(Low Sugar) Autoimmune Juice Cleanse recipes!

(Low Sugar) Autoimmune Juice Cleanse recipes!

Sometimes after a lot of bad eating..you just want to take a break and do a cleanse to get into a healthier frame of mind.

I speak from experience.. for several years I had to follow an extremely strict diet to get my hashimotos into remission- during that time my gut healed and after I was able to add back a ton of foods- including grain, sugar, dairy, soy and more.

Let me tell you- after forcing myself to be so rigid for years.. my new found food freedom made me lose almost total control. Not to mention that grain and sugar are addicting. I was living it up! (and I have no regrets- sometimes its really important just to feel normal and eat normal!)

And then I tried to quit sugar.. Fail. I tried again, and again.. and I COULD NOT do it. Me, the girl that once had self control better than anyone. I finally realized I needed to do more than just quit sugar- I needed to do a gentle cleanse to get myself back on track and craving the foods I SHOULD be craving..like big salads and fresh squeezed juice. (yes, when you eat healthy regularly you crave healthy!)

So- I created 4 new juice recipes, and committed myself back to a paleo-ish diet for a few weeks. The past week I have been guzzling 3-4 juices a day and eating mostly meat and veggies.. and I feel.. AMAZING. You don't realize how bloated or bogged down you are until your clothes magically start fitting better again and your energy picks up a notch.

Having Hashimotos and Hypothyroidism I have to be cautious as I am prone to adrenal fatigue issues. Drinking straight juice for a week straight would just be too hard on my system. If you are autoimmune or have Hashimotos in particular I would caution you to tread lightly with the extreme juice cleanses. Everyone is different, for me lots of juice + light meat and veggie meals did the trick. I feel great and I've lost most of my interest in sugar. (Give me another week and I wont care about it at all )

Wether going on a juice cleanse or just looking to incorporate some fresh juice into your diet these recipes will work for you. And the best part- they taste SO good!! I can't deal with the green juices at most juice bars..they make me gag. I expect what I'm drinking to taste really good.. So I put in the time to make sure these recipes were extra tasty. Usually I hate beets and swiss chard in juice.. So I found ways to 100% hide their flavor. Most importantly (to me anyways) the juices have a fantastic color. Ugly juice is unappetizing.

Each one of these recipes makes roughly 20 ounces of juice (this amount will range depending on your juicer)

Morning Glory

  • 2 1/2 cups of baby carrots (or chopped carrots)
  • 1 small beet
  • 8-10 red swiss chard stalks (I reserve the leaves for another recipe_
  • 1 grapefruit peeled (or lemon juice to taste)
  • Nunaturals Stevia to taste to sweeten.

Lemon & Ginger Green Cleanser

  • Swiss chard leaves from 1 bunch.
  • 1 small bunch of celery
  • 1 heaping handful of baby spinach
  • beet greens (from one bunch of beets)- optional.
  • 1/8 cup of lemon juice.
  • 1 inch of fresh ginger
  • Nunaturals Stevia to taste.

Mojito Cleanser

  • 1 extra large cucumber
  • 3 heaping handfulls of baby spinach
  • 1/2 of a small bunch of celery.
  • 1/4 cup Fresh Mint Leaves
  • 2 Tbs of Lime (or lemon) Juice
  • Nunaturals Stevia to taste.

Fall in a Glass

  • 3 cups of baby carrots (or 3 cups of regular carrots chopped)
  • 3 small sweet potatoes (skin and all- just wash and slice them)
  • 1 small beet
  • 1 inch of fresh ginger
  • A dash of cinnamon (to taste)

Cheers to getting back on track!


Brittany Angell

22 comments | Leave your own

  1. Cheryl

    These ARE very pretty. Just wondering what equipment is needed to make these. I’m thinking the average blender or food processor wouldn’t work. I have no space for another appliance!:)

  2. Christina Lief

    Is everything raw or cooked?

  3. Pam

    I can’t tell you how true your statement was about just eating meats, veggies & fresh juices. I did this about 2-3 months ago and WHAM!!! there went my bloated belly. My belly was actually F.L.A.T., flat. My sugar/carb cravings went by the wayside as well. And then I went on vacation ….SO, needless to say, I went to the whole foods store today and got me some good healthy stuff to juice & went to a real dairy farm, got some wholesome beef bones (no antibiotics, no other crap) … I love my bone broth. I add onions, garlic, turmeric, ginger, pepper, celery, acv & whatever I have on hand. I typically get 6-8 qts from approx 3# of bones. I cook a batch for 24 hrs, and then twice more. The turmeric totally helps with my arthritis…. luv your site <3

  4. Larry Finney

    Im unsure of why there is a need for any sweetener in these juices. Beets and carrots are sweetening enough. Also, baby carrots are not really carrots, why not just use whole carrots? I just put whole carrots through the juicer. If I am mistaken, please advise. Just wondering the logic. Thanks for the recipes though. I can modify them to meet me needs.

    1. Andria

      If baby carrots are not really carrots, what are they then?

  5. Heather Williams

    Brittany! I love these recipes. It seems to me that all bloggers must be going through a juice craze right now, because I’ve been obsessed with them the last month, and I’ve seen so many other bloggers like yourself posting recipes too! We must ALL be in need of cleansing and juice is THE BEST way to do that. I just feel like I could conquer the world with my green juice!:):) These recipes are great! I make one that’s a mix of all these somewhat, and use lemon, ginger, cucumber, beet, carrot, romaine and parsley. It is SO good. With the beet and carrot I don’t even feel the need to add the stevia, but if my sweet tooth won’t leave me alone, a dash always does the trick!:) LOVE these recipes- thanks so much!!! You’re an inspiration!!

  6. Mona

    I am so happy you posted this, as I just took out
    my juicer again, but felt kinda “lost” as what
    to make. I am also AIP w/adrenal fatigue, and
    now at end of summer, I feel a real need to
    “Clean up” and get back on track w foods etc!
    Can’t wait to try them all!!!

  7. Krissy

    You have inspired me. I bought a juicer today. On the same day I got “glutened” at a work cake fundraiser (at which I made your Flourless Crack Brownies (albeit modified) and they were they only thing that got snapped up in entirety!!! Well done you!) and now I know the only thing I feel safe having for a few days would be veggie juices… so the commitment has been made! Can’t wait for it to arrive! xo

  8. Laura Franklin

    I was going to just do a 30 to 60 day juice cleans. I just found out my thyroid went from 3.2 to .95 and if it get lower I have to go on medication. I am also having some adrenal problems. I was hoping a juice cleans would work. You said that ” I have to be cautious as I am prone to adrenal fatigue issues.” How will I know if this is me. I did juicing for morning and lunch then had a small dinner mostly salad, sunflower seeds and shrimp. I felt better so, I thought juice 90% adding in , brazil nuts and sunflower seeds for snacks through the day. I know kale is a cruciferous vegetable which has isothyocyanates and can block the intake to your thyroid, so I am avoiding those! My smoothies are now spinach, red leaf lettuce, 1/4 cup pineapple, 1/4 apple, 1/2 banana, mint, a dash of turmeric and a teaspoon of fresh ground cinnamon. I have a Vita-mix but just got a Breville Juice Fountain Plus. I know juice is better then smoothies for absorption reasons. Is there any advice you can give me from your journey? Thank you four your time, Laura

    1. Katie Miller

      Hi Laura,

      I have Hashimoto’s disease and have struggled with Hypothyroidism at many points in my life. I am not a certified nutritionist but I suggest you do NOT go on a long-term juice cleanse. Your body, hypothyroid bodies especially, need a stable, well-rounded diet. Our bodies are more prone to stress and doing a long-term juice cleanse is extremely stressful on your body and unnecessary. I think your best bet is to follow the Autoimmune Protocol Diet as recommended per Mickey Trescott at Autoimmune-paleo.com and use the recipes/resources there. Secondly, regarding the cruciferous veggies and thyroid, Mickey explains this in detail and why you don’t have to avoid them: http://autoimmune-paleo.com/goitrogens-why-you-dont-need-to-avoid-them/ All this to say, Brittany Angell is fantastic and I love many of her recipes and am not trying to replace her 🙂 But for autoimmune issues, we have to take special care of our bodies. Check out Mickey! Also thepaleomom.com has amazing resources for AIP (autoimmune protocol). Best of luck to you!

  9. Melissa

    This sounds great. I have been paleo for about 3 years, AIP for 1.5 and gluten/ dairy sugar free for 10. I cannot seem to heal my horrible gut. I have a diagnosis of MS and leaky gut etc I have not gone on any meds and hope to keep it that way. My 10 year anniversary from initial dx is in march. I am still trying to get my but healed and can’t seem to do so! It is reassuring to know that it took you a long time but it did happen. I figure I can only count the last 1.5 years towards true healing but man alive I do hop I can do something!!!! Any advice or words of wisdom or encouragement would be amazing. Maybe juice for breakfast a large lunch and small dinner is hat I have to do, I’m just so hungry at dinner!!

    1. stephanie

      Hi Melissa: I too was having a great deal of chronic leaking gut issues & following every advice I could find, to no avail. What truly helped me was to introduce lacto-fermented vegetables into my diet. I tried to make them homemade, but I’m just not that talented & was very weary about the whole process. I buy Bubbies sauerkraut & that seems to really help me. I hope this helps you.

  10. Melissa

    Thank you! I have bubbles in my fridge always, and I make my own kombucha. Is there an amount of juice you go for first before you add the kraut? I really love that it helped you! Congrats!!!!!

  11. shelly

    I have Hashimoto’s disease and have had it for 20 years and my health is declining every decade! How did you change your diet to ward off your thyroid problems.

  12. MIRIAM

    question when juicing is that all you did no solid foods and how many glass of juices were taken a day?

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