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 my body 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.

Is it good to detox for 3 days? ›

The perfect duration for a detox diet is 3 to 5 days; just enough time to give the body a break. Although these diets are rich in vitamins, minerals, proteins and fibres, they may not cover all the food groups and so should not be followed long term.

How do you do a 3 day juice cleanse? ›

Before You Start – Preparation is Key
  1. Pre-Juice Hit List. Slowly start by cutting out the foods on our list, and drink the recommended eight glasses of water per day. ...
  2. Drink More Water. ...
  3. Cut Back on Caffeine and Alcohol. ...
  4. Steer Clear from Animal Products. ...
  5. No Processed Foods Either.
Dec 4, 2016

What home remedy gets rid of toxins? ›

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 clean my gut? ›

Drinking lukewarm water has been shown to be good for digestion as well. Also, try eating plenty of foods high in water content. This includes fruits and vegetables like watermelons, tomatoes, lettuce, and celery. In fact, there are lots of foods that help cleanse the colon naturally through diet.

How much weight can you lose in a 3 day detox? ›

The 3-Day Diet claims dieters can lose up to 10 pounds in three days. Weight loss is possible on The 3 Day Diet, but only because it is very low in calories. And realistically, most of that weight is likely water weight and not fat loss because the diet is so low in carbohydrates.

How long does it take to detoxify your body? ›

Detoxing typically takes three to ten days. However, a more severe addiction can extend detox by several weeks or even months. Therefore, you need to know what to expect during detox before you begin the detox process. Detox involves more than just the initial withdrawal symptoms.

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.

Do juice cleanses make you poop? ›

Whatever your body doesn't absorb from the juices during a cleanse passes into your large intestine, where it is fermented by bacteria. The result is a laxative effect, which some people claim makes them feel lighter and believe is a sign they're eliminating toxins.

Can I drink coffee on a juice cleanse? ›

Can I drink coffee? We recommend not including caffeine during your cleanse, but we understand that coffee might be a part of your everyday routine. If you'd like to keep coffee as a part of your routine while you're cleansing - that's ok!

Which fruit is good for stomach cleansing? ›

Lemon And Lime

Along with their superior cleansing abilities, they are high in vitamins and antioxidants—and taste great too. Add more lemon, lime, and other citrus fruits to your diet by: Looking for more recipes that call for fresh lemon and lime juice.

What juice cleans the stomach? ›

Lemon Juice

With the high amount of antioxidant properties lemon juice contains, lemon juice is another drink that can be used for colon cleansing. Mix lemon juice with sea salt, honey, and a glass of lukewarm water. For best results, drink this mixture in the morning on an empty stomach.

How can I cleanse my stomach and intestines naturally? ›

How to Clean Stomach?
  1. Drink Plenty Of Water. Water flushes out toxins from your stomach. ...
  2. Saltwater Flush. ...
  3. Fiber-Rich Diet. ...
  4. Honey And Lemon Water. ...
  5. Juices And Smoothies. ...
  6. Organic And Herbal Teas. ...
  7. Ginger. ...
  8. Resistant Starches.
Nov 29, 2021

What can I drink to lose belly fat in 3 days? ›

Lose Belly Fat In 3 Days With an Easy Egg Diet - YouTube

How can I lose tummy fat fast? ›

19 Effective Tips to Lose Belly Fat (Backed by Science)
  1. Eat plenty of soluble fiber. ...
  2. Avoid foods that contain trans fats. ...
  3. Don't drink too much alcohol. ...
  4. Eat a high protein diet. ...
  5. Reduce your stress levels. ...
  6. Don't eat a lot of sugary foods. ...
  7. Do aerobic exercise (cardio) ...
  8. Cut back on carbs — especially refined carbs.
Feb 24, 2020

How can I lose 5 pounds quickly? ›

How To Lose 5 Pounds Fast
  1. Drink Two Glasses of Water Before Every Meal. ...
  2. Reduce Bloating. ...
  3. Get Eight Hours of Sleep. ...
  4. Avoid Processed Foods. ...
  5. Strengthen Your Core. ...
  6. Ditch Alcohol Completely. ...
  7. Try High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)

How long does it take to detoxify your body? ›

Detoxing typically takes three to ten days. However, a more severe addiction can extend detox by several weeks or even months. Therefore, you need to know what to expect during detox before you begin the detox process. Detox involves more than just the initial withdrawal symptoms.

What is a 3 day reset? ›

In The 3-Day Reset, Pooja Mottl outlines 10 simple ways you can change your cravings and start eating whole, healthy, delicious foods—three days at a time. Each reset takes only 72 hours to complete, which means you'll be able to stay focused on healthy eating from start to finish.

How much weight can you lose in a 3 day detox? ›

The 3-Day Diet claims dieters can lose up to 10 pounds in three days. Weight loss is possible on The 3 Day Diet, but only because it is very low in calories. And realistically, most of that weight is likely water weight and not fat loss because the diet is so low in carbohydrates.

How do you detoxify your blood? ›

The following foods in particular have been shown to positively affect the liver and kidney's ability to cleanse and filter out waste and toxins from the blood:
  1. Water. ...
  2. Cruciferous vegetables (broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts) ...
  3. Blueberries. ...
  4. Cranberries. ...
  5. Coffee.
  6. Garlic. ...
  7. Grapefruit. ...
  8. Apples.
May 2, 2018

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