by Garrick Dee
Updated March 1st, 2018
When my mom introduced me to juicing 5 years ago, I had no idea what it was nor did I care.
I would just chug it down and went on my business.
Then I got diagnosed with high cholesterol and everything changed.
I’ve been more conscious with my health and started to juice to lower my cholesterol. And lessen my dependence on prescription medication that can hurt my liver in the long run.
Everyone has a story to tell and I’m here to share the most inspiring ones I’ve found around the web.
These amazing men and women have inspired me to start living a healthier lifestyle through exercise, changing your diet and juicing!
The juicing community is an awesome place to get first-hand information on what juicing is like, what to expect and how to do it right.
What’s great about this community is that they share this information for FREE!
If you’re new to juicing, you’d definitely want to read their blogs. And connect with them because the information they share is practical and actionable that’ll help you get the maximum nutrition without suffering any of the negative effects.
Not all of them blog about juicing exclusively. Some of them blog about other topics such as raw food diet.
But here’s one thing they have in common. They have a passion to help others (like me), using their blogs and influence as a medium.
Anne Ayeni – Maple Avenue Juice
Anne was inspired by her husband to juice and shares this love and her mouth-watering recipes in her blog,
Maple Avenue Juice.
I love green juice, not too sweet or too bitter. She also shares other recipes for smoothies and salads. If you’re into raw food, this is the blog to visit!
Ashley Elbra Brown – A Juicing Story
This site is more than just a blog.
It’s an inspiring story about one man’s fight against a series of life threatening ailments.
And how his daughter Ashley, through her diligent research helped him regain his health and ditch the growing list of medication that doctors were prescribing him with the help of juicing.
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Carla Douglin – Raw Raw Life
Carla lost over 60 pounds by substituting fast food with juicing. And a healthy diet that includes a lot of raw foods.
I love her blog because it has a lot awesome juice fast tips particularly for newbies like myself.
She also recorded a video in each step of the way. What more can you ask for? A must visit for anyone new to juice fasting because it’s very newbie friendly and easy to understand.
If you’re running out of ideas for recipes, you can buy her 101 juice recipes for just $1.01! A god-send for folks constantly looking for recipes like myself, this is a huge time saver.
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Carey Kingsbury – My Juice Cleanse
Carey is a health conscious wife and mother who shares her experiences doing juice cleanses through her blog My Juice Cleanse.
She also offers coaching to those who want to be motivated and guided every step of the way. You’ll also find free recipes in her blog.
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Cherie Calbom – Juice Lady Cherie
Cherie Calbom a.k.a. the “Juice Lady” is a celebrity nutritionist to the likes of George Foreman and Richard Simmons.
Like most successful juice bloggers, she had to overcome a health crisis in her life. And she did it by changing her diet and of course juicing!
I love the nuggets of information she shares in her blog, particularly the “Did You Know?” section here.
Here’s one of those nuggets. I didn’t know that sleep affected my appetite. If I had a good night’s sleep chances are I won’t binge on junk food.
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Chris Bede – Tips on Juicing
He’s also working on a section called Juice A to Z where he narrates the benefits of each ingredient from A to Z.
Darren and Veronica Haynes – Juicer Recipes Now
Darren and Veronica are a husband and wife team who run Juicer Recipes Now. Their site has an extensive list of recipes that I often visit when looking new concoctions in for my daily juicing.
Not only that, they regularly publish helpful articles that connect various types of ingredients to how they help in healing of certain conditions like acne (something that I had before) and heart ailments.
Donnie Toivola – Just on Juice
Like Joe Cross, Donnie Toivola is another juice fast success story that has inspired me. He hit rock bottom when his weight ballooned to over 230 pounds.
Inspired by Jason Vale, Joe Cross and Drew Canole, Donnie set out on his own juice fast.
The results were amazing! From 235 pounds he dropped to around 180. And he also cut his high blood pressure from 210/110. It went down to 112/73 and he’s off his medication.
This is the result that I want for my high cholesterol, I hope I’d be able to lower my cholesterol and drop my medication all together.
Donnie shares all that he’s learned in his site that has a blog and forum where people can interact, share tips and recipes on juicing with other members of the community.
My favourite section is the juicing substitution list that I’ve bookmarked to look out for possible replacement ingredients just in case I can’t find the original ingredient.
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Drew Canole – Fitlife.tv
Drew is one of the titans when it comes to inspiring others to transform their lives and bodies through a healthy lifestyle that includes exercise, eating right and juicing.
In fact, he is dubbed the #1 transformation expert in America.
I visit his blog not only for inspiration but also to get his delicious juice recipes. Here are some of my favorites: the energy juice, carrot infused cabbage delight, and parsley hour. If you subscribe to his mailing list you get even more recipes in your inbox.
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Farnoosh Brock – Prolific Juicing
Farnoosh was able to shed around 20 pounds by changing her eating habits and juicing.
Now she shares this passion with her readers through her blog Prolific Juicing which was born after she wrote the “Your Comprehensive Green Juicing Guide”, a quick start guide to help people new to juicing get started on the right foot.
Don’t forget to check out her latest book, the “Healthy Juicer’s Bible” where you’ll learn get a more detailed guide on juicing and basically make it a part of your lifestyle.
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George Vermillion – Juice Coach
George suffered from type 2 diabetes and weighed over 326 pounds.
He was literally Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead.
Then he watched that famous Joe Cross movie… 24 times!
Since then, he has lost over 70 pounds through a hybrid reboot. And has helped at least 33 people start their own juicing diets. If you want to join his program, click on this link to get started.
By the way he does not charge for his services but only accepts donations! A great man!
Heidi and Devon – JuicingPedia
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Israel Torres – The Proof is in the Juice
I found Israel’s site through the Juice Coach, George Vermillion. Farnoosh Brock calls him the “Juice Fast Revolution Leader”.
In her article, the Green Juicers Hall of Fame. He has lost more than 80 pounds (and counting) through juice fasts and has done a total of 4 so far! Wow! I haven’t even done even one juice fast yet.
He documents his 60-day juice fast journey in detail. So this is a great resource for those of you who want to go through a juice fast and want first hand info on how it’s done the right way.
Jason Vale – Juice Master
Jason also organizes juice master retreats were participants go to a beautiful, serene location. And drink juice made from the freshest ingredients possible.
Just an appetizer, participants of the juicy mountain retreat in Turkey gets to drink water that comes from the mountain! How fresh is that? I’ll add this to my bucket list, add it to yours too!
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Jay and Linda Kordich – JayKordich.com
Jay a.k.a. the “Juice Man” is considered by many to be the Father of Juicing is a New York Times Best Selling Author, speaker, lecturer and radio program host. At the age of 25 he was diagnosed with a serious illness but was able to overcome this ailment through juicing and a raw food diet.
Linda has been a vegetarian since she was 12 years old but in her teens she suffered a life threatening illness called Anorexia/Bulimia. She was able to overcome this illness with the help of natural foods and juicing.
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Jesse – Juicing Book
All newbie juicers should, let me rephrase that, must read Jesse’s “Responsible Juicing” article, it contains valuable information on why you should exercise caution when juicing for the first time. You’ll find out that you’ll need to watch closely how much juice you drink because the difference between medicine and poison is in the dose. Jesse suffered from headaches when he drank wheatgrass but later found out that the cause for those headaches is drinking too much.
You’ll find tons of free information there on various ingredients, some of which I didn’t think I’d be able to extract juice from like onion. He also has a section on growing your own sprouts to get added nutrition to your drink in addition to saving you money.
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Joe Cross – Reboot with Joe
Joe Cross is the man behind Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead, a documentary about a man 100 pounds overweight nearing his end and how he was able get his life back by consuming nothing but green juice for 60 days. This film has inspired millions of people to throw away junk food and live a healthier lifestyle.
Here’s the full length documentary. If you want the ultimate inspiration watch this film.
Are you feeling inspired?
Joe is also the founder of Reboot with Joe, a blog dedicated to help people to lose weight through a process called “rebooting” or consuming only fruits and vegetables in your diet for a set period. You’ll notice that several bloggers I’ve featured here were directly inspired by Joe Cross’ movie.
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John Kohler – Living and Raw Foods, Discount Juicers, Growing Your Greens and Okraw.com
John was one of the first bloggers I’ve found while looking for information about juicing. He’s not a traditional blogger per se but a video blogger with over 1,000 videos in 3 of his YouTube channels with over 200,000 subscribers!
One of the tips that he gave which I found very useful was pre-cutting stringy fibrous greens before feeding it in a vertical auger juicer. This tip alone saved me a lot of time because by pre-cutting the pulp outlet will not clog.
If you’re looking for practical advice on buying a juicer or growing your own produce, John is the Man!
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John Mcintyre – Healthy Juicing
John’s site Healthy Juicing has a wealth of information about the benefits of eating fresh, raw food and he’ll show you how to do it without shocking your system. Yup that includes drinking fresh juice. The topics that piqued my interest were stuff about raw food diet, liver cleanse and juice fasting. He also shares over 30 juicing recipes in his blog that will help you get started. My favourite post definitely was his interview with Joe Cross, yup that guy from Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead.
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Marcy Crabtree – Juicing Momma
Marcy hit rock bottom when she maxed out at 295 pounds, she suffered from a number of debilitating ailments like IBS, anaemia, asthma, lupus and migraines. Worst of all she suffered from fatigue that was so bad she barely got out of bed. Even going vegan didn’t solve her problems…
…Until she watched Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead the rest as they say is history. Inspiring isn’t it?
She now shares this transformation through her blog the Juicing Momma. Bonus: You can download free kindle books about juicing through her site!
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Michele Miller and Mysti Reutlinger – Healing with Juices
If you’ve been around the raw food blogger’s block, you may have heard of Raw Juice Girl. Michele Miller is the girl behind that name. She shares her personal stories about juicing, shopping, family and everything under the sun with her friend Mysti. Just in case you’re curious, my personal favorites are the gluten free lifestyle and avoiding fastfood articles. Oh by the way, they also co-authored a book, “A Beginners Guide to Juices and Smoothies” another must read for people new to juicing.
Mysti is a survivor of EDS (Ehlers Danlos Syndrome). Despite the bleak prognosis of her doctors, she didn’t give up and turned to whole foods and juicing to overcome this condition and is now pain-free.
Healing with Juices is more than just a juicing site. It’s all about changing people’s lives through a holistic approach – a combination of eating (and juicing) right, exercising and taking care of your spiritual health.
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Nick Charlesworth – Happy Juicer
Happy juicer is another go-to resource for me for juicing recipes. They have a variety of recipes depending on your specific needs. Need recipes for detox, energy, greens (my favourite), immune boosting or weight loss? Nick’s got you covered.
Nick also has built a great resource about juicing wheat grass that includes growing your own, buying it online, how much you can safely drink, FAQs and much more. Here’s one important tip that people who want to drink wheatgrass must follow – drink it on an empty stomach! If not, you might experience nausea.
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Neil Martin – Natural Juice Junkie
Neil Martin’s story is one of the most inspiring ones I’ve read. One of the pillars of his life, his dad, passed away and it took a serious toll on him mentally and physically. He gained a lot of weight and in the process suffered a variety of ailments. Then in 2009 with the help of a nutritionist and Jason Vale, he started juicing and changed his diet, the result? He lost 70 pounds that literally saved his life.
He shares tons of similar stories in his blog and one of my personal favourite was Man vs Food’s Adam Richman’s (my favourite show in TLC!) story on how he lost 60 pounds by changing his diet and lifestyle.
I frequent his site to check on the latest juice recipe he has concocted. If you’re looking for an inspirational kick in the butt, visit Neil Martin’s blog and check out all the success stories shared by his readers.
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Phineas Clark – Juicing Recipes for Health
Phineas Clark is a personal trainer by profession and he shares his expertise through his blog Juicing Recipes for Health. He has published in-depth guides about juicing for weight loss, skin care, PMS, preventive juicing, raw food diet and much more. His guides are simple, practical and will give you that “why didn’t I think of that” type moment. Of course he also shares his recipes.
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Rich Donahue – Prime Juicers
Rich got his Bachelor’s degree for Natural Health in Sandy Hill Institute Wisconsin in 2012 so this guy knows what he’s talking about. He shares about his passion for healthy living and juicing through his blog Prime Juicers. He currently is working on his juice fast and he documents them in detail here, here and here, a must read for those who may want to go through the same process.
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Rika Susan – Best Juicing
I found Rika Susan’s site through Juicer Recipes Now, and I must say this is a gem of a blog! This is another must-add resource that you definitely must bookmark. Rika shares her journey (*hint *hint it’s inspiring) and guides people like myself new to juicing on two most important aspects of juicing – the basics and how to choose a juicer.
You’ll also find a lot of insight about different health topics like tricks in lowering your blood sugar (without medication) and how grapefruit may not mix well with medication. If that’s not enough, there are a lot of free juicing recipes in here just in case you run out of ideas.
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Ryan Cruz – Juicing Diet Works
Ryan was overweight and had gout attacks that he treated with medication. I know how though this is because I’ve had a minor attack once before and I had trouble walking. Fed up with these painful attacks he gave up meat and started a vegetarian diet which included juicing, the results were amazing!
He now shares this experience through his blog Juicing Diet Works that has over 2,500 followers in facebook. You’ll also find the recipes he uses for juices and smoothies, tips on detoxing as well as his diet journey.
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Sara Ding – Juicing for Health
My personal favourite is the juicing by health conditions section where she explains the cause and effect of each condition and recommends “healing foods” that will help combat these ailments. I’ve personally tried her juice recipes for cholesterol which I’ll be writing about soon. My dad has diabetes so I’ll also check her juice recipes for diabetes.
Not only does she share her recipes, she also teaches you how to concoct your own. Pretty neat!
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Sarah Fuller – The Juice Planet
Sarah has been juicing since 2012 when she started with a 42 day juice fast. Juicing has been a regular part of her diet since then and she does a fast once in a while to give your body a boost. She shares her tips on juice fasting, detoxing, healing, weight loss, plus yummy recipes in her blog, the Juice planet.
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Sean Carey and Liisa Wilson – Raw Juice Cleanse Recipes
Sean Carey was able to overcome a lifetime of weight issues through a vegan raw diet, juice cleansing, paleo diet and gluten free diet. Liisa Wilson on the other hand, has been more health conscious over the past 10 plus years and shares this expertise in their blog.
I found their site while looking for recipes in my first 10 days of juicing. Some of my personal favourites were the Earthly Strawberry (this recipe is great for kids) and the Lemonade Stand.
If you’re new to juicing and want to get your taste buds acquainted to the flavor of fresh natural juice, try out these recipes from Raw Juice Cleanse Recipes.
Sean is also a proponent of juice cleanses and just in case you’re interested in it, read this article to know the reasons why you should do it, and more importantly how to do it the right way.
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Shane Whaley and Angela Von Buelow – Running on Juice
Shane and Angie both transformed their lives and health through a combination of juicing and exercise. I don’t know if this is coincidence but both of them lost roughly 70 pounds. From being overweight to running a half-marathon is an AMAZING accomplishment in my book! The longest distance I’ve ever run was around 6 kilometres and I was sore all over afterwards.
They also run Juicing Radio with over 4,000 loyal listeners per week and my favourite episode is definitely the Joe Cross interview! If you’re a juicing newbie like me or have been doing it for a while you’ll find some pretty interesting insights about the man behind Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead. I’ll give you one – I didn’t know that Joe began to eat meat recently but only if it was something homemade.
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Shannon Cook – 3-2-1 Juice
Don’t have time to prepare fruits and vegetables for Juicing? Well Shannon Cook’s got you covered. Her business idea was born after she gave birth to a son. She had trouble juggling her time between taking care of her son and other tasks like juicing so she had to find a way to do these tasks efficiently. Now 3-2-1 juice helps other mothers with this same problem by doing the shopping, prepping and storage for them. Her clients now include celebrities like Brook Burke and Shaun Robinson.
Her story inspires me in an entrepreneurial kind of way. With the right focus, preparation, and most importantly trust in God all things are possible.
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Tanya Martin and Lloyd Brown – Faces of Juicing
Like a lot of other people who got into juicing, Tanya Martin was inspired by Joe Cross’ movie Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead. Her story about battling Rheumatoid Arthritis with the help of juicing minus prescription drugs is another eye opener for me to positive health effects of juicing.
An avid photographer by heart, she decided to combine her passion for both photography and juicing to publish a book “Faces of Juicing”.
Lloyd Brown stumbled into juicing because he didn’t have enough time to prepare and cook a well-balanced meal and he certainly wasn’t getting those nutrients by eating pizza. The result was again, sorry to sound like a broken record, Amazing! He has lost over 50 pounds by changing his diet and juicing.
This is a fun sight to visit, the first thing I noticed when I visited their site was the “happy faces” made from various ingredients.
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Tracee Sloan – Juice Recipes
Her website is widely popular for the 30-day challenge which I’m planning to do pretty soon.
Her personal story is also as inspiring which she shares when you subscribe to her mailing list.
The first tool allows you to select a list of ingredients available in your kitchen and from there it concocts a recipe for you. This saves you time and money because you don’t need to experiment and waste produce.
The second tool calculates the nutritional value of any recipe you may have.
So let’s say you have diabetes and want to try a recipe. But you’re not sure if you’re taking in too much sugar, just type in the ingredient and select a size and the tool calculates nutritional value such as fat, cholesterol, sodium, vitamins, potassium, sugar, etc. in both liquid and solid form!
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Tyler Tafelsky – My Juice Fasting Journey
Tyler’s main goal in life is to defy the myth of aging and live to 100 years old with the help of the right diet and juicing.
He shares his Juice Fasting Journey through his blog and shows you how you can too with the right preparation and mind set.
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Vanessa Simkins – All About Juicing
She lost 30 pounds through juicing and has managed to keep that weight off for over a decade! Pretty impressive!
If you’re curious to know more about her thoughts on juicing, listen to episode 5 of Juicing Radio.
She shares her expertise as a “Juicing Mixologist” through her blog where she has different juice recipes for fasting, detox, weight loss and even recipes for kids which I’ll try with my soon to be 2-year old son.
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You’ve reach this far. Wow! Thanks for reading through this entire list. If you know any juicing blogger who has an inspiring story to tell just give me a heads up and I’ll gladly add them here.