3-Day DIY Juice Cleanse (Recipes, Benefits & Tips)

  • by Goodnature

If you’re interested in trying out your own 3-day juice cleanse, this is a great place to start!

Juice cleanses (also known as juice fasts) have been around for years, and have recently seen an increase in popularity on Instagram and other social media platforms.

Juicing is an amazing way to detox and boost the vital nutrients in your body, which is why we’re so passionate about helping others who are on their juicing journey!

Today, we’re going to share a few fresh juice recipes and tips that will help you through your DIY 3-day cleanse. These recipes include:

We’ll also cover the benefits of juice cleanses, a mock daily schedule, and tips for during/after your cleanse.

Let’s get to it!

Why Juice Cleanse? 

Before partaking in a juice cleanse, you need to know all of the benefits, right? The truth is, there are good reasons why people do juice cleanses. There are just so many benefits to juicing and juice cleanses.

Here are some of the most valuable health benefits of juice cleansing and drinking juice: 

  • Give your digestive system a break
  • Promote water weight loss (juice cleanses can also help you lose weight, but it is not the primary benefit) 
  • Reset your body to promote healthy eating habits 
  • Detox and re-hydrate your body 
  • Increase energy levels 
  • Regulate blood sugar 
  • Prevent heart disease
  • Reduce chronic inflammation 

For information on how to juice cleanse safely, read our blog here or download the ebook that includes a 3-day juice fast plan, recipes, and a shopping list.

3-Day Juice Cleanse Recipes

Our chef-made recipes are a perfect place to start when preparing for your juice cleanse!

  • Sweet Golden Green Juice     
  • Classic Beautiful Beet Juice 
  • Healthy Green Machine Juice 
  • Carrot Juice Blend 

When preparing for your cleanse, we recommend planning out your days and recipes in advance.

For more information on how to prepare for your juice fast, read our blog here. Ensuring that you’re fully prepared for your cleanse will mean less stress and time in the kitchen chopping veggies and more time enjoying your recipes. 

Daily Schedule 

A great way to prepare for your cleanse is to write down or print your daily schedule so you’re able to stick to your plan without any confusion. Here’s a proposed 3-day cleanse schedule: 

8:00 am (or right after you wake up): Warm Lemon Water
9:00 am: Sweet Golden Green Juice
11:00 am: Healthy Green Machine Juice
1:00 pm (or around lunchtime): Classic Beautiful Beet Juice
3:00 pm: Healthy Green Machine Juice
5:00 pm (or around dinner time): Carrot Juice Blend
7:00 pm: Repeat with a juice of your choice
9:00 pm (or before bed): Warm Lemon Water or Tea 

If this schedule doesn’t work for you, no worries! You can always alter it or make your own that fits within your daily routine.

Daily Juicing Recipes 

Note: For tips on how to prepare produce for juicing, view our article here.


two glasses of cold pressed green juice made with mint, pineapple, green apple and cucumber on a white surface

Yield: Around 24 ounces. Yield varies depending on the produce. Percentages are included so you can scale recipe up or down.

  • Pineapple – 19.50 oz | 50 %
  • Mint – 0.5 oz | 1%
  • Green Apple – 7.75 oz | 20%
  • Cucumber – 11.46 oz | 29%


  • Weigh produce and wash thoroughly using produce or antimicrobial wash 
  • Remove the green crown from the pineapple and cut it into quarters while leaving the skin on 
  • Juice all ingredients together 
  • Enjoy! 

Classic Beautiful Beet Juice 

two glasses of red beet juice surrounded by ingredients

Yield: Around 24 ounces. Yield varies depending on the produce. Percentages are included so you can scale recipe up or down.

  • Orange – 9.20 oz | 23%
  • Beet – 17.30 oz | 43%
  • Kale – 6.62 oz | 17%
  • Cucumber – 6.62 oz | 17%


  • Weigh produce and wash thoroughly using produce or antimicrobial wash 
  • Peel the orange 
  • Juice all ingredients together 
  • Enjoy! 

Healthy Green Machine Juice 

two glasses of green juice surrounded by ingredients

Yield: Around 24 ounces. Yield varies depending on the produce. Percentages are included so you can scale recipe up or down.

  • Kale – 11.1 oz | 29%
  • Green Apple – 9.23 oz | 24% 
  • Celery  3.7 oz | 10%
  • Lemon – 1.85 oz | 5%
  • Cucumber – 11.07 oz | 29% 
  • Ginger – 1 oz | 3%


  • Weigh produce and wash thoroughly using produce or antimicrobial wash 
  • Juice all ingredients together 
  • Enjoy! 


two glasses of carrot juice with ingredients

Yield: Around 24 ounces. Yield varies depending on the produce. Percentages are included so you can scale recipe up or down.

  • Carrot – 21.2 oz | 56%
  • Red Apples – 7.7 oz | 20%
  • Green Apples – 7.7 oz | 20%
  • Lemon – 0.7 oz | 2%
  • Fresh Ginger Root – 0.7 oz | 2%


  • Weigh produce and wash thoroughly using produce or antimicrobial wash 
  • Juice all ingredients together 
  • Enjoy! 

During the 3-DAY DIY JUICE Cleanse 

If this is your first cleanse, we recommend finding activities that will fill your time such as yoga and light exercise. These activities are going to help keep your mind off of food (and snacking), while also making you active and getting you out of the house.

If you feel that you’re in need of a snack, any raw vegetables or raw cashews will be your best friend. If you feel that you need to break your cleanse for any reason, we recommend slowing integrating whole foods or superfoods into your diet and to staying away from anything processed. 

After the 3-DAY DIY JUICE Cleanse 

When you’re ending your DIY juice cleanse, you will want to slowly integrate solid foods back into your diet. You can do this by adding smoothies, eating watery fruit (watermelon, cantaloupe, etc.), and other soft foods (such as oatmeal) into your diet.

When bringing food back into your diet, keep track of what you’re eating so you’re able to pinpoint any food intolerances that you may have. The most common food intolerances are dairy and gluten – pay special attention to these items.

Through this post-cleanse process, remember to hydrate by drinking lemon water, herbal tea, green juice, and more. Being mindful about what you’re putting into your body is going to help you be successful in the long run. If you feel that you’re getting off track, no worries! You can always redo your 3-day cleanse to get back on the right track – we’re all human after all! 

We hope this guide helps encourage and educate you during your juice cleanse journey! 

Any Questions About The 3-Day DIY Juice Cleanse?

Comment below and we’ll get back to you.

If you want to browse all of our chef-made recipes, check out our juicing recipes here!

Happy juicing!

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48 Responses

  1. Very sorry but can I trouble you to include the approximate percentage for each ingredient for the above recipes? 🙂

    I outsource the production of my juices to a company that uses Goodnature machines and they asked for the percentage.


    1. Hi Jason,
      We have updated the article to include the percentages 🙂
      Have a great week!


  2. Hi there,

    How many ounces are in a serving? It says the recipe yields 24 ounces, is that one serving or is one serving closer to 8 ounces?

    Thanks in advance!


    1. Hi Rachel,

      We made this recipe based on (2) 12 oz servings, as this is a typical serving size for juice. Some people like to consume less or more, it really depends on the person!


  3. Hi there. Do you have a shopping list for this juice cleanse? Also how many ml. is 1 juice?


    1. Hi Helena,

      Each juice recipe will yield approximately 709 ml (which is about 2 servings). Because we leave it up to you to decide which juice to have at 7pm, we do not have a standardized shopping list. However, I will send you a direct message to get more information on what you would like to do and can help you with a shopping list! 🙂


  4. Hello!
    This is sort of a TMI question lol but does this cleanse help you go to the bathroom more often?


    1. Hi Alexandra! Yes, it sure does, hence the cleansing 🙂


  5. Are ounces before or after juicing? When adding them up they are more than 24 so I am assuming before juicing. Am I correct?


    1. Hi Sophie,
      Yes, you are correct. The weight of the ingredients is before juicing and the yield is the amount of juice. 🙂


  6. Nice article!

    How about juices for weight loss? it has worked well for me, especially making it easier as I get less cravings.

    I’m sure you heard a number of times how vegetables and fruit are very important for your body, weight, and overall health. Alongside that, if you’re trying to achieve a summer body, you’ve most likely tried to change your diet, exercise, and cut out snacks and alcohol.

    If anyone is interested, I recently wrote this article about best juices for weight loss: https://energeticlifestyle.com/best-juicer-recipes-for-weight-loss/

    My pick is the Mixed Green Juice… The recipe:

    · 1 bunch of chopped kale or spinach

    · 1 large orange, lemon or lime

    · 1 inch of fresh ginger or 2 tsp of honey

    · 1 cucumber

    · 2 Granny smith apples

    · 4 whole celery stalks

    I’m trying to stay extra healthy during the quarantine, so that means a lot more vitamins and fresh juices for me.

    What is your favorite juice to make?

    Take care everyone!


    1. Hi Jonathan!

      Thanks for sharing your recipe and article with our readers 🙂 We also have a few favorite recipes for weight loss, they can be found in this article here: https://www.goodnature.com/blog/juice-recipes-for-weight-loss/
      Happy Juicing!


  7. Could I trouble you for a shopping list if I were to repeat the green juice at the end of the day? Do you also know the approximate calories in this cleanse? Thank you!


    1. Hi Rebecca,

      There are two green juices included in this post, so not sure which one you are looking to repeat. I did just update this post with links to the recipe posts in our new recipe section (click on juice titles) so you should be able to easily formulate your shopping list from the new recipe posts. I would also recommend testing each recipe on the juicer you will be using (if not using a Goodnature juicer) and adjust the ingredient amounts based on the amount of juice you get from your juicer. Each type of juicer will yield different amounts of juice. Also included in the recipe posts are the calories for each 12 oz serving. Hope this helps 🙂 Happy Juicing!


  8. Hi! I was wondering if you were able to help me out with a shopping list please? I will do my 7pm juice as the “healthy green machine” juice. Also I can’t seem to find how many calories are in each juice. Can you please help me out? Thankyou


    1. Hi Victoria,

      Here are the calories for the juices in this article:
      Sweet Green 150c
      Classic Beet 135c
      Healthy Green 60c
      Carrot Blend 125c

      You can find these and other juices on our new recipe section here: https://www.goodnature.com/recipes/ This new section includes recipe details like calories, flavor profiles, health benefits and pro tips. If you are doing a “juice only” cleanse, I would recommend consuming a juice every 2-3 hours (6-8 per day). To create a shopping list, write down the ingredients and the amounts for each recipe you will be using, figure out how many of each you will have per day, multiply those numbers by 3 (3 days) to give you the number of juices total for each recipe, then multiply the number of juices per recipe by each ingredient amount. Happy cleansing!


  9. Can you make all the juice for the 3 days all at once? Or is it better to do it day by day?


    1. Hi Carleen,

      That pretty much depends on the method of extraction you are using, as that will affect how quickly the nutrients will deplete. If you are using a true cold press juicer (like a Goodnature juicer) that uses a press to extract the juice, you can juice all 3 days worth in one day without worry of the nutrients or taste being affected. If you are using any other type of juicer, I would recommend making the juice on the day you expect to drink it. If you are using a centrifugal juicer, I recommend drinking it immediately after its made if possible. You can read more the types of juicers and the effect on juice here: https://www.goodnature.com/blog/types-of-juicers/


  10. If you have a shopping list you could send that would be amazing. My husband and I plan to do it for 3 days. Don’t worry about the extra juice of our choice was thinking of making something up! No worries if you don’t have it!! Thank you!


    1. Hi Jen!

      You can find the shopping list in my free ebook here: https://www.goodnature.com/how-to-do-a-juice-cleanse-ebook/
      Happy juicing 🙂


  11. Hi there. Just wondering how often I can do this cleanse. About to do it for the first time. Thanks.


    1. Hi Miriah,

      How often you juice cleanse is really a matter a preference and how your body feels! To learn more about juice cleansing, download my free ebook How To Do a Juice Cleanse here: https://www.goodnature.com/how-to-do-a-juice-cleanse-ebook/ Happy Juicing!


  12. 5 stars
    I cannot eat ginger. Most of the recipes require it. Is there anything I can substitute for it or can I just leave it out?


    1. Hi Melisa,

      You can just leave it out! It is usually added for a little spicy zing (as far as flavor goes). You could always add a little cayenne if you want to spice it up!


  13. 5 stars
    Hi there, just wondering while doing the cleanse is it okay to drink lemon water throughout the day?


    1. Hi Jennifer,

      Yes, absolutely! Lemon water is great for cleansing 🙂


  14. 5 stars
    Can’t wait to start, I’ve never been on this website


  15. These recipes look amazing, thanks! I usually purchase my juice cleanses but I recently acquired a juicer so I’m going DIY, y’all! The company I purchase from has a ghost pepper juice (I think it’s the 3rd juice of the day), and since my hubbie has a ghost pepper plant, I’m going to try it. Which juice would be best for it? Healthy Green Machine? And should I do a complete sub of the ginger? I cook a lot with cayenne (I’m a NOLA girl), so I can try that too, but I like the kick of the ghost pepper juice.


    1. Hi Michelle,

      Congrats on getting your own juicer! You can find our recipe archive here: https://www.goodnature.com/recipes/ Filter by the Spicy category and you will find the recipes we have that call for peppers and you can use your ghost pepper instead! Let us know how it turns out!


  16. I see everything by ounces and a little lost. Is there a way to shop without weighing? Or know how many of what to get? For example 2 cucumbers versus ounces?


    1. Hi Lacey, yes absolutely! From this article, click on the name of each recipe or go to: https://www.goodnature.com/recipes/ to see them on our recipe archive!


  17. I have been looking for some good juicing recipes to try at home. I am excited I found the good nature book. I drink cold pressed juice shots daily and I wanted to step it up a notch to do a 3 day cleanse. I think it will give my body a much need reset especially during the holidays. The book is called ” Hot to do a juice cleanse by good nature.” It will provide me with recipes, layout design, shopping lists, and much more. I cant wait to buy one !


    1. That’s awesome Gabrielle, happy juicing!


  18. What’s the serving size of each recipe?


    1. Hi Nikki,

      On this post, these recipes yield about 24 oz (2 servings) each. If you would like to see recipes in single servings, check out our recipe archive here: https://www.goodnature.com/recipes/


  19. When doing the 3-day cleanse with 2 people, should we each drink the juices for the amount ounces shown in the recipe. Example: morning kickstart recipe yields 12 ounces, should be double the recipe so we each drink 12oz?


    1. Hey Jeff,

      Yes, you are correct. Each juice is 12 oz per serving, per person, so if two people are going to be drinking the same recipe, just double it!


  20. Hi, I noticed in the comments you made a grocery list for people that are interested. I was wondering if I am able to get a list of items needed. I plan on making the green machine juice as my 7:00 one. Thanks in advance!!


    1. Hey Katelyn,

      The shopping list is included in the free ebook. You can download it here: https://www.goodnature.com/how-to-do-a-juice-cleanse-ebook/


  21. Are you allowed to drink 1 cup of black coffee during the 3 day cleanse?


    1. Hi Jeff,

      Typically the purpose of cleansing is to clear out toxins and reset the body. This usually includes eliminating caffeine. However, it really is up to you and what your purpose is for doing the cleanse. For example, if your goal is weight loss, then 1 cup of black coffee is probably fine, especially if you are used to drinking coffee every day. Happy juicing!


  22. Hello there, do we add water to the recipe? I will be using a blender as I do not have an appropriate juicer. Thank you


    1. Hi Celina,

      You shouldn’t have to use any water, unless you want to!


  23. Hello! Looking forward to these recipes. For the one including the pineapple you state to remove the green (head) … does this mean we leave the rind (outer portion that’s spikey) and the core (inner hard part) when putting into our juicer?


    1. Hi Katie,

      Yes, that is correct. If you are using a Goodnature juice press, you would grind and press both the rind and the core. If you are not using a Goodnature juicer, please follow the manufacturer’s guidance on how to prepare produce for juicing on their equipment.


  24. I was wondering if there was a shopping list of exactly how much of each fruit and veggie to buy. Thanks!


    1. Hi Lauren,

      Yes! You can download the complete guide and shopping list here: https://www.goodnature.com/how-to-do-a-juice-cleanse-ebook/


  25. Hi,
    My husband and I are on day 3 of your juice cleanse and we love it! We feel way less bloated and are getting amazing sleep. Thank you for posting this! We will try it again.