In honor of improving my family’s eating habits. We have a 30 day Juice challenge! These 30 recipes are designed to help you consume more nutrients from fruits and vegetables — Drinking fresh fruit and vegetable juices regularly helps with weight maintenance and improves overall nutrition.  They are not designed to replace your normal meal routine.

Starter juices showcase fresh berries and other sweet fruits, such as citrus and melon. As we progress, we slip earthier, more nutrient dense with vegetables like leafy greens, celery and cucumber into healthful, palate-pleasing combinations.

Day 1:
2 pints blueberries
2 pints blackberries
Seeds of 3 pomegranates

Day 2:
1/4 pineapple, peeled, cored and cut into pieces
1 cup blackberries
1 kiwifruit, peeled
1 pear
30 fresh mint leaves
2 cups blueberries

Day 3:
2 cups blueberries
2 kiwifruit, peeled
16 strawberries
2 cups mint leaves

Day 4:
1 apple
3 beets
3 large carrots
1-inch piece ginger
Handful of spinach or kale leaves, stemmed (optional)

Day 5:
4 cups cherries
2 cups raspberries
2 cups strawberries
2 green apples

Day 6:
2 cups strawberries
1 1/2 beets
2 oranges, peeled

Day 7:
1 cup pomegranate seeds
2 cups blueberries
Sugar, to taste (optional)
Sparkling water and ice cubes as needed

Day 8:
4 oranges, peeled
3 red beets
Ice cubes as needed

Day 9:
8 oz. strawberries
1 banana, peeled
1/2 pineapple, peeled, cored and cut into pieces

Day 10:
1 1/2 lb. red grapes
2 cups strawberries
Juice of 1/2 lime

Day 11:
1 pink grapefruit, peeled
2 cups strawberries
1/4 cantaloupe, peeled and seeded
1 cup grapes

Day 12:
1/2 cantaloupe, peeled and seeded
1 pink grapefruit, peeled
2 cups raspberries
1 yellow beet
1/2-inch piece ginger

Day 13:
1 orange, peeled
1/8 pineapple, peeled, cored and cut into pieces
2 carrots
Juice of 1/4 lemon

Day 14:
5 carrots
2 yellow beets
Juice of 1 lemon

Day 15:
5 carrots
2 1/2 green apples
1/2-inch piece ginger
Juice of 1/2 lemon

Day 16:
3 papaya, peeled and seeded
1 mango, peeled and pitted
Juice of 1 lime

Day 17:
1 large pineapple, peeled, cored and cut into pieces
1 cup strawberries
1 pear
30 fresh mint leaves

Day 18:
2 mangoes, peeled and pitted
1 pineapple, peeled, cored and cut into pieces
Juice of 2 limes
1 orange, peeled
20 mint leaves

Day 19:
3 mangoes, peeled and pitted
Juice of 1 lime
1/2 cup water
Crushed ice as needed

Day 20:
3 yellow beets
1 green apple
1-inch piece ginger

Day 21:
1 pineapple, peeled, cored and cut into pieces
1 Tbs. fresh lavender blossoms
Crushed ice as needed
Lavender sprigs for garnish

Day 22:
4 Asian pears
Juice of 1 1/2 Meyer lemons
1/2-inch piece of ginger

Day 23:
3 mangoes, peeled and pitted
1 green apple

Day 24:
1/4 cantaloupe, peeled and seeded
2 green apples
3 oranges, peeled
Handful mint leaves

Day 25:
1/2 pineapple, peeled, cored and cut into pieces
1 bunch mint leaves
1/2 cucumber
1 stalk celery
Juice of 1/2 lime

Day 26:
1 green apple
3 handfuls spinach leaves
6 to 8 kale leaves, stemmed
4 large carrots
1-inch piece ginger

Day 27:
6 kale leaves, stemmed
2 cups spinach leaves
1/2 cucumber
4 celery stalks
2 apples
1-inch piece ginger
Juice of 1/2 lemon

Day 28:
1 1/2 oz. spinach leaves
2 1/2 green apples
1 celery stalk
1 pear
Juice of 1 lemon

Day 29:
1 1/2 green apples
1 1/2 kiwifruit, peeled
1/2 bunch kale
1/2 head hearts of romaine
1/2 cucumber
Juice of 1 lemon

Day 30:
Handful of romaine hearts
Handful of kale or collard leaves, stemmed
Handful of spinach leaves
2 handfuls fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves
2 or 3 celery stalks

I put together a quick 5-day shopping list for those interested… obviously some fruits/veggies keep longer than others so you might end up buying things like lemons or limes by the bag

Day 1-5
– 4 pints blueberries
– 3 pints blackberries
– 2 pints strawberries
– 1 pint raspberries
– 3 pomegranates
– 1 pineapple (will use 1/4 in first 5 days, the rest can be frozen for future)
– 3 kiwis
– 1 pear
– bag of cherries
– 2 green apples
– 1 red apple
– 5 beets
– 3 large carrots
– ginger root
– spinach
– a bunch of fresh mint

Day 6-10
– you should still have some pineapple leftover, but if not, you’ll need another
– 1 pint blueberries
– 3 pints strawberries
– 2 pomegranates
– 6 oranges
– 1 banana
– 1.5 lbs red grapes
– 1 lime
– 5 beets

Day 11-15
– 1 pint strawberries
– 1 pint raspberries
– 2 grapefruits
– 1 cantaloupe
– 1 orange
– 3 green apples
– bag of grapes (you need 1 cup)
– a pineapple if you don’t have any left (you only need 1/8 of one)
– 1 lemon
– 3 yellow beets
– 12 carrots
– ginger root if you don’t have any remaining from previous trip

Day 16-20
– 1 pint strawberries
– 3 papayas
– 6 mangoes
– 2 large pineapples
– 1 pear
– 1 orange
– 1 green apple
– 4 limes
– 3 yellow beets
– a bunch of mint
– ginger root if you don’t have any remaining from previous trip

Day 21-25
– 2 pineapples
– 4 Asian pears
– 3 mangoes
– 1 cantaloupe
– 3 oranges
– 3 green apples
– 1 lime
– 2 Meyer lemons
– 1 cucumber
– 1 bunch celery
– fresh lavender blossoms
– a bunch of mint
– ginger root if you don’t have any remaining from previous trip

Day 26-30
– 2 kiwis
– 5 green apples
– 2 red apples
– 3 lemons
– bunch of spinach
– couple bunches of kale
– 4 large carrots
– 1 cucumber
– 1 bunch celery
– 1 head hearts of romaine
– 1 bunch parsley
– ginger root if you don’t have any remaining from previous trip (you’ll need 2 inches worth)

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