One-Day At-Home Green Juice Reset (+Grocery List)

One-day green juice cleanse you can do at home  - grocery  list, recipes & all the info you need!I’ve mentioned multiple times on the blog that the primary reason I do juice cleanses is that they help me get out of unhealthy eating funks by getting cravings in check. (To put things in perspective, I only do them a couple times a year and have never done one longer than three days–I’m by no means a juice extremist.) Do those funks ever happen to you? For me it always starts with being super busy and stressed with work. I de-prioritize cooking and grocery shopping (and sleep), and start eating quick, grab-and-go snacks like granola bars (most of which are high in sugar) and then before you know it, I’m craving five cake pops from Starbuck’s a day (they’re magical and all but…).

Most of the time, I just snap myself out of it with a good night’s sleep and a morning workout, but every so often I’ll do a half day or full day of juicing to help get me back on track. If you browse Groupon sites, there’s almost always an awesome deal on bottled juices, but if you have your own juicer, it’s not hard to do a quick reset yourself. One-day green juice cleanse you can do at home  - grocery  list, recipes & all the info you need!

I wanted to share an easy way to do a one-day juice reset at home. One day of juice certainly isn’t a quick miracle fix (for weight loss, cravings, or anything really), but it’s a great length of time if you just need to pump the brakes a little, or if your schedule and activity level makes longer juice cleanses overwhelming and unrealistic.  I’m not a doctor and not qualified to tell you if this is right for you, simply sharing what works for me. :)

My Easy, Cheap One-Day Green Juice Plan

One-day green juice cleanse you can do at home  - grocery  list, recipes & all the info you need!The idea behind this juice plan is to make things as easy and cheap as possible. Instead of making six different juices, each with different ingredients, I drink the same green juice concoction all day, mixing in some lemon water, tea and more water, and then I finish the day with a “dessert” juice so that I feel satisfied before bed. I mean…as satisfied as one can feel after drinking a sweet potato (LOL).

Here’s your step-by-step guide for prepping:

  • Go grocery shopping (list below) and if you don’t own mason jars or other airtight liquid containers, invest in some (you can find them super cheap at stores like Home Goods). I like to do my shopping trip the day before I’m going to juice.
  • The morning of your reset, make your green juice. Depending on the size of your juicer’s pulp catcher and liquid container, you should be able to make a day’s worth of green juice in three batches. Divide up the ingredients evenly into three piles (you wouldn’t want to put all the lemons through the juicer in the first batch, for example). Fill your mason jars up as you go and remember to empty your pulp container after each batch so that there’s room for the next.
  • Rinse the main parts of your juicer (no need to scrub it down yet; you just don’t want any green remnants going into your dessert juice). Make your dessert juice and seal it in a mason jar.
  • Clean your juicer. Put all your pretty juice jars in the refrigerator.

One-day green juice cleanse you can do at home  - grocery  list, recipes & all the info you need!Notes on juicing:

  • Scrub the produce clean before you juice it. You don’t need much prep beyond that except to remove the stem end of the carrots and to cut off the peel of the lemon (this isn’t totally necessary, but it can add a bitter taste. I usually cut most of it off but leave the white stuff underneath the peel).
  • If any of the leafy greens are covered in soil (spinach bunches are always like this for me!) you can soak them in a bowl of water before rinsing—that helps a lot to remove the dirt.

One-Day At-Home Green Juice Cleanse Grocery List & Recipes

One-day green juice cleanse you can do at home  - grocery  list, recipes & all the info you need!The following will make you roughly six 12-oz cups of green juice and one 12-oz cup of sweet potato dessert juice.

  • 2 bunches kale
  • 2 bunches chard
  • 2 bunches spinach
  • 4 lemons (3 for the green juice, 1 for your morning water)
  • 3 apples (2 for the green juice, 1 for the dessert juice)
  • 3 cucumbers
  • 1 big bunch celery
  • 1 bunch parsley
  • 3” turmeric root (you could sub this for ginger)
  • 1 medium-large sweet potato
  • 4 carrots
  • Cinnamon (if you don’t already have it in your pantry)

One-day green juice cleanse you can do at home  - grocery  list, recipes & all the info you need!Shopping at Whole Paycheck Foods and buying all organic produce, this cost me $27.95. Not too bad for a day’s worth of fuel!

Juicing Game Plan for the Day

One-day green juice cleanse you can do at home  - grocery  list, recipes & all the info you need!By my calculations, there is just about 1,200 calories in this day’s worth of juice. Depending on your height and activity level, this might satisfy your usual caloric intake or it could be on the low side. For me, especially because I’m so active (not trying to be a bragasaurus rex—it’s my job to move!), this is low. Plan accordingly. Maybe you decide to juice on a rest day; maybe you opt for some light yoga or a long walk; maybe you feel totally energized and workout as you normally would. Bottom line—listen to your body and don’t push it. This isn’t a punishment for your body!

On that topic, I also wrote a whole post about my thoughts on timing a juice cleanse (spoiler alert: NOT before your bachelorette party, sorry). :)

So back to your day of at-home juicing. Here’s your game plan:

1. Start your day with a big warm glass of water with a fresh squeeze of lemon in it. Sip this down while you juice your produce for the day. One-day green juice cleanse you can do at home  - grocery  list, recipes & all the info you need!

2. Are you a coffee addict? Have a cup. If you can without severe headaches, I’d try to limit yourself to just one cup though. And if possible, I’d opt for tea instead of coffee. I’ve been obsessed with Your Tea lately—it’s organic, yummy and easy on the stomach (unlike coffee which sometimes leaves me with that burning acidic feeling). One-day green juice cleanse you can do at home  - grocery  list, recipes & all the info you need!3. When you’re hungry, drink a juice. In between juices, try to drink a glass of water. You’re going to be peeing a lot today, so you might want to plan ahead for that. :) One-day green juice cleanse you can do at home  - grocery  list, recipes & all the info you need!4. A couple hours before bed, enjoy your dessert juice. I try to stop drinking at least two hours before bed so that I don’t wake up in the middle of the night needing to pee.

If you’re starving throughout the day and the juice isn’t enough, first ask yourself if you’re really hungry or you’re just bored and miss chewing on something. If you’re really hungry, have a piece of fruit, half an avocado, or other plant-based snack.  One-day green juice cleanse you can do at home  - grocery  list, recipes & all the info you need!

Do you make your own juice at home? Have you ever done a half-day or one-day juice reset?signature

Disclosure: Your Tea sent be a bunch of their Tiny Tea as part of a paid sponsorship, but my opinion is not biased in the least—I’m seriously obsessed with this tea. Like two cups a day, can’t stop, won’t stop.

Coconut Pea Soup (Vegan)

Coconut Pea Soup (Vegan) -- so easy to make!This soup is easy pea-sy!

… *crickets*

C’mon, it’s kind of funny! No it isn’t. Moving on…

Coconut Pea Soup (Vegan) -- so easy to make! Coconut Pea Soup (Vegan) -- so easy to make!

Coconut Pea Soup (Vegan)

Yield: 9 cups

Coconut Pea Soup (Vegan)

A super easy vegan pea soup made with coconut milk.

Ingredients

  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 cups vegetable broth
  • 4 cups peas (frozen or fresh)
  • 1 cups canned coconut milk (get the full fat stuff!)
  • Juice from 1 lime
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. If you’re using frozen peas, let them thaw.
  2. Heat a soup pot over medium heat with some olive oil (1-2 tbsp will do). Simmer the onion and garlic in the olive oil until soft.
  3. Add in the vegetable broth and bring to a simmer.
  4. Add in the peas and let simmer for 5-6 minutes. If you leave the soup simmering for too long at this stage, the peas will lose their bright green color (it will still be yummy—just not as pretty). Remove the pot from heat.
  5. Place the soup in a blender and add in the coconut milk and lime juice. Blend until smooth. You can do this in batches if your blender isn’t big enough. Sprinkle in some salt and pepper to taste when fully pureed.
  6. You can eat the soup warm or chill it in the fridge for 1 hour. I prefer most soups cold so I like this option.
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This soup is a great option if you’re meal prepping for the week. It’s delicious served warm and cold, takes only 15 minutes to make, and stores well in the refrigerator. You can top it with croutons, plain popcorn (trust me—it’s delicious) or, as I did in these pictures, toasted coconut chips. Coconut Pea Soup (Vegan) -- so easy to make! Coconut Pea Soup (Vegan) -- so easy to make!

April Health Challenge Week 3 Giveaway

week-3-giveawayAnd since I’m a big dumby and forgot to post this on Sunday, here’s your giveaway. If you had an on-track, healthy week last week, enter below! I’ll pick the winner Friday (but I’ll be in Miami for a bachelorette party so I realistically won’t notify you until Monday haha).

Week 3 Giveaway Prizes

$50 Gift Card to Lululemon

Because everyone loves Lulu but no one loves their prices. You can buy half a bra with your $50 gift card. 😉

BioSport Headphones from Intel & SMS Audio ($150)

Intel generously gave me two sets of their BioSport headphones to pass on to readers. Last pair is up for grabs today! The sound quality on these is awesome and they sync to the RunKeeper app to display your heart rate while you run/workout. You’ll love ‘em!

2 Group Fitness Classes at the Studio of Your Choice (or 1 Class at Two Different Studios)

Just like the last two weeks, the winner will get to pick any fitness studio/s—from national brands like Pure Barre and CrossFit to your neighborhood yoga barn. I’m upping the ante this week–two instead of one!

A Gymboss Interval Timer (color of your choice)

I use my Gymboss all the time for at-home HIIT workouts and when teaching.

Enter to Win

Use the widget below to enter!

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Pineapple Avocado Salsa (Perfect Fish Topping!)

Pineapple Avocado Salsa (perfect to serve over fish!) -- customize this recipe with your favorite fruit combosThis tropical salsa is a super easy way to take a boring fish dinner to the next level, and it’s totally customizable. One week try it with the pineapple and kiwi combo I’m using today—next week switch it up with mango and some jalapeño. It’s one of those recipes where measurements and following the ingredient list don’t really matter. In other words, this is basically not even a recipe. Enjoy! Pineapple Avocado Salsa (perfect to serve over fish!) -- customize this recipe with your favorite fruit combos Pineapple Avocado Salsa (perfect to serve over fish!) -- customize this recipe with your favorite fruit combos

Pineapple Avocado Salsa (Perfect Fish Topping!)

Pineapple Avocado Salsa (Perfect Fish Topping!)

Ingredients

  • 1 cup chopped pineapple
  • 2 kiwis, peeled and chopped
  • ½ red onion, chopped
  • 1 avocado, chopped
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro, loosely packed and chopped
  • Juice from 1 large lime
  • 1 clove garlic, minced (optional)
  • Salt & pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Mix everything together in a bowl.
  2. Serve over fish (or as a dip).

Notes

Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It'll stay fresh for about three days.

http://pumpsandiron.com/2015/04/07/pineapple-avocado-salsa-perfect-fish-topping/
Pineapple Avocado Salsa (perfect to serve over fish!) -- customize this recipe with your favorite fruit combos Pineapple Avocado Salsa (perfect to serve over fish!) -- customize this recipe with your favorite fruit combosIt’s been a while since I’ve posted a recipe so I went totally overboard with the pictures. Humor me… :)  Pineapple Avocado Salsa (perfect to serve over fish!) -- customize this recipe with your favorite fruit combos Pineapple Avocado Salsa (perfect to serve over fish!) -- customize this recipe with your favorite fruit combossignature