Recipes For Fasting and Detoxing | Cucumber Refresher and Diane’s Delight

Okay, here are a couple of very simple recipes for fasting and detoxing. So simple, I don’t know why I didn’t think of this myself.

I think everyone that I’ve ever juiced with loves cucumber, but cucumber juice alone isn’t very good. At least for my taste buds.

Cucumber juice needs a little something extra to make it more enjoyable for me and that something extra is lemon. See the first recipe. Why didn’t I think of adding lemon?

So here are a couple of simple recipes for fasting and detoxing as found in one of my favorite books, Juicing, Fasting, and Detoxing for Life: Unleash the Healing Power of Fresh Juices and Cleansing Diets. If you haven’t picked up this book, I highly recommend it.

Both recipes are good for a weight loss program too.

Recipes For Fasting and Detoxing

“The goal in the detox programs and maintenance diet is to alkalize your body” – From the book, Juicing, Fasting, and Detoxing for Life: Unleash the Healing Power of Fresh Juices and Cleansing Diets, pg 289.

Cucumber Refresher

Makes 12 ounces

  • 1 cucumber, peeled ( I had a very large cucumber for this one)
  • 1/2 lemon, peeled

Recipes For Fasting and Detoxing

These recipes went together perfectly for me because they both start out with cucumber and lemon. The second recipe just adds two more ingredients.

You could do as I did and try them both at the same time, or save the second one for later. I store mine in the fridge tightly sealed in a mason jar.

Making only one of these recipes just isn’t worth the effort. I want to make enough juice for two people at a time or at least be able to save some for later.

Diane’s Delight

Makes 12 ounces

  • 1 cucumber, peeled
  • 1/2 lemon, peeled
  • 2 to 3 stalks celery, leaves can be included
  • 1 inch chunk gingerroot, scrubbed, or peeled if old

Recipes For Fasting and Detoxing

I enjoyed both of these recipes and I think they are best served over ice. I found that after the ice had melted a little and the juice diluted, each juice recipe was better.

These are healthy vegetable juice recipes and not sweet. If you’re used to sweet fruit juice recipes, set your expectations accordingly.

I’ll be using these in my next juice fast which will be coming up soon.

Thanks again for reading and happy juicing!

Sources for this article include:

Juicing, Fasting, and Detoxing for Life: Unleash the Healing Power of Fresh Juices and Cleansing Diets

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Rich Donahue

I am a natural health enthusiast and hold a Bachelor's Degree in Natural Health from the Sandy Hill Institute for Natural Sciences. My website PRIME Juicers is dedicated to people who enjoy juicing and want to improve their health and lose weight by juicing fresh fruits and vegetables. I also write about blending, nutrition and natural health. Please join me and have fun juicing! (I may be an affiliate for products that I recommend. If you purchase those items from my links I will earn a commission. You will not pay more when buying a product through my link.)

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33 Responses

  1. Jessica says:

    My my, I also love to eat cucumber with noodles, but i don’t think this cucumber juice would suit my sweet taste. Lately I’ve been enjoying orange and lime juice and it really serves well if you crave for a bitter-sweet taste. Or what do you think Rich?
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  2. Very nice recipe you share.Cucumer and lemon are good.Thanx for this information sharing.
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  3. sahil

    cucumber and lemon will work great (x looks very healthy..
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  4. Richard says:

    Thanks for the great summer recipes. Lots of ways to keep cool.
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  5. david says:

    Include in your diet things that contain more water like
    tomatoes and watermelons. These things contain 90 to 95
    % water so that there is nothing that you have to lose by
    feasting on them. They fill you up without adding to the
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  6. says:

    Thank for the recipes. I think my body need detoxification recently posted…How to Detox Your Body – Glowing Lean SystemMy Profile

  7. Gil says:

    nice article, can’t wait to try this recipe. I love adding ginger to my juices.

  8. I drank one of Diane’s delight detox shakes every day for a week and feel great. I’ve been sleeping better and have more energy. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  9. very nice recipes you suggest.I like detoxing…thanx for this sharing.
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  10. Vincent says:

    I love to detox :)thanks for the tips! I’ll try them and comment back on this article

  11. Cool! I need to try this gorgeous cucumber refresher. Thank you so much for sharing, this is incredibly helpful, indeed!!
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  12. Babbol says:

    I was reading about some detoxing juices and this cached my eye. Lemons and Cucumbers are the ones most said. Thanks for the recipe.

  13. Nice blog, And nice recipe i will make it today yhahoo, thanks in advance.
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  14. Breeanne Martin says:

    This is great. My family went on a detox diet a few months ago. We used a lot of lemons. It made the experience much more tasty. I’d like to do it again soon. Thanks for the tips.

  15. dhan says:

    excellent recipe for maintaining our health, thank you for sharing this recipe, it is very beneficial to my health.
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  16. Rich Donahue

    Hi Natalia,

    Thank you for commenting. Good advice! Have a great day and happy juicing!
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  17. Bishop Nimmo says:

    This looks yummy and healthy.I will add this to my daily healthy juices now that I am pursuing a healthy lifestyle.

  18. Cucumber contains numerous compounds with antibacterial activity. Cucumbers contain most of the essential vitamins and minerals you need each day. Cucumbers contain Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, Folic Acid, Vitamin C, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium,
    Phosphorus, Potassium, Selenium and Zinc. these nutritions are generally healthy for the respiratory system and immune system.
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  19. Robin

    Can’t wait to try this recipe. I definitely prefer the idea of the second one. I love adding ginger to my juices. You do have to be careful with it, though. If you add to much it can be a hot. But it’s really great for the digestion, so I love drinking ginger first thing in the morning. I haven’t tried juicing cucumber yet. This recipe seems very refreshing and light. thank you!
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  20. Chloe says:

    Why not use the peel of the the cucumber and lemon as long as they are organic? Isn’t there a great deal of additional nutritional value in the peel? What do you think. Thanks.
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    • Rich Donahue

      Hi Chloe,

      Great question and I see no reason not to. The recipe just calls for peeling so I did it that way. I grow my own cucumbers in the summer and I don’t have to be concerned about peeling them. Those waxy cucumbers bought in stores should be peeled. I can’t get organic lemons so I prefer to peel them. I wish I could grown them 🙂

      Yes you’re right, the skin on lemons and cucumbers are full of healthy nutrients. Use them if you can.

      Thanks so much and have an awesome day! Happy juicing!
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  21. Chanelle says:

    Hey, great and simple recipe! thanks for this one, can’t wait to try it out tomorrow. The ginger will surely give it some kick.

  22. Gautham


    I agree with you. Although Cucumber is my favourite salad item to eat directly, it’s juice really sucks itself. This recipe seems like a great addition, to make it drinkable.

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