3 Day DIY Detox Cleanse (2023)

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Do you want to try a detox cleanse but can't justify the cost?

Are you looking for a way to kick-start weight loss or a new health regimen?

Do you want clearer skin, shinier hair, and an improved digestive system? Or maybe you just want to have a restful night's sleep and wake up with a renewed sense of energy.

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If you answered yes to any of those questions then my DIY detox cleanse is for you.

I've written these recipes specifically for detox and I've worked out a way for you to do your own DIY detox cleanse without having to buy anything pre-made, that's a saving of well over £100.00!

To get a 3-day detoxcleanse delivered can cost in the region of £165 which is just way too expensive for most.

I've managed to put a plan together for around £38.00 which is a fraction of that price.

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Why do a DIY Detox Cleanse?

I cleanse because I enjoy detoxing my system and starting anew with a fresh body and mind.

I want to be able to do a detox cleanse whenever I feel like it and not have to pay a premium price by having a detox pre-made anddelivered.

I use aNutribullet blenderwhich I treated myself to in anticipation of juicing every single day.

Admittedly I haven't quite been juicing daily or even weekly, although I have the most wonderful intentions, sometimes life gets in the way and plans are temporarily set aside.

We all do that don't we?

But the point is, this is something you can set aside 3 days for and do pretty cheaply with amazing results.

It's also a great way of losing a few pounds before a special occasion and you'll feel so much better after you've done a detox cleanse.

Trust me.

The only investment here would be to buy a really decent blender. I just love the Nutribullet, it's one of the best kitchen appliances I've ever bought, they've come down massively in price now too and worth every single penny in my opinion.

For this DIY Detox Cleanse, you'll need:a blender, fruit and vegetables from the recipe card below, freezer bags for any leftovers, large cup/storage containers with lids.

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What is a Detox?

A process or period of time in which one abstains from or rids the body of toxic or unhealthy substances; detoxification. -Dictionary definition

A detox can help you to reset. If you read my diary towards the end of this post you will be able to see that I enjoyed the detox process so much because it really helped me distinguish between the feeling of wanting food and needing food.

I felt really good afterwards and once I'd passed the initial feeling of having a headache and craving coffee I experienced the best night's sleep and felt seriously energetic and healthy.

If you've never done this before I guarantee you will feel amazing at the end of your cleanse and you'll continue to make 3 day and even 5 day detoxes part of your life!

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What's Better Blending or Juicing?

When I do a detox cleanse I use a Nutribullet to make smoothies. It doesn't extract juice and instead blends up the fruit and vegetables retaining the pulp and thus the all-important fibre.

If you want to use a juicer or a blender that's your choice, either way, the recipes will work. I personally feel a blender is the healthier way to cleanse but each to their own :)

Healthline has a really good article explaining the differences between Juicing vs Blending which is well worth a read.

Detox For Weight Loss

I know lots of people searching for a juice cleanse or detox will be considering doing it for weight loss.

If weight loss is your primary goal then a cleanse is not the answer. Sure, if you resolved to drink only liquid fruit and vegetables for 30 days at a time you will definitely lose weight.

You'll probably notice you lose a few pounds doing a 3 or a 5 day cleanse but for healthy weight loss you should be aiming to lose 2 pounds a week over a sustained period of time.

I've been yo-yo dieting since I was 18 and the ONLY thing that worked for me was Weight Watchers. You can read more in my article Does Weight Watchers Flex Really Work?

How to do a DIY Detox Cleanse

Since writing this detox cleanse I've had a few comments questioning the quantities:

Please Note EACH recipe is for 3 juices. You will have to store what is leftover and it's perfectly fine to do so in the fridge as the duration of this cleanse is only 3 days.

I've done this cleanse many times now and have triple checked the quantities needed, so you really shouldn't have a surplus if you follow the list and drink 6 juices a day (one of each recipe).

You don't need to buy both the agave nectar and raw honey so choose one or the other.

I include a reference to agave as it makes this cleanse completely vegan but if you prefer honey that works great too.

If you have any questions please feel leave me a comment below and I will do my best to help.

I would recommend that you drink 6 juices a day, one of each colour is what works best.

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It doesn't matter what order you drink them in although I find the 'White' and 'Gold' are lovely for evenings as they taste indulgent and soothing.

The method to make the juices is the same for all recipes. With each of the juices, you will need to add water to the other ingredients.

I've been asked how much water is required, but that can be a bit of a how long is a piece of string question as it will depend on how powerful your blender is and what consistency you like your smoothie.

I suggest you experiment with the amount of water and adjust as per your requirements.

You will find the recipes make a plentiful amount so quantities may need to be adjusted depending on the size of your fruit and veg and the size of your blender.

If you do find yourself with a surplus then consider doing a 4 or 5 day cleanse or bagging up any chopped leftovers to freeze and use next time.

Simply chop, blend or juice and enjoy!

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Recipes for 3 day DIY Cleanse

Ruby

  • 2 fuji apples
  • 3 carrots
  • 1.5 beetroot
  • 4 celery stalks
  • thumb size piece ginger
  • juice of half a lemon

Emerald

  • 2 parsnips
  • 2 pears
  • 5 celery stalks
  • handful of parsley
  • 1 carrot
  • juice of a lemon

Lean Green

  • 3 romaine lettuce leafs
  • 4 celery stalks
  • ½ cucumber
  • 2 granny smith apples
  • handful of spinach
  • handful of kale
  • handful of parsley
  • juice of a lemon

Gold

  • ⅓ of a pineapple
  • 2 granny smith apples
  • small handful of mint
  • juice of a lime

Yellow

  • juice of 3 lemons
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
  • 2 tbsp agave nectar (to make it vegan) or raw honey

White

  • 60g raw cashews
  • 1 tbsp agave nectar (to make it vegan) or raw honey
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
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How did I get on with my 3 daydetox cleanse?

Day one

I wake up really excited to start the juice cleanse and take a real joy in opening my fridge and seeing all the colourful and fresh produce in there. Just looking at it makes me feel instantly healthier!

By lunchtime, I can't stop thinking about food and begin wondering what on earth I am doing.

As I've planned a whole blog post around doing the cleanse and bought all the ingredients I persevere, for the sake of my readers. I am a juicing martyr.

Perhaps I am going a little over the top, it has only been just over 12 hours since I last had solid food and I decide I'm being slightly dramatic.

At dinner time I prepare my family's meal and make a big point of making them feel bad for eating while I'm just having juice.

Feel a bit sorry for myself and then remember that I am the one who wanted to do this in the first place and no one is forcing me.

Make mental note to be more positive tomorrow! I go to bed with the worst headache as haven't had a coffee all day and put it down to that.

Day two

Less cheery this morning and not relishing the thought of juice for breakfast.

I continue regardless and to my surprise thoroughly enjoy my first juice and feel really refreshed once it's finished. Maybe this isn't too bad after all?

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At lunchtime, I have a renewed sense of vigour and looking forward to continuing on. Have a really busy day and don't feel hungry at all.

Drink another couple of juices and make dinner as usual. This time I can handle food without being tempted to sneak a bite.

Not interested in eating today and don't want to undo the good work I've done.

Feel a bit tired so go for an early night which is unheard of for me as I usually stay up working until 1-am. Have the best sleep ever!

Day three

Wake up feeling seriously amazing. I don't feel hungry at all and looking forward to the day.

Really enjoying having a flat stomach and haven't got any bloating at all. Feel really great.

Also, notice my skin looks really good and eyes not as baggy as usual.

Result!

Have some time of reflection today and realise that there is a definite difference between feeling hungry and wanting food.

Must remember this for when I'm not juicing and feel like eating a whole packet of biscuits. The family all very impressed with me that I 'lasted' this long and don't believe that I didn't cheat. I honestly didn't.

In Summary

I really enjoyed doing the juice cleanse and experienced the best results on the 3rd day, really glad I didn't give up and feel I could have gone on for 5 days.

During the 3 days just looking at all the fresh produce and juicing it myself has helped me to process the cleanse in a visual way.

I feel super healthy and renewed.

I would most certainly do the juice cleanse again, possibly for 5 days next time.

I felt brilliant after and it has given me a real boost to continue with healthy eating.

I am also still using my blender at least once a day to ensure I get all those lovely nutrients into my diet.

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10 Benefits of a Detox Cleanse

  • Helps with clarity of thought
  • Clearer skin
  • Better sleep
  • A renewed sense of energy
  • Gives a boost to continue eating healthily
  • Sense of achievement
  • Better digestion
  • Boosts the immune system
  • Can kickstart weight loss (but I don't recommend doing a detox purely for weight loss reasons)
  • More energy

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Here is the recipe card for this DIY Detox Cleanse. If you enjoy the recipes, please give them a 5-star rating!

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3 day DIY Cleanse

Yield: 18 Smoothies

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

An easy to follow 3-day juice cleanse with 6 different recipes. Buying the ingredients and making the juices/smoothies will save you over £100.00!

Ingredients

Ruby

  • 2 fuji apples
  • 3 carrots
  • 1.5 beetroot
  • 4 celery stalks
  • thumb size piece ginger
  • juice of half a lemon

Emerald

  • 2 parsnips
  • 2 pears
  • 5 celery stalks
  • handful of parsley
  • 1 carrot
  • juice of a lemon

Lean Green

  • 3 romaine lettuce leafs
  • 4 celery stalks
  • ½ cucumber
  • 2 granny smith apples
  • handful of spinach
  • handful of kale
  • handful of parsley
  • juice of a lemon

Gold

  • ⅓ of a pineapple
  • 2 granny smith apples
  • small handful of mint
  • juice of a lime

Yellow

  • juice of 3 lemons
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
  • 2 tbsp agave nectar, to make it vegan or raw honey

White

  • 60 g raw cashews
  • 1 tbsp agave nectar, to make it vegan or raw honey
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

Instructions

  1. The method to make the juices is the same for all recipes. With each of the juices, you will need to add water to the ingredients and blend or juice depending on what equipment you're using. I suggest you experiment with the amount of water and adjust as per your requirements.
  2. Drink 6 juices a day, one of each colour is what works with the quantities I’ve provided in the shopping list.

Notes

Each recipe is enough for 3 DAYS you will have to store the surplus in the fridge.

You will find the recipes make a plentiful amount so quantities may need to be adjusted depending on the size of your fruit and veg and the size of your blender. If you do find yourself with a surplus then consider doing a 4 or 5 day cleanse or bagging up any chopped leftovers to freeze and use next time.

Nutrition values are approximate and are based on the average amount of calories per drink.

Nutrition Information:

Yield: 18Serving Size: 24 0z
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 108Total Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 0gSodium: 41mgCarbohydrates: 23gFiber: 4gSugar: 15gProtein: 1g

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FAQs

How can I detox at home in 3 days? ›

The Most Common Ways to Detox
  1. Fasting for 1–3 days.
  2. Drinking fresh fruit and vegetable juices, smoothies, water, and tea.
  3. Drinking only specific liquids, such as salted water or lemon juice.
  4. Eliminating foods high in heavy metals, contaminants, and allergens.
  5. Taking supplements or herbs.

What's a good 3-day detox? ›

For the next three days, eliminate all sugars, alcohol, soda, processed food, grains, gluten, and animal products from your diet. In their place, enjoy green juices, smoothies, and plant-based meals.

What does a 3-day detox cleanse do? ›

It can be tricky to break bad habits, but a detox regime can help to kick start a healthy eating programme - an effective detox provides a quick and simple boost to health, boosting weight loss, energy levels, concentration, and skin tone. In fact, many people lose 4 to 5 lbs following 3-day juice diets.

What draws toxins out of the body? ›

Your kidneys filter your blood as well, removing byproducts of digestion and other bodily processes by producing the urine that flushes them from your body.

What is the fastest way to flush your body of toxins? ›

Drinking water is one of the best and fastest ways to flush out toxins from your system. Water transports toxins through your system via your bloodstream, making sure they're expelled from your body. Try to get the recommended 8 glasses of water per day (tip: herbal tea counts towards your water intake, too!).

What drinks help flush out toxins? ›

Well, here are five drinks that can help your body flush out toxins and allow you to make a fresh start:
  • Water. There is no better way to detox than with good-old water! ...
  • Ginger tea. ...
  • Apple-cinnamon water. ...
  • Mint lemonade. ...
  • Cucumber mint detox drink. ...
  • Pomegranate juice.
4 Jan 2020

How much apple cider vinegar should I drink to detox? ›

Mix 1–2 tablespoons (15–30 ml) of apple cider vinegar with 1 cup (237 ml) of water. Ingesting undiluted vinegar of any kind can damage your throat and esophagus. Consume it earlier in the day.

How can I cleanse my body of toxins naturally? ›

Try starting your day with hot water and a slice of lemon to help flush out toxins and cleanse your system.
  1. Ginger. If too much fatty food or alcohol has caused problems for your digestive system, it may be worthwhile to add some ginger to your diet. ...
  2. Garlic. ...
  3. Artichoke. ...
  4. Beetroot. ...
  5. Green tea. ...
  6. Cabbage. ...
  7. Brown rice.

How do I cleanse my stomach in the morning? ›

Before eating in the morning, mix 2 teaspoons salt with lukewarm water. People often use sea salt or Himalayan salt. Drink water quickly on an empty stomach, and in a few minutes, you may feel an urge to go to the bathroom.

How do you flush out your bowels? ›

Ways to Cleanse Your Colon
  1. Enemas.
  2. Laxatives -- both stimulant and nonstimulant types.
  3. Herbal teas.
  4. Enzymes.
  5. Magnesium.
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How much weight can you lose on a 3 day juice cleanse? ›

A small 2017 study of 20 people who juiced for three days found that they shed about two pounds, on average, and saw an increase in gut bacteria associated with weight loss. But weight loss isn't necessarily fat loss, says Caspero: It's usually water loss.

How do you tell if toxins are leaving your body? ›

Signs of Detox
  • Anxiety.
  • Irritability.
  • Body pain.
  • Tremors.
  • Changes in appetite.
  • Nausea and vomiting.
  • Diarrhea.
  • Fatigue.

What fruit is best for detox? ›

Lemons – Lemons are the ultimate detox fruit. In fact, one cup of fresh lemon juice provides 187 percent of your daily recommended serving of vitamin C! They also contain more potassium than apples and grapes. Squeeze some into your water in the morning and on top of fresh salads and fish to get the full benefit.

How long does it take to fully cleanse your body? ›

The detoxification process may vary from one day to weeks depending on the type of detox you choose. Good and adequate sleep allows eliminating toxins that accumulate throughout the day. Eating a diet rich in prebiotics and probiotics keeps your digestive system healthy, and thus helps in proper detoxification.

How can I clean my stomach in one day at home? ›

Here are five tips to help you cleanse, de-bloat and set your diet and health back on the right track in just one day:
  1. Start with lemon water. Start your day by waking up with a glass of warm or cold lemon water. ...
  2. De-bloat with breakfast. ...
  3. Clean up your diet. ...
  4. Have an afternoon tea. ...
  5. Get moving!
11 Jul 2022

Which juice is best for blood purification? ›

Lemon juice can help to clear your blood and digestive tract that may interfere with your health. Lemon juice is acidic in nature and can alter your pH level and is useful in removing toxins from the blood.

Is lemon water good for detox? ›

Lemon also happens to be a strong detox agent. Drinking lemon water first thing in the morning will flush out all the toxins from your system. Lemon is also known to purify your blood, thus keeping your body free from many health disorders.

How good is cranberry juice for detox? ›

Cranberry juice contains a lot of antioxidants, which help your body cleanse toxins in a number of ways. They can help eliminate free radicals from the liver, reducing the damage they can cause to liver cells.

How can I cleanse my body of toxins naturally? ›

Try starting your day with hot water and a slice of lemon to help flush out toxins and cleanse your system.
  1. Ginger. If too much fatty food or alcohol has caused problems for your digestive system, it may be worthwhile to add some ginger to your diet. ...
  2. Garlic. ...
  3. Artichoke. ...
  4. Beetroot. ...
  5. Green tea. ...
  6. Cabbage. ...
  7. Brown rice.

How much apple cider vinegar should I drink to detox? ›

Mix 1–2 tablespoons (15–30 ml) of apple cider vinegar with 1 cup (237 ml) of water. Ingesting undiluted vinegar of any kind can damage your throat and esophagus. Consume it earlier in the day.

How many days is a good detox? ›

Most people find seven days is long enough, but if it feels good, there's nothing to say you can't continue detoxing for twenty or even thirty days. Sometimes it's nice to have options. Good Health offers a full body cleanse that can be used as a seven day rapid detox or a one month gradual cleanse.

What fruit is best for detox? ›

Lemons – Lemons are the ultimate detox fruit. In fact, one cup of fresh lemon juice provides 187 percent of your daily recommended serving of vitamin C! They also contain more potassium than apples and grapes. Squeeze some into your water in the morning and on top of fresh salads and fish to get the full benefit.

How do you detox in one day? ›

1-Day Detox Guide To Kick-Start A Healthy Lifestyle
  1. Drink Plenty Of Water.
  2. Drink Green Tea.
  3. Avoid Dairy Products.
  4. Eat Lean Proteins.
  5. Choose Low Carb Meals.
  6. Avoid Added Sugars.
  7. Ditch Processed Foods.
  8. Exercise.

What are signs that your liver is struggling? ›

If signs and symptoms of liver disease do occur, they may include:
  • Skin and eyes that appear yellowish (jaundice)
  • Abdominal pain and swelling.
  • Swelling in the legs and ankles.
  • Itchy skin.
  • Dark urine color.
  • Pale stool color.
  • Chronic fatigue.
  • Nausea or vomiting.
8 Apr 2022

What is a liver flush recipe? ›

Ingredients
  • juice of 3 oranges.
  • juice of 1 lemon (or lime)
  • 1 tablespoon freshly peeled and grated ginger.
  • 1/2 tablespoon peeled and roughly chopped fresh turmeric, (or 1/2 teaspoon ground organic turmeric)
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced.
  • 1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper.
25 Dec 2015

How can I flush my liver fast? ›

Here is our list of the top eight super-foods to naturally detox and cleanse your liver.
  1. Tea. Tea is widely considered to be beneficial for health, but evidence has shown that it may have benefits for the liver. ...
  2. Cruciferous vegetables. ...
  3. Turmeric. ...
  4. Citrus. ...
  5. Beetroot. ...
  6. Garlic. ...
  7. Walnuts. ...
  8. Olive oil.

Which is better lemon water or apple cider vinegar? ›

Which is better? Both apple cider vinegar and lemon water can be of some benefit your gut, though neither is likely to perform miracles – so it really comes down to personal preference. However, if you're just starting out, lemon water may be the way to go.

Does lemon water detox your body? ›

Lemon also happens to be a strong detox agent. Drinking lemon water first thing in the morning will flush out all the toxins from your system. Lemon is also known to purify your blood, thus keeping your body free from many health disorders.

What happens when you drink apple cider vinegar before bed? ›

Drinking apple cider vinegar at least 30 minutes before bed may lower your risk of indigestion or acid reflux after laying down. Enjoy it in other ways. Apple cider vinegar can be used on a salad or in a marinade for meat or vegetables, which may be a more pleasant way to consume it than drinking it.

Which is better detox or cleanse? ›

Detoxing is more comprehensive and stricter in its approach. Goals of a detoxification plan include eliminating toxins, weight loss, and better overall health. Cleansing tends to focus more on the everyday detoxification process. After all, your body constantly detoxifies.

How do you know if a detox is working? ›

Your skin also shows signs of detoxing.
...
Signs of Detox
  1. Anxiety.
  2. Irritability.
  3. Body pain.
  4. Tremors.
  5. Changes in appetite.
  6. Nausea and vomiting.
  7. Diarrhea.
  8. Fatigue.

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