Preparation and planning are key when doing a juice fast. Stock up on a variety of fruits and vegetables and clear out excess carbohydrates and snacks from your home. It may be easy to avoid making yourself a big meal, but I always find that after a day on a juice fast, it’s the easy convenient snacks that always look the most tempting, crisps, crackers, granola bars etc. Most juice fasting plans will recommend you to consume 5-6 different juice mixes each day, this is for variety but some of which may be repeated. It is important to get as many essential nutrients as possible, as we want this to be a highly nutritious 3 days so this will require drinking different blends of fruits and vegetables, as each has a different nutrient profile. Once you have my ingredient list I’d suggest heading out to your supermarket and stocking up so you have all the ingredients.
Remember variety in each juice is important. Drinking 6-8 glasses of a single juice is quite boring, and will make it harder for you to succeed in your fast. Finally, certain fruits and vegetables are extremely high in certain concentrated nutrients, and there is always the danger of consuming too much of one nutrient (e.g., hyperkalemia – an excess of potassium).
Look at other forms of hydration too- herbal teas like dandelion, nettle, peppermint, fresh lemon and ginger are all wonderful to support detoxification in the body and help your digestive system in this rest period.