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Juice cleanse: Pros, cons and 5 healthy recipes

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Is a juice fast healthy or a fad?

Juice fasts or juice cleanses are a popular fad for many, including celebrities. Are they really healthy and is one right for you? Here are five fresh recipes as well as tips on how to make a juice fast a part of your life.

Green lemonade juice

Is a Juice fast healthy or a fad?

Juice fasts or juice cleanses are a popular fad for many, including celebrities. Are they really healthy and is one right for you? Here is information, tips on how to make a juice fast a part of your life and five fresh recipes.

Green lemonade juice recipe

Serves 1

Ingredients:

  • 1 bunch kale
  • 1 lemon, peels removed
  • 2 Fuji apples
  • 1 large piece fresh ginger

Directions:

Add all of the ingredients to the juicer and drink immediately.

Apple carrot ginger juice recipe

Serves 1

Ingredients:

  • 2 large sweet apples such as Fuji
  • 8-10 carrots
  • 1 large piece fresh ginger

Directions:

Add all of the ingredients to the juicer and drink immediately.

Homemade V-8 style juice recipe

Serves 1

Ingredients:

  • 2 -3 large tomatoes
  • 1 large cucumber
  • 3-4 stalks celery
  • 1 bunch kale
  • 4 large carrots
  • 1 lemon, peeled
  • 1 large piece ginger

Directions:

Add all of the ingredients to the juicer and drink immediately.

Tropical juice recipe

Serves 1

Ingredients:

  • 1 navel orange, peeled
  • 1 cup fresh pineapple
  • 2 kiwis, peeled
  • 1 mango, peeled and diced
  • 1 large sweet apple
  • 2-3 large carrots
  • 1 large piece fresh ginger

Directions:

Add all of the ingredients to the juicer and drink immediately.

Purple juice recipe

Serves 1

Ingredients:

  • 2 small apples
  • 3 carrots
  • 1/2 small purple cabbage
  • 1 handful blackberries
  • 1 fresh beet
  • 1 big handful blueberries
  • 1 large piece fresh ginger

Directions:

Add all of the ingredients to the juicer drink immediately.

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