The Cost of a 3 Day Juice Cleanse

So, when I decided to move forward with the 3 Day Juice Cleanse, my main concern was keeping the cost down. If I was going to do this at home, I wanted to make sure I could do it for {a lot!} less I would spend just having 18 juices delivered to my doorstep.

Testing all the recipes out beforehand was a great gauge for me to be able to prepare for how much fruits and vegetables I would be needing to make each juice. I spent last weekend doing the math and preparing for a slightly large grocery store shopping trip. I initially thought I would hit up Reading Terminal Market for the best deals, but a last minute change of plans ended up with me shopping at Wegman’s.

cleanse ingredients

So here is what I ended up getting for the cleanse. I purchased a little bit MORE than I knew I would need, because I didn’t want to run out of anything. I also wanted to get some extras, because I knew I would be continuing to juice post cleanse. The only thing I didn’t have to purchase was cinnamon.

cleanse grocery list

One thing else you should know -> The majority of the juices I have made have been slightly larger than the Catalyst or BluePrint Cleanse options – each of their juices are 16 oz, while mine have been 20 – 24oz {filled up in my favorite mason jar glasses}

Charles initially thought that $89 for 3 days of juicing was a lot of money, but then I did a little cleanse cost comparison & broke it down by day & by juice compared to BluePrint & Catalyst.

cost comparison

In the end, my DIY cleanse was a lot cheaper than ordering the juices & having them delivered. Breaking down the cost per juice made me the most excited – under $5 for a freshly juiced juice is a pretty good deal!

I also like to think that making each juice in my own kitchen, with my own juicer makes each drink fresher & the benefits of each juice are greater – has to be the case, right?

So there you have it – the cost of MY 3 Day Juice Cleanse. I am sure, you could get the prices down even lower if you really wanted to!

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What are your opinions on the cost of a juice cleanse? Please share!

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grocery cost

{Side Note: the receipt above says $61.39 but there were $19 in additional costs on another receipt.}

And I thought everyone should know the 2 bags of carrots {5 lbs each!}  are about the same size as Jackson.

carrots and jackson

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19 Comments

  • Reply Patty O February 19, 2013 at 5:39 pm

    I think you did great shopping at Wegman’s – under $5.00 is less than you would spend on one coffee at Starbucks. I bet if you found an Asian market in the area you could have purchased the fruits/veggies for alot less to or shopped at Costco/BJs. You should be very proud of yourself – great job – well done!

  • Reply Judy B February 19, 2013 at 9:14 pm

    I loved this. I have been very bad to my body this winter and should probably treat it to a cleanse, especially since I put on a bathing suit the other day and was less than pleased with the reflection in the mirror. I need a jump start. The cost break down was very informative, and shows how affordable a juice cleanse can be comparatively. Thank you so much for the inspiration! Hope all is well.

    • Reply Leslie February 20, 2013 at 10:09 am

      Judy – You should totally give your body a little jumpstart!

  • Reply Melissa February 20, 2013 at 3:48 pm

    Thank you for sharing this and all your recipes. I keep thinking I really should give my body a break and do a three day cleanse. Can’t wait to hear how yours turns out.

    • Reply Leslie February 20, 2013 at 6:10 pm

      Totally Melissa!
      It’s awesome to try out!

  • Reply Tara March 28, 2013 at 3:37 pm

    So my husband has this fear of raw beets burning your throat, because after eating one raw, his throat was raw for about 3 days. I have no issues with juicing my beets and wondered if you or anyone else you’ve heard from had this issue. Maybe he’s just allergic?

    • Reply Leslie March 29, 2013 at 11:56 am

      Hey Tara – I don’t like beets much myself either, but I know they are good for me so I try to have them whenever I can. I haven’t had any issues like that personally, maybe try juicing a little at a time and go from there? A lot at a time can be a bit much, but some people really like beets – I’m just not one of them! Obviously, have him go to the doctor if his throat bothers him again! Let me know if you have any other questions!

  • Reply Tina May 1, 2013 at 8:34 pm

    Certainly wish I could have seen this sooner! I’m currently cleansing with high priced juices but I will be using this in the future!

  • Reply Katie | The Hill Country Cook May 6, 2013 at 6:05 pm

    I’m trying it Leslie!! Just spent two hours making all the juice, will start tomorrow! I am trying the spicy lemonade now…. I like it! Great for appetite control!

    • Reply Leslie May 7, 2013 at 11:37 am

      So awesome Kate! Let me know how it goes! You are going to rock it!

  • Reply Aly June 12, 2013 at 3:56 pm

    I am slow on replying to this but you have totally inspired me to do a 3 day juice cleanse next week! I was planning on paying a ton to do a professional one now I don’t have to.
    Did you prep your juices ahead of time? Thanks!

    • Reply Leslie June 12, 2013 at 4:17 pm

      Hey Aly,
      I prepped some of the morning juices together – since its easier to juice everything at once. I kept everything in mason jars to make sure everything stayed fresh! Let me know if you have any other questions!

      Thanks for reading! – Leslie

  • Reply KARLA August 20, 2013 at 11:36 pm

    Hello! Love your info; very helpful, but how can I get each juice recipe?
    I try to purchase the Blueprint cleanser juice but they don’t ship to Puerto Rico and I need wise options!

    • Reply Sabrina October 2, 2013 at 7:16 am

      Click on each juice picture in her blog and it pulls up a new page with the recipe, ut you’ll have to to click on each juice pic individually to get the recipes. 🙂

  • Reply Anna Saenz March 24, 2014 at 1:43 am

    I am totally excited about this. I have never juiced before but I am going to start tomorrow. Thanks for all the info.

  • Reply Kirsty September 4, 2014 at 4:02 pm

    Hey Leslie!
    I just came across your 3 day cleanse blog, and I am wanting to start it this weekend 🙂 I was wondering, did you find 20 – 24oz of juice to be too much? I’m trying to figure out how I could make each juice 32oz so that I can make two juices (16oz each) for husband and I, or if the 20 – 24oz amount was good 6x a day 🙂
    Also did you find you lost any weight or inches with this??
    Thanks so much!!

    • Reply Leslie September 4, 2014 at 7:57 pm

      Hi Kristy – So exciting! I preferred having more juice because it always really filled me up, which is why I made so much. I did lose weight but it was just water weight really – it was more a cleanse for my body to “reboot” than anything else.

      Good luck & feel free to email me if you have any questions!

  • Reply Lisa December 6, 2014 at 7:28 pm

    Personally, for me, it’s worth the extra $6 a bottle to have someone else shop, prep and clean up. I’m self-employed and found preparing/juicing a huge pain.
    I absolutely love the way I feel and look since doing a juice cleanse. I’m about 25lbs overweight and lost 6lbs. I continue to have at least one juice a day as a meal replacement.

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