Get started on Jason Vale's weekly juicing diet plan

Closer Staff By Closer Staff Closer Editor

Always liked the idea of a juicing plan but don't know where to start? Well we sat down with expert Jason Vale who talked us through how.

Day 1:

Turbo…with a kick!

This recipe is a twist on my now infamous ‘Turbo Charge Smoothie’ It’s odd to think that a smoothie can be famous, but due to the success of my, ‘Turbo Charge Your Life In 14 Days’ book as well as making this recipe with Katie Price (aka Jordan) for a ‘fitness and health’ DVD, it has.

The ‘Turbo’ smoothie was the first time anyone had created a recipe combining freshly extracted juice with avocado. This is now the bedrock for all my plans as it turns a nutritious drink into a meal, it just works and if you have never drunk an avocado before you are about to be enlightened…and hopefully converted!

Juicy Ingredients
Golden Delicious Apples x 2
Pineapple x ¼ medium (depending on your juicer, with or without the skin)
Spinach x 1 handful
Lime x ½ (wax free and peeled)
Celery x ½ stick
Cucumber 3 cm chunk
Ginger x 1 cm chunk
Avocado x ¼ medium
Ice Cubes x 1 small handful

How to create this creamy Juice Master piece
Juice all the ingredients except the avocado and ice. Pour the juice into a blender along with the avocado flesh and ice and blend until smooth.

What’s the kick?
Unlike the traditional ‘Turbo’ recipe, I have added a nice chunk of ginger. As the name suggests this gives it a real kick (if you want an even bigger kick feel free to add even more ginger). This smoothie is rich in chlorophyll: the lifeblood of the green plant. It helps to oxygenate the blood whilst alkalizing the body.

 

The Natural Energiser

Creamy, sweet and mellow pineapple juice is the perfect balance to the mineral rich juice from the cucumber, spinach, sugar snap peas and courgette. This juice is then taken to the next level by adding a hint of fennel and a dash of zesty lime.

Not only is this juice creamy and delicious, but unlike the array of artificial energizer drinks (that ultimately rob your body of nutrients, cause stress to your vital organs and send you on a roller coaster of refined sugar energy highs and lows) this juice will energize you the natural way – say "high" to nature!

Juicy Stuff Needed For This Natural Energy Boost
Pineapple x 1/4 (medium with or without the skin, depending on your juicer)
Spinach x 1 large handful
Cucumber x ¼ medium
Courgette x ½ medium
Fennel x 1 cm slice/chunk
Sugar snap peas (or beans) x 15
Lime x 1/2 (with the skin on)
Ice Cubes x 1 small handful

Couldn’t be easier
Simply Juice all the ingredients and pour over ice.

 

Day 2:

Veg Power Smoothie

Deep, green, chlorophyll rich spinach, kale and broccoli, mixed with the cool tones of cucumber, celery, apple and lemon juice, all blended together with soft, creamy avocado. This super green smoothie is surprisingly light,
refreshing and yet at the same time beautifully filling.
Just what you need on day two!

Juicing drink
Juicing drink

What do we need to get powered up?

How to produce the power
Juice all the ingredients except the avocado and ice. Pour the juice into a blender along with the avocado flesh and ice and blend until smooth.

This is a superb smoothie to start and finish your day with as it contains nature’s numero uno super food – avocado

Why is this so powerful?
This is a superb smoothie to start and finish your day with as it contains nature’s numero uno super food – avocado. This rich and creamy fruit contains essential fats, which not only keep you satiated, but also help to prevent cardiovascular disease. When it comes to veggie power, green is where it’s at, combining Kale, Spinach, and Broccoli, makes this powerhouse of pure green nutrition.

 

Ruby Tuesday

My tribute to the truly incredible ‘Rolling Stones’
I was lucky enough to see them at a small gig at the Brixton Academy and mind-blowing are the only words I can use.  In case you don’t know “Ruby Tuesday” was released in January 1967. Now, on with the juice!

Rich, nutritious beetroot and carrot juice combined with sweet creamy pineapple juice, a mellow hint of basil and a cheeky kick of ginger. It may come as no surprise that this juice comes on day 2, which for most starting on a Monday, will indeed be a Ruby Tuesday.

The Juicy Ingredients

How To Create
Juice all the ingredients but make sure you sandwich the basil and ginger in between the other ingredients to ensure maximum juice extraction.

Why Say Hello and Not Goodbye To This Ruby Tuesday?
Beetroot is currently one of the most talked about vegetables in terms of its nutritional benefits and there are have been several studies conducted globally about the effects of drinking beetroot juice. The conclusion of all these studies is that the high level of nitrates found in beetroot keep the blood vessels dilated, meaning that high blood pressure is reduced and stamina in both the elderly and also athletes is improved due to the increased oxygen uptake capability. This juice is also loaded with vitamin B, C, beta-carotene, as well as calcium, magnesium, iron, sodium, potassium and magnesium.

Juice 2
Juice 2

 

Day 3:

Berry Banana Crunch

Sweet scrumptious mixed berries blended with freshly extracted apple juice, natural yogurt, creamy banana then naturally fortified with a generous sprinkling of mixed seeds, all loaded with essential fatty acids.
It’s creamy, fruity, nutritious and very filling!

What To Mix
Golden Delicious Apples x 2
Blueberries, Blackberries, Raspberries, Strawberries x 2 handfuls in total (fresh or frozen*)
Natural Yogurt x 2 tablespoons (use soya if vegan, or leave out altogether if you prefer and use a whole banana instead)
Banana x ½ fair-trade
Mixed Seeds x 1 tablespoon (these usually come in a mixed bag containing sunflower, pumpkin, sesame and linseed, but any variation on this will be fine)
Ice Cubes x 1 handful

  • Feel free to buy a bag of frozen mixed berries even if they contain slightly different berries. Alternatively, if a certain berry is in season and you want to use just one type, again feel free. Personally I love this recipe with just two handfuls of fresh blackberries when they are in season.

How To Make
Juice the apples and pour into the blender. Add all the berries, natural yogurt, banana, seeds and ice and blend for a just a few seconds. Top Tip: if you use frozen berries there is no need to add extra ice to the blender.
NB: If you don’t like bits in your juice or a little crunch, leave out the seeds.

Why Mix It Up?
Mixed seeds are an incredible source of iron, polyunsaturated fats, thiamine, phosphorous, selenium, copper, magnesium, folate, niacin, vitamin E and the list goes on. They contain a vast array of vital nutrients, which is not surprising as the seed is the foundation for building the entire plant. Mixed seeds are an excellent supplement to your diet as they are a nutrition powerhouse and unlike most fruits and vegetables, they also contain omega 3 and 6 EFA’s (Essential Fatty Acids).

 

The Green Refresher

Fresh apple and succulent thick pear juice combined with cool, cleansing cucumber juice, mineral abundant spinach juice, super healthy broccoli juice and a little cheeky twist of lime – Nutritious yet delicious!

What’s In It?

How To Get Refreshed?
Juice everything but try and sandwich the lime, broccoli and spinach in between the apple, pear and cucumber to ensure maximum juice extraction. Pour over ice and enjoy.

Why Broccoli Juice?
Broccoli is renowned as a true ‘super food’ and one of the reasons for this is due to its incredible vitamin C, K and A content. The broccoli alone found in this juice will supply you with over 100% of your RDA of vitamin C and K as well as over 25% of your RDA of vitamin A.

 

Day 4:

Nature’s Super Blend

Delicate, ripe, creamy avocado combined with the refreshing juice of mineral rich vegetables, the delicious soft flavours of fresh velvety apple juice and then infused with a generous kick of zesty lime.

The Ultimate Ingredients
Apples x 2  (Golden delicious or any of your choice)
Spinach x 1 large handful
Courgette (Zucchini) x ¼ of medium
Lime x 1 (wax free and peeled)
Organic carrots x 2 medium
Cucumber ¼ medium
Broccoli Stem x 2 cm chunk
Celery x ½ stalk
Green Bell Pepper x ¼
Avocado x1/2 medium
Ice Cubes x 1 small handful

How to make this Natural smoothie
Juice all the ingredients except the avocado and ice. Pour the juice into a blender along with the avocado flesh and ice and blend until smooth.

Why it’s one of Nature’s finest
Contains vitamins A, most of the B vitamins including folic acid, vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin K, potassium, sodium, zinc, phosphorus, magnesium, calcium, manganese and the list continues. This smoothie is good for every part of your body from your eyes, to your heart, your liver and right through to your skin.

 

Minty Sunshine

Take the juiciest oranges you can find and combine them with dense, rich, dark carrots and a large handful of refreshing gorgeous mint - then finish off with a dash of freshly extracted ginger for a truly divine taste indulgence.
This is such a welcome juice on day 4; it is one of the tastiest of the week and helps to make sure you complete the 5 days! 

The Lovelies Needed For This Taste Explosion
Juicy Oranges x 2 (peeled but with the white pith on)
Dark Carrots x 3 medium
Fresh Ginger Root x ½ cm chunk
Fresh Mint x 4 sprigs
Ice Cubes x 1 small handful

How To Create The Magic
Peel the oranges, remembering to leave the white pith on - as this is where the majority of the nutrients are to be found. Juice the oranges, carrots, ginger and gorgeous mint - pour the juice over ice. Blend for 30 seconds, pour and enjoy.

 

Day 5:

Pear 'n' Parsnip

If you think this recipe won't 'float your boat' or that it sounds a little weird, then please have faith and prepare to be surprised. This is a really special and unique juice that will give you a new found respect for the so often overlooked parsnip. If you think they are just good for roasting or mashing then think again as parsnips are an excellent addition to any juice.

Juicy Ingredients
Apple x 1 (preferably Golden Delicious)
Pears x 2 (conference pears make a lovely juice, but any will do)
Parsnip x 1 medium
Lime x 1/2 (peeled, but keep the white pith on)
Fresh Mint x 4 sprigs with leaves 
Ice Cubes x small handful

How to make this medley?
Juice the ingredients by placing the lime and mint in between the pears and parsnip to ensure maximum juice extraction. Pour over ice and enjoy.

Juice
Juice

 

Deep, dark yet surprisingly sweet beetroot juice blended with creamy soft apple juice, delicate amber carrot juice and then infused with decadent, luscious blackberries. This combination is simply divine and you wont believe that a juice with beetroot can taste so sublime.

Sweet Juicy ingredients
Apple x 1 (preferably Golden Delicious, but any will do) 
Carrots x 2 medium
Raw beetroot x 1 medium bulb
Blackberries x 1 large handful (or you can use other dark berries fresh or frozen)
Ice Cubes x 1 small handful

How to sweeten up your beets
Juice the apple, carrots and beetroot and pour the juice into a blender along with the berries and ice. Blend for a few seconds and pour into a beautiful glass.

Blackberries are notable for their high levels of dietary fiber

Why Sweet Beet?
Blackberries are notable for their high levels of dietary fiber, due to the way they are composed as an "aggregate fruit" composed of many individual drupelets. These individual drupelets contribute extra skin, seeds and pectin, making them among the highest fiber content plants known.

(Everyday!)

The Healthy Espresso!

There are certain things you have to experience rather than read about, and the Ginger Shot is one of those things. This is a little shot with a very big impact. I call it; ‘the healthy espresso’ and it will certainly give you a very sharp wake up call first thing in the morning. I recommend downing this baby in one (like people do with a shot of tequila) before your first smoothie and enjoy the rush as your senses are assaulted by a completely natural high

Juicy Ingredients
Apple x 1/2  (Golden Delicious ideally, but any will do)
Ginger x 2 cm chunk (be generous!)

Make it in a shot!
Simply juice the apple and ginger by cutting the apple in half and effectively sandwich the ginger between the apple pieces (this guarantees a maximum amount of juice from the ginger) Down this in one and say good morning to your senses!

The Little Shot With A Massive Impact!
Regardless of whether I am on a particular juice plan or not, I make sure that the first nutrition to hit my system everyday is a Ginger Shot. Not only was this super shot responsible for curing my severe hay fever, but it’s also a natural antibiotic; a wonderful decongestant; natural anti-inflammatory; great for travel sickness; it inhibits the formation of blood clots and helps to lower cholesterol. Ginger is also loaded with minerals, including – copper, potassium, sodium, iron, calcium, zinc, phosphorus and magnesium. Ginger juice is simply one of the finest health tonics on earth.