Health and Fitness Self Development By Claire Henderson / May 4, 2015 I’m in love with Blueprint Cleanse, with detoxing, and with its overall benefits. My relationship with Blueprint Cleanse and with raw juice fasting in general was really love at first sip. That’s why it’s not surprising that after having my cleanse, I was actually craving for more Blueprint Cleanse juices. After undergoing a detox juice cleanse for the first time, I just went from one juice level to the next. At first, I started with Blueprint Cleanse’s Renovation level; after a few weeks, I moved on to the Foundation level, then all the way to the Excavation level. As if all this raw juice fasting wasn’t enough, I even challenged myself and went through the Get Juicy Cleanse 10 Day Program. I know, right? I’m really addicted to detoxing. But this is just because I was able to maintain my healthy body and amazing physique, and what’s more, I achieved my weight loss goals. However, despite the amazing benefits of a detox juice cleanse, the main problem that I had with incorporating it in my current lifestyle is that it is really expensive. Even though I have a stable job and a rising career, the prudent and thrifty side of me is just complaining about all of the expenses that I am incurring because of my juicy interests. So in order to have a juice fasting diet that is guilt-free, I looked for ways and other alternatives to the expensive Blueprint Cleanse. And my search has led me to making my own recipes and recreating the juices using the available fruits and vegetables in my kitchen. Here are my own recreations of the Blueprint Cleanse Juices: Green Juice for Beginners The green juice is considered the staple juice of the Blueprint Cleanse, so you’ll have to drink this more often than the other juices. If you want to make a lot of servings, just double or triple the amount of the ingredients. Ingredients: A handful of romaine leaves (or young cabbages instead of romaine) 1 cucumber 1/2 ounce of lemon juice 2 – 4 slices of ginger (depending on your taste) 1 ounce of orange juice (optional) 5 stalks of celery A handful of spinach 1 big apple Put all of the ingredients in the juicer in whatever manner or order that you like, except for the orange and lemon juice, which you can just add later on. Depending on the kind of juicer that you have, you may need to pre-chop the ingredients first (such as the apple and cucumber) before putting them in the juicer. Beat the Beet Juice Because I’m not a fan of the taste of beet, I made sure that I get more sweet tastes from the apples and the carrots. But if you love the taste of beet, you can lessen the number of the apples or the carrots, depending on the level of sweetness that you would like it to have. You can even add a thumb of ginger just to give it a little bit of a kick. Ingredients: 1 beet root 4 beet greens (optional) 3 medium apples 5 medium carrots A handful of parsley 1 ounce of lemon juice Just mix everything in the juicer. Depending on the kind of juicer that you have, you may need to pre-chop the ingredients first before putting them in the juicer. Pump Your P.A.M. Blueprint Cleanse’s P.A.M. is lovely just the way it is, but add a little pear and some watermelons and you’ll be pumping it up to a whole new level. It’s like a cocktail juice, and I was even tempted to put some gin in it because it tastes really good. Ingredients: 2 large apples 1 medium fruit pineapple 15 peppermint leaves 1 medium pear (optional) Few slices of watermelon (optional) Just mix everything in the juicer. Depending on the kind of juicer that you have, you may also need to pre-chop the ingredients first before putting them in it. Cause It’s You Cashew The Cashew Milk is TO. DIE. FOR. This juice is my most favorite among the Blueprint Cleanse Juices. However, it also takes the most work, but just remember that patience is a virtue (its taste is worth all of the work in the end). Ingredients: 4 ounces of unsalted cashews (you can also use almonds instead) 1 tsp grounded cinnamon 1 tsp agave nectar 1 tsp vanilla extract 12 ounces of filtered water The night before making the Cashew Milk Juice, you must soak the cashew overnight in water. For this juice, you can use either a juicer or a blender. Whichever you use, you must put the cashews in first, while slowly pouring the water thereafter. Then add and mix the rest of the ingredients. You can also add soya milk or almond milk to it to make it taste more heavenly than it already is. You may just follow these recipes or you can also make your own recipes. Your imagination and creativity, and of course your taste buds, are the only limit in making these juices. But one thing is for sure; with these simple homemade recipes, I was able to save a lot of money, and I have also been detoxing at my own pace and leisure (no need to wait for orders made online and FedEx to deliver my Blueprint Cleanse Juices). Like me, you can do this too!