups parsley (leaves & stems)

-1 cucumber

Any thoughts? Have you tried any of the recipes or been on a juice diet? I appreciate your comments.

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      Halloween Cosplay 3 years ago

      I love juices and smoothies! My favorite way to prepare juices is to combine all the ingredients in a blender, then run the blended mixture through a juicer. It's much easier that way!

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      tonyleather 3 years ago

      I am a real sucker for good juice recipes. Great lens!

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      ssphia 3 years ago

      Great recipes, sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing!

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      sue826 lm 4 years ago

      I saw that movie and it was very inspirational. I plan on buying a juicer now and giving it a try. I'm fairly healthy but I could improve my diet.

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      mistaben 4 years ago

      Thank you for healthy recipes. I love the Cuisinart CJE-1000, it's very good juice extractor.

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      geosum 4 years ago

      Great lens. I'll be due for a juice fast in about a month. I enjoy my Jack LaLanne juicer.

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      petertraoassi2 4 years ago

      Juicing is is healthy and delicious. Thanks for the tips!

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      Eric Mayo 4 years ago

      great lens. love the recipes and the tips! thanx.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      The greatest thing about veggies and fruits, they can change your health on a cellar level-for the better! Give me one medicine that can say the same thing.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      After watching the movie Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead, I immediately started my ten day ReBoot. I even stopped drinking coffee with no caffeine headache. Also had the energy to cycle 24 miles. I am only on day 3, but I will prevail with will power and my goal to lose 20 pounds.

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      TapIn2U 4 years ago

      How refreshing - super healthy! I want to try the blackberry kiwi recipe. Fantastic lens! Sundae ;-)

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      BodyLanguageExp 5 years ago

      I have actually just started a juice diet today. My first juice was pineapple, avocado, lime and ice. Yummy! I'm going to have 5 juices a day for a week to give my body all the fresh food it needs. Thanks for these great recipes. I shall incorporate them into my juice diet!

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      Metabolism Diet 5 years ago

      Nice Lens. I am big juicer too! I love my new Ninja blender.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Thank you for some excellent recipes for juice drinks. I notice you use coconut water in some and I have done so as it helps control my diabetes.

      Kind regards Peter

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      rawwwwwws lm 5 years ago

      Thanks for sharing! Blessed. Passed by again to finally bless your lens.

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      rawwwwwws lm 5 years ago

      Thanks for sharing! Blessed.

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      healthyandtasty 5 years ago

      So many juice ideas:) Great lens!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Ive tried all diets. this one works the best from fat, sick, and nearly dead. im on my 52 day out of 60. and ive lost 61 lbs and feel great

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      mrsclaus411 5 years ago

      Very educational lens! A delicious and nutritious juice drink that every one can enjoy while having diet. Nice job!

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      portlanddrywall1 5 years ago

      I have tried a juice diet. It is the best way to lose weight (IMO).

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      thanks for sharing

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      GeekGirl1 5 years ago

      Sounds healthy.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I'm going to try these juice recipes, great job!

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      coolmon2009 lm 5 years ago

      Nice Juice recipes, thanks for sharing

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      Ksushella 5 years ago

      Very good recipes, thank you!

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      shahedashaikh 5 years ago

      Never been on juice diet.but will try.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I'm glad I read this!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Great recipes. Juices can be a areally nice choice for fresh start of the day.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I just started juicing and to be honest, I feel a little nausea. Any suggestings of what to juice???

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      intermarks 5 years ago

      I love juices. Thanks for the recipes.

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      Treasures By Brenda 5 years ago from Canada

      A great collection of juice recipes.

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      JuicyMeredith 5 years ago

      Hooray for spreading the word. It's so fun to play with different recipes and just make up your own. Eventually your body will tell you what it wants and needs and dictate what you put in the juicing machine.

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      CristianStan 5 years ago

      Juicing is so healing to the body. When I first started juicing it was wonderful. I don't like juicing all that much as far as taste goes, but give me a blueberry and water smoothie any day!

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      bilafond lm 5 years ago

      ALways loved juices and this is a great lens

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Like the idea of a juice based diet... Thank you! :)

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      Xolics 5 years ago

      Great lens.Informative as well.Thanks for sharing :)


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      ForestBear LM 5 years ago

      @anonymous: Hi Claire, you don't need to cook it, just juice it raw

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      rawwwwwws lm 5 years ago

      Just bought a juicer, your lenses are great! Thanks for the recipes!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      When you make a juice using sweet potato, are you supposed to cook the sweet potato first, or juice it raw?

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      spids1 5 years ago

      These diet recipes look fantasatic, thanks :D

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      sheilamarie78 5 years ago

      These juice recipes sound great! Healthy here we come!

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      deano75 5 years ago

      Great lens! I love juicing and will be trying out some of those recipes.

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      losingwater 5 years ago

      This is still great in my diet called Afvallen in dutch. it's a keeper

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      jeromeyoung 5 years ago

      I have bee losing weight, now it seems like I'm gaining it back! I need something that stops me from eating too much of sweets and carbs. Lens like this one is informative for the health conscious individuals like me. Thanks.

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      mysweetjane lm 5 years ago

      I hear great things about green juice but haven't yet tried it myself

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      ozant291 5 years ago

      i love juice, dragon fruit juice, maybe i'll share the recipe someday

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      EcoLogik 5 years ago

      Perfect recipes, nice lens.

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      OliviaDaughter LM 5 years ago

      I am in need of juicing recipes. Thanks so much

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      Aster56 5 years ago

      Very useful lens.I have not tried any of these recipes,will definitely try it out.

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      Sharon Berry 5 years ago from Michigan

      I had my annual physical today and this lens came to me just when I needed it. This juice fasting sounds like a great idea and will give me a jump start to losing a few pounds. Thank you.

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      ErinRivers 5 years ago

      This is an awesome lens with recipes to die for. The Blackberry Kiwi Juice sound just delicious and I'll have to try that out. I hope i'll be making lenses of this quality at one point of time. Great job!

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      Edwinrocks 5 years ago

      nice lense....

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      OrganicMom247 5 years ago

      You got me reading from top to bottom. Love your lens.

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      Rural Farming 5 years ago

      Loved it, watched that movie as well. I really need to get a juicer myself.

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      mizrae 5 years ago

      These recipes look so good especially the vegetable drinks which I must confess I do not make very often. Thanks

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      mumsgather 5 years ago

      Nice, thanks for the different juice recipes. I will try them soon. :)

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      TakaKumi 5 years ago

      I actually bought a juicer before I saw the movie and then I saw the movie and now 25lbs lighter I am pretty happy

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Im looking into buying a juicer now. Getting on the road for a better lifestyle!!! Thanks to Netflix, I saw the movie Fat, sick, nearly dead, and its how i feel! Thanks Joe!!!!!!!!!

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      atlanticheart 5 years ago

      Very informative. I'm gonna try some of these recipes this week. Yum!

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      nicks44 5 years ago

      Fresh, Tasty and Healthy, what more could you want? Thanks for the share :)

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      jolou 5 years ago

      These are very healthy recipes. I think juicing is a great idea for our health.

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      Spiderlily321 5 years ago

      Great recipes. What a good lens! Thanks for sharing this information. I really need to get a juicer!

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      JoshK47 5 years ago

      Popping back in to bless these tasty-sounding recipes!

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      AskAmy LM 5 years ago

      I haven't tried the juice diet yet but after reading your lens I think I might be ready to give it a whirl. Thanks for all the info :-)

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      interweav 5 years ago

      Cool Recipes I will definitely give the Blackberry Kiwi Juice: a try. Any Idea ona source to get parts for some of the older Masticating Juicers (single gear)?

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Its because of Joe and his movie Fat Sick & Nearly Dead that I now own a juicer. I tell everyone I care about to watch it and how much it impacted me. I can't wait to start my rebot this week. I'm starting off slow with three days first. Thanks Joe.

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      biminibahamas 5 years ago

      wonderful lens, thanks for sharing all your information!

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      Stephanie 5 years ago from DeFuniak Springs

      Sounds yummy!

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      faber80 5 years ago

      Definitely great recipes, thank you for sharing.

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      Genesis Davies 5 years ago from Guatemala

      Great recipes! I saw a juicer in a thrift shop the other day and considered buying it, but wasn't sure what to do with it. I may go back and get it now.

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      Bill 5 years ago from Gold Coast, Australia

      We juice regularly in our home. We have a green Star twin gear juicer, a Solo Star single auger juicer as well as a Citristar electric citrus juicer and manual citrus juicers too. Juicing is awesome!

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      makemoneyonline5 5 years ago

      Awesome recipes thank you for sharing. Liked and pinned!!

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      PippiDust 5 years ago

      Thank you for juice diet recipes. Summer is coming and it is a lot easier to lose a few pounds with healthy and yummy juices.

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      joseph7384 5 years ago

      I have not tried the juice diet but I loved your recipes and I'm going to consider this type of diet because I'm a big fan of natural dieting.

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      Thrinsdream 5 years ago

      Superb article, because of you putting the fat sick and nearly dead link on I went and watched a few and am happy to report my partner and I have decided to give juice fasting another go! For that you have my honest thanks. With thanks and much appreciation. Cathi x

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      jholland 5 years ago

      Great recipes. I've been using the Breville compact juicer and I love it. Simple to clean and it works great.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Love this healthy recipes lens... So fantastic!! Have wonderful times.. always.. dear, ForestBear :)

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      davie-olivo 5 years ago

      very well done lense. thank you.

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      tyrosine 5 years ago

      really cool and nice to know information! :)

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      bwet 5 years ago

      great juicing ideas there :)

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      Really well done. Blessed!

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      MelonyVaughan 5 years ago

      Great ideas - very helpful.

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      RinchenChodron 5 years ago

      I;m off to try the easy breakfast juice right now. That is if I have the ginger?

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Fruit juices are very healthy! Super love this lens.

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      dcopps 5 years ago

      Thanks! I am just getting into juice diets (My juicer is in the mail). This lens will be very useful to me. I also just saw Fast, Sick, and Nearly Dead. One great movie. Hope for us all!

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      jordanmilesbask 5 years ago

      I like to try this juices..thanks for sharing!

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      jmillerepps 5 years ago

      trying to eat clean so this is awesome for me! love it!

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      KimGiancaterino 5 years ago

      We've been drinking lots of fresh citrus juice lately. The trees in our neighborhood are just loaded with fruit this year. Nothing compares to the taste of fresh juice.

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      SquidooRocks55 5 years ago

      Thanks for the recipes. I love juicing.

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      goo2eyes lm 5 years ago

      your juice diet recipes are great for all of us. thank you for sharing and i will try to make them. blessings for this healthy lens.

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      bechand 5 years ago

      My husband just started his 60 day Reboot today ... so here is to Juicing !!!!!! (Lets see how HE does with it ... Joe lost like 73 lbs ...- will see what Mike looses ...)

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      mogsta22 lm 5 years ago

      Loved the lens. I am looking at ways to improve what I eat and making juices is one of them. Thanks for the tips

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      AG 1984 5 years ago

      I'm going to have to try this !

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      tricomanagement 5 years ago

      we love juicing - even our dog (an atika) love fresh apple juice - she will stand on my toes until she gets hers!

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      cahbagoes 5 years ago

      great lens, i never tried a juice like this!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I've used the Vita-Mix for making our daily whole food juice smoothie. Now I use a good blender! Nothing gets wasted.

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      WiscBear 5 years ago

      @Tom Maybrier: One very good use for the pulp fiber left over when juicing is adding it to my "recession garden" as a fertilizer. Would also be excellent food for composting worms.

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      HealthCoachJackie 5 years ago

      woohooooo juice fasting!! love it!!! i'm leading a group detox juice cleanse in a few weeks- i find that calling it a "cleanse" instead of a "fast" is a lot more appealing for people- lots of people don't like the idea of fasting- go figure! i love that documentary you mention too, thanks for sharing!

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      CanterPR 5 years ago

      I have a friend who just finished a juice fast. He looks great!

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      top101 5 years ago

      never tried a juice fast. Cool lens ;)