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For the first week of my juicing cleanse I am having the following juices:

My Yum-Yum Juice (Cranberry Citrus)

1Cup Cranberries
1 Orange, peeled
1 Apple
1 Squash
4-6 Collard Leaves

Apple Green Grape

3 Apples
1 Cup Green Grapes
1 Lemon wedge

Red Juice

1 Cup Raspberries
1 Cup Strawberries
2 Apples

The plan I am doing is drinking 3 juices and eating 2 cucumbers a day. Using these 3 recipes, for a full week, you will need:

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StrawberryBananaSmoothie with chia seeds




1 cup plain nonfat yogurt
1 banana
1/2 cup orange juice
6 frozen strawberries
Chia seeds (as much as you want… I added 2 tablespoons)

Throw everything into a blender and blend well!

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Apple Green Grape Juice

3 Granny Smith apples, quartered and cored
1 Cup seedless green grapes
1 Thin wedge lemon, peeled

Just Juice It!!!

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Simple, cheap, yummy and quick meal!

Take some boneless skinless chicken breasts and some of you favorite veggies (I used cherry tomatoes, mushrooms, black olives, and spinach) and throw it into a baking dish. Cook at 450 until done! Told you it was simple! The whole meal (which had 4 servings) cost around $5. That is $1.25 a serving!






How yummy does that look?!?

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So I made some modification to “Red Racer Juice”. I’m going to modify it more next time to add some green into the juice. It is super yummy as is!

The Red Juice

1 cup raspberries
1 cup strawberries
2 apples
1 Tablespoon Chia Seeds (or more!)

Juice everything minus the chia seeds. Pour juice over over ice. Then add chia seeds.

Going to be on my juice cleanse for sure!!!!


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I am a huge huge huge hummus lover… also a HUGE garlic fan. So this is perfect!!!

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  • 1 15 ounce can chickpeas, drained
  • 4-6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/3 cup┬átahini
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 3 tbsp water
  • 3/4 tsp garlic salt


    Puree all ingredients together in a food processor or blender, scraping the sides as needed. You may need to add a bit more water to get the consistency that you prefer.

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Got my “Stamp of Yummyness!” So here is the super yummyrecipe!!!!


  • 4 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 8 oz collard greens, chopped (about 8 cups)
  • 12 oz red potatoes, cut into 1/2-inch dice (about 2 cups)
  • 1 15.5-oz can black-eyed peas, rinsed and drained
  • Ground black pepper, to taste


  1. Bring broth and 2 cups water to a boil in a large saucepan or Dutch oven over high heat. Add collard greens, cover and simmer for 15 minutes.
  2. Add tomatoes and potatoes, and return to a simmer. Cover and cook until potatoes are tender, 10 to 12 minutes. Stir in peas and simmer until heated through, about 2 minutes. Season with pepper, to taste, and serve immediately.

Always remember to get unprocessed ingredients or at least mostly unprocessed. This recipe makes a decent size so prepare for leftovers!!!

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