Juicing, as we are told, is one way to reboot your body, get healthier, and lose weight. But what about vegan juicing? Not much different, it still involves fruits and vegetables.
Juicing for weight loss has been quite popular for quite some time now. Have you done it before? Or are you looking to try it soon?
I’m going to be brutally honest with you from the get go…I’m not a fan of juicing for weight-loss.
Either way, I’m sure you’d like to know: can vegan juicing help you lose weight? How does it work? How can you do it effectively?
That’s just some of the many questions I’ll answer today.
Conventional Juice Diet Vs Vegan Juice Diet
First things first, let’s get the confusion out of the way. How is vegan juicing different from the usual, regular juicing? And are they similar in some ways?
Well both requires the “juice”, so to speak. However, vegan juicing has more restrictions since you’ll have to avoid all animal products.
That may sound predictable, I know, but if you want to try vegan juicing, you have to know what you’re getting yourself into. Hey, I’m not scaring you. Whatever new diet you want to start, it pays a lot to educate yourself first and not just jump on it. I’m sure you know that happens with current trends.
Juicing is a liquid diet that aims to lower your daily calorie intake significantly. The amount and duration of the restrictions can vary depending on your method of choice.
While on your juicing period, you’ll have to restrict yourself from solid foods. In my personal opinion, I don’t think that this is something you do should long term. I don’t think it is healthy and sustainable.
However, if you want to juice for a few days to cleanse your body, I have no problem with it. Either way, in this blog post you will find all the information you need to know before you start doing anything.
And if you’re familiar with intermittent fasting, it kind of works like that in terms of the low calorie goal. In fact, both can work together since intermittent fasting allows liquid up to a certain calorie limit.
With vegan juicing, it’s like drinking up your veggies, literally. It can be a refreshing shortcut when you want to eat a lot of veggies in a shorter time. You can do it for one day, with or without solid foods, and gradually extend for up to 30 days. This will depend on your tolerance of course.
People who go on juicing can lose even more than 100 pounds. This doesn’t come easy though. So before you dive into juicing, make sure you are ready and up for it.
More importantly, are you a good candidate for vegan juicing?
Who Should NOT Go On Vegan Juicing?
Now before I give you all the deets on vegan juicing, I’d like you to be honest with yourself first. If you are, or have, any of the following, please consider your safety and health above all. You can forego juicing for another time when you’re better fit for it.
- Children below 18
- Older adults
- Pregnant, breastfeeding, or trying to conceive
- Currently undergoing medical treatment
- Taking prescription drugs or medications
- History of eating disorders
- Mental health issues
- Digestive issues
- Chronic illness
- Weak immune system
- Food allergies
- Kidney or liver problems
- Require high healthy fats, fiber, and/or high protein diet
- If you are already taking weight loss pills – check compatibility especially with supplements that require a full stomach or have to be taken with food
- Have yeast infection – juicing can aggravate yeast infections because of the potentially high sugar content
- Recovering from an injury or illness – whole foods and consistent high nutrition (especially protein) are important while the body heals. Wait until after your full recovery before you go juicing
Did you pass the lists? Well I still have to hold my congratulatory greetings because… here’s a few more lists!
Who Can Go On Vegan Juicing?
Now if you have any of these problems, and none from the previous list, juicing may help:
- Excessive weight
- Skin issues
- Fatigue, feeling sluggish
You must also have:
It might look like a section from a life coaching book but you’ll need it, I swear!
Lastly, you need:
A good juicer, a budget (juicing can get expensive), and extra time!
Are you still reading? Now I can congratulate you! If you’re a good candidate for vegan juicing, then you can start planning. Yes, it needs planning!
Vegan juicing can be quite a challenge especially if you did not prepare enough for it. The first few days, in particular, will test your determination. And by that I mean fighting food cravings and hunger pangs!
The Benefits Of Vegan Juicing
- Promotes weight loss
- Renews energy
- Boosts immune system
- Clears up the skin
- Gives the body a break from junk foods
- Facilitates toxin removal by supporting the body’s natural detoxification process
- Faster nutrient absorption
- Increases good bacteria in the gut
- Reduces inflammation
- Provides proper hydration
- Better overall health
How Does A Vegan Juice Cleanse Work?
Do you know what most weight loss diets have in common? Low calories! But that’s not all! Aside from significant calorie reduction, a vegan juice diet also cleanses your internal system. So you don’t only lose weight, you also feel healthier overall.
However, contrary to most weight loss diets, a vegan juice cleanse is low in protein, fiber, and healthy fats. This is why if you require a diet high in protein and healthy fats, you should steer clear of juicing diets.
If you look up juicing diets, you’ll also come across “cleansing” and “detox” diets. These are actually two different things. Detox is more restrictive since it does not allow solid foods. Cleansing diets, on the other hand, aims to replenish your body with more nutrients.
Juicing alone is more similar to detox in terms of restrictions. However, a juice cleanse would mean it’s much less restrictive. If you’re familiar with a vegan cleanse, a vegan juice cleanse is similar but with more emphasis on liquids than solids. This also puts the vegan juice cleanse somewhere between detox and cleansing diets.
So how does it work?
Weight gain and weight loss is both driven by calories, in two opposite ways:
Too much calories = weight gain
Not enough calories = weight loss
On a vegan juice cleanse, you have to reduce at least 20% of your daily calories. So if you normally require 10,000 kcals a day, your limit on a juice cleanse is 8,000 kcals.
Your daily caloric needs will depend on your current body weight. Eat more than that everyday and you gain more weight. Eat less than that, and yes, you lose weight. How long you’ll need to do it before you see results will vary from one person to another.
If you always go over your daily calorie requirement, your body will store the excess amounts as fats. Inversely, if you lack enough calories, your body will use up all the fats you have in storage to fuel your energy needs. That’s when weight loss happens, slowly.
In dietetics, typically, you’ll have to consume the daily calorie requirement of your target weight. That applies for both losing and gaining weight. However, in a vegan juice cleanse, drastic calorie reduction is often the method of choice. This is to trigger more fat loss in the shortest time possible.
Vegetables are naturally low in calories. When you condense cups of veggies in one glass through juicing, you still get low calories but with more nutrients.
Increase In Alkalinity
A vegan juice diet helps to create a more alkaline environment internally. If you consume a lot of meat and animal products, you’re very likely to have an acidic body. This is shown in a 2017 study which reveals that foods that contribute to acidity are “mostly of animal origin”.
An acidic environment, internally, is known to make your body prone to illnesses. More recent studies show how acidity can contribute to many diseases, including cancer. Not only that, acidity also makes you more susceptible to environmental toxins.
While there has to be a balance, different areas of the human body vary in terms of an ideal pH. For example, the female genitalia has to be slightly acidic for the beneficial and protective natural bacteria to thrive. For the same reason, the stomach also has to be a bit acidic, which also helps digestion.
On the contrary, healthy blood pH is towards the alkaline side, which ranges from 7.35 to 7.45. Since our blood literally fuels all our body functions, keeping this pH is vital to optimum health.
While there are no studies to prove that alkalinity aids in weight loss, metabolic acidosis can increase cortisol levels. Cortisol promotes visceral obesity, and can even increase the risk of insulin resistance. This means that alkalinity may indirectly protect against weight gain.
The primary goal of juicing diets is to supply the body with nutrients. It’s like a shortcut to nutrition, which, even without weight loss, is something a lot of people need today.
With processed, and nutritionally-deficient foods becoming more common these days, it’s often hard to get adequate nutrition everyday. While others would resort to supplements, obtaining your daily nutrients from real food is always the most preferable method.
However, it’s also a fact that the recommended daily servings of fruits and vegetables is not attainable for most people. Do you remember the last time you had 2 servings of fruits and 3 servings of vegetables in one day?
For many people that’s a challenge, which is why they resort to juicing as what they think is the next best option.
Juicing, believe it or not, actually removes a lot of the nutrients that fruits and veggies naturally have. This is why it’s better to eat the whole foods.
It’s also important to note that cleansing diets (including detox diets) do not “detoxify” our system, technically speaking. Aside from the lack of evidences to support this claim, a healthy human body is naturally capable of detoxifying itself.
While juice cleanses cannot directly cause detoxification, it can boost and support the body’s natural capability to detox. Taking a rest from foods that are processed and refined, which are burdens, also allows your body to detox itself more efficiently.
The Different Ways To Do Vegan Juicing
Yep, it’s not a single, all-in-one method. And that’s the good thing about it actually! You can adjust your duration of cleanse as long as you maintain your discipline once you’re in it.
With a vegan juice cleanse, you have the option to go on a juice fast with or without solids.
Vegan Juicing Methods
Full juice fast (no solid foods)
• Food restrictive • Quick weight loss • Frequent hunger pangs
• May lack some nutrients (healthy fats and protein) • Weight loss is often temporary • Time-consuming • Expensive
Juice cleanse (with solid foods)
• Weight loss is more long term • Little to no hunger pangs • More complete nutrients from whole foods (healthy fats, fiber and protein)
• Weight loss is not as fast
1. Eliminating Solid Foods On A Vegan Juice Cleanse
A total juice fast ideally requires you to avoid solid foods until you are done. This restriction makes the diet extreme, which also means it should be done with caution.
The exclusion of solid foods is also more challenging as you will get more hunger pangs and even cravings. So when you plan to go on juicing, anticipate and prepare for these challenges. The restrictions may also deprive you of other important nutrients such as protein, and good fats.
Tip: Gradually reduce foods in the few days leading to your fast. This will help your stomach prepare for much less food. Also, plan your food according to nutrients everyday. If you think there will be a significant loss in some nutrient, you can use a dietary supplement that complements your juicing diet.
2. Including Solid Foods On A Vegan Juice Cleanse
Juicing is a lot more sustainable when you include solid foods. However, it doesn’t mean you can eat anything. Remember that you have to reduce your calories to lose weight! So make sure to plan your daily food in a way that your total calories is still up to your limit.
A vegan juice cleanse can be low in fiber since the skin and pulp are left out. This is okay for short term juicing, but for longer days, it will be wise to supplement this through other means.
Blending instead of juicing is tempting for some as it can add more bulk (fiber) to your juice. However, the lack of fiber in juicing is what makes nutrient absorption faster.
So if you want to add fiber, do so minimally. Besides, including solids while on juice cleanse can already address the protein and fiber problems of a juice fast.
How Long Can You Go On Juicing?
The amount of weight you lose will also depend on the duration of your vegan juice cleanse, among others. You can do it anywhere from just one day to a month or so. To give you an idea, here’s a quick guide:
1-day vegan juice cleanse is perfect for beginners who want to try a full juice fast without solid foods. It’s also a god way to start a slow transition especially if you choose to go juicing without food.
3-day vegan juicing is what doctors recommend to be the maximum you can fast without solid foods. Anything beyond this is just not healthy, it’s too extreme, and is just hard to sustain. Juicing for 3 days is also enough if you just want to get rid of bloating.
7 days of vegan juice cleanse is the ideal minimum if you want to see some weight loss happening. The inclusion solid foods can be kept to a minimum for lesser calories.
14 or 21 days (2-3 weeks) of vegan juicing is a longer period of restrictive diet for more weight loss. It requires a longer period of planning but can also help you adopt healthier eating habits for good.
30 days of a vegan juice diet is for people who have the discipline to stay on a restrictive diet. If you’re willing to go on longer periods of less foods for the sake of weight loss, then this is for you.
However, I strongly suggest that you ease your way into it. You can start with 1 day of juicing then build up from there.
There are people who have gone juice fasting without food for over 30 days, but it’s not for beginners. If you want to try longer periods of juice fasting without food, make sure to consult your doctor first. It would also help to try much shorter periods first.
Also, there is no specifically fixed duration of days when it comes to juicing, only recommendations. So feel free to plan your own number of days and see what works for you.
Some people can go well over 30 days, with food of course, although quite minimal. However, it all comes down to your discipline and preparation.
Longer juicing periods obviously can result in more weight loss. Some can lose a bit of weight even on 1-day cleanse. However, aside from that being more rare, if you lose weight that fast, it’s often just fluids. These fluids are bound to come back soon as you finish your quick juicing.
You can also repeat juicing every now and then. For example, to get rid of bloating after the holidays, or if you’ve been feeling sluggish. Juice cleanses can be a refreshing way to reboot your body especially when you’ve been guilty of eating lots of junk.
How To Do The Vegan Juicing Diet: Recommendations And Restrictions
Now before this list I must remind you again. If you are taking any medications or have any medical conditions, please speak to your doctor first.
- Make plans before you start anything and create a goal. Give yourself a challenge but make sure it’s realistic and sustainable enough for you.
- Find out your starting weight and set a calorie limit. Juicing may limit your daily calories to as little as 1000 kcals. This will depend on your target weight and goals. But you can also just gradually reduce your normal daily calories until you reach your limit.
- Plan your daily meals in advance to make sure you’ll get the right nutritional balance. Do this before you shop.
- Create schedules for when you should take your juice blends. If you’ll include solid foods, create a window for when you should and shouldn’t eat.
- Choose a good juicer.
- Use a cleansing enema to remove toxins from your colon as a preparation. This is optional though.
- You can also get a sauna or massage. This will give improve your circulation and help facilitate natural detox better.
- Start a food journal for your vegan cleanse. It will be more useful than you think.
- Do your own juice at home and try to avoid bottled juices. If you want the convenience of ready-to-drink bottles, check the sugar content first. Lots of juices in bottles are high in sugar and other additives which will make you gain weight instead.
- Most veggies can be really low calories. Fruits are a bit higher in calories so combining both can make it easier to reach your calorie limit. Just make sure to avoid too much fruits since they can be high in sugar (fructose).
- Choose a wide variety of fruits of vegetables but keep a good ratio of 80:20. That means 80% of your juice should be from veggies, and 20% from fruits.
- Do NOT dilute your juice.
- Consume your juice as soon as possible, they spoil and oxidize fast. Only juice what you can consume immediately.
- If you can’t finish your juice, store it in the fridge in an airtight and light-proof container. Make sure to consume it before 24 hrs.
- Drink 4-6 servings of 60-20 oz of juice per day.
- Do not forget to drink the same amount of water too!
- When including solid foods, take your juice on an empty stomach.
- Stock up your pantry with fruits and veggies. Remove all junk and processed foods to avoid temptation.
- Bring your own juice or food when you go to work (or a party you can’t say no to)
- Refrain from eating in fast food restaurants.
- Avoid strenuous exercises.
- Schedule more rest time, especially in the first few days when you feel like you have no energy.
- Slowly return to your normal diet. Reintroduce foods in small amounts.
- Eat light. Do not eat heavy meals abruptly. Otherwise, your organs will strain.
- Avoid junk and processed foods.
- Restart your exercises gradually.
The 80/20 Rule Of Juicing
If you’re wondering about portions or ratios, here’s your answer: the 80/20 rule! A good ratio to follow when juicing is 80% vegetables and 20% fruits. Why? It’s more important than you think. Primarily, it prevents excessive sugar from fruits (fructose), which also:
- Prevents liver and pancreas overload
- Reduces your risk of type 2 diabetes or insulin resistance
- Helps to lose more weight (sugar makes you gain weight!)
- Reduces inflammatory reactions (sugar is inflammatory!)
This rule applies to your daily juicing. While doing 80/20 on every recipe is a good way to do it, you can also apply the rule to your daily total instead. For example, you can have pure fruit juice in a day, but the rest are all vegetable juices.
To work out the ratio better when doing a mixture of fruits and vegetables, do an estimation by the pieces. It does not have to be exact, but your vegetables should be 3 times more than the fruits. So if you have 1 cup of fruits, you should have 4 cups of vegetables.
I know it’s tempting to add more fruits to make a bitter juice taste more tolerable. Some would recommend a 60/40 ratio in the beginning of a juice cleanse before going on 80/20. This is a good idea if you did not gradually reduce your sugar prior to juicing.
However, having a margin of safety is so much better. This is because there are vegetables that are naturally sweet like potatoes and carrots.
If you do 60/40 but include sweet vegetables, your sugar can still be higher than you think. More importantly, the goal here is to lose weight, so cutting back on sugar is a must!
Foods To Avoid While On A Vegan Juice Cleanse
These are the foods that a vegan juice cleanse aim to clear your body from. So it only makes senses to avoid them during and after the process. You can gradually reintroduce them back to your diet. However, if you want more long term benefits, steer clear of these foods for good.
- Salty foods
- Sugary foods and artificial or refined sweeteners
- Processed, artificial, and refined foods
- Wheat (too heavy)
- Oily foods
- All other animal products
Going on a vegan juice cleanse can help you adopt a healthier eating habit, free from these food items. Why not continue that habit? You can of course still have a few treats every now and then. However, try not to make it too often or you’ll have to start from zero again.
What To Expect While On A Vegan Juice Cleanse
Drinking juice should be easy, right? Well, I’ll break it to you now: when you go on a juice fast, it’s far from that. It’s in fact challenging! And it’s why I say you need to prepare for it. Are you ready?
1. Fatigue/tiredness or sleepiness
On the first few days of juicing, you can expect to feel more tired than usual. This is happens for two reasons. First, the reduction in your daily calories means you’ll have less fuel for energy. Second, without junk foods, your body works harder to cleanse itself more efficiently.
Not everyone will experience this but if you do, this should only last a few days. After that, what you’ll get is a renewed form of energy, probably more energy than you’ve ever had.
Tip: Avoid strenuous activities and allot more time to rest and relax.
2. Hunger pangs
This is the most common and understandable immediate effect of juicing because of the prolonged lack of solid foods. You might also start to crave unhealthy foods especially if your usual diet includes junk foods.
Tip: A week before you start juicing, reduce your daily food intake gradually. Your stomach will eventually get used to smaller food quantity. By then, you’ll feel fuller longer.
3. More trips to the toilet
A sharp increase in fluid intake, for obvious reasons, will result to more urine formation. Throughout your juicing period, you will feel the need to empty your bladder too often.
Tip: This is something you can’t avoid. If it’s not possible to stay at home until you finish your juice cleanse, make sure there’s always a toilet nearby.
4. Constipation or diarrhea
The sudden change in your diet may disrupt your digestive system in the beginning. The large increase in liquids and lack of solids will usually result to diarrhea. Too much sugar from fruits and some vegetables is also a common culprit.
However, in some cases, the changes cause constipation. This can occur because juices often lack fiber. Keep in mind that both constipation and diarrhea can be dangerous when it persists for a few days.
Tip: For constipation, try apple or prune juice. Fruits with sorbitol like peach will also help. For diarrhea, cut back from fruit juices in the meantime.
5. Mood swings, anger, irritability
Who doesn’t go in a mood when really hungry? Mood swings happen when your blood sugar levels shift. This occurs because sugars from fruits and vegetables become liquified when juiced, and makes its absorption much faster.
Also, when your body concentrates more on cleansing, it may limit the blood supply to the brain.
Tip: Again, the key is gradual adjustment prior to juicing. If you get it, include more berries and green leafy veggies to your juice. If possible, plan for relaxation periods while on your juice cleanse.
6. Skin breakouts and rashes
As your body works harder to eliminate toxins, it may release some of it through your skin. It’s like a purging process, although again, not everyone will get it. The lack of (good) fats can also make your skin more prone to breakouts. Juicing too much too soon is another common cause.
Tip: While waiting or the purging effects to subside, look for fruits and vegetables that are rich in zinc and vitamin C.
Going on a vegan juice cleanse will disrupt the body’s balance for a few days and cause insomnia. This also usually happens when you start to get the surge of energy.
Tip: Sip on chamomile tea before bedtime and avoid anything with caffeine. Exercising will also give you something to use your energy on at day time so you’ll feel the need to rest by nighttime.
A lot of things can factor on this. If you consume a lot of caffeine and sugar prior to a vegan juice cleanse, you’ll get withdrawal symptoms and headache is just one of them. The sudden reduction of calories is another factor.
Tip: Reduce caffeine and sugar gradually before you start your juice cleanse. It would also help to take a warm shower and breathing exercises.
These side effects of a vegan juice cleanse are only temporary. It will also vary from one person to another, as not everyone will experience these side effects.
Mostly, your diet prior to juicing contributes to the severity of these side effects. The more unhealthy your diet is before, the more of these you’ll experience.
Remember as well, that any severe cases of these side effects require immediate medical intervention.
This is also why going on a vegan juice cleanse should be done with prior preparation because the more drastic the diet change is, the worse you’ll get it.
Now from that I think you get my point: a gradual transition can significantly minimize these side effects.
Another suggestion: a lot of people find it helpful to engage in some form of meditation while on juice cleanse. It doesn’t only help you cope with the changes, it also helps to eliminate these negative effects.
Warnings To Stop Your Vegan Juice Cleanse
Even if you’re a good candidate for vegan juicing, on some occasions, your body may tell you to stop. If you experience any of these while on your juice cleanse, it’s a warning to stop and get urgent medical attention.
- Diarrhea and constipation that persists for more than 2 days
- Fever that doesn’t go away
- Severe rashes
- Abdominal pain
- Chest pain
- Stomach pain
You can avoid most of these with a good planning. However, there are rare instances when a juice cleanse is just not for you no matter how much you prepare. In most cases, they’re brought about by the aggravation of an underlying disease that you’re yet to be aware of.
If you’re not confident about your preparation and you get any of these signs, review everything you’ve done and eaten. This is why planning in detail is the key to a successful and safe juice cleanse.
Summing Up: The Advantages and Disadvantages Of A Vegan Juice Cleanse
• Helps you adopt healthier eating habits for good • Weight loss (when done right) • You get more nutrients in fewer servings • Faster nutrient absorption • The body gets a rest from junk, processed, and artificial foods
• Costly • Time-consuming • There are side effects • Potentially high sugar content (too much fruits) • Low in good fats, protein, and even fiber (without solids) • Taste is often unpleasant
Keep in mind: Juicing is not meant to replace meals but it can be a great health supplement and cleanser.
The Best Foods To Juice
To help you plan better, here are the best choices for a vegan juice cleanse:
Best Fruits And Vegetables For Juicing*
Beet greens, lemon, spinach
Pineapple, sweet potato, cucumber, ginger
Apple, berries, pepper, beet, tomato, guava
Celery, cabbage, dandelion greens, kale**, spinach**
Avocado, banana, potato
Carrot, citrus fruits
Potato, spinach**, broccoli
*Make sure to remove seeds first before juicing
**High in oxalates, not for people prone to kidney stones
Tip: For more protein, sprinkle chia seeds or quinoa to your juice.
Some of these may not be juicy enough or just too creamy for juicing. In this case, juice from the least to most (juicy). This way, the juicier ones can push the less juicier ones and extract them more. For hard fruits and vegetables, cutting into smaller pieces before juicing can help.
Also, don’t just throw in any fruit and vegetable without doing your bit of research first. Choose a variety that will complete your daily nutrient requirement. And remember: maintain the 80/20 vegetable and fruit ratio.
Vegan Juice Recipes For Weight Loss
Do you need some ideas to get you started? Try these recipes for a vegan juice cleanse:
Super Cleanse Green Juice from Prolific Juicing
- 2 cups spinach or 4 kale leaves
- 1 bunch parsley
- 1 large cucumber
- 1-2 garlic cloves
- ½ inch ginger
- ½ lemon
- 2 green apples
Happy Green Juice from Mind Body Green
- 1 cucumber
- 2 celery stalks
- 2 pears
- ⅓ cantaloupe
- 6-8 kale leaves
- ½ lemon
- ½ inch ginger
Super Eight (for clear and bright skin) from Well And Good
- 1 kale leaf
- 1 collard green
- 1 handful of parsley
- 1 celery stalk
- 1 carrot
- ½ red pepper
- 1 tomato
- 1 broccoli floret
You can replace a fruit with another fruit. However, if you find your juice to be too sweet, you might want to add more veggies. Fruits improve the taste by a great deal, but going overboard will ruin the 80/20 ratio you’re aiming at.
Vegan Juice Brands
Ready to drink cleansing juices that come in bottles are, without a doubt, convenient. However, they are often high in sugar, and may also contain additives. So always check the labels, and if possible, choose organic and cold-pressed juice brands without additives.
Also, be careful with bottled juices that uses honey as a sweetener!
Here are some great, totally vegan juice brands that tick all the right boxes:
Vegan Green Juice Brands
These brands don’t only have greens, they have a wide variety of juice mix flavors to choose from!
no additives, no dairy, no gluten, 100% vegan, USDA organic, cold-pressed
USDA organic, cold-pressed, non-GMO, gluten-free, BPA-free bottles, no added sugar
USDA organic, cold-pressed, non-GMO, Fairtrade, gluten-free, no additives
Raw Vegan Juice Brands
If you’re on a raw vegan diet, or just have the preference for it, here are brands you can try:
USDA organic, gluten-free, dairy-free, non-GMO, soy-free, nut-free (for people with nut allergies)
Organic, artisanal, cold-pressed
USDA organic, cold-pressed
If you’re choosing pure fruit flavors, make sure to balance it with all vegetable juices too.
Best Juicers For Vegans
Let me complete this guide by recommending some of the best juicing machines for your vegan juice cleanse. I personally prefer slow juicers for nutrient preservation, but I’m sure some of you would like it fast! So here are some of the best brands from both (with a bonus for citrus lovers!):
• Perfect for small batches • No need to pre-cut fruits and veggies • Fast juicing process
• Noisy • Short juice shelf-life • Less nutrient preservation
- Breville Juice Fountain Elite 1000-Watt (800JEXL)
Features: Dual speed for both hard and soft fruits and vegetables, titanium blades, 13,000 rpm spin speed, 40,000 filtering pores
Features: dual safety lock mechanism, collects up to 300 ml of juice, removable and dishwasher safe parts
Masticating Juicers/Slow Juicer/Cold Press
• Juices are less prone to oxidation or spoiling • Quiet • Enzymes and nutrients are preserved better • Higher juice yield
• Slower than centrifugal juicers • Bulky • Expensive • Creates pulpy juice
Features: Spin speed 80 rpm spin speed, 60 decibel noise level, heavy-duty, dishwasher-safe, easy to operate
Features: dual-stage juicing system, 80 rpm spin speed, auto-pulp ejection, also functions as food processor, grinder, pasta extruder, and homogenizer
• Maximizes extraction of citrus fruits • Cheaper
• No versatility
Features: self-reversing cone, pressure activated, container includes measurement, easy to clean, dishwasher safe
Features: adjustable auto-reversing reamer, final-spin feature, BPA-free, with cord storage, easy to clean, dishwasher safe
BONUS: To learn more about vegan juice recipes, check out the video below!
Factors To Consider When Buying A Juicer
- Size of feeder and collector
- Multiple speed
- Noise level
- Ease of use
- Easy to clean
- Price in consideration of use
Tip: Keep your juicer clean and dry after every use. This will not only give it a longer life, but will keep your juices clean too.
Does Vegan Juicing Really Work For Weight Loss?
Yes it does! But it will depend on your:
- Choice of foods
- Current health state
Also, how you maintain a healthier diet AFTER your cleanse matters A LOT. If you just go back to regularly consuming junk, then all the weight you lose will just come back. Not to mention the health problems that can come with it.
If after all these you still need more convincing, then you should see the documentary Fat, Sick, & Nearly Dead by Joe Cross.
Key Points To Remember
- Juicing is NOT meant to replace meals in the long term
- Consume protein and/or healthy fats along with your juice
- Planning can make or break your success
- Maintain the 80/20 vegetable and fruit ratio
- Watch out for warning signs
- Listen to your body
- Start and end your juice cleanse gradually
- Always consult your doctor first when making extreme diet changes
Vegan juicing can help you lose weight when planned, done correctly and carefully. There are no fixed methods of juicing, so you can always explore to find out what works for you best.
Have you lost weight from a vegan juice cleanse before? Let me know on the comment section below. And don’t forget to share this article in your favorite social media platform.