The Complete Idiot's Guide to Juice Fasting


Juice fasting can be a powerful, transformative undertaking that does absolute wonders for the body. From detoxifying and cleansing, to weight loss, to increased energy and a reinvigorated digestive system, a juice fast can transform the body in a matter of weeks, or even days. However, maintaining a fast can also be a difficult undertaking without proper instruction and an understanding of the nutritional components of the fast — so clear guidance and recipes that satisfy the palate are essential to success. The...

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Juice fasting can be a powerful, transformative undertaking that does absolute wonders for the body. From detoxifying and cleansing, to weight loss, to increased energy and a reinvigorated digestive system, a juice fast can transform the body in a matter of weeks, or even days. However, maintaining a fast can also be a difficult undertaking without proper instruction and an understanding of the nutritional components of the fast — so clear guidance and recipes that satisfy the palate are essential to success. The authors of The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Juice Fasting take readers through a number of different fasts and help them choose the right fast to lose the pounds, cleanse their systems of undesirable waste and toxins, and be on their way to feeling renewed and recharged. The authors arm readers with over 75 fantastically delicious and powerful juice recipes that will not only give readers what they crave in taste, but will help them fully recognize the transformational benefits of the juice fast.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781615642250
  • Publisher: DK
  • Publication date: 11/6/2012
  • Series: Complete Idiot's Guide Series
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 964,805
  • Product dimensions: 6.94 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.49 (d)

Meet the Author

Steven Prussack is the host of Raw Vegan Radio and CEO of Raw Edge Productions. Aside from his award-winning radio show-which hosts an audience of over 10,000-he works closely with Dr. Will Tuttle, author of The World Peace Diet, to create a virtual World Peace Diet Mastery and Facilitator Training program. Steve is the creator of Rawpalooza: 2012 Raw Food World Summit, an 8-day virtual conference which features over 50 of the leading voices in raw food, vegan food, juicing, and conscious living. The event is drawing an audience approaching 10,000 attendees all over the world.

Bo Rinaldi is a chef, and a founder, leader, and visionary pioneer of the organic food movement. A best-selling co-author of cookbooks such as Vegan Fusion World Cuisine, The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Eating Raw, The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Green Smoothies, and The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Low-Fat Vegan Cooking. Bo enjoys sharing his knowledge to help others understand the wonders of creating healthy, natural, and delicious fare. He has been featured on CNN, NPR, The Thom Hartmann Program, The Aware Show, and Healing with the Masters, as well as in articles in The New York Times, Newsweek, and Fast Company.

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Table of Contents

1 Juice Fasting Can Change Your Life 1

Why Juice Fasting? 2

Juice Fasting Works! 4

Taking Your Health in Your Own Hands 5

Juice Fast Benefits 7

Safe, Fast, and Effective 9

Bringing Out Your Inner Beauty 11

Total Regeneration 12

The Fountain of Youth 14

Juice Fasting Through the Ages 15

Modern Medical Integration 16

Who Can Juice Fast? 17

2 Juice Fasting for Weight Loss 21

Juice Fast to Lose Weight Fast 22

Reaching Your Weight-Loss Goals Naturally 22

Regular Maintenance Is Key 23

You'll Never Go Hungry! 25

The Truth About Hunger 25

Juicing Is a Feast for Your Cells 27

Cleansing Weight Loss 27

The 1-Day Perfect Weight-Loss Prescription 28

The 7-Day Slim and Sexy System 30

3 Juice Fasting for Cleansing 33

What's Detoxification All About? 34

Cleansing Your Digestive System 35

Resetting Your Health 36

Why Organic Is Essential 31

What to Expect While Cleansing 38

Possible Detox Symptoms 39

Optimizing Your Body 40

Supporting Healthy Detoxification 41

The Key to True Detoxification 42

Helpful Herbs 43

Alleviating Symptoms 44

4 Getting the Most from Your Juice Fast 47

Working Juice Fasting into Your Life 48

Scheduling Your Juice Fast 49

Mentally Preparing Yourself 50

Creating a Support Network 52

Sharing Your Juice! 54

Making the Perfect Juice 56

Choosing the Perfect Juicer 57

Blending Your Juice 58

Beginning Your Juice Fast 59

The Only Way to End Your Juice Fast 61

5 Short-Term Juice Fasting 65

Single-Day Juice Fasting 65

The "Whenever You Feel Like It" Fast 66

Juice Fasting 1 Day a Week 67

The 3-Day Juice Fast 70

Getting Instant Results 71

The Glowing Skin Juice Fast 71

The Once-a-Month Rejuvenation Fast --73

The 7-Day Juice Fast 76

Fasting 1 Week a Month 77

The Vibrant Body Juice Fast 77

6 Long-Term Juice Feasting 81

A Sample Juice-Fasting Holiday 81

The 28-Day Juice Fast 83

Working Up to a 28-Day Juice Fast 83

The "Fountain of Youth" Fast 84

Long-Term Juice Feasting 86

The Radical Fast 87

The Ultra-Radical Fast 90

7 Terrific Transitional Recipes 95

Green Smoothie 96

Berry Smoothie 97

Raw Creamy Corn Soup 98

Raw Spinach Soup 99

Creamy Kale Soup 100

Spinach Apple Soup 101

Super Mixed Green Salad 102

Avocado Kale Salad 103

Raw Waldorf Salad 104

Raw Nori Submarine Sandwich 105

Avocado Boats 106

No Bean Raw Hummus 107

8 Fabulous Fruit Juices 109

Pineapple Grape Ginger Juice 110

Red Grape Strawberry Juice 111

Apple Pear Lemon Juice 112

Cantaloupe Juice 113

Orange Grapefruit Strawberry Juice 114

Lemon Apple Juice 115

Honeydew Lime Juice 116

Pineapple Strawberry Juice 117

Pear Apple Ginger Juice 118

Lime Orange Juice 119

Cranberry Pear Juice 120

Orange Juice 121

Apple Orange Juice 122

Watermelon Juice 123

Apple Ginger Juice 124

Pomegranate Apple Grape Juice 125

Pineapple Grapefruit Juice 126

Tangerine Pineapple Juice 127

Apple Pink Grapefruit Juice 128

Kiwi Apple Juice 129

9 Vivacious Vegetable Juices 131

Carrot Apple Lemon Juice 132

Celery Swiss Chard Kale Juice 133

Cucumber Apple Celery Cilantro Juice 134

Carrot Paisley Cabbage Juice 135

Apple Dandelion Cilantro Juice 136

Cucumber Beet Carrot Juice 137

Lettuce Apple Celery Carrot Juice 138

Cucumber Beet Coconut Juice 139

Carrot Parsley Beet Juice 140

Apple Ginger Parsley Carrot Juice 141

10 Gorgeous Green Juices 143

Celery Cucumber Kale Chard Parsley Juice 144

Celery Green Apple Spinach Juice 145

Apple Collard Kale Cilantro Juice 146

Celery Cucumber Lemon Apple Kale Ginger Juice 147

Spinach Celery Apple Cucumber Collard Juice 148

Romaine Celery Kale Pear Lemon Juice 149

Cucumber Lemon Kale Juice 150

Cabbage Cucumber Spinach Kale Juice 151

Kale Mustard Red Grape Lemon Juice 152

Celery Wheatgrass Juice 153

11 Potent Juice Elixirs 155

Apple Lemon Cinnamon Elixir 156

Lemon Ginger Apple Reishi Elixir 157

Coconut Wheatgrass Shiitake Elixir 158

Lemon Ginger Cayenne Goji Stevia Elixir 159

Carrot Pear Mint Lucuma Kemp Seed Oil Elixir 160

Apple Holy Basil Tomato Cilantro Elixir 161

Açai Maca Shilajit Stevia Cacao Elixir 162

Mangosteen Pan D'Arco Pineapple Elixir 163

Noni Ginger Apple Cider Vinegar Cayenne Elixir 164

Pear Turmeric Lemon Elixir 165

Orange Strawberry Echinacea Elderberry Elixir 166

Apple Carrot Orange Gingko Ginseng Elixir 167

Apple Cucumber Burdock Elixir 168

Pear Cucumber Vitamineral Green Elixir 169

12 Juices from the Masters 171

Hollywood Celebrity Juice Blend 172

Muscle-Builder Juice Blend 173

Blossoming Lotus Juice Aide 174

Tropical Paradise Juice 175

Brahman's Best Juice 176

Café Gratitude Potion 177

Emerald Lemonade 178

Druid's Detox Juice 179

Patricia Bragg's Best Juice 180

Jay Kordich's Must-Have Juice 181


A Glossary 183

B Resources 189

C Stories of Transformation 195

Index 205

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