The Juicing Challenge…Dear Lord, Help Me!


Remember that one time when I was like “I don’t know how people can juice longer than 24” and thought I’d never be able to do it? Well, I still don’t know how they do it and I don’t know if I can…but I’m going to try. That’s right!

Starting tomorrow, football saturday (of all days) I am going to start juicing. I don’t mean once in the morning and once at night, I mean 6-8 meals…all juice for a couple of weeks.

Don’t worry, I still have tons of recipes to post and I’ll be making food. But, I’ll be juicing a lot. I’ll be trying out juices that come from other places other than my kitchen too.


It’s going to be hard saying goodbye to Stacks Breakfast, Sunday Dinners, football appetizers, drinks, and yummy food, but I know I can do it. I’ve been mentally preparing myself for a while and I can’t wait to complete this challenge. It’ll make me feel better about myself physically and mentally.


So tonight, I am eating my last REAL MEAL 🙁 and then juicing it up first thing in the morning. That means no coffee…;/ I can’t wait to raid the farmers market to stock up!

I’d love to have your support during my challenge and Hey…if you want to do it with me, that would be awesome!

Have you ever completed a juice cleanse? If so, how did it go? Any tips for me!


  • Jaden

    What kind of juicer do you use? I am currently on a juice cleanse and my juicer is terrible!

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  • Zann

    I wish you all the luck, but isn’t this kind of dangerous? How restrictive are you going to be? Will all you be consuming is juiced vegetables/fruit?

    I’ve always thought that a balanced diet, one that includes a bit of everything (at least in moderation) is the best way forward…

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  • Jess

    Good luck!! I’m sure it will be hard at times, but you can do it!

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  • Erin

    Sounds like a terrible idea to me. What exactly is the purpose of a juice cleanse? To rid your body of so-called toxins like Vitamin A, Vitamin K2, fermentable fiber, and EPA/DHA? Seems legit.

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  • Kristin

    I have done a juice cleanse back in the day and didn’t last longer than a few days – but I get really bad headaches & don’t know how to deal. I am going to start one if a few weeks and instead of doing strict juice I am going to do 1 juice in the morning and mid morning and then a fruit salad or smoothie w/ protein for lunch, juice mid afternoon and salad or smoothie in the afternoon and sleepy time juice for PM.

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  • Shelley

    I feel like I would need a better blender to juice.

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  • Livi @ Eat, Pray, Work It Out

    Wow, interesting. Will you be eating anything for protein?

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  • Kristin C

    Why did you decide to do that? Is it healthy?

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  • Jenna S

    Hi Taralynn!! Its awesome that you’re challenging yourself like this even in the face of hosting a party!! I would love to see if you can come up with any recipes using the juice pulp, like crackers, dog treats, breads, etc. Can’t wait to see what you make and how you do!

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  • Sierra @La Spice Sisters

    I can’t wait to hear all about your juicing weeks! Good luck! I read your blog every morning, and this juicing challenge will be interesting to read about!

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  • Jonnel

    Hey! How do you figure out how much fruit/vegetables you need to make enough juice for the week? Also, how many juices should you have per day? Are there different types that you should have for certain meals? I am in the Charlotte area and would love to do this as well but I am still a little confused how it works without buying a pre-made juice cleanse. Thanks!

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  • DevonC

    Just be safe and smart about it. Remember to listen to your body and know it’s okay to eat REAL FOOD if you need to 🙂

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  • Marina

    Taralynn I’ve been thinking to do a juice clean too! But I’m quit lost. I don’t know how many juices I should have per day, or what recipes I have to use to follow a balanced juice diet (I’m a bit worried about the high amount of fructose I could take). And another thing…what about the protein powder? Are you gonna add it to your juices? I don’t want to start loosing muscle mass… Thank you for your help! 🙂

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  • Hanna Ivantsova

    You go girl! You continue to inspire me to keep on a healthy track and I love discovering cool new things from you (like laptop lunches woo). But juicing is freaking difficult. I’m not trying to advertise, but I do suggest chef V. Her detox includes protein shakes and detox soup so it is easier with wonderful benefits. Check her out from my insta @ivantsy.
    All love,

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  • Brittany

    I have always thought about going on one but I have always been too afraid!

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  • Audrina @ Mindfully Audrina

    Oh my goodness Taralynn, good luck! We all know you’re strong and I know you will give it your best. Can’t believe you’ve picked football season, though! Is it by any chance so you will resist unhealthy temptations?

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  • Kale

    Don’t forget to check out Kris Carr! She is a huge advocate for juicing, and even has a (free?) juice e-book. If its not free, it’s really cheap.

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  • Ariel

    how long are you juicing for?

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  • Tori Swofford

    Good luck!! You will beast it I’m sure 🙂

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  • Sam @ PancakeWarriors

    Holy juice cleanse!! I wish you all the luck with this challenge!! I can’t imagine it and look forward to hearing how you feel during and after this challenge! Enjoy your last cooked meal tonight!

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  • Brittany

    Good luck!! I’d love to do this but it’s too expensive 🙁

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