Raw Cleansing – Encouraging Good Choices While on a Cleanse

I love to take photos, as my friends and family can easily attest to.  I also love to take photos of my produce prior to juicing as it serves as a visual reminder of what went into the juice (sort of like a visual recipe).  In fact, once I began buying so much beautiful produce I had to take a photo of it when I got home.  It became a visual reminder of what I bought and took in to nourish my body.  What I didn’t expect is that the photos were so beautiful, that they encouraged me to continue buying fresh, alive, healthy produce as the main portion of my meals, even when I am not on a cleanse.  That has led to me taking photos of my CSA and produce purchases most of the time.  Call me a nut if you like, but I am a happy and healthy nut with lots of photos to prove it!

IMG_0034 IMG_0049 IMG_0111 Berries at the Farmers Market IMG_0002

Today I am going to share a couple of additional juice recipes to help keep you stimulated with new ideas.

IMG_411811.  Everyday Green Juice

I met Katie up in Seattle at the Vida Vegan Con Tech Seminar last Fall.  Katie writes the Serenity in the Storm blog and in it she tells us the story of getting into juicing and shares her favorite juice.  She has seen improved health and is learning more about raw foods, juicing and how they can make a difference.  Here is a link to her blog and her “Everyday Green Juice” recipe.  She has lots of other recipes and fun stuff on her blog, so make this juice and poke around on her website and see if you want to subscribe.  Enjoy!

IMG_0002_22.  Grapefruit Juice

  • 3 large ruby red grapefruits
  • Peel, juice & Enjoy!
  • It’s that easy!

Grapefruit is high in vitamin C and antioxidants.  It also helps reduce cholesterol and has a low glycemic index, so it won’t be messing with your blood sugar levels.  This is one juice you won’t want to add vegetables to.  I like it solo, but you also can add some mint or lemon.  Grapefruit juice is a great one to start the morning with!

Grapefruits interact with some medications, consult your physician or pharmacist.

By day three of the raw cleanse, you are at or near a turning point with doing juice only.  If you have been weak or having some detox symptoms, it is usually at day 3-4 when you begin to start to have some increased energy and positive changes.  So hang in there, you will be glad you did!


  1. barb says:

    love the vibrant colors…what kind of camera are you using!


  2. Tammy says:

    Your photos are amazing. Thanks for the green juice link. I love to try new juicing recipes.


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